David's BBQ & Catering

5121 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About David's BBQ & Catering

David's Catering is a wedding caterer (*ahem, the best caterer) based in Gainesville, Florida that also services areas such as Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. In addition to catering services, David's Real Pit BBQ offers day-of coordination, bartending services and decoration assistance. This caterer understands that uniformity and excellent service are essentials to setting the mood for a wedding day and that is what they strive for with each couple.

Services Offered
David's Cateringis a full-service wedding catering company that also offers event planning help to make sure that your day runs smoothly.

Cuisine
David's is famous for its BBQ, but they offer much more than that. They can accommodate dietary needs, ranging from gluten free or vegetarian to kosher. This catering company works with you to ensure that you and your guests are comfortable with the food and are served with excellence. Besides BBQ, David's Real Pit offers:

  • American
  • Asian
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish


Other Services
David's offers many accommodations beyond food and drink on the wedding day. They are able to cater to rehearsal dinners and day-after brunches, as well as helping plan on the day of your wedding. Other services that they include in their packages are:

  • Delivery
  • Setup
  • Table service
  • Cleanup
  • Service ware
  • Glass serving trays
  • Stainless food warmers
  • Linens
  • Cake cutting
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Sweetheart Production
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Drink Lists
Drink Lists
Custom Mr. & Mrs. Signs
Custom Mr. & Mrs. Signs
Buffet!
Buffet!
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Custom Welcome Signs
Buffet!
Buffet!
Custom Mr. & Mrs. Signs
Custom Mr. & Mrs. Signs
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Custom Welcome Signs
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Table Production
Mini Beer & Burger Shooters
Mini Beer & Burger Shooters
Garden Salads
Garden Salads
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Table Production
Day Before Installs
Day Before Installs
Greeting Spritzers
Greeting Spritzers
Brisket Carve Station
Brisket Carve Station
Bruschetta Shooters
Bruschetta Shooters
Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon
Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon
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Table Production
Bartenders!
Bartenders!
Mega Cake Table!
Mega Cake Table!
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Table Production
Table Production
Table Production
Fairy Lights
Fairy Lights
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Table Production
Cured meats & aged cheeses
Cured meats & aged cheeses
Table Production
Table Production
Doughnut & Cake Station
Doughnut & Cake Station
Custom Centerpieces
Custom Centerpieces
Moroccan Lanterns
Moroccan Lanterns
Mac & Cheese Station!
Mac & Cheese Station!
Moroccan Lanterns
Moroccan Lanterns
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Table Production
Table Production
Table Production
Service with a Smile
Service with a Smile
Bar Signs
Bar Signs
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Table Production
Table Production
Table Production
Chk and Waffle
Chk and Waffle
Shrimp & Gritz
Shrimp & Gritz
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Table Production
Table Production
Table Production
Table Production
Table Production
Watermelon Shooters
Watermelon Shooters
Pass Apps
Pass Apps
Garden Salad
Garden Salad
Custom Signs
Custom Signs
Pass Apps
Pass Apps
Deco Workshops
Deco Workshops
Table Bottle Service
Table Bottle Service
Tira Pass App
Tira Pass App
Table Production
Table Production
Spin Dip Pass App
Spin Dip Pass App
Pass Apps
Pass Apps
Funnel Cake Fries
Funnel Cake Fries
Caprese Skewers
Caprese Skewers
Corn Nuggets!
Corn Nuggets!
Brisket Slider Station
Brisket Slider Station
Brisket Slider Station
Brisket Slider Station
Cucumber Bites
Cucumber Bites
Chicken & Candy Coated Waffle
Chicken & Candy Coated Waffle
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Guest table Production
Mr. & Mrs. are always first
Mr. & Mrs. are always first
Sun dried tomato pinwheels
Sun dried tomato pinwheels
Passed Apps
Passed Apps
Fruit and Cheese
Fruit and Cheese
Cake Table Production
Cake Table Production
Table and Swag production
Table and Swag production
Custom Linen Napkin Folds
Custom Linen Napkin Folds
Quiche Bites
Quiche Bites
Carve Station
Carve Station
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Table Production
Passed Apps
Passed Apps
Fruit and Cheese
Fruit and Cheese
The Team!
The Team!
Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon
Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon
Bar decor
Bar decor
Brie bites w/ Candied Pecans
Brie bites w/ Candied Pecans
Charcuterie plus
Charcuterie plus
Charcuterie plus
Charcuterie plus
Charcuterie plus
Charcuterie plus
Welcome Drinks
Welcome Drinks
Service with a Smile
Service with a Smile
Custom Disney Theme
Custom Disney Theme
Coffee Station
Coffee Station
Sweetheart Production
Sweetheart Production
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68 Reviews for David's BBQ & Catering

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Aubrey

    Aubrey Rushe · Getting married on 07/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Above and Beyond

    David's BBQ exceeds expectations. I cannot stress how much Bobby and Alicia did for us.

    I'm not the biggest fan of BBQ, and going into our initial taste test, I wasn't intending on booking with David's, but the quality of the food and Bobby's pitch on helping with decorations and some of the logistics of the wedding completely changed my mind.

    Bobby and Alicia were very flexible, updating the invoice every time we made a change, and nailed the recipes we provided for our preferred appetizers and signature drinks.

    In addition to cooking and serving the food, David's took care of setting up and tearing down all the decorations and tables at the reception venue. Bobby used a combination of decorations we provided, as well as some of his own, and even made signs for us. When we realized that we didn't have linens, Bobby and Alicia took care of arranging the required rentals and added the cost to our invoice.

    On the day of, Bobby and his staff went out of their way to make sure that my husband and I got our food and drinks, and acted almost like a second set of coordinators.

    Bobby did seem a little forgetful at times during the planning period, mixing up times and some details during in-person discussions, but with all the different events he's dealing with at the same time, I can't say I wouldn't do the same. This slight hiccup did not affect the final outcome of the wedding in any way; everything went perfectly the day of, and we couldn't be happier with our choice to hire David's BBQ to cater or wedding.

    Sent on 02/02/2020

    David's BBQ & Catering's reply:

    Thank you for your feedback. If it’s okay Alicia and I would like to address your concerns privately on Monday.
  • Natalie

    Natalie Ann Simon · Married on 03/07/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Way above and beyond!

    Way above and beyond! That is how I would describe our entire wedding catering/planning experience with Bobby and the entire crew at David’s BBQ & Catering. Our (first and only) tasting was at David’s and it was a great experience! From the minute we walked in, we were catered to like we had already hired them. Bobby sat us down at a table that was covered with an array of appetizer samples, dinnerware examples, menus, price sheets...essentially all of the information we were looking for. We sat down and began sampling their delicious appetizers while Bobby quickly got us drinks. When he returned, he went through a brief, yet very detailed powerpoint that showcased what David’s is all about when it comes to catering weddings. In particular, he highlighted the importance they place on customer service and how we, as the bride and groom, would have a server assigned to us throughout the night. We were very impressed with everything to this point. Once he finished his presentation and thoroughly answered the questions we had, they served us a fantastic dinner that allowed us to sample most of the menu. The portion sizes easily filled us up and we were able to take home the leftovers. While we ate dinner, Bobby left us alone so we could privately discuss our impression thus far (spoiler: we were already blown away).

    After finishing dinner, Bobby showed us the extensive and varied collection of decor items they had available for their clients. They had tons of items that we loved and ultimately ended up using, which saved us lots of money on decorations. Although it was our one and only tasting, we booked with David’s the very next day. During the planning process, Bobby always promptly responded to emails and texts (there were a lot) and made himself available on multiple occasions so that we could come to David’s with our coordinator to set up mock table arrangements and evaluate their decor items. He made many great table arrangements and decor-related suggestions that we would not have come up with without him.

    Based on how the planning process went, we had sky-high expectations for our actual wedding day, and Bobby and his crew exceeded every one of them. They arrived early and had everything set up and ready to go in no time. As soon as our ceremony was over, the server assigned to take care of us had a tray with our specialty drinks and delicious appetizers ready for us so we could have a much needed drink and snack before family photos. As soon as the reception started, my wife and I each had a server assigned to us that brought us drinks and made sure we had plenty to eat (as promised). The food was incredible and both of our families were raving about how delicious it was, which is really impressive because there are a lot of food snobs on my side of the family. Not only was the quality of food fantastic, but the quantity of food they brought was even larger than we expected and not a single person left our reception hungry. The service was also excellent during dinner. They made sure to keep water glasses full during dinner so everyone could stay hydrated for all the dancing to come. They also did a great job of quickly and discreetly cleaning up after dinner and transitioning to dessert. We got the funnel cake fries with the strawberry and chocolate dipping sauces, all of which were absolutely to die for. Most of our guests were getting down on the dance floor and did not notice that the funnel cake fries had been put out, so Bobby took it upon himself to bring around trays of the funnel cake fries to everyone on the dance floor to make sure everyone got to try them with both dipping sauces. We also got our bartender through David’s. There were a lot of drinkers in the crowd but the line at the bar always moved quickly and never got too long for our liking.

    All in all, we could not have been happier with the quality of service, quality/quantity of food, and professionalism of Bobby and his entire crew from our tasting to our reception. They delivered on all of the promises made to us during the planning and exceeded our lofty expectations on our wedding day. We would highly recommend Bobby and the entire crew at David’s for any of your catering needs.

    Sent on 09/21/2020

    David's BBQ & Catering's reply:

    Whelp this is hands down the best review we have ever received. I’m not kidding, I’m am straight up tearing up right now.
    Thank you so so much for your kind words.

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David's BBQ & Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 32
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 28
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 31
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 31
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Breakfast / Brunch
    Buffet
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Italian
    Local
    Mexican
    Sandwiches
    Seafood
    Southern
    Spanish
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Kosher
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Signature Drink
    Outside Alcohol
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

4 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • David's BBQ & Catering 1
    50% Off Dress Rehearsal Dinners & Day After Breakfasts

    This is the MOTHER of all deals. Ready for this? Book with David's Catering for your wedding and get 50% OFF your dress rehearsal dinner or next day breakfast. BOOM!!! *

    * Must be within delivery range of restaurants and order from the restaurant menu.

  • David's BBQ & Catering 2
    Premium Meat Discount

    (Due to COVID-19 and a recent increase in the price of beef we are temporarily suspending this promotional. We hope to resume it as soon as it’s feasible. Couples who book now will absolutely have the option to switch to a premium beef entree once prices have stabilized) We are discounting the upgrade price for our two most delicious and most popular meats, the brisket and the prime rib, for brides who book with us in the Summer/Fall season of 2020. Brisket is 50% off the upgrade price and prime rib is 33% off the upgrade price. This is the biggest sale we’ve ever done. BOOM!

  • David's BBQ & Catering 3
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Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements

  • A'vie Events Wedding Planners

    We love working with David's! They have amazing food and their staff are hardworking and wonderful!

  • Unforgettable Events by Dan Hathcock AIFD Wedding Planners

    Excellent production. Not only do they do a great job on their signature bar b que dishes but they have the ability to create many other menus non country. Give them an opportunity to impress and they will

  • Little Forest Farm
    Little Forest Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

    David's Catering has some amazing food which we highly recommend. They are also good with the presentation of their dishes and are always staffed with friendly people. If you are looking for some great catering, be sure to contact David's Catering.

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  • 5121 NW 39th Ave Gainesville, Florida, 32606 See on map
    352-571-1733 (Phone number)
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