REVIEW: Greater Good Barbecue, Tucker, DeKalb
It was a great eight days in Panama City Beach while we ate enough seafood to determine some of the best restaurants on Panama City Beach, Florida. If you’ve been following Melanie and I for any length of time, you’ll know how we love BBQ with a passion, almost as much as seafood. This passion for great BBQ is what brought us to Greater Good Barbecue in Tucker.
Parking is ample and the restaurant has plenty of seating both indoor and outdoor. We walked in and were invited to seat ourselves. We met our server and soon had our drinks. We made an immediate connection with our server and found him to be very knowledgeable about the menu and the way things were prepared, the ingredients used in each dish and so forth. He also was johnny-on-the-spot throughout our meal and provided us excellent table service that impressed us greatly.
I’ve said this before but I will say it again – BBQ is an art form. To smoke meat properly is a gift that not all people have and it’s a difficult skill to transfer. There’s plenty of people who judge BBQ places by their sauce, but we like to judge by the meat and the sides. For us, the meat defines whether you really know the essence of BBQ or not. The sides must complement well and not be an after-thought. In the case of Greater Good Barbecue, they remained traditionalists and we respected that.
Our first indication of this is when Melanie started asking questions about the Brunswick Stew. When Melanie asked about the ingredients, his initial response was “a little of everything”. Then he asked if she’d like to try a sample. We love samples! I think it may have been a bit too tangy for Melanie. I enjoyed it but it’s a little different from Melanie’s. Different isn’t bad, it’s just different so I would recommend that you try it and make up your own mind.
Melanie order Smoked Wings, Laurie got the Brisket and I chose the Pulled Pork. With each dish, there was an ample supply of meat. You will not leave hungry when you depart from Greater Good Barbecue! We found the meat to be cooked well and the side were all very good. All in all, Greater Good Barbecue is on top of their game and delivers quality BBQ.
We thought Greater Good Barbecue was a great destination that night for some super BBQ and the service we received made our meal delightful! Greater Good Barbecue makes a good choice for BBQ OTP and we think you’ll enjoy it just as much as we did. Guten appetit!