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Kojak's House of Ribs

#39 of 1,844 Restaurants in Tampa
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2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611
+1 813-837-3774
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really fun place to stop for some terrific and reasonably priced BBQ. My family and I sat outside and enjoyed the night air. The service was quick and our server very attentive the entire time we were there. Dinner was great and dessert well worth it!

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Mascoutah, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere here is absolutely great! The food was amazing, affordable and it served quickly. I definitely recommend this place if you love little BBQ joints!

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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I made it down to Kojaks while visiting a buddy in Tampa. I ordered the dinner combo with two choices, ribs and pulled pork with the parsley potatoes and baked beans. The ribs were killer, fall off the bone and a decent sized portion. The pulled pork had a great texture, not too dry, not too fatty but they were... More 

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cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for great review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. If this is who I think it is , I hope you have a good trip back to Boston. Thanks again More 

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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Quaint and authentic. Plenty of easy to get to parking. The food is not salty or sweet. It is fresh and tasty. The service is excellent. It is clean.

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cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for the five stars. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great service, delicious food. Varied menu. Fair prices. Relaxing ambiance. Sat on the porch and enjoyed a breeze. The ribs are excellent! Clean. Ample parking. Child friendly. DEFINATELY will return.

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Thank lmsgroup
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we sure appreciate it. More 

Amesbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Visited a few days ago with family and I think these must be the best ribs I have ever eaten. I had the grande rib dinner with potato salad and coleslaw. If your in the area you need to stop here and eat. We will be back to Tampa next year and this will be on of my first stops

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cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your ribs. More 

Tampa, Florida
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340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We drove to South Tampa from the Carrollwood area to have lunch at a Thai restaurant nearby but it was closed. I went to Kojak's many years ago when I lived nearby. My husband was told that they had a new dish- barbecued brisket. My husband was surprised at the so called" brisket" because it looked like chopped meat. The... More 

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Thank TRAVELdglobenow
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your visit. I think you might have gotten the chop beef instead of the brisket. Perhaps in the future you could give us another try. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't eat inside but ordered a ton of ribs to go. Let's just say it fed 16 people. No need for sauce because they need none but if you do the mild and hot are full of flavor. The beans have a nice kick and the potatoes are nice and buttery. I would have taken a photo of the... More 

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cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and thanks for the great review. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ and service. Prices and portions are very reasonable. May be the best ribs and pulled pork I've ever had. Try the sangria too!!

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cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and the kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Valdosta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We've just moved to Tampa, and are working our way through the restaurant scene. This was the first bbq joint we have tried, and we will be coming back. Supporting family run businesses is important, and this family is great! Chris was a wonderful server and his aunt's apple cake is delicious. We loved the ribs and chicken and will... More 

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cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and welcome to Tampa. I'll let my son and my sister know you enjoyed your meal and service. Thanks again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-837-3774
Description
Located one block west of historic Bayshore Blvd nestled under several grand oak trees. A 1927 bungalow converted into a restaurant. Serving South Tampa since 1978. Family owned and operated.

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