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Kojak's House of Ribs

#42 of 1,884 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
+1 813-837-3774
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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Land O Lakes, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ribs, pulled pork melt in your mouth. The parsley potatoes and green beans make a great side. We have also had the sausage and they too, are great. Can't beat this place, the best BBQ in Tampa. The servers are also friendly and are very attentive.

Thank hands34639
cleveland, ohio
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to get a bite to eat and decided on Kojak's. Reasonable prices and the ribs were delicious. If you want good BBQ....this place is a must. Quaint little place...atmostphere is nice...

Thank chooky54
Alberta, Canada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Whenever i'm in the area visiting family, this is a must do meal anytime of the day. A great setting amongst old oak trees, the seating on the porch is second to none. Ribs, chicken, sausage, sides are all excellent, beer is ice cold and service is great. I've been coming to Kojak's over about 10-12 years now, and hope... More 

Thank gurk123
Clearwater, Florida
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565 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Known for their ribs, but we ordered BBQ beef sandwich and pulled pork sandwich along with backed beans and cole slaw. Not bad but not worth a special trip. The beef was plenty and tender but absolutely soaked in the sweet sauce, almost soup-y. The pork was dry. The beans were straight out of a can and heated till limp.... More 

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Enterprise, Alabama
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Kojak's BBQ is great regardless of season. Sit on the porch and soak in the laid-back vibe as the courteous servers take care of you. The food comes out fast and does not disappoint. Tried all four sauces and recommend the sweet sauce!

Thank scottemac00
Vero Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great atmosphere near Tampa Bayshore Drive. Smaller facility, but adequate outside porch dining area. Great BBQ selections. Good service, reasonable prices.

Thank Horse101_129
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Best ribs I've ever had. The prices are very reasonable as well! It's a great mom and pop place. Try the rib dinner with parsley potatoes! Also the warm apple cake with ice cream.

Thank Brooke R
Tampa, Florida
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220 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The weather had a lot to do with the pleasant experience. Sat on the front porch for lunch, service was fast and friendly. I had the Pulled Pork sandwich with slaw and it was a filling lunch meal. The hot sauce was not that hot but it was tangy, maybe they had hotter but I did not ask. Overall it... More 

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Monticello, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this quaint restaurant and we're glad we stopped. The ribs were tender, the sauce options tasted homemade, the coleslaw was crisp and fresh and the parsley potatoes buttery and flavorful. The service was quick and very friendly. It's a perfect spot for a group of 4 or less.

Thank kmrhs01
Charlottesville, Virginia
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Not sure why this place gets such high reviews. Kojak's was certainly good, but there was nothing outstanding about it. I had the ribs and while I enjoyed them I've had much better. What I did find interesting in several BBQ joints I've tried is that the side dishes seem to be an afterthought while the focus is on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-837-3774
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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