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Smokey Bones

#345 of 1,832 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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8020 Citrus Park Dr, Tampa, FL 33625-3002
813 920 9434
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Smokey Bones for the first time Friday night and I was shocked at not only how amazing the food was but how outstanding the service was as well! It is so incredibly rare to get such thorough and thoughtful service especially in large metropolitan areas. I am very pleased with my experience. My only worry was that... More 

Thank SaraSaraK
Smokey B, Manager at Smokey Bones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Sarasarak. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

my wife n I had dinner there and had a very good meal,i would recommend this restaurant not only for its great food but atmosphere

Thank Sue L
Tampa Bay, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is, unfortunately, a review of a once frequently visited restaurant that has seen better days. The last three times visited the service has been marginal and the food just adequate. This time we felt like our arrival was an inconvenience and as predicted, it did not take an upturn. Food is so-so. Wait staff was seemingly fumbling through and... More 

Thank CupOfTea4Me
New Port Richey, Florida
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Craving BBQ when we found this restaurant. Clean, friendly service and orders promptly taken. Started out with buffalo chicken dip. It was average. Timing of the food was great and came out nice and hot. Everything Tasted fine But...with the name SMOKEY BONES you would think that there would be more of a "smokey" flavor. All in all just an... More 

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Smokey B, Manager at Smokey Bones, responded to this review

Thank you, Lulabelle521, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We would appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to follow up, please email us at feedback@smokeybones.com with your contact information and a few details about your visit including the location of the restaurant. More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I went there with some friends for lunch. The food was excellent. I had the brisket sandwich which was ala Philly cheese steak. It was excellent! As always, have to highly recommend the donuts...hot an ymmuy.

Thank lindawC2475UO
Crystal River, Florida
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251 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It's been awhile since I've been here and the food was just as good as always. I always get and enjoy the pulled pork! This time I added the BBQ Bourbon Chicken breast with the pulled pork. It was good, but for the additional $3, I thought it was on the small side. I'm not a fan of the coleslaw... More 

Thank Florence J
Daytona Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This place was just "okay". I would rate it below Sonny's and Red-Hot-and-Blue. I ordered the baby-back and St. Louis style rib combo platter (1/3 rack of each). The St. Louis style ribs were tender but the baby back's were a little tough. The side of broccoli was very good and well seasoned. My husband had the pulled pork and... More 

Thank Kim A
Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Decent enough, especially if you're not familiar with real down-home BBQ. Pork has a mass produced taste and can often be kind of mealy. Fries are crispy, but almost always too salty. Texas toast is excellent as is the sweet tea. Service is usually good and I like the atmosphere.

Thank Ray4343
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been to BBQ restaurants before and in terms of the brand, these are good. However, firstly it was freezing, secondly the service is a little disjointed in that the "call server" feature on the tabletop pads doesn't actually work at all. It can be quite noisy in there due to it being family friendly and the really high ceilings.... More 

Thank Sam L
Holiday, Fl.
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

First of all we could not get what we wanted so settled on a chicken breast 2 meat meal. I have never seen breast as thin as these. Normally my wife and I share one breast that we get from a store, here we both ate one. Her 2 chicken breasts and 2 sides looked lost on the plate, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8020 Citrus Park Dr, Tampa, FL 33625-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813 920 9434

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