**** (4 stars)
I quite liked this small local chain. The decor is nice, the service was good, and the barbecue was just what I was looking for.
I had the half rack combo with chicken. The ribs were meaty and tender, and had just the right amount of BBQ sauce. To my surprise, the chicken was even better. It was a full breast and wing with a super-smokey flavor. It was unlike chicken I’ve had in any other BBQ spot, because of that emphasis. I dipped it in some sauce from the bottles on the table and he combination was terrific.
The meal comes with two sides, but if you want onion rings or a salad, those count as both, which seems a bit stingy, but the price is low enough that it’s not worth quibbling. The onion rings were good, but would have been better a bit crispier. The accompanying toast was pretty flavorless.
Beer and wine selections are very limited, but the house cabernet, although a small serving, was good.
OakWood Smokehouse & Grill
230 Citrus Tower Blvd
Clermont, FL 34711