Papa’s Real Pit BBQ: Best Brisket in Town

We went back to Papa's BBQ near Sebastian to try their brisket sandwich and ribs.
We went back to Papa's BBQ near Sebastian to try their brisket sandwich and ribs.

SEBASTIAN – We made a second visit to Papa’s BBQ after several people asked us to try the brisket, which is Papa’s signature meat.

Last month, we wrote a Papa’s BBQ review and showcased their pulled pork sandwich, which was met with higher expectations.

So, Friday we went back and tried several more items from their menu.

Meat is smoked for long hours.
Meat is smoked for long hours.

The BBQ brisket sandwich, which is $8 without sides, was so delicious that I wanted another one. So many different flavors with each bite and incredibly tender.

Danny Gossage, the owner, told us that the brisket takes up to 14 hours to cook, and they only use salt, pepper, and garlic to season it. Most of the flavor comes from smoking these meats for long hours as they cook over oak logs.

Ribs cooking on the smoker.
Ribs cooking on the smoker.

The pork spare ribs were so tender that is was falling off the bone; they were mouthwatering.

Papa’s french fries are hand-cut from whole potatoes and then placed into an ice-cold bucket of saltwater. Gossage said this keeps them firm before they cook them in the fryer.

Their homemade potato salad takes around three hours to make 40 pounds. They use potatoes, red onion, dill pickle, and eggs.

We had fried okra as our vegetable, it was the first time I tried okra, and I will order it again. The mac & cheese was another favorite of mine. They sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan on it.

Mama's Dump Cake is absolutely delicious!
Mama’s Dump Cake is absolutely delicious!

Saving the best for last was Mama’s Dump Cake! If you like cobbler, you will love this dessert.

Each day, from morning to night, the Gossage’s are preparing and cooking food that’s made from scratch daily. The meats are high quality, and you’ll appreciate every bite.

Dine in, take out, or order a delivery. Papa’s Real Pit BBQ is located at 5675 Micco Road.

Directions: Take U.S. Highway 1 to Micco Road (in Micco). Head west and you’ll see Papa’s BBQ on the left before the railroad tracks.

Next Friday, they will have karaoke from 6-9 p.m.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.