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Kojak's House of Ribs

2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
+1 813-837-3774
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (149 reviews)
“pulled pork” (43 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're looking for good place to eat ribs and found this cozy restaurant, the food is amazing, the ribs the best We ever had, the cole slaw the potato salad everything was great

Thank Carlos O
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the north Tampa area and Kojak's is south. However last night we happened to be visiting friends on the south side and decided to give Kojak's a try. We weren't disappointed. I had the chopped pork sandwich. My wife had the chopped...More

Thank RJR411
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Kojak's has been in the same spot off of Gandy at Bayshore for decades and has a huge fan base. We tried it out on a holiday weekend right at close and were so glad we did! First of all the staff was incredibly accommodating...More

Thank TampaTrips
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for all the kind words, we are glad you enjoy your visits.

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Family owned and operated, great service! The food is always good. Nice selection. If you like spicy sausage, theirs is excellent. Don't forget the parsley potatoes and the apple cake to finish it off. The homemade sangria is also very good.

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The ribs, pulled pork melt in your mouth. The parsley potatoes and green beans make a great side. We have also had the sausage and they too, are great. Can't beat this place, the best BBQ in Tampa. The servers are also friendly and are...More

Thank hands34639
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to get a bite to eat and decided on Kojak's. Reasonable prices and the ribs were delicious. If you want good BBQ....this place is a must. Quaint little place...atmostphere is nice...

Thank chooky54
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Whenever i'm in the area visiting family, this is a must do meal anytime of the day. A great setting amongst old oak trees, the seating on the porch is second to none. Ribs, chicken, sausage, sides are all excellent, beer is ice cold and...More

Thank gurk123
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Known for their ribs, but we ordered BBQ beef sandwich and pulled pork sandwich along with backed beans and cole slaw. Not bad but not worth a special trip. The beef was plenty and tender but absolutely soaked in the sweet sauce, almost soup-y. The...More

Thank wacotx46
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Kojak's BBQ is great regardless of season. Sit on the porch and soak in the laid-back vibe as the courteous servers take care of you. The food comes out fast and does not disappoint. Tried all four sauces and recommend the sweet sauce!

Thank scottemac00
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Great atmosphere near Tampa Bayshore Drive. Smaller facility, but adequate outside porch dining area. Great BBQ selections. Good service, reasonable prices.

Thank Horse101_129
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Julie H
6 December 2015|
Response from Nilvia G |
Hello Julie, Unfortunatley, because they do not have an animal permit, only service animals are allowed. However, there is a site I have listed below that you may find handy to get your pet certified. Look it up on google... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 33611-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-837-3774
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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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