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Poppa's BBQ

12211 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762
+1 727-954-8871
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Ranked #4 of 573 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Award Winning BBQ Restaurant.Slow Smoked Pulled Pork. Mouth Watering Baby Back Ribs.Dine In or Take Out. Catering Available.
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food and service here is great! Real, homemade, melt in your mouth barbeque. They're moving just across the street to a larger space, yum!

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Miami
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a party of twenty and found this site here. Everyone loved the food and will go back and order again before leaving area. Great food! Note we took back to hotel as this is really a takeout place.

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

If you like meat and are close - go! It is great. I drove on from here with a fantastic taste in my mouth and great smelling fingers.

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Safety Harbor, FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great BBQ/excellent value! The meat speaks for itself--no need for it to be dripping in sauce when served. If you blink, you might miss this place. If you do, it's definitely worth a U-turn. Wish they had brisket and smoked sausage--but the chicken, ribs and pork are premo.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Great food. Small takeout place with just a few tables. Probobly the best ribs in Tampa bay. Excellent memphis style dry rub which is hard to find in tampa. Get there early though or call ahead. They open at 10 and close when they run out of food. Been there twice and they were out of ribs by 2:00 but... More

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South Florida, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Full disclosure. I have never stepped foot in the place! So this is a review of the food - not the place! However, my husband eats there frequently. And he leaves work early to pick up food to bring home for dinner - calls early in the day so it's not all gone! We love having Poppa's for dinner -... More

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Dallas, Tx
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very small place with limited seating but great BBQ. Not as good as some of the BBQ places in the Dallas area but a close second.

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Martinez, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My brother and I stopped by Poppa's BBQ on our way to St. Pete Beach based on online reviews and such.....WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! I had the ribs and they were packed with flavor and practically fell off the bone. The man's a BBQ genius! Even if you have to go a bit out of your way, don't miss this... More

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Savannah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Almost the smallest restaurant I have ever been in, but the taste, the quality,...unsurpassed! Ribs succulent and falling off the bone, pulled pork that will make you envious of this man's skills, sauce that will have you EATING YOUR FINGERS!!. Absolutely the BEST there is,...I am SO glad this guy quit his day job!! Worth the 6 hour drive from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've eaten alot of BBQ, and this is definitely the place to go. The place is small, which in my opinion is what you want in a BBQ place. Fast and Friendly service, and the food... is amazing. I will definitely be coming back, probably way more than I should.

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