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8020 Citrus Park Drive, Tampa, FL
813 920 9434
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good ribs

Whenever we are in Tampa we go to Smokey Bones (several times/year). It's a decent chain with very good ribs, a lot of TV's and friendly service. The ribs or pulled pork are consistently the 2 best choices. Had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was so dry that it was inedible!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
jeff f
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Whenever we are in Tampa we go to Smokey Bones (several times/year). It's a decent chain with very good ribs, a lot of TV's and friendly service. The ribs or pulled pork are consistently the 2 best choices. Had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was so dry that it was inedible!

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Jupiter, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've eaten here a few times and for the most part it's what you expect from a chain. The food is good for the most part (I like their mustard based sauce) Service is good at the bar but table service can sometimes be spotty. Pricing is reasonable and I think management tries to get things right but again it's... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Was visiting the area and had never tried this chain and had a coupon so we figured we would give it a try. The whole family really enjoyed it. Prices were reasonable and serving large. Waitress went out of her way to accommodate us, especially trying all the different sauces. Daughter loved the wings, I had pulled pork (good), husband... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We always liked the food here, but service started taking a dive and we stopped coming. Decided to give it another try after dinner hours on a Monday night. We sat at the bar thinking we'd get attentive service...One bartender, Jenna, who mumbles so badly you honestly cannot understand her. The bar was not crowded although there were others there.... More 

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maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was my second time eating at Smokey Bones. The food is delicious. I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Dip as an appetizer and had a burger for my entrée. We made the mistake of eating there before going out for drinks. I say mistake because after our meal, we were so full we just wanted to go home and take... More 

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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137 reviews 137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

stopped for lunch, had a good beer selection and full bar. Could order meals or just sandwiches. I had the beef brisket sandwich which was large and good. 2 of our friends had burgers and they were very large and both enjoyed. The french fries were average. DW had ribs she said ok, but meat was falling off like she... More 

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Brandon, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wow, do I love this place! For a franchise restaurant, I am amazed at the quality of their ribs. They are my favorite hands-down, head and shoulders above all the rest. The rest of the menu is just as amazing, and the quality is consistent from one location to another. My highest rating!

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The young waiter was more concerned with talking to his friends at the table next to us to realize my pulled pork dinner was a huge pile of fat. When I brought this up to him, he said he would get me another plate. I said I will try to baby back ribs instead (to avoid another pile of fat).... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great steak main meal. Good service and value for money. Really enjoyed our Smokey spare rib starters. Big portions.

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Trinity
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148 reviews 148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We recently had dinner here and our server screwed up two out of 4 orders. He really did not seem to care and had the manager come over and she could have cared less. She actually told me I did not get what I ordered because they were out and that the server did not know. I guess I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8020 Citrus Park Drive, Tampa, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813 920 9434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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