Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse (Boca Raton)

Posted on January 19th, 2016 · American BBQ Boca Raton Breakfast


***** Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse, 9181 West Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434, (561) 488-9688.

The article below first appeared on January 7, 2016. In a nutshell, in that article- Jeff Eats told you guys to be on the “look-out” for Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse a new bbq-joint which had recently opened in Boca Raton-with a promise that as soon as I tried it- I’d get you guys an update…

Long story short, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate at Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse this past Friday night (1/15/2016), so here goes…

Boca’s Best BBQ seats something like 40 people- counter seating/table seating. It also has a couple of sidewalk tables outside its front door.

Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse is open 7 days a week 7am-9pm (breakfast is served daily 7am-11:30am).

Just so you guys know, when Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats arrived, we introduced ourselves to owners- Nathan and Scott Gibson- and obviously being smart businessmen and really pleasant guys, they insisted that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “sample” all kinds of stuff-on the arm! Sampled items included, bbq baby back ribs, fried chicken, smoked corned beef, smoked pastrami, smoked brisket, pulled pork, steamed brown rice, sweet mashed potatoes, collard greens, mac n cheese and I gotta tell you, “comped or not comped” the food was real good! Regular Jeff Eats’ readers know that I’m really not into pecking orders, but I gotta tell you- the fried chicken and baby backs absolutely killed! Like I said 1- second ago, everything was real good, but trust Jeff Eats when I tell you…fried chicken and baby backs!



You guys can check Boca’s Best BBQ’s & Smokehouse’s menu/prices at

Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse has been open for something like 1-week…with that in mind, Jeff Eats found the service to be- shall we say a bit uneven! The bet here, is that the Gibson Brothers will quickly get the kitchen/wait-staff on the same page! On the price front- pretty much in-line with other Boca Raton bbq joints (though a downward tweak of a buck or two-on certain items, wouldn’t hurt), except I found- Boca’s Best BBQ’s breakfast menu too limited and priced way too high for the area! The bet here, is that the Gibson Brothers will figure out on their own- what Jeff Eats just told you guys- and adjust the menu/prices accordingly!

Let me wrap this one up for you, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats really enjoyed Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse. Mark Jeff Eat’s words, once the service-kinks/breakfast menu/prices are ironed out, the joint is gonna do some real nice business!



Posted January 7, 2016
* Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse, 9181 West Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434, (561) 488-9688.

I know that you guys like to know about stuff- before others do…

Just got this self-explanatory PRESS RELEASE from Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse…

Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats are gonna “try” the joint out sometime- in the next few weeks!

You guys now know “stuff” before almost anyone else in Boca Raton or for that matter South Florida does!

By the way (before Jeff Eats gets there, you get there, or someone else gets there)- you can checkout Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse at


We’ll “talk” real soon as to what-Jeff Eats thought about the food/decor/service!

Just a couple of “warm up” observations…the name Boca Best BBQ & Smokehouse-stinks! Don’t know a thing about the Gibson Brothers, but Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have eaten at/taken out from Sweet Dewey’s BBQ since January 19, 2015 (see Jeff Eats’ “review” 1/20/15) and its food was absolute dynamite! Sweet Dewey’s BBQ’s “hole in the wall” size -didn’t do justice to the delicious food that came out of its kitchen- if that makes sense to you guys?

Like I said, 2 seconds ago, we’ll talk next week about the “new” restaurant!

Gibson Smokehouse Joins Forces with Sweet Dewey’s BBQ

Launching Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse

New concept doubles space, expands menu and adds custom smokers

Boca Raton, FL, January 7, 2016 – Brothers Scott and Nathan Gibson, owners of Gibson Smokehouse, have joined forces with Chef Dwayne “Dewey” Hooper of Sweet Dewey’s BBQ. The trio of owners are bringing a new barbeque experience to South Florida with Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse.

Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse, formerly known as Sweet Dewey’s BBQ, has doubled its space, rebranded and has re-opened. A grand reopening is scheduled for Monday, January 18. Located on West Glades Road in Boca Raton, Boca’s Best BBQ ( now has 80 seats and 1800 square feet. The new concept includes North Carolina-style smoked barbeque, along with Chef Dewey’s authentic Mississippi barbeque and famous BBQ Sauce.

Scott Gibson serves as the Pit Master. A North Carolina native, Scott has been cooking barbeque since he was a child, having a strong passion for backyard cooking utilizing charcoal and wood. A veteran of the United States Army, Scott served as a cook and was stationed in Germany, Croatia, Macedonia, as well as Georgia, Maryland and South Carolina.

Nathan Gibson serves as a chef and general manager. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Nathan has served as co-manager of Bojangles in Raleigh, NC, a line chef at Herons at the Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC, and as a line chef at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. Earlier in his career, he was the assistant manager at Hemisphere at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport.

Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse menu features Carolina favorites, including Pulled Pork, Pulled BBQ Chicken, Fried catfish, all cooked using the restaurant’s custom indoor rotisserie smoker, which will be installed by the end of the month. The restaurant also serves Kosher-style corned beef pastrami, Nova smoked salmon, fried chicken, homemade pickles, along with beef jerky and classic North Carolina-style barbeque. Boca’s Best BBQ also continues to serve Chef Dewey’s classic Mississippi-style menu items including specialty wings and ribs. The restaurant also serves breakfast.

A Chicago native, Chef Hooper, called “Dewey” by his friends, continues to serve as chef and co-owner recreating family recipes from his Mississippi-raised mother and grandparents. Chef Dewey caters events of all sizes. He also continues to sell Sweet Dewey’s BBQ Sauce available in six flavors and available at the restaurant.

The restaurant is located at 9181 West Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33434, just west of Lyons Road and East of Rooms to Go. The full-service restaurant also offers carryout, delivery, catering, and serves wine and beer. The restaurant is open Tuesday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, please visit Boca’s Best BBQ or call 561.488.9688

5 Comments to “Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse (Boca Raton)”

  1. Al Caplan says...

    Have been a long time admirer of your site. Unfortunately couldn’t disagree with you more about “Dewey’s” re-opening. 4 of us ate there last Saturday and were very disappointed. Dewey, the BBQ “expert” chef is no longer associated with the brothers. Sampled St. Louis ribs, Baby back ribs, brisket, etc…..all unacceptable. Smoking could not have been done at low temp. and for many hours… layer of bark was tough and inedible and far too much fat remained inside the ribs. Brisket was dry! Collared greens were far too vinegary. Corn bread was heavy and dry. I give the place less than a year before closing.

    • Al Caplan,

      I and my wife ate there last night and enjoyed the food. The service needs improving. I had the fried chicken and she had baby backs. We also had mac n cheese, ff, cole slaw, potato salad and all of the food was good. The fried chicken was some of the best Ive had in a very long time. The prices were a drop higher than they should be. Jeff is right on the prices needing some tweaking as well as the service. We will be back and hopefully all the pieces will be in place.

  2. BOCA MAN says...

    Prices waaay to high for this place. Breakfast for 2 egg, toast, hash browns for $11.95. The new owners are smoking some thing else out of that smoker. Dinner rib prices should not even be close to other upscale restaurants for this type of place. They need BOGO coupons for this restaurant to survive.

  3. m.s.Woods says...

    I’ve been wondering whether this place is worth the 1-hour drive I’d have to make to get there. Sounds like some negativity in the comments, but overall, sounds like it’s still worth a visit.

  4. Scott A. says...

    This joint has closed.

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