223 E. Highland Rd.
Macedonia, OH 44056
Don't let the appearance of Fat Casual BBQ fool you from the outside- sure, it's not a fancy building, but great BBQ is waiting inside. As far as the decor on the inside, it really isn't too bad. Not fancy at all, but clean and 'cute' looking with checkered tablecloths. But, I wasn't there for the atmosphere- I was there for some smoked meats.
I was there during lunch time, so I ordered the sampler platter. It consisted of smoked pork, brisket, turkey, sausage, 2 small sides, and two slices of bread. For my sides I got baked beans and macaroni & cheese. The baked beans were very good. The mac & cheese was a little dry, but they poured some extra cheese sauce on it, so it wasn't bad.
The meats were all served with some of the house BBQ sauce on them. If you wanted more sauce, squeeze bottles of 5 or 6 other types of sauce were available. If I remember right, there was honey, Memphis, Texas, Carolina, and cajun. I hope I remembered them all-I was too covered in sauce to write anything down. I'm not a fan of sweet sauce, so I didn't try that one. All of the rest were really good- the Carolina style was a vinegar based sauce just like what I've had in South Carolina. Cajun was good and had a little kick. I think my two favorites were the Memphis and Texas sauces.
I expected the pork to be shredded like I've had at other places, but this pork was chopped. Not that I'm complaining- it was great. It was moist with a good amount of smokiness to it. Same thing with the brisket- it could have been a little leaner, but the meat was moist, tender and very good. I've been to different BBQ places here in Ohio as well as other states, but I've never been to one that served sausage and turkey. I've seen it on the Food Network, but not around here. As for the turkey, it was good- a little smokey and moist. It was good with the Texas BBQ sauce. My favorite out of everything was the sausage. It was spicy, but not too much so, and it was nicely smoked.
Overall, I really enjoyed Fat Casual BBQ. The prices were reasonable, the food was great, and so were the taste and variety of sauces. I'm looking forward to returning to try the ribs and corned beef.
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