Went out with the husband and kids after hearing about this place from some friends. The place is called “That Boy Good” but all you need to know about them is “Dirty Fries.” I’ll get to that in a little bit, and I promise you’ll be hungry.
The staff was friendly, decor was southern country style with real wood paneling and photographs of the deep south. If you wear New Orleans Saints football gear you get your first beer for $2 – best deal in the county right there! We had their Dirty Fries as an appetizer. These things are thin-style french fries smothered in a mixture of mac and cheese sauce and generous helpings of pulled pork (or you can substitute brisket), plus a few jalapenos on top for a little kick. The sauce mixture was great, absolutely phenomenal as the cheese sauce was a nice contrast to the tangy hot barbecue sauce. We totally cleaned our plates, mixing a forkful of fries into the bottom of the bowl to soak up all of the cheese / sauce mix. It was easily the most delicious thing I’ve had in weeks. For our entrees, the four of us split the Barbecue Platter which includes beef links, a generous pile of pulled pork, and a 1/2 rack of ribs. I’m not a fan of the beef links, as I prefer mine spicier, but the hubby and kids devoured theirs almost instantly. The pork ribs were good, with the meat almost falling off the bones. We also ordered today’s special which was a barbecued chicken thigh, cornbread, and fries. The only thing we didn’t like was the cornbread because of a spicy coating on the top of it. Other than that, everything was excellent, especially because the portions were large enough that we have enough for dinner as well.
Military discount: 10%
Food quality: 9/10
Price: Moderate ($54 for a family of 4 -two large entrees, an appetizer, a beer, and a soda)
Family friendly: Tame to moderate adult innuendos in the decor.
Parking: Easy to find on a Sunday afternoon. Might be limited on Friday and Saturday nights. Pay parking available
207 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054