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“my favorite bbq place in town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ

Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ
1609 Angel Olivia Sr St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
+1 813-956-0675
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Ranked #1 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare
Description: 2014 Best of the Bay Award winner - Located in a bungalow off 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the most delicious barbecue food while demonstrating true Southern hospitality.
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Description: 2014 Best of the Bay Award winner - Located in a bungalow off 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the most delicious barbecue food while demonstrating true Southern hospitality.
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“my favorite bbq place in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I frequently eat here for lunch. The service is exceptional and the food is fantastic. On Thursday's they have Turkey legs that will make you feel like a cave man. And on Friday's they make "Mama's Mac n Cheese" - wow. My momma never mac-n-chees that good! (sorry mom!)
Everything on the menu is tasy, but I usually settle in with a plate of pulled pork, cornbread, collared greens and baked beans (or mac-n-cheese).
You really can't go wrong with this place. It's a block or so off of 7th ave - so it's a little off the beaten path. I highly recommend Al's - it's totally worth your time! And trust me - you'll keep coming back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy but excellent food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

Just a block off Ybor, this unassuming joint is a nice respite from the bars and thugs. Al himself serves up dinner. The pulled pork is super moist, the turkey was just a tad on the dry side. The southern style potato salad is heavenly, just like mom made.

This is well worth the trip. Wether you live in the neighborhood or are just visiting, Al's is a great choice.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“WOW-WHAT A FIND! 1 block off main drag Yabor City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

Simplicity, lovely owners, authentic good old southern atmosphere, great smoked (out-back) foods-everything homemade including the sauces and pies-the sweet potatoe pie was delicous. Actually known as "Big Al's..

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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