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Holy Hog BBQ

#211 of 1,996 Restaurants in Tampa
€€ - €€€Fast food, Barbecue
302 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-5262
+1 813-223-4464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (11 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (18 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
Fast food, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
302 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-5262
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on a business trip in Tampa, I looked up popular BBQ restaurants in the area and found Holy Hog. I visited on a Wednesday afternoon to the downtown location and went inside to see only one other customer (must be a dead time of...More

Thank pamd30
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, pamd30! We appreciate your business and recommendation!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

The food was pretty good, I thought the TX brisket was a little dry but I was ordering late in the afternoon so I'm not sure what time they took it out of the smoker. I would definitely eat there again if I make it...More

Thank FinanceGuy99
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you, for taking the time to give us such a great review! We appreciate it, and hope next time, everything is so fabulous and we earn Five Stars! We look forward to seeing you again, when you are in town!

Reviewed 13 June 2018

With a name like this who could say no! We were there for lunch and had the lunch special -- $7.95 -- bbq sandwich, side of fried okra and drink. Sandwich was small, but what do you expect for $8? The pulled pork was great,...More

Thank alanbZ1732RQ
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and for recommending Holy Hog! We appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed the delicious items you ordered! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This place killed it my pulled pork was heavenly. Then it only got better with the spicy BBQ sauce. The bun was fresh. I will be back for sure if you are a BBQ fan this is the place to go.

Thank scotfoster11275
Reviewed 14 May 2018

While working at a trade show in Tampa, one of the local labor guys mentioned this place. Since it was just a 5 - 10 minute walk from the convention center, I decided to go there after work one evening. It is cafeteria style to...More

Thank volleygirl44
Reviewed 10 May 2018

stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Had the pork and burnt ends sandwich, very good but the burnt ends could have been crispier. The jalapeno mac and cheese had a great taste.

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Barbecue is great here. They pile high the meat. Sides are homemade and delicious. We’re going to Tampa Theatre and this is within walking distance. Loved the food. The seasonal bbq sauce is guava strawberry. Amazing!!!!

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here on a rainy Tuesday. There is abundant outdoor seating under cover, plus an outdoor bar. There is also more limited seating inside at tall stools at narrow counters along the windows. I had the Burnt Ends brisket (sweet...More

Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick meal. They offer a variety of BBQ. 2 in our group split the sampler platter. So much food we could have split between 3 of us. The brisket or the ribs were probably the best meats. The smoked chicken and...More

Thank The_traveling_k_fam
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Wanted to have some Barbecue whil down south and stopped in for lunch at the downtown location. I have never ate in a place like this and the line really help me out picking the right options. Even gave me a sample of Brunswick soup...More

Thank Philip H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-5262
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-223-4464
Established in 2010. Owner and founder Danny Hernandez was born into a family with a passion for food and excellence. After working in his family's Cuban-style restaurant in Tampa, Hernandez gravitated toward another genre close to his heart: the smoky flavors of barbecue. Determined to share it with the community he loved, Hernandez opened the first Holy Hog Barbecue in Tampa, offering authentic southern barbecue nuanced with Cuban flavors. Today, Holy Hog has grown to four locations in the Tampa Bay area. We're also thrilled to have two locations at Amalie Arena, home of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and venue of choice for A-list performers and shows.
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