Blue Dot Barbecue

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Blue Dot Barbecue
Cuisine Barbeque
Location 310 North De Villiers Street
Owner Thomas Long, Jr. and Byron Long
Hours of Operation M: 11:00 AM-2:30 PM
Tu-F: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sa: 12:30 PM-5:00 PM
Su: Closed
Phone number (850) 432-0644

Blue Dot Barbecue is a restaurant located at 310 North De Villiers Street, in the heart of the Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood, known for its hamburgers and rib sandwiches. It is owned and operated by Thomas Long, Jr. and his son, Byron Long.


Blue Dot is named for its original owners, Blue Robinson and his wife Dorothy ("Dot"). The restaurant opened in 1947[1] and was originally located in the Eastside neighborhood, near the H&O Restaurant. It later relocated to the intersection of De Villiers and Wright Streets, moving again to its current location circa 1995. The Robinsons' nephew, Thomas, was an early worker at the restaurant and took over operations circa 1987.[2]


The menu has only two dishes: a hamburger ($4) and a barbecue rib sandwich ($7.21). A variety of chips and canned drinks are also available.


  1. Date uncertain. Please see the discussion page.
  2. "Black History Month: Business sees success by just staying small." Pensacola News Journal, February 3, 2004.