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Barbecue
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Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

Holy moly! Best brisket, evah! Yum! Great sides! Had the green! Yum! Mac did the job! Folks were the best! Stop for lunch!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

We were recurring customers. Owners were unwilling to talk on phone or meet with us after we bought over $100 of NY strips for Christmas dinner. Horribly tough and filled with grissle and chewy. Spoiled our family dinner. Not customer friendly.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Took us a while to get the food. I believe that the restaurant serves the locals so a visit like me should try. Small& simple place but warm welcome atmosphere like family; not fancy type. There was a butcher section. Oh and a few cannoli....Advice: should call to order. Many people; maybe the locals, stopped by to pick ip their food.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

We stopped in for lunch today. I had read about the smoked fliet mignon sandwich, but the filet is cooked on the flattop, not smoked so we ordered a pork tenderloin and a brisket. The brisket was not too good. The menu did say it...was pulled instead of sliced, but it was really pretty tough and had very little smoke flavor. It was dry, so it had to be smothered in sauce. The pork tenderloin was not good. I asked if this was like an Iowa tenderloin, and I was told it was. On the menu, all the other sandwiches that have cheese noted that. The pork tenderloin did not, so I was surprised that it was covered in provolone. So it was not on the menu, and that's probably enough to get kicked out of Iowa to try it. I am allergic to cheese, and my wife doesn't like it. And a large portion of Tampa cannot eat meat and cheese in the same dish, so this is poor planning. I went to the cook, and she said the owner liked it that way and gave me a steak knife to try and scrape away the cheese instead of just making a new one. What is too bad is that of the tiny taste I took of the pork before we threw most of it away, it tasted pretty good. I'd give the brisket two stars, and maybe even two stars for the pork despite the cheese (and it not being on the menu where it was for every other sandwich), but not to fix the sandwich is a cardinal sin.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed February 29, 2016

A great place to get a fantastic sandwich. They grill and smoke meats and fish, awesome quality and friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

If you're in south Tampa stop in. The smoked filet mignon sandwich is excellent. When you park be prepared to be engulfed by the sweet aroma of meat on a smoker. Also providing smoked meats to go and other smoker and barbecue related items. You're...paying more than fast food but you will leave satisfied and planning your next visit.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

I realize this is low key place, but we had a bad experience for dinner. We felt like some sort of chaos materialized during our visit because staff seemed to disappear. Once we put in our order, we waited a long time for our food...and actually watched another couple behind us leave because they grew tried of waiting on someone to take their order (we were the only two sets of customers in the place). Our food was set on the counter quickly and staff walked away again. My fish sandwich was not good and we could never find anyone at the counter to let them know that some of the fountain beverages were not working properly. Our food was way overpriced for what we received!More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food at Robert's is melt-in-your mouth awesome. Ran by to grab some dinner and decided to eat-in. The place is a dive on the outside and looks it inside as well, but is clean and the smell of the meats cooking makes your mouth...water. The wife and children had the brisket and ribs and i had the grouper sandwich (and an amber jack sandwich to go). They were scrumptious! The sides were very tasty as well. The staff was busy preparing catering orders and orders for walk-in/carry-out but were friendly. Highly recommend it for carry-out or, a quiet sit down (if you don't mind the dive feel--we didn't mind it and enjoyed our meal).More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed December 18, 2014

For all the hubbub about Robert's, I'm missing something... we've had food from there a couple times, but it's really just as I said - overpriced and overrated. The food is OK at best, but there are other places around that charge less, give more,...and taste better.More

Date of visit: December 2014
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Reviewed September 28, 2014

Robert's pulled pork sandwiches and grouper sandwiches are heavenly! Both sandwiches have large portions of meat and wonderful flavor. We recently moved to the neighborhood and we've already gone back to Robert's over and over. All the sides we have tried are also delicious. The...only bad thing is that they aren't open very late at night--but that's a good thing for my waistline!More

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great bar b que and good sides. We eat here at least twice a month. The ribs are perfect and so is the pork and brisket. Dont forget to try the crab pasta salad.

Date of visit: May 2014
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

While Roberts generally has great food, our recent experience should caution everyone thinking about placing advance orders, particularly for the holidays. More disturbing is the lack of response by ownership and management to even acknowledge their error. We called Roberts’ the week before Thanksgiving to...inquire as to whether they would have ribs available for the holiday. I was advised that because of the high demand we needed to place an order, which we did. We were told we didn't need to pre-pay at which time I specifically stated we would be picking them up the day before Thanksgiving on our way out-of-town, asking they be appropriately packaged for the trip and reheating instructions for Thursday. When my wife arrived for pick-up, the woman working at Roberts’ advised "our order was overlooked" and that there were none available. Inexplicably, she suggested instead of getting the ribs we ordered, we could purchase a turkey. Wow. Moreover, she offered no apology and no explanation how she could have filled every single order but ours as it appeared all the order forms were attached to the respective orders. Given that we were in the process of leaving town, we were left no alternative to go elsewhere. To add insult to injury, we asked the incompetent employee to have a manager call to hopefully offer some explanation. To date, I have never received a response now two weeks later.More

Date of visit: November 2013
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Roberts has not only one of the best burgers around, his grouper sandwich is outstanding. My foodie sister from DC and NYC makes it a point to come here for one of those 2 every time she comes home. Also, they're seafood pasta salad is...one of the best anywhere.More

Date of visit: March 2013
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

My fiance loves some good beef jerky and we drive 30-45 minutes to this location to pick some up. Its a little pricy but he says its very good.

Date of visit: February 2013
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We had the grouper sandwich and the amberjack sandwich. Both were delicious and really unexpected. Fresh ingrdients really do go a long way.

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3