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Zambia Smokehouse

#287 of 1,908 Restaurants in Tampa}
€€ - €€€American, Barbecue
Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (13 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

After walking around Busch Gardens for a few hours , it was time for dinner. Nearby was the Zambia Smokehouse and BBQ penetrating the air all around so we decided to stop in to grab BBQ and drinks. I ordered the BBQ samples plate for...More

Thank Alan Z
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Decent enough BBQ for a theme park. It won't win any awards, but it is legitimately smoked BBQ. My guess is that it's smoked for a period, then placed in ovens for a period, then finished over direct heat. They could do a bit better...More

2  Thank hitmanoo
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is one of the restaurants on the Busch Gardens all day dining plan and it was so good for lunch that I went back for dinner. The ribs were excellent!! There were 4 ribs per serving along with fries, cole slaw and a roll....More

1  Thank JP-in-MD
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch yesterday and it was pretty good. The meal isn't cheap at almost $20, but the quantity and quality of the beef brisket was outstanding. Best meal at Busch Gardens.

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The sampler comes with a piece of chicken, two pieces of brisket,two small ribs and a large roll. It also comes with your choice of fries or coleslaw. Be careful, if you get coleslaw make sure they don't charge you extra. There's indoor air-conditioning seating...More

1  Thank Where-2-go-4-help
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food was just okay.Staff seemed a little overworked and not real friendly. I would not dine again if ever in Busch Gardens.

Thank pam5612017
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I got the salmon which tasted really fishy to the point I stopped eating it cause I was nervous about quality... my husband said his sandwich was unappealing too. And my son wouldn't eat his chicken and he never denies chicken! Staff was really friendly...More

Thank Luv2TravelNEGirl
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We purchased the all day dine with our park entrance tickets. Great deal. We chose this place to eat lunch. This place had fast service, too much food, & tasted great. The meat was tender & delicious! I recommend bringing a ziploc bag to take...More

Thank cmoy2015
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It took about 30 minutes to get through the short line to the drinks. The youngsters working drinks and desserts were more interested in their conversations than serving the customers. The other places in the line were also understaffed, so I had to wait for...More

Thank kleektours
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After a long day of trekking all over Busch Gardens, I just wanted to eat and go to sleep! This place smelled heavenly as we made our way there. I ordered the grilled salmon sandwich and it was so good! My friend got the brisket...More

Thank Stephanie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
located inside Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL
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