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Poppa's BBQ

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4890 122nd Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33762
+1 727-954-8871
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award Winning BBQ Restaurant.Slow Smoked Pulled Pork. Mouth Watering Baby...
Award Winning BBQ Restaurant.Slow Smoked Pulled Pork. Mouth Watering Baby Back Ribs.Dine In or Take Out. Catering Available.
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent BBQ at a great price

This is a little mom & pop place that's not fancy. It's clean and has everything needed for a great BBQ experience. The portions were good and the flavors were great. Excellent service. I'd certainly go there again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Phil H
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a little mom & pop place that's not fancy. It's clean and has everything needed for a great BBQ experience. The portions were good and the flavors were great. Excellent service. I'd certainly go there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had a family vacation in Tampa Bay Area, stopped by and tried the famed Poppa's, really impressed, easily the best BBQ we ever had. The staff are super friendly, everything is sort of underpriced in my honest opinion. Will definitely come back when visiting the area again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friendly people and a clean down home atmosphere. Went with my mother and we were both very impressed not only with the flavor but tenderness of our chicken and pulled pork. They were out of the ribs by 1:30 pm but I also heard they go fast so they must be as good. One of the staff even offered to... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Today was my last day to work in Clearwater and where did i chose to go for my going away luncheon? The Best BBQ place there is in Pinellas County -- Poppa's BBQ -- !!!! The best food and the best staff! This place is FABULOUS!!! and the prices are very low! tip - if you go there for lunch... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I went to poppas bbq and ordered the ribs and chicken plate. The only complaint I have is that I wish the had more of a selection of sides. The only have 4 I believe which were beans, pot. salad, coleslaw and one more. The ribs were a little dryer then normal (according to my friend who's dined here before)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is a lunch spot. I got there at about 3:00 in the afternoon and it was starting to close down. But they had enough left to whip up a couple terrific sandwiches. My pulled chicken was delicious, moist and flavorful. This may be in Clearwater, but it is nowhere near the commercial hug of the city. Make sure... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch one day on our trip,saddened to find all ribs had sold out But managed to get us 2 each Wow what great ribs!!!!! Just went back early and bought two take out racks yummy World class bbq !!! Don't miss this when in Clearwater .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We found Poppas via Trip Advisor and we're so happy we stopped for a late lunch. We had the rib and pork sandwich special and the chicken plate with beans and potato salad. We throughly enjoyed the meals. The ribs were outstanding! To top it off the three gentlemen working were really nice. We'll be back when we are in... More 

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Seminole, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I eat here twice a week. The Smoked meats are to die for! Ribs and chicken are my favorite but the smoked pork is also excellent. Friendly staff and prices are great, get their early they seem to run out of food daily.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I recommend you go early because I hear they run out of food. I tried it on Tuesday for lunch and went back Wednesday it was so good! Pork, chicken,and ribs are all fantastic! Sides are ok (I don't care much for baked beans but they were my favorite between that, coleslaw or potato salad). Try it, you'll like it!... More 

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Additional Information about Poppa's BBQ

Address: 4890 122nd Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone Number: +1 727-954-8871
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4890 122nd Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33762
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-954-8871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Award Winning BBQ Restaurant.Slow Smoked Pulled Pork. Mouth Watering Baby Back Ribs.Dine In or Take Out. Catering Available.
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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