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Best Tampa Bay Barbecue Restaurants

From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Tampa Bay.


Skipper's Smokehouse Seafood
910 Skipper Rd.
Tampa, FL 33613
Down-home Florida fare is the backdrop for this live blues venue. More...

Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q Barbecue
15412 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618

Reliable barbecue chain with a few not-often-seen varieties adding interest to the mix. More...

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