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Smokey Bones

8020 Citrus Park Drive, Tampa, FL
813 920 9434
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Ranked #501 of 1,968 restaurants in Tampa
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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58% Recommend
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Who doesn't like good BBQ, right? I love it when in the mood and it is done right. I hate microwave heated plates, fatty meats, leftover turkey or chicken, overcook/dried out meats or small portions. This visit to Smokey Bones was better than the last. I don't like to judge a restaurant on one visit, as my last was subpar.... More

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food is well prepared...the staff is friendly. The food came out fast..and everything was great. The location is good and the restaurant itself is very rustic and different..very comfortable.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My spouse suggested a BBQ need for dinner - so we headed over to the Smokey Bones that is close to our home. She had the Hand-Pulled Pork platter with the broccoli and sweet potato stix (?). I had the Nutty Chicken Salad. Made sure to grab a $ off coupon prior to heading over. Both entrees and two drinks... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I are not typically fans of chain restaurants... However, our bike was being serviced in the area so we headed to somewhere nearby that wouldn't take forever... And ended up here. Service was quick. Food was just OK. First- HOW can you charge a customer a single cent more from fries to onion rings when the plate... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was not thrilled to see the words 'Smokey Bones' as a convenient restaurant choice, given I'm a vegetarian. However, the Veggie Burger was just what I wanted, and very tasty. It was very good, and my Honey really enjoyed his Chicken Parmesan burger, as well.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The variety of choices on the menu will satisfy anyone's taste. You get your money's worth and our server, Elisa is the best. I recommend you go early because the wait can be 45-60 minutes if you wait and go around 7 pm or later. They are not perfect but if... More

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Portland, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We love this franchise: the quality is usually good and consistent. However, they must have had an off-day because both the service and the quality were so poor, we feel generous in rating them as 2 out of 5! Marcus was our server and for whatever reason, he was NOT interested in serving us. The hot food arrived COLD (and... More

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Odessa, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant offers great atmosphere, great service, and the best burgers. There are many variations and all good. Other offerings are also good but burgers top it. Wait staff always friendly and helpful. Price is right.

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My criteria for excellent BBQ: CLEAN, inviting atmosphere, decent portions, and a good price. All of these are met by Smokey Bones in Citrus Park. I've tried the other BBQ joints that think that old, dusty, and backwoods-looking equates to great BBQ. Smokey Bones has a mountain lodge atmosphere that transports you away from the palms and beaches to a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Great dinner break with family on our shopping day!! Stopped for dinner on our Christmas shopping night. Walked in and our waitress Deanna was wonderful and took excellent care of us! Everything was delicious except for my wings that were raw and my baked potato that was burnt . Our wonderful waitress took both off. Wow! What a great waitress!... More

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