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Jazzy's BBQ

#161 of 1,930 Restaurants in Tampa
#172 of 2,161 Places to Eat in Tampa
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5703 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1216
813-243-8872
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Now that meal was Money!

So finally a BBQ place to call home. It's rare that you run across a BBQ joint that didn't require you to slather the meats in a sauce to cover up its dryness, or lack of flavor but Jazzys BBQ meats have smoke, are not dried out and have plenty of standalone flavor. And this is a good thing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
360Rocket
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Lutz, Florida
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Lutz, Florida
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149 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

So finally a BBQ place to call home. It's rare that you run across a BBQ joint that didn't require you to slather the meats in a sauce to cover up its dryness, or lack of flavor but Jazzys BBQ meats have smoke, are not dried out and have plenty of standalone flavor. And this is a good thing because... More 

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Thank 360Rocket
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I am in the Tampa area often and cannot leave until I visit Jazzy's. The greatest BBQ anywhere. The perfect end to a long day.

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Thank Ed M
Mesa, Arizona
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a good restaurant if you are looking for casual cafeteria style dining. The menu is definitely BBQ options they even had BBQ meatloaf. You order at the counter and seat yourself at inside or outside tables. Seems to be a popular restaurant because they were very busy. Even thought they were busy ordering was quick and easy.

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Thank pattiangel
raymore
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128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We went here for dinner one night while in tampa. Nice small place, no fancy decor. Decent size portions for the money. $6-8 meals. Staff is semi-friendly but the food makes up for their lack of enthusiasm. Worth the try!

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Thank devildog0800
Tampa, Florida
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I hadn't been here in a few years and I'm happy to say that it hasn't changed! Still puttin' out good Q for a reasonable price. I had the pulled pork sammich and their hot sauce - ummm, good! You know you're in Tampa when your sauce choices are 'medium and hot'. None of this KC, Texas, Memphis or Carolina... More 

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Thank dgguido
Tampa
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My wife and I go there about once every 6 months. We really like the food and their crew. The food is delicious, the portions are big enough for somebody that's not "starving". The beans could be a little less sweet, though. Reasonably priced. The seating area is very simple, like a picnic in the park. Very smoky inside, which... More 

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Thank LeonardoReichardt
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite BBQ restaurants in Tampa. It's been around for years and must be doing OK, as they recently expanded the building. The ribs are definitely my favorite, as I like the way they smoke them. My favorite thing about this restaurant is that they provide a very tasty yet sugar-free BBQ sauce. If you're on... More 

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Thank fganter
Tampa, Florida
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196 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A 3 star because it doesn't come close to my #1 spot. The ribs and pork were okay. I didn't like the potato salad. The beans were good. They have their own private lot which is nice. They are located right on Waters Ave.

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Thank Mailoha
Tampa, FL
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Jazzy's is the real deal for homestyle BBQ! It's not fancy at all, and you will smell like a rack of ribs when you leave, but you won't care. Super tasty and reasonably priced.

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Thank tampamomdotcom
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We love Jazzy's. We have been going there for around 14 years or so, basically since they opened. Large plates of excellent barbecue and sides are just as good. Love the sauce as it is not a sweet sauce and different than any others I have tried in Tampa.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5703 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-243-8872

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?