Lightnin’ Jack’s BBQ (858-270-8227) ($3.15–$19.09). Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Lightnin’ Jack’s is a no frills BBQ joint that has found a place in the hearts of Clairemont residents as their favorite place to satisfy their craving for delicious tasting St. Louis style BBQ. You’ll know this is a good place because a steady flow of customers come in for their orders to go and leave with their mouthwatering meals in hand. Their select menu is featured on a chalkboard and includes dozens of incredibly delicious entrées.
One standout is their St. Louis style pork ribs, which are hickory smoked to perfection and come in three hefty sizes: quarter rack, half rack and full rack. Cajun lovers will be delighted with their Cajun catfish and Cajun hot links. A house favorite is called the Jack & Jill Combo, which consists of a quarter rack of the best tasting meaty smoked BBQ pork ribs you have ever tasted, bar none. Plus quarter of a barbecued chicken that practically melts in your mouth. It’s served with your choice of side dishes. So, opt for their savory baked beans smothered in their home made BBQ.
Their most popular entrée bar none is their pulled pork sandwich filled with a mountain of smoky flavored North Carolina style barbecued pork shoulder topped with a pile of coleslaw. This crowd pleaser comes with a down to earth price of ($6.29). If you can, save room for their homemade cornbread, fried okra, sweet potato fries and wild fire wings and a slice of their peach cobbler. Food to go. Catering. Credit cards: MC, VISA.