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Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

#26 of 1,843 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1609 Angel Oliva Sr St, Tampa, FL 33605
+1 813-956-0675
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 16:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Tallinn, Estonia
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very very good experience. Nice atmosphere and good food. We tried a combo but should have taken all ribs because these were outstanding!:)

Thank GianfrancoFerre
Fort Myers, Florida
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Tampa for a family function, toured Ybor with my partner who had never been there and had this on our list from reviewing TripAdvisor prior to leaving. What a great find! on a side street, 1 block form the main street in Ybor, this is in an older residential building, 1 big room with a great porch with... More 

Thank William S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to be very honest with you. I have had better Bbq. But this place is much more than the food. It is quaint and has a family run business vibe . Every single person that was working that day made you feel like you were just a neighbor or a friend coming over to eat. So cool! The... More 

Thank Chris S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Literally just finished eating there ! My second time there and customer service is excellent ! I love the feel of it and the food ! Yummmm ! This is me and my BF second time eating these and our mouths was drooling before we pulled in the parking lot . We ordered and before I could even think of... More 

Thank oh_ness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The food is out of this world very friendly staff they aim to please clean rest rooms and plenty of parking

Thank joevaca
Clearwater beach
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Al's is great BBQ! The place has on site FREE parking in busy Ibor City. Just tell the attendant in the lot you are going in to Al's to put the Feed Bag on..! The Pulled Pork is outstanding! The Ribs are Smokey and very meaty. The Chicken Rice side is Excellent. (Next time I will have it for BOTH... More 

Thank GotPinball
United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Recently stopped in at Al's. Such a low key hospitable place. I recognized Al when we walked in. Such a nice man and he's a cutie too! ;) The food portions are ridiculously big and I thoroughly enjoyed everything. I left full and had plenty leftover for another meal later on. I would definitely go back for another visit when... More 

Thank Roxy C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Best dive ever! Ribs for days with awesome flavor, smoke ring, mild sweet sauce on side, great char. Okra and tomato side was delicious. Their cakes are good enough to start a brawl if they run out. The staff and owner are down to earth, polite with a genuine southern friendliness. Added to our top 10 list!

Thank brolly33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It just doesn't get any better than Al's. If you are looking for fancy and high society, then this is 'not' the place to be. But if you are looking for a simple place with good food at good prices in a good environment with some GREAT people, then Al's is the place to come. Al himself is there supervising... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Have eaten everything here and am yet to be dissapointed. I constantly take clients here and they keep going back and taking their customers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 Angel Oliva Sr St, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-956-0675
2014 Best of the Bay Award Winner - Located in a bungalow off of 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the most delicious barbecue food while demonstrating true Southern hospitality.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?