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Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
+1 813-956-0675
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked beans” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (87 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so happy that we stopped here today. This place is amazing! The ribs were truly the best I've ever had and the collard greens might rival my own. The baked beans were also delicious. The ambiance really made it a treat; a little...More

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a Saturday night and it wasn't super busy. Had the pulled pork sandwich and the pork was really good. Great service and everyone was very friendly. Quaint little place and we will be back to try some other items on the menu

Thank Teri S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This restaurant was really good. The food was excellent and the staff was amusing and quick. We had the ribs and pulled pork. The side dishes were good, too. The restaurant has short hours, so be sure to check the day and time you are...More

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had wanted to go to a good "special" restaurant when we visited the Tampa area from Maine. The last time, we had planned on taking our relatives who traveled with us to the Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City - but they closed down (boohoo.)...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Visited Al's for lunch today in hopes of some good ole southern/bbq cuisine. Unfortunately, I was not blown away by what I received. First let me say the staff were all pleasant, welcoming, and attentive. But the food just didn't do it for me. The...More

2  Thank Cee_Wanderlust
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went for lunch here today it was my last day in Tampa and had waited for the Friday to ensure I could get myself some Mac & Cheese it was worth the wait! I had the quarter slab of ribs with...More

Thank SW047
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Walked in during busy Saturday lunch and although a large group walked in at same time, the service was excellent. Sat at counter, watched them chop and cut and serve. They do serve well, too. A got to go to place if in Ybor City!

Thank CindyWessel
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as good BBQ is hard to find. Out of black eyeds but sub'd the okra which was a great choice. Sad it wasn't Friday as that is mac n cheese day. Guess that means we will be back. Opted for the triple play...More

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Al's Finger Licking is a great place for lunch. BBQ is smoked on site and the sides are first rate. I tend to get the pulled pork sandwich as part of "Michael Choices Daily Lunch Special" - always good. Al's can be a bit hard...More

Thank ColonelBangkok
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Not knowing where to find good barbecued ribs in Tampa, we turned to TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed with Al's. We ordered two dishes. The first was a quarter rack with white bread, coleslaw and beans as the two sides. An order of cornbread was...More

Thank rickwi8037
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2017|
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Response from Luvzog | Reviewed this property |
molasses-based sauce
Suzan M
5 June 2015|
Response from AlOwner | Property representative |
Currently, gift cards are only available for purchase in the restaurant. We hope to eventually add them for sale on our website. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-956-0675
  • E-mail
Named Best BBQ in Florida by MSN! - Located in a bungalow off of 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the most delicious barbecue food while demonstrating true Southern hospitality.
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