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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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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
Good Barbeque!

This may be a chain but the quality is there. The entrees are good and the sides are plenty. Good drinks, friendly waitstaff. Especially good are the ribs and the burgers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Mary209
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Clarkston, Michigan
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Clarkston, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This may be a chain but the quality is there. The entrees are good and the sides are plenty. Good drinks, friendly waitstaff. Especially good are the ribs and the burgers!

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Tampa, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have been to Smokey Bones twice in the past week because when we went back after not visiting for almost 3 years we were reminded of how GREAT the food is. The bar staff was really nice and gave us great suggestions on a very trendy menu with catchy phrasing and cool cliches! The ribs I ordered were absolutely... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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