This past weekend, my family came to visit and my wife and I found ourselves doing what we do every time someone comes to town … we take them Slow and Low Bar-B-Que. We must go to Slow and Low at least once a month, especially when we have people visiting us. I own 3 of their large beer glasses and am a big fan of the Slater’s Way beer they keep on tap (~$4 for refills). They have a few other beers on tap (Bass, Guiness, etc.) as well as some decent bottles and a full liquor bar. The restaurant itself is split into 3: one part outdoor bar, one part indoor restaurant, and one part night club. Food is served at the bar and inside and the staff are accommodating and helpful.
This time around we went during early bird, but as usual, we ordered quite a bit of food. To start we got the foot long order of onion rings (~$7) with the tiger and raspberry sauces and the BBQ Nachos (~$7). The onion rings are beer battered and the nachos are topped with a mix of pulled pork, green pepper, onion, and the sweet sauce along with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheese and fried jalapenos (these are amazing). From there all of us ordered what Slow and Low is known for, their pulled pork plate (~$7). The early bird special comes with 2 sides and your choice of corn bread or garlic toast. I got the corn bread, the turnip greens, and the fried sweet potatoes. These are by far my favorite, but they also have great fried okra, fries, beans, and baked sweet potato. If you’re looking for other great alternatives, check out the beef platter(~$9) or the baby back ribs (~$13 for 1/2 rack). The sandwiches are more cost effective options as well, but they only come with one side. If you are still undecided, stick with the pork, you can’t lose.
We always get our food really fast, but sometimes I do wish it was a little warmer. We’ve been when they’re really busy and when they’re not, and the food has never really been hot. I don’t know a lot about BBQ, but I know they smoke everything, so maybe that’s the reason for it. Whatever the case, it doesn’t detract from the quality of the food. In fact, the only thing we don’t order is dessert; we’ve never been able to make it that far into the meal and still have room.
Long story, short, if you’re looking for a great BBQ joint with a great atmosphere and some good beers on tap, look no further than Slow and Low Bar-B-Que. Good food at good prices.
Slow and Low Bar-B-Que Bar and Grill is located at 306 N Orlando Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931.
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