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Old 07-15-2007, 09:20 AM
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Default Is it true that Bono's has closed?

I am surprised, if that is true. Every time I have been there, it has been packed. Anybody know the story?
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Default Re: Is it true that Bono's has closed?

Don't know the story and I live just off 466. However, I won't be unhappy to see it go. Really not much of a BBQ place. I prefer Sonny's.
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We've never been to Oakwood on 27\441 South of TV but it always seems crowded. Has anyone been there and is it considered good BBQ? Sonny's was OK but Florida BBQ may be unique and outside our experience. The Food Channel has a number of shows exploring the BBQ experience in different parts of the Country.
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Wouldn't surprise me if they close. Bono's barbecue isn't all that good, nothing like that we got in KY. And, their pit is inside and when you leave your clothes smell like smoke.
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Default Re: Is it true that Bono's has closed?

: That's what I heard......I've never seen it crowded and don't like it either.

Anyone try Dickey's in Wildwood??
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:43 AM
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...even after asking a number of friends and neighbors, no one seems to have ever been there. On the other hand, Oakwood Barbeque gets rave reviews from almost anyone you ask. We did visit Oakwood and would join the group of fans of their BBQ. And our waiter was absolutely first-rate. Enough to justify a maximum gratuity.
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Default Re: Is it true that Bono's has closed?

On the other hand, a group of us went to Oakwood a couple of months ago. The bbq was excellent, the service so bad - including a "manager" who insulted almost everyone in the group for even thinking about complaining! Absolutely not a dime left as gratuity!
And no plans to return any time soon.
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Oakwood SmokeHouse & Grill has the best B-B-Q around. If you haven't tried please do, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Better than Sonny's? You bet!!!
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Default Re: Is it true that Bono's has closed?

The last two times I was in Bono's I was disappointed. Seemed to lose its quality. If you want good ribs that is in the same neighborhood, try Bob Evans' Bob-b-que ribs. Delicious. We love Oakwood too but sometimes too far. I heard they won't come to The Villages because of the fee they have to pay The Villages. Anyone know anything about that? Also Wiskey Creek ribs are good too. Some much good food and so little time to eat all of it . Good thing I line dance to wear it all off.
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I'm surprised that they lasted as long as they did. Their BBQ is poor and I've never seen the place packed. I tired their BBQ at two of their other locations and it wasn't any better.
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Went to Oakwood last fall - great ribs - but one of our party had steak and it was awful - when we complained the manager said 'what do you expect!' we do BBQ ribs - we're not known for our steaks ??

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Bono's restaurant is listed for sale on loopnet - a commercial real estate site. So I guess they have closed and are for sale.
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Default Re: Is it true that Bono's has closed?

I live near Bonos and stopped going there about 6 months ago - can't believe they lasted so long
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Default Re: Is it true that Bono's has closed?

OakWood Smokehouse & Grill gets my vote hands down! It was voted the #1 favorite restaurant on TV survey with Too Jay's as the #1 favorite restaurant located in TV. We (our friends and spouses) make it a point to go to OakWood at least once a month if not more. Currently if you go on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, after 3:00 pm, you can order a full rack of baby back ribs plus 2 sides for only $10.95. They are soooooo goooood!

As for Bono's I did notice today when we passed by there were only a couple of vehicles in their lot parking lot area. Only ate there once and did not care for their ribs.
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Default Re: Is it true that Bono's has closed?

So I am waiting for the answer, are they closed, can anyone in the vicinity, say Belvedere or Tall Trees next time they go to Publix swing by and see if the front door is open?
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