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#121 of 1,394 Restaurants in Tampa
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible

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4.5 miles from ZooTampa at Lowry Park
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Reviewed March 13, 2024 via mobile

We ordered the ribs and they were ok. We prefer baby back and didn’t realize they weren’t. I didn’t find the sauce anything special and we were surprised they only had two kinds. The sides we had were delicious (Cole slaw and Mac and cheese).

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 12, 2024

I had ribs and pork combo with Mac and cheeze and fries! The ribs were ok a little over cooked the pork was tasteless and the Mac and cheese wasn’t anything to brag about! We won’t be back!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 5, 2024

A Tampa icon. An iconic looking building that says BBQ. Sooty chimney, stacks of oak and a fire pit emitting oaky smoke. It felt really good to return to Jazzy's. It's been way too long. Living an hour away, we don't get the chance to...hang out in the area much. This weekend found me within slurping distance, so I made sure to land there for dinner. (Close to the airport and water. Well, Waters Ave) LOL It seems like I'm ALWAYS craving ribs. Anytime I smell oaky smoke, I'm thinking ribs. Anytime I smell BBQ sauce, I'm thinking ribs. Anytime I smell anything BBQ, I'm thinking RIBS! That's how I roll. Naturally then, I ordered RIBS. I got the Large Rib plate. Of course. I chose Potato Salad and BBQ Beans as my two sides. The sides were on point and what I expected. Nothing makes your mouth water more than having a stack o' meaty, juicy ribs placed in front of you. I'm fighting that mouthwatering feeling right now! Dang. Service is friendly and the food comes out fast! Ohhhh man! Did those ribs look good! Plenty of them. Plenty of meat ON them. With a nice crispy bark on the outside. Yessss! I happen to intensely love the BBQ sauce. The owner, Johnny Ray came up with the recipe years ago, in a God given dream. (As I found out later that night) That sauce is some mighty Heavenly stuff. The ribs make it so easy to sop up that sauce. And slurp slurp slurp away at all the flavors exploding around you. Ain't no dainty way to eat ribs. Pick 'em up. Two hands. Go for it. Ain't no way you wanna waste any of that perfectly cooked meat, either. Sop 'em in that awesome sauce and gobble 'em up. I am SOOOOO glad I got the chance to stop in and rib out. I am also VERY glad there was another icon in it, for me. I finally met Mister Johnny Ray Smith. He was sorting through the oak firewood out back as I was leaving. I was compelled to walk over and chat with him. Almost an hour later, we parted ways. I was full. Of incredible food and a good feeling from a new friend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 16, 2023

I ordered the beef brisket, and my mom had the chicken. I'm born and raised here in Tampa and never visited this place! I can't believe what I've been missing out on!! Everything was flavorful and the meat was really tender! For all those complaining...about masks, we don't have a law here, maybe you should move back where you came from? These reviews are intended for the quality of the food, not your virtue signaling ideologies of sheep mentalityMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

I live in Tarpon Springs and seen them on Good Morning America, so far the best in Tampa Bay and I have been to many BBQ restaurants in the area and Jazzy's wins hands down...sticky fingers and all...

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2021 via mobile

Less than what other reviews led me to expect. The membrane on the bony side of the ribs could have been removed, leaving them easier to bite. Smoky flavor was good and the sauce was lovely.But barbecue is about the meat, more time in the...Alto-Sham after smoking would render out more of the fat and leave them more tender. The sides wer good.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2020

Nice place to stop if you like bbq. Service was good and friendly the sauce is tangy and sweet. Really good food

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020

Jazzy been my Barbecue Place for over 14 years If anyone bad review they dont know Good Foods ..Awesome Place!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 15, 2020

We had heard nothing but good reviews about Jazzy’s so we stopped there for dinner. There were two cooks in the back. One had his mask under his chin. The one that was cutting up the ribs had his nose completely exposed. During the rise...in Covid cases we will never go there again. The ribs were ok but they made my sister sick.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

This is an amazing barbecue place. The food itself is excellent, as is the sauce (which is a mustard based sauce, tangy and subtly sweet). Everything was delicious - and we basically tried everything on the menu!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

We were checking into our hotel and looking for something to eat. This place was right across the street and we were being lazy so we tried it out It does not look like much from the outside and the inside is very simple but...you came for the good right??? It is just great Q!!!!! Menu is simple and you can get some beer and wine there but the barbeque is fantastic! All done on site as evidence of the huge wood pile in the back. Side were fantastic tasting also Try it out!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

Girlfriend and I stopped by on our way home from the Tampa Bay History Museum in Tampa. Arrived about 2.15 and asked if we could get a pulled pork sandwich combo. Had to order at the counter and sit and wait for food. Employee was...very nice and said she could give us the "lunch" combo for $7.95 which was supposed to stop at 2 pm. Got self service sodas and sandwiches came out right away and fresh fries after a few minutes. Fries were very good. I rate a bar b que restaurant on how good the pulled pork is. Just my thing. Pork was tender but rather dry. Not a bit of fat. Also there was a lot of burnt pieces on the sandwich. Only had a choice of mild or hot sauce and there was none on the tables. Sauce had absolutely no flavor at all. I will not be making a 2nd trip to Jazzy's.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

I ate here for the first time today. Wow, super good food! The bbq sausage was awesome and also the bbq beans were amazing.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Always a go to when in the area. Delicious bbq no matter what you order. Collard greens are fantastic as is the Mac n cheese. Throw in a piece of their cornbread and it just icing on the cake. Love this place.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

We were highly recommended to try their bbq from management @countryinntampaairport. Thank you because I will always be coming back. They should honor the 10% discount if you show your hotel key card!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Jazzy's BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5