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Best BBQ of the Treasure Coast Contest winners!

Best BBQ on the Treasure Coast Contest 2nd phase has ended. The Best BBQ restaurant has been identified.

Thank you to all who participated!


1st and 2nd prize winners

Missy Chapel and Zack Parker
$100 Gift Card to Southern Social Kitchen and Bar, Vero Beach

3rd prize

Mary Dubrowski
1-year (5 issues) subscription to Indian River Magazine

Voting closed 8/2. 

*The winning restaurant is Best BBQ Contest voters choices and does not reflect the opinions of Indian River Media Group. Prize winners are selected at random.

Southern Social Kitchen & Bar


Smoked On The Water has smoldered the competition and won Indian River Magazine’s Best BBQ on the Treasure Coast Voters' Choice Contest. Husband and wife duo Colin and Chris, Ireland born and coined locally as the “Irish BBQ Mastas”, studied the United States BBQ culture upon their arrival to the states. By climbing through "Hole in the Wall" food joints, on a saucy road from North Carolina to their current Florida homestead, the couple was able to a create a BBQ style they can call their own.

“After many fun times, often around food, we started talking about what it would take to start a BBQ Pit.  Of course, a name was required.  We are on the coast, we are near water, Chris came up with the name Smoked On The Water and the name just worked for us all,” said owner Colin Stephenson.

Funky Claude, if you know what they mean, is the name of their trusty smoker and drives their inspiration to deliver specialty menu items. Chef Ed is the name of a friend and collaborator who has helped Chris and Colin put Smoked On The Water on four wheels. Thus, starting their food truck adventure together in the beginning of 2021.

The menu has gained popularity with many locals throughout the Treasure Coast and they have a lot to say.

"It's a little different... almost gourmet BBQ."

“You follow a vegan diet? They’ve got you covered.”

“Tender meat with great homemade bbq sauce.  Mix and match what you want. Creamy mac and cheese.”

You will find Smoked On The Water, with the luxury of four wheels and a motor, is a nomad. Check their social media pages frequently to find their next destination. Give them a try, if you haven’t already. Our readers and digital followers say you will not be disappointed.



Questions or concerns, call 772.466.3346

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