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Smokin Rib Shack

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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

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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
Most recent review
FREQUENT FRYER MILES

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Alan J
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Largo, Florida
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Largo, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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359 reviews 359 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Blind River, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We have driven by this restaurant dozens of times and been attracted by the smell of wood smoked ribs drifting over West Bay from the huge smokers outside in the parking lot. We were looking for somewhere different for dinner and ran into that wonderful scent and decided to try the Rib Shack. This will definitely be a regular stop!... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Smokin' Ribs is visible most days as you drive toward it as the huge outdoor wood smokers billow smoke into the parking lot and across the street. It's really a stop-in and pick-up-to-go place. Inside is small, smokey and not a very appetizing venue. I ordered a slab of ribs which came with 2-sides. I selected baked beans and potato... More 

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Largo, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Bar b que and sauce is great. Always a must for us is the sweet potato pie. A rack of ribs is very expensive, but very good. Right off their smoker in back. No atmosphere, just good food.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

I'm a local in this area and just ate here for the first time. Awesome pork sandwich. Best I've had in a long while. My only complaint. I want more of that sauce. It was great. Don't judge this place by its cover or you will be missing out.

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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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