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Kojak's House of Ribs

#46 of 1,867 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611
+1 813-837-3774
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I never go to Tampa (been visiting for business around 4-5 times) without making a stop at Kojaks. The dinner meals are awesome and they usually have great lunch specials, as well.

Thank Joseph K
West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cozy shack-looking restaurant. ...loved it! My parents, son and I enjoyed ribs and other sides which we shared and was more than enough food. Please try their mommas apple pie for dessert! Great location close to the intercoastal side walk. Definitely recommend it!

Thank mireyma1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going here for 35 years, the biggest and best ribs in Tampa, all the side dish's are amazing great service and the ribs are out of this world. The best Ive seen in Florida so far..

Thank Dave M
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. And thanks for being such a long time customer. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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235 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old school ambiance. The ribs are fall off the bone good. But the side items such as the green beans are a real lackluster. Canned version of this veggie is a culinary disaster. Fresh green beans with some ham/onion would make this dish 100% complete. The Parsley potatoes were good, but it was drowning in butter. After 39 years... More 

Thank J S
Yorkville, Illinois
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Hands down Kojaks has the best BBQ that we've ever eaten. The prices are moderate for all that you get. The combo platter is the way to go as you can choose either two or three different meats from the eight on the menu. The baked beans and garlic butter parsley potatoes are fantastic and they also have cole slaw,... More 

Thank Neil S
Bellmawr, New Jersey
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a really fun place to stop for some terrific and reasonably priced BBQ. My family and I sat outside and enjoyed the night air. The service was quick and our server very attentive the entire time we were there. Dinner was great and dessert well worth it!

Thank snave669
Mascoutah, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere here is absolutely great! The food was amazing, affordable and it served quickly. I definitely recommend this place if you love little BBQ joints!

Thank smjamison9515
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I made it down to Kojaks while visiting a buddy in Tampa. I ordered the dinner combo with two choices, ribs and pulled pork with the parsley potatoes and baked beans. The ribs were killer, fall off the bone and a decent sized portion. The pulled pork had a great texture, not too dry, not too fatty but they were... More 

Thank Jack H
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for great review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. If this is who I think it is , I hope you have a good trip back to Boston. Thanks again More 

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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Quaint and authentic. Plenty of easy to get to parking. The food is not salty or sweet. It is fresh and tasty. The service is excellent. It is clean.

Thank William L
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for the five stars. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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247 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great service, delicious food. Varied menu. Fair prices. Relaxing ambiance. Sat on the porch and enjoyed a breeze. The ribs are excellent! Clean. Ample parking. Child friendly. DEFINATELY will return.

Thank lmsgroup
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we sure appreciate it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?