Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Tampa

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Tampa

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Tampa on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#23. Armature Works

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (318 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Chinese
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-2014
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#22. Robert's BBQ and Catering

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (2.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 3435 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629-8220
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#21. Lupton's Catering & Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 5299 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33617-5403
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#20. Butcher & BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602-2014
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#19. Holy Hog Barbecue

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11417 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
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#18. Big John's Alabama BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5707 N 40th St, Tampa, FL 33610-3859
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#17. Smokey Bones Tampa

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (144 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8020 Citrus Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33625
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#16. Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q Carrollwood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12004 Anderson Rd, Tampa, FL 33625-5682
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#15. BJ's Alabama BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 3423 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-8644
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#14. Hank's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (108 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8546 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614-1646
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#13. Holy Hog Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3501 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-1607
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#12. Holy Hog Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4004 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629
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#11. Konan's BBQ

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1510 N Hubert Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-4109
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#10. Zambia Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (158 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
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#9. Deviled Pig

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3307 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629-7817
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#8. First Choice Southern BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 10113 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
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#7. Jazzy's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 5703 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1216
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#6. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 623 South MacDill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609
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#5. Mission BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13612 Bruce B Downs Blvd University Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613-4650
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#4. Jimbo's Pit Bar B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (197 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4103 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
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#3. Mission BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (188 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1213
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#2. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (216 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 14330 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
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#1. Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (295 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
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