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Smokey Bones

8020 Citrus Park Drive, Tampa, FL
813 920 9434
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Ranked #479 of 1,963 restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Tampa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
68 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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Boston
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Lutz, Florida, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this place. The food is consistent (delicious) and the wait staff is excellent! I hope they don't change anything!

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When it comes to sports, SmokeyBones has a nice setup allowing you to choose what you watch and listen to that specific program. We love going for that reason. The food itself is decent but nothing spectacular and the portions tend to be smaller than usual restaurants that focus primarily on BBQ.

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