Boca BBQ Express (Boca Raton)

Posted on April 3rd, 2009 · American BBQ Boca Raton

*****  Boca BBQ Express, 9704 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33496 (561) 482-3227.

Wanna know about a terrific bbq joint before anyone else?…say hello to Boca BBQ Express which has been open for something like 10 days.

For sure, this eat-in/take-out joint is still working-out the kinks…but no question in my mind, the food is right on the money. Unlike many joints, “smoke” ain’t the game here and that’s just fine with me. The grilled 1/2 bbq chicken and rack of babyback ribs I sampled were excellent. I also thought that the sweet potato mash, french fries and corn muffins were A-OK.

Boca BBQ’s menu isn’t enormous…but,  I assure you that you will find enough appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken-meat-seafood entrees  to keep you plenty busy. As for price…that full rack of babybacks with 2-sides will set you back 20 bucks and that 1/2 bird with 2-sides goes for $13.

Like I said before, “no smoke” here…the stuff is grilled and then basted with 1-of-3 sauces…the joint has a “house bbq”…a spicy/sweet bbq…and a tropical pineapple bbq. Just so you know, I tried the house and spicy/sweet sauces (to my delicate palate they tasted the same) and I loved the flavor…think Bobby Rubino’s, Shorty’s or Tony Roma’s and you’ll know where I am coming from.

BBQ is a tough call…that’s why there isn’t a national bbq chain. Every region likes “their” ribs prepared a different way.  My preference, gas grilled ribs slathered in a sweet bbq sauce.

If you are on the same-page as I am, you will want to give this joint a try.

Boca BBQ Express is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.

11 Comments to “Boca BBQ Express (Boca Raton)”

  1. Takeout tonight. First time. Full rack of St. Louis Ribs and whole bbq chicken both covered in house bbq sauce. Also got corn niblets, sweet potato fries. Have eaten bbq all over Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, this was the best I have had in a long time. Ribs were not the usually stringy or fatty crap and the chicken was as moist as can be. Boca BBQ a winner.

  2. Russ says...

    I have eaten at Boca BBQ Express several times since they opened in my neighborhood (West Boca) and I am glad that you liked it. We really needed aplace like this around here and this fills the script. BBQ can be enjoyed a lot of different ways you are right, that’s why I like the choice of sauces. The only thing I can’t figure out is how you couldn’t tellthe difference between the house and the sweet and spicey. The S & S really lingers with a nice heat that I have not had before in BBQ. So I give them “two thumbs up” (because I am licking them), and thanks for the great review we need this place to stay… I heard beer & wine sales are coming soon.

  3. Linda T. says...

    Heard about this one through your site. Loved it. Thanks.

  4. eric says...

    Great find. Excellent bbq ribs and chicken. Terrific sides and those corn nibblets are worth the price of admission alone.

  5. Cindi says...

    Really liked the pineapple tropical bbq sauce. The pulled pork is some of the best I’ve ever had and the wings are really tasty. The braised greens and mashed sweet potatoes really finish off the dish. Keep the quality coming and you’ll do fine. You know no one here in Boca wants to cook!!! Best of Luck to you all.

  6. jb (boca raton) says...

    took food out this past sunday. good ribs, good grilled chicken and loved the corn nibblets. saw that the owner has your writeup in the window. nice find.

  7. pk boca raton says...

    was at boca bbq the other day to takeout ribs and chicken and saw your picture and writeup in the window. you sure are getting a local following. the bbq that boca make is delicious and is worth a try by those of you who havent been there yet.

  8. ar says...

    bbq chicken dry as can be.

  9. Al Jarow says...

    Closed. No BBQ joint has a prayer using gas and not smoke. This is the South(believe it or not)

  10. Martha says...

    Boca BBQ closed due to the new ownership/new management that purchased it in mid July. So bummed to see it gone!!

  11. Beth says...


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