Mad Dawgz BBQ Joint


OK, this isn’t even in Key West but it’s so good I have to tell someone about it.  We were driving out to Cudjoe Sales to get some stuff for spearfishing and on the way back, on the Gulf side of US 1 at MM 21.4 is Mad Dawg’z BBQ Joint. It’s just a little RV thing and a smoker which is actually bigger than the camper which serves as kitchen, cash register and center of operations for this little joint.  They are set up at some sort of gardening store which sells tiles and fountains and plants.


SO. GOOD.  I got Chophouse Chili for $5.50 and it came with the best cornbread I’ve ever had.  The chili itself was also the best chili I’ve ever had.  Really! It had pieces of smoked brisket in it, along with the smoked beans and everything else. Â

Ben got the pulled pork sandwich which was a little disappointing.  It was so sweet, and it didn’t come with any extra sauce on the side.  Oh well.  They also serve

  • cheeseburgersÂ
  • chili bratsÂ
  • smoked chicken
  • frito pie, a house specialty
  • homemade salsa
  • all the sides you can imagine, including peach cobbler

You can even buy the meat by the pound, and they will smoke your Thanksgiving Turkey for $20!

We didn’t have room left for the pecan caramel apple pie. At $2.50 I guess that’s a steal so we should have taken some for the road. I wish I had it now!!!