Beloved Jacksonville barbecue joint is closing

Published on February 20, 2023 at 9:59 am

After 36 years as a beloved barbecue destination, a Jacksonville restaurant known for its succulent pit-smoked ribs, beef, pork, chicken and turkey plans to close permanently at the end of the month.

Cotten’s Bar-B-Que, also known for its pledge “We sell no Swine before its Time,” will shutter its doors at the close of business on Feb. 28.

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Fred Jr. and Yvonne Cotten announced the pending closure as well as their retirement in a Facebook post on Sunday evening. The couple thanked their customers and staff for their support over the years.

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