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Smokin Rib Shack

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600 W Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770-3328
+1 727-501-9090
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11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very disappointed with this "smoked rib and meat" joint that smelled with huge potential but didn't fulfill expectations. I'm a very good smoked food aficionado and in my opinion, this place cheats. They may be cooking with a smoking fire out back, but the food certainly did not taste "smoked". Ribs tasted like typical baked or grilled meat on a... More 

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Thank foolsrussian
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I go to Spring Break/Spring Training Vacation in the Clearwater/Bellaire Beach/Largo area every March.I know THE BEST RIBS I HAVE EVER FOUND, IN OVER 50 YEARS OF SEARCHING, are on West bayAve, Largo, in a little, almost invisible from the highway, concrete block shack, painted rust/rib sauce color on the outside, with an almost invisible little sign, "Smokin' Rib Shack."... More 

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Thank lawyerbobrecovered91
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife and I stopped by the place because it had the smoke piping out and we thought it would be good to try. Wow, we were badly mistaken. We got an order of ribs and a chicken breast dinner to go. When we got home and took it out, the smoke smell was over-bearing. We tried to eat this... More 

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Thank dale H
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while we were working on a project close by and it's great!! We all had the C Dub sandwich and I have no idea why it's called a sandwich it is incredible and huge!! Great lunch spot!!

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Thank Hamshar
Minneapolis, United States
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

First time I went here, it was the heavenly smoky smell that drew me in. Sat in the car and ate ribs like a madwoman! Looks a little scary on the outside, and service is functional (okay, I admit it, I couldn't understand the questions the gal at the counter asked). But who cares. Just order the ribs and you'll... More 

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Thank Robyn D
Largo, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This little hole in the wall has the very best ribs in town! This is my families & friends "go to" rib joint! Never get a bad meal here! You've GOT to try it!

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Thank ClearwaterKathi
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is one of my go to places for comfort food. Their bbq sauce is my all time favorite and you get smoky, tasty meat. Their portions are big and there are lots of options to pick from, even though they are a smaller place. One of my favorites places to grab a carry out meal after a long day... More 

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Thank LadyVoss
Winnipeg
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The smell of the meat smoking in the yard pulls you into this mouth watering food shack. It is a small place where you can eat in or take out. We ate in and ended up taking half with us as large portion sizes. The ribs, chicken and beans were great!

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Thank Sister2Winnipeg
Denver
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Just happened by, said give it a try, why not? Boy, am I glad I did. It has been many years since I have tasted bbq that reminds me of the excellent, non-franchise, bbq that used to be a common experience where I grew up in south Florida. This place is a gem: delicious, moist bbq, delightful homemade southern sides,... More 

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Thank Hikesleepeat
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

When I pulled up to this place it's exactly what I look for in a barbecue restaurant. Old, small, building with a giant smoker in the back that you can smell for blocks. Right away my expectations were very high. I've been here several times since. I have determined that the smoked wings are probably the best thing on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770-3328
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Largo
  • Phone Number: +1 727-501-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?