Snooties BBQ is a mobile restaurant specializing in hickory smoked ribs, pulled pork, pulled beef brisket, chicken, and wonderful homemade sides. From May to October Snooties is located in Sandusky, Ohio. For the winter months Snooties BBQ traveled to Tampa, Florida. From 2010 to 2015, Snooties opened at Bearss Groves Fruit Market, Late-November and staying until Mid-April.
Snooties was founded by Dennis Studer, a brick and stone mason, in June 2009, with the help of Beth Smith, Joe Hire, and Janet Studer. Starting out setting up at fruit markets, gas stations, and as many festivals as possible, Snooties was off to a good start. The four of them couldn’t be happier, bbqing in the warm sun with the best company.
After a stay at Daytona Bike Week the group heard about a fruit market in Tampa. The pair, Dennis Studer and Beth Smith, was looking to retire in the warmth and bbq year round. So Dennis headed to Tampa and met with the owner of Bearss Groves Fruit Market, and stayed for a short time sharing his mouthwatering food with anyone and everyone. It went so well he had planned on returning in November.
The summer was busy. With more and more people hearing about Snooties and their great BBQ, the four couldn’t have asked for anything more. But then in September 2010 Snooties suddenly lost their founding pitmaster, Dennis Studer. The three were devastated, but could not let the passion he had for Snooties go with him. His daughter, Janet Studer and Joe Hire took hold of the reigns and have been running Snooties since.
If you had the pleasure of meeting Dennis, you were very lucky and most likely very well fed! He was a fun loving guy that loved meeting new people. Dennis put everything he could into Snooties, and we are forever grateful. We could not be prouder having the capability of keeping his bbq legacy alive.
Located in Sandusky, Ohio Snooties is open the first Friday of May to Halloween every year, closing for festivals, and July 4th. In Mid-June, You can find us at the New Washington Chick Hatchery Festival, the hometown of Dennis Studer. Late June we are at Bellevue Community Days, to visit Snooties hometown. August you can find us at the Big Splash Raffle in Sandusky, Ohio. The rest of the time, six days a week, closed Sundays; you will find us set up next to a gas station at 8606 Hayes Ave. Sandusky, Ohio. Right off of the Ohio turnpike, Snooties has the perfect spot to stop and stretch your legs.
Along with Janet and Joe you will also get the pleasure of meeting our employees in the Ohio location. Trisha Mason has been with us since we took over in 2010. Family and friends of the pitmasters also help gladly. All of which knew Dennis and his love he had for Snooties.
During the winter months Snooties was located at Bearss Groves Farm Market at 14316 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Tampa, Florida. Opening the day after Thanksgiving and staying until Mid-April every year. Snooties was wintering in Tampa the winter of 2010 through the winter of 2015. Although the customers and location were amazing the pair decided to stay north to expand the capabilities of the business after the 2015 season.
We love what we do, and you can see and taste it in our food daily. Our bbq sauce is homemade, tweaked to perfection by the four. We also make our own meat rub and sides. With the perfect seasoning and hickory smoke our customers can’t help but say “Wow”, and we don’t blame them!
Snooties is great for everyone! If you are hungry then Snooties is the spot.
If you have a picky eater, they haven’t tried our pork yet!