Fried key lime cheesecake and alligator barbecue are coming to Quincy

Bonez Brothers BBQ will serve alligator tails and fritters at its first brick-and-mortar.

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Ribs from Bonez Brothers BBQ. –Bonez Brothers BBQ

Ribs, brisket, pulled pork….gators?

Bonez Brothers BBQ, a catering company and farmers market regular, will bring its alligator-laden menu to the masses in a few weeks when the company opens its first brick-and-mortar in Quincy, a take-out only location launching in a former Papa John’s pizzeria. Owner Todd Noon told that many of Bonez’s market favorites will be available — brisket cooked for 19 hours, ribs cooked for 12, and plenty of gator delicacies like sausages, fritters, and tails. The shop will also serve fan favorite Love in a Cup: a 13-layer “sundae” made with pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and collard greens.


Also notable: Noon’s deep-fried key lime cheesecake. The decadent dessert is made by scooping up balls of chilled cheesecake and then freeze blasting them on a sheet pan. The scoops are then rolled in graham cracker crumbs, brushed with an egg wash, rolled into cornflakes, and deep fried. A key lime drizzle serves as the proverbial icing on the cake.

Noon, who spends his winters in Florida, isn’t a stranger to the catering business (or the gator business, for that matter). Prior to launching Bonez Brothers BBQ, Noon served as a chef and dietary director in Florida before jumping into competitive barbecuing. He’s also an experienced gator hunter; some of his taxidermied alligators will be on display at the new shop.

When Bonez Brothers BBQ opens in Quincy — Noon said it should debut in two to three weeks — it will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., or when the meat runs out. Once the farmers markets close for the season, Noon anticipates the shop opening five to six days a week — “but never on Sundays,” he said.

Until then, grab a couple gator links from Bonez Brothers BBQ at its usual haunts: the Quincy Farmers Market on Fridays, and the Attleboro Farmers Market on Saturdays.


Bonez Brothers BBQ; 657 Southern Artery, Quincy; opening summer 2019;