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Poppa's BBQ

4890 122nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33762-4411
+1 727-954-8871
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ribs” (135 reviews)
“pulled pork” (42 reviews)
“potato salad” (25 reviews)
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4890 122nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33762-4411
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Place is a mom and pop, nothing fancy (paper plates) , great service, place was clean, good atmosphere, great flow of customers. Went for lunch with a co worker had the special, pork sandwich with riblets . It was delicious, pulled pork was fantastic as...More

Thank blkdoggy421
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Their ribs and pulled pork are so good! The rub is mildly spicy but not overwhelming. They aren't super fatty like most places. The sides are tasty too. Service is quick and friendly.

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I agree you have to go early..runs out only because they take pride in only serves the best quality nothing rushed only perfection...

Thank Rona B
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

In town on Business and ran across this place. Great BBQ sandwich. Fast and friendly service. There was a nice flow of customers. Would definitely come back.

Thank Tube-Bender
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

For Florida, this place has some LEGIT BBQ! The pulled pork is delicious, one of those rare finds where sauce simply isn’t required. And the ribs run this fine line between wet and dry, which I haven’t seen before, but boy are they yummy! Be...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This place is the definition of a hole in the wall - mom and pop. I drive by it everyday and didn't even realize it existed. The second I stepped out if my car I could smell the kitchen, and it lured me in. I...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I've eaten at Poppa's many, many times. It's so good. We order lunch for our office often, and are never disappointed. Get there early though, because the place gets packed and when the food is gone, it's gone. :)

Thank tdwalters
Reviewed 17 June 2017

For the barbeque officionados, this place is a must try...Just a stones throw from St. Pete airport this place is amazing. A large Q sandwich, two sides, and a drink $5.99. The flavor is to die for. You can smell it from across the parking...More

Thank homesolution825
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I picked up a rack of ribs, chicken breast, and 1 lbs of pulled pork. It feed my family perfectly. I asked about how to reheat it and the oven temp and time work out perfect. Great food for a good price.

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The special of the day was ribs, pulled pork sandwich and a drink for $7.98. You can't beat that price anywhere. The ribs were very good and had a nice smoke ring on them. They were smoked with apple wood. The pork seemed a little...More

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11 December 2015|
Response from GabeF8 | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm. Not sure on the Gluten. I didn't see any of the typical dog friendly stuff there. The place is pretty simple and safe outside. Good luck. Also try calling them (727) 954-8871.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4890 122nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33762-4411
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-954-8871
Award Winning BBQ Restaurant.Slow Smoked Pulled Pork. Mouth Watering Baby Back Ribs.Dine In or Take Out. Catering Available.
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