Gator BBQ

Where did Gator BBQ get their name?

This BBQ biz started back in 1983 in Florida by Don Brown, whose recipes won him “Best Ribs in America” on 3 separate occasions. Quite the pedigree! In 2006, Matthew and Louise Smith took over Gator BBQ and haven’t looked back, touring dozens of ribfests each year in Ontario and Western Canada and picking up a ton of hardware along the way. They’ll be looking to add to their trophy case in Mission.

How does Gator BBQ get their ribs so succulent? Years and years of fine-tuning. That’s what it takes to perfect the process and understand the complex rub-to-smoke-to-grill-to-sauce ratio. Maybe if you’re lucky, they’ll give you a few tips for your next backyard grillfest!

Gator BBQ is bringing the whole shebang to Mission Ribfest. Pork ribs, beef ribs, pulled pork, and chicken, all of it delicious, all of it award-winning. Sides will include baked beans, cornbread and their signature Gator Taters. Oh and their famous BBQ sauce is entirely gluten free so EVERYONE can enjoy it!

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