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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
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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  • 3
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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
Pork Delight!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Daniel K
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Tampa, Florida
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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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Evansville, Indiana
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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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Chillicothe, Ohio
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Visited Poppa's on a family vacation. Great bbq! The staff was accomidating and friendly. Our yougest was having a melt down because he wanted to eat chips instead of his sandwich and one of the employees said he would buy him another bag of chips if he would eat the part of the sandwich i had designated him to eat.... More 

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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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