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Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

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Chicken Wings, American, Barbecue, Family Fare
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1609 Angel Oliva Sr St, Tampa, FL 33605
+1 813-956-0675
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 2014 Best of the Bay Award Winner - Located in a bungalow off of 7th Ave...
2014 Best of the Bay Award Winner - Located in a bungalow off of 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the most delicious barbecue food while demonstrating true Southern hospitality.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happily licking our fingers

That was good. We tried the pork and beef sandwiches with a side of potato salad. Loved the sauce that we added to our sandwiches. Big problem, no room for dessert and they sounded so good--be back soon for some pie and cake

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Al's BBQ is one of those hidden, off the beaten path kind of places I love so much in Ybor. You know a place is really good when there isn't a whole lot of advertising around or big signs pointing to it. Al's is located just a block south of 7th Avenue in Ybor City behind Gaspar's. There is plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

That was good. We tried the pork and beef sandwiches with a side of potato salad. Loved the sauce that we added to our sandwiches. Big problem, no room for dessert and they sounded so good--be back soon for some pie and cake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I first visited more than 3 years ago and have been recommending the food ever since. We had a slab of ribs and Mazies serve it up yellow rice and chicken. The ribs were just as good as I remember with a great smoke taste that only comes from serious time in a serious smoker. The ribs are good plain... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Have to admit I was let down after reading all the good reviews. Had pork and ribs combo. Ribs were dry and chewy and pork was mediocre at best. Chicken and rice was good and potato salad was nothing to write home about. Must have had a off day.

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Mims, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A pleasant and wonderful surprise to find five star BBQ in Ybor City. Often times a visit to TripAdvisor to get the skinny on area restaurants leaves you visiting a place to eat with a bit of skepticism. Leave your skepticism at home and bring your appetite if you are a lover of "GOOD" BBQ! I cannot add anything positive... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Dined for the first time at Al's BBQ today and it's definitely the best BBQ that I've ever had!!! Had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of collard greens and cornbread (lunch special). The meat was tender and very flavorful and the BBQ sauce (had the mild) was so yummy!! They have several sides to choose from but I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stop here and had great BBQ. The staff was very friendly and polite. Will stop again next time we are in Tampa.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very tasty food!! Ordered the ribs with potato salad and Yellow rice w/chicken; delicious!! My family very much enjoyed it as well. Also, the prices are affordable. Small critique, I wish they served mac and cheese on more than 1 day (Friday).

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were in the mood for some BBQ while passing through Tampa. Checked TripAdvisor and stopped by. The staff was extremely friendly (as was Al). I asked for a recommendation and they suggested the three meat combo with beef, ribs and sausage. I can't tell you which was better because they were all fantastic. The ribs did not need any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Al's BBQ is the best BBQ in Tampa Bay! Point, blank, period. I've tried many of the BBQ restaurants around and none are even close. I recommend getting a combo with two or three meats so you can try the ribs, pork, chicken, beef, sausage, turkey, whatever you like. It's all good! (as they like to say at Al's). Everything... More 

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Additional Information about Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

Address: 1609 Angel Oliva Sr St, Tampa, FL 33605
Phone Number: +1 813-956-0675
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Wednesday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
Cuisine: Chicken Wings, American, Barbecue, Family Fare

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1609 Angel Oliva Sr St, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-956-0675

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
  • Cuisine: Chicken Wings, American, Barbecue, Family Fare

Description

2014 Best of the Bay Award Winner - Located in a bungalow off of 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the most delicious barbecue food while demonstrating true Southern hospitality.
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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