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Smokin Rib Shack

600 W Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770-3328
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Ranked #70 of 230 Restaurants in Largo
Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Aug 30, 2014
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English first
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347 reviews 347 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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87 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Burnside, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Food was very good. Had ribs and wings. Little expensive for what we got, but didn't mind since food was good. It was pretty much take out only.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Not bad, but then again, not great. The chopped pork is tasty, the ribs not so much. Served with a but of an I don't really care attitude. The side (slaw, and baked beans) okay at best.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Ribs aweful! Was throwing up the food. I'm horrified. Please do not eat there. Yuck. I felt sorry for my garbage can when I threw out the nasty 20 dollars worth of food. I will never eat there again.

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