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Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

#25 of 1,875 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
+1 813-956-0675
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited on our anniversary and absolutely loved it. Trip Advisor recommend it and we were not disappointed. Will definitely visit again!!!

Thank Tiffiany T
Columbus, Indiana
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307 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying in the Tampa area for the last few weeks. On this Saturday, we were looking for a place for lunch and wanted barbecue. TA showed that Al's was the highest rated barbecue place so we had to go. The place is located in Ybarra City. The streets we used to get there were lower income housing.... More 

Thank Amos C
Santa Fe,NM
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Al's and I will definitely go back. It was delicious, clean, and they gave excellent service.Everybody was welcoming, but more importantly the food was scrumptious! We will definitely go back for those ribs,tender,tasty and cooked to perfection. The coleslaw was amazing as was the potato salad the beans had a little different taste in them so I... More 

Thank Carolyn D
Miramar, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So when we got there we were given service immediately I got the ribs beans and mac and cheese it was soooooo good the mac and cheese melted in my mouth and I usually hate mac and cheese or any type of cheese but this one was really good and the baked bean tasted amazing like my grandmas baked beans... More 

Thank chanell_is_queen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

On a 6-day visit to Tampa, we ate at Al's twice and were glad we did. The ribs and chopped pork are outstanding, as is the mac and cheese (only available on Fridays). Don't expect anything fancy -- just really good food.

Thank Ralph S
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We had ribs, chicken and sausage. I had the spicy collard greens and they were delicious. We both had food left to take home. Everything was tasty and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Roseann L
Quito, Ecuador
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

We were in Ybor around lunch and thought we'd give Al's Finger Licking Barbeque a try. My wife and I had the pulled pork, and my grandson had the chicken, where were great. The sides where excellent, partularlly the Mac and cheese (only served on Friday, but they had a bit leftove). Our server suggest we try the rice, but... More 

Thank Julie T
Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

These guys are doing something right, or better yet, a lot of things. The food is delicious, lots of choices on the menu. Dining room is spacious, not cramped at all. Restrooms are VERY clean. Rosters and chickens in the parking lot. This place is very down home and inviting. We will become regulars here is I have any say.... More 

Thank heavenbound_777
Tampa, Florida
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128 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

All the standards are here and done well. And I love it because I can walk there from my office. Fast, friendly service & always delicious. The ribs are probably the best thing on the menu although I'm a pulled pork kind a guy and I usually get that or the chopped beef. Definitely enjoy the slow cook spicy collard... More 

Thank Luvzog
Tampa, FL
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch to this wonderful BBQ restaurant. BBQ (pulled pork) was outstanding. Sides of mac and cheese (Friday only) , baked beans, collard greens were excellent. Service was fast, friendly and very efficient. Can't recommend this place enough. Too me it is the best BBQ in Tampa Bay Area!!!!!

Thank JaniceTampa_FL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-956-0675
2014 Best of the Bay Award Winner - Located in a bungalow off of 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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