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600 W Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770-3328
727-501-9090
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good food

I had the chicken and my hubby had the pork sandwich. The chicken was very tender and had a good flavor. The sides were good, but a bit small for the portions. The pork sandwich was good and very big. Can't imagine how big the larger one is. This is more of a take out place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
traveler092006
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Blind River, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been to this fabulous place every visit to our condo. We have eaten in but the tables are very limited so usually take it home. I can't comment on their food except the ribs. If I go to a steak house I order steak, if I go to a rib shack I order RIBS. We ordered 2 full... More 

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USA
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117 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had the chicken and my hubby had the pork sandwich. The chicken was very tender and had a good flavor. The sides were good, but a bit small for the portions. The pork sandwich was good and very big. Can't imagine how big the larger one is. This is more of a take out place.

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clearwater
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

But food is only mediocre. It used to be a lot better. Service is very slow and no personality. I think the owner hires family so no motivation to not get fired. There is a lot better food out there. Not inexpensive either. Over-priced for the quality.

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Windermere, Florida
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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Good shack for BBQ. Not but a few tables, and I did takeout. Friendly crew behind the counter. Had the rib dinner, which was good (might've been better without so much sauce). Portion was ample. Potato salad and collard greens were also tasty.

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Largo, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You could drive past this place a hundred times and miss it, usually when they are cranked for business, your nose will find the way first. That how I found them the first time and have eaten, mostly takeout from them for a long time. Our experience's have been on the takeout side because the plant breaks for lunch at... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They keep the smoke pouring out of this place cooking some very delicious meat. Prices are about right for barbecue and they have very good smoked meat. Somewhat limited side menu. Only a handful of tables and very, very casual. Every three or four months I get takeout from here and everyone enjoys it

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was driving from Tampa to my hotel in Clearwater and smelled the barbecue wafting onto the street. I pulled a U to find out if the smell was as good as the taste; delightfully, the taste was even better! The BBQ is out back and fills the local area with the scent of slow cooked meats. I picked up... More 

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USA
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358 reviews 358 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took our order to go. We ate at home. First we purchased a nice size container of Slaw and Potato Salad across the street @ Publix, along with some nice bread. We ordered a full rack of ribs, a pound of pulled pork and a pound of pulled beef, along with a chicken dinner, all for 3 people. This... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We ate here tonight with our whole group I six, and needless to say, there were no open seats after we sat down. There is minimal seating, but that just adds to the atmosphere if you ask me. I got the chopped pork special. This is just a sandwich, chips, one side, and a drink. The price was incredibly reasonable,... More 

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Largo, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Wood smoke rises above this little hole-in-the wall restaurant on a daily basis. It's primarily intended for take-out business, but it does have a handful of tables and chairs inside for dine-in. There is no table service. We dined in and LOVED the smoked pork, wings, and sausage. Our only "complaint" is that everything is coated in the delicious, family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 W Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770-3328
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Largo
  • Phone Number: 727-501-9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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