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“MEAT - YES!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Poppa's BBQ

Poppa's BBQ
12211 49th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762
+1 727-954-8871
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Ranked #6 of 591 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Award Winning BBQ Restaurant.Slow Smoked Pulled Pork. Mouth Watering Baby Back Ribs.Dine In or Take Out. Catering Available.
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“MEAT - YES!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

If you like meat and are close - go! It is great. I drove on from here with a fantastic taste in my mouth and great smelling fingers.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Safety Harbor, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Worth a U-turn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great BBQ/excellent value! The meat speaks for itself--no need for it to be dripping in sauce when served. If you blink, you might miss this place. If you do, it's definitely worth a U-turn. Wish they had brisket and smoked sausage--but the chicken, ribs and pork are premo.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“excellent bbq-get there early”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Great food. Small takeout place with just a few tables. Probobly the best ribs in Tampa bay. Excellent memphis style dry rub which is hard to find in tampa. Get there early though or call ahead. They open at 10 and close when they run out of food. Been there twice and they were out of ribs by 2:00 but if you call ahead they will hold something for you.

Visited July 2014
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South Florida, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Local family favorite for take out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Full disclosure. I have never stepped foot in the place! So this is a review of the food - not the place! However, my husband eats there frequently. And he leaves work early to pick up food to bring home for dinner - calls early in the day so it's not all gone! We love having Poppa's for dinner - my boys love it too. Best ribs. We have special ordered in advance for Super Bowl parties too. My 11 year old rates Poppa's ribs as one of his top 3 favorite foods! Some day I will go eat there! But the takeout is awesome!

Visited February 2014
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Dallas, Tx
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Best in Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very small place with limited seating but great BBQ. Not as good as some of the BBQ places in the Dallas area but a close second.

Visited June 2014
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