Some things just gotta be said. I took my wife, Barbara, with me to my latest review assignment. Yes. Yes, indeed. I took my Barbara-cutie to Bar-B-Cutie.
OK, so we got that behind us.
Now we can discuss the large selection, hearty portions, quick service and friendly folks at the groan- and/or smile-inducingly named pork-beef-sausage- chicken-turkey-served- with-country-sides joint in front of the Watson Boulevard Wal-Mart in Warner Robins.
Let me tell you. Those friendly folks quickly serve you some hearty portions from their large selection of pork, beef sausage, chicken and turkey served with country sides.
Along with my parents, we ate at or got take-out three times at Bar-B-Cutie, so we got to sample a lot. Still, we didn't get even close to eating our way through their large menu.
But what we had, we liked a whole lot.
The first time there, I had the hickory smoked bar-b-q platter and Barbara had the beef brisket platter. You can get plates or platters of the various types of meat I've already listed. Both plates and platters come with two sides. The platters cost a dollar more (except for the ribs, which I'll discuss later) and include an extra ounce of meat. The plates are $5.99, $6.99 and $7.99.
We also had a sampler basket the first time.
We were happily stuffed. All the meats were tender and tasty. Of the sides, I found the cole slaw the only weak choice. It was bland and soupy.
On the other end, the Brunswick stew was exceptional. There's a lot of good eating at Bar-B-Cutie, but the Brunswick stew is the one thing there I can say was better than I've ever had anywhere else, ever. It was chunky and spicier than any I've had before. Just flat out wonderful.
The other side I'd recommend most is the cornbread dressing.
Now as promised, back to the ribs. The first time we were there, we got two rib plates to go for my parents. The look in my dad's eyes and the way he said, "Delicious," as he ate them sent me and Barbara back the next day for our own. Good ribs, my friends. Really good ribs. A plate costs $10.99 and is a half-rack with two sides. A platter is two sides and a whole rack for $18.99.
So, there's a lot to like about Bar-B-Cutie. Hey, the kids menu even has a peanut butter and banana sandwich. See what I mean about the big selection?
2718 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins
Phone: (478) 953-3080
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Price range: $3.49 (barbecue sandwich) to $18.99 (Baby Back Ribs platter)
Payment: Cash, credit card, debit card
Kids menu: Yes
Noise level: Moderate
Latest health rating: 82
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
To contact writer Randy Waters, call 744-4240.