Since 1947, the Peebles family has been mastering exceptional Bar-B-Que and part of their secret includes a huge smoke pit. This family owned and operated Bar-B-Que joint is sure to leave your tummy full and happy.

What’s So Special About This Place?

Maybe the perfect location right on Old Dixie Highway in Auburndale? Or the down-home environment? The savory food? We think all three. Elle and Gladys Peebles started Peebles Bar-B-Que as a business on the side over 50 years ago. Who would have guessed it would later turn into a landmark of Polk County?

Peebles Bar-B-Que is a one of a kind place in Polk County- ask anyone who has stepped foot through the door or tried Peebles catering at an office get together.

Peebles Bar-B-Que
Peebles Bar-B-Que

One special feature that adds to Peebles’ positive publicity is the atmosphere of the restaurant. Eateries that offer a full experience like Peebles are hard to find these days. With an Old Florida setting including a screened-in eating area and indoor picnic tables, you will feel right at home.

Peebles Bar-B-Que
Peebles Bar-B-Que

Quality: The Secret to a Successful Menu

Peebles knows exactly how to use a smaller-than-average menu to their advantage. By no means is their menu lacking, rather, they offer about 15 items which have been perfected. Seconds after your first bite, you understand that the quality of this food is a top priority here. Unlike the traditional Bar-B-Que restaurant, this charming shack offers plates with half a pound of meat, and if you are extra hungry or have many mouths to feed, you can order take-out by the POUND.

Options include chicken, chopped pork, sliced beef, sausage links, pork ribs, and more. Baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw come with your meat option, so enjoy all three and remember to top it off with their signature barbeque sauce.

Are You Hungry Yet?

Us too; and judging by the crowded tables and lines out the door, we aren’t the only ones who think so highly of Peebles Bar-B-Que. Satisfy your cravings accordingly because Peebles closes during the months of July and August. While you are in the lovely city of Auburndale, visit the Auburndale Dog Park with your furry friend or help digest your Bar-B-Que by taking a hike on the close-by Auburndale TECO and General James A. Van Fleet State Trails.


Address / Location

441 Dixie Hwy
Auburndale, FL 33823
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Hours of Operation

Open Seasonally September - May
Thursday - Saturday 11:00 - 9:00 p.m.


4 Star Rating

This was our first visit and it was good. This is a 70 year old, country, un air conditioned smokehouse. As a Texan, I judge BBQ that can stand on its own without sauce. Peebles did a fine job. We... Read Full Review

3 Star Rating

The restaurant is very rustic, three of us had ribs and they were very dry, tasted like they’d been cooked awhile, the little bags of bread were quite stale as well. Everything else was ok. Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

The food has no chemical taste in it. And there is little fat in the meat. You can have a meal without a problem. (such as stomach issues) It is not fancy, but you are there to get a good meal... Read Full Review

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