Blue Willy’s Traditional Southern BBQ – Pompano Beach, Florida

Blue Willys Sign

As I got off of my car I could smell the glorious smell of the smoker a good 100 feet from me. Blue Willy’s BBQ is a large trailer, part of which is the smoker brightening up my day. I was with my cousin Chunktronics and after taking a good long look at the menu we order everything.

Blue Willys Trailer

Blue Willys Menu

OK, maybe not everything but almost everything except the Brisket (did sample it though) and Rib Tips. We also decide it would be best to order everything as a “Plate” so that we can try all the sides. There were five sides: Willy’s Pit Smoked Beans, Coleslaw, Fries, Cornbread and Mac n’ Cheese. The fries were nothing special. The Mac n’ Cheese had a nice little bread crumb crust top but I didn’t feel it was cheesy enough. I didn’t try the coleslaw and beans, Chunktronics loved them. The Cornbread is a must have with the little pieces of corn sprinkled throughout.

Mac N' Cheese

Mac N’ Cheese

Cornbread Goodness

Cornbread Goodness

So I won’t have to repeat myself throughout, there was an omnipresent smoke flavor in everything. The homemade Smoked Sausage was served up first in slivers. The Sausage was great and could have easily been a part of a great sandwich with Onions & Peppers. Blue Willy suggested we try mixing both his Tomato and Mustard BBQ sauces with the Chopped Pork sandwich. I loaded up my sandwich with the Mustard Sauce and tried adding a bit of the Tomato one. I could see some folks preferring the mix but I preferred the Mustard Sauce solo.

Homemade Sausage

Homemade Sausage

Sausage Sliver

Sausage Sliver

Carolina Jumbo Chopped Pork Sandwich

Carolina Jumbo Chopped Pork Sandwich

My Pork Sandwich w/ Mustard BBQ Sauce

My Pork Sandwich w/ Mustard BBQ Sauce

The St. Louis Spareribs were Chunktronic’s favorite but for me, nothing was better than the Chicken. It was delicious, it was moist (smokey too!) and it had a White BBQ Sauce. I was not familiar with the existence of a White BBQ Sauce but it’s an Alabama thing according to Willy. I went back and tried everything again with the White Sauce which just confirmed my suspicions. That White BBQ sauce needs to have a permanent home on the condiment shelf in my fridge.

St. Louis Spareribs

St. Louis Spareribs

St. Louis Spareribs

St. Louis Spareribs

Willy's Chicken w/ White BBQ Sauce

Willy’s Chicken w/ White BBQ Sauce

Blue Willy's Brisket

Blue Willy’s Brisket

 

UPDATE (January 14th, 2014):

Blue Willy’s moved into a restaurant last July (2013) after he was asked to leave his permanent spot in F.t Lauderdale near the Courthouse. Now, you’re out of excuses so just make the drive and eat up. The pictures below will do all the convincing for me.

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Time To BBQ It Up:

Blue Willy’s Barbecue
1384 S Federal Hwy Pompano Beach, FL 33062
954-224-6120
Facebook: Blue Willy’s Barbecue
Twitter: @BlueWillys

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  • Henry

    Finally some Fort Lauderdale goodness. I wonder if he will also be working some of the events and some nighttime locations or if he's only going to be at that new spot near the courthouse.

  • loiscloses

    I have eaten at Blue Willy's and it is the best BBQ EVER!!
    Love the pulled pork sandwich and the chicken with white sauce it the bomb.
    I found him at the Woodstock festival in Sunrise.

  • wbbmom

    I had him cater a party…….theefood was such a hit my friends keep asking for me to have another! The BRISKET is AMAZING!!!!

  • WillJogForFood

    Yay! Something in Ft Lauderdale, woohooo.

  • SteveBM

    I imagine he moves around? I'll keep it in mind for next time Im in FLL. My favorite bbq sauce is South Carolina style, mustard-based sauce!

  • penny

    I found Blue Willy's across from the Broward County Courthouse today. Had the chicken with white sauce (to die for!!!!) and mac n cheese (loved it!). Willy is awesome and has the best bbq in Florida. I will follow you anywhere Willy!

  • Shinkaze

    Blue Willys is the stone cold nuts. There must be better BBQ somewhere but it isn’t in Broward. Not even close. I can’t believe I ever enjoyed Jenkins, it’s got nothing on Willy.

    I chatted him up while I was eating and he gave me a sample(I thought it was a large sample) of Brisket. It was awesome!

  • http://burgerbeast carly hyman

    hello fellow bbq lovers blue willys is a-maz-ing And he as the best southern bbq in the world you might think im exaturating but im not and if you think mac an cheese with corn bred is a wierd combintion you thought wrong and me i dont just say that bvecuase i see willy everyday