Voted Best BBQ in Jacksonville, Florida


If you haven’t tried Our BBQ, Our Recipes, Our Flavors, Our Styles, Our Sauces then we encourage you to place an order online and try it for yourself today.  Then you will know why we have hundreds of customers whom recommend us to come and have a great lunches, dinners or catered parties.


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Our Story

Created by John & Sandy Shephard

When it comes to BBQ for Pork, Beef or Chicken, John and Sandy knows how to make and make it right with their years of experience. Started out as a hobby and making BBQ for church functions around Jacksonville, Florida. Everyone that tasted their flavors said, ” You should go into business! ” and that’s what they did.

Customers from all over Northeast Florida, Jax Beaches and South Georgia come to Gators BBQ for mouthwatering food, sides and desserts.

Do yourself a “Flavor” and give Gators BBQ a try and taste for yourself.


Always the Freshest Ingredients.

At Gators BBQ – John and Sandy work hard to provide the freshest ingredients, spices and meats for the finest BBQ tastes and enjoyment.

Slow Smoked Pork Ribs

Slow Cooked and seasoned just right! Simply fall off the bone and melt in your mouth ribs. Come get some with an assortment of sides.

Smoked Chicken Breast

Marinated with the best ingredients overnight for a succulant flavor that keeps you wanting another bite. Grab some baked beans and collard greens and you’re good to go!

BBQ Pork Chops

Our pork chops are thick, tender and waiting for your plate at lunchtime. Add some crispy fries and banana pudding to top off a great lunch.

Beef Brisket

Juicy beef brisket cooked low and slow until tender, basted in a mouthwatering barbecue sauce with a kick of garlic and optional heat! 

Pulled Pork Dinner

Cooked low and slow, there’s nothing quite like truly great pulled pork, and this pulled pork recipe is the very best we’ve ever made! 

Fried Shrimp

Fresh daily and cooked to order.  Simply choose how many, add coleslaw, corn on the cob and cold drink.  Oh yes!

What People are Saying

“A Great Find”

Driving down Beaver Street and hungry for dinner. Stopped at Gators BBQ and now I’m hooked

Rick K.

“Fabulous food & flawless service”

We must have tried everything on the menu and can’t decide which is the best! “

Joey C.

“The Hit of the party”

We had Gators BBQ cater our outdoor party and everyone loved all the food and fixins.

Gloria L.


When you bring home Gators BBQ for dinner, no one is talking. We’re busy eating!”

Holly M.

Hours of Operation

11:00am – 8:00pm

11:00am – 8:00pm


Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!