There’s so much barbecue in Tampa it can be a challenge to identify the best. But no worries, that’s what we’re here for. Our list of the best barbecue in Tampa includes Kojak’s, First Choice Southern Bar-B-Que, Jazzy’s BBQ and Jimbo’s Pit Bar-B-Q.
Kojak’s House Of Ribs
2808 W. Gandy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33611
Family owned and operated since 1978, get ready for some straightforward southern BBQ. Do you have to guess as to what their special is? This relaxed joint will make you feel right at home as you’re wiping their delicious sauce from your face after downing their delicious, fall-off-the-bone ribs.
First Choice Southern Bar-B-Que
10113 Adamo Dr
Tampa, FL 33619
The pulled pork sandwich is second to none at First Choice. Their large smoker produces succulent meats in a no-frills space. Their tangy sauce is widely praised, as is their spicy macaroni salad. We especially appreciat4e their smoked sausage, something you don’t always see at every BBQ joint.
Jimbo’s Pit Bar-B-Q
4103 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Family owned and operated for more than 33 years, they must be doing something right. Their pulled pork sandwich is recommended is not overloaded with sauce. Their hush puppies and secret sauce are recommended. If you’re in the mood for a rarity – BBQ ham – they’ve got it here.