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The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in Tampa

Updated: March 5, 2021

Finding the best Tampa restaurants has never been easier. To get you the ultimate list of the finest restaurants, we scoured the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

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Wicked Oak Barbeque

Tampa, Seminole Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

BJ’s Alabama BBQ

American
Tampa, Virginia Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Bruh Mans BBQ

Tampa
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

4 Rivers Smokehouse

American
Tampa, Bon Air
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

El Chuzo Bbq

Latin
Tampa, Lowry Park Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Shundra’s Soul Smokehouse

American
Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Hank’s Catfish & BBQ

American
Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Outback Steakhouse

American
Tampa
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q

American
Tampa
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

American
Tampa
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Tampa. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 8777 restaurants in Tampa, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 266 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and Eater and more. All with some Feastfox magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Hoodline - Tampa's 5 top spots for low-priced barbecue and Eater - 12 Tampa Restaurants to Visit Right Now. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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