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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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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
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • 191
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Deliciously Memphis

What a find for the five us near the Clearwarer - St. Pete Airport ! The ribs are outstanding and the chicken is delicious. The pulled pork was very good. Place your order with the fun guy at the cash register and it is served up in a jiffy. Lots of choices and specials at reasonable price. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben F
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Finger Lakes, New York
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Finger Lakes, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find for the five us near the Clearwarer - St. Pete Airport ! The ribs are outstanding and the chicken is delicious. The pulled pork was very good. Place your order with the fun guy at the cash register and it is served up in a jiffy. Lots of choices and specials at reasonable price. We cannot wait... More 

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Thank Ben F
Clearwater, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly people, generous portions. Best bbq in area. The smokers are going continueuously to ensure freshly cooked meat. Best bbq in area.

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Thank Ymmmmm2016
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Discovered Poppa's while on business in the area. The aroma from the outdoor BBQ pit will have you salivating as soon as you open your car door. Once inside you will find that the restaurant is clean with ample tables. I opted for the pork sandwich with two ribs and a bottled soda. Total with tax was just over $8.... More 

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Thank Biff T
Clearwater, Florida
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding BBQ. Authentic! Highly recommended it! Chicken sandwich was awesome. Ribs are fantastic! I thought I was in Texas, but I'm in Memphis, I mean Clearwater

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Thank GabeF8
Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best ribs around, chicken and pulled pork good too. Only BBQ place where I have seen the owner pull three full racks off the line and say "don't serve these, they are too dry". The side are not horrible, but all are made elsewhere except for the beans, so I go with them. Try to get there a little early... More 

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Thank Dho67
Largo, Florida
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

This bar-b-que is simply the best around. Forget the chain restaurants, and go to Poppa's. The Memphis style, dry rub, baby back ribs are so good, that when I tried to take a picture to accompany this review, all that was left on my plate was the bones. SerIously, these are "award winning" ribs. Check out the trophy display, and... More 

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Thank Ray D
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This place is absolutely wonderful. Unbelievably well prepared meat. If you are a BBQ connoisseur, you HAVE to try this place. Memphis style BBQ. Simple, and just plain good meat. Sides are what they should be...sides. Their focus is on the meat and they are one of the best in the country. They are an unknown jem in Clearwater as... More 

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Thank Tmsmedic
St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Delicious pulled pork sandwiches and ribs, relatively quick service too so it's great to stop by from work. Love the baked beans too. Wish they had cornbread though.

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Thank Heidi H
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Poppa's hands down has the Tampabay BBQ market top spot. Great pulled pork, ribs and perfectly seasoned moist chicken. Poppa's

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Thank Daniel K
Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We ate lunch here and thought the food and service was great. Best BBQ pork sandwich I've ever had.. Very reasonable prices also.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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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