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Real ribs and slow-cooked brisket at Troy’s Barbeque new to Boca

We were so glad to see the sign for Troy’s Barbeque on Dixie Highway just before Glades Road.

That meant we didn’t have to drive up Federal Highway to their Boynton restaurant anymore to eat The Real Thing.

Troy’s owner Anthony Barber opened the Boca location in late March after growing Boynton when his folks retired to Savannah, he said.

Now Boca diners will also find the informal, serve-yourself, paper napkin restaurant at 1198 N. Dixie Highway. They both open at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, closed Mondays.

We ordered rib dinners that came with two sides for $15.13. Portions are big enough to share, which they allow. I counted eight ribs sliced up in front of me. Candied yams and cole slaw overflowed in paper cups. A nice slice of corn bread came with the meal.

Troy’s also has a rib tip dinner for the same price. A brisket dinner is $17.08, pulled pork is $13.99, chicken $12.96 and conch fritter $16.05. Dinner for five is $36, which Barber considers a real bargain.

The meat is very slow cooked and smoked. I’m not a fan of smoky flavors and these were so mild, I didn’t notice them.

The menu also has sandwiches with a side, meat-only orders I assume for takeout, combo dinners and snack boxes with fries.

Sides also include collard greens made with ham hocks; mac and cheese, baked beans, peas and rice and potato salad. You can also buy sides in pints or quarts. One large Bahamian-style conch fritter is $5.78.

You can get a beer or wine with your meal. Troy’s also has iced tea, lemonade and fountain drinks. There are a few desserts, including a seasonal cobbler. Mango starts next week.

Troy’s offers lunch specials and they’re doing a nice lunch business. But Barber would love to see more folks coming in for dinner. He often has deals after 5, like $20 full racks. Check first on their Facebook page, he said.

He’s planning a vegan option in the fall. There’s a mellow band twice a month on weekends.

By Marci Shatzman

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