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Jazzy's BBQ

#188 of 1,830 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5703 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1216
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in NJ I always very much look forward to my trips south to enjoy the BBQ. My team took me to Jazzy's and I enjoyed all meats and all sides we ordered. Certainly on my list of place to return to!

Thank USABelgie
Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food here is twice as good as the mission bbq on the next block. this food is authentic. the whole place smells of smoke. the servers are real people, not mind numbed overtrained robots. hands down it's jazzys over mission if you find yourself near waters and anderson

Thank eric s
Clearwater, Florida
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked in to the fragrant aroma of oak smoke and friendly staff. I got the chicken and brisket combo and my husband got brisket and pork with a side of collard greens and mac and cheese with cornbread on the side. It was delicious. Mixed with crispy bits and a tangy sauce - the portions were really generous. We... More 

Thank Kwattman
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place will not win any award for interior design, but who cares when the attraction is the food?!?! Great barbeque with the bbq pit in the back filling the place with the aromas of smoking meats. Love their hot sauce, and the mac n cheese is top notch traditional style homemade goodness.

Thank Paul R
Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I love BBQ. All kinds of BBQ. But I did not like this place. The smell of the pit was mesmerizing but the food was below average. The ribs where so tough that I couldn't eat them. The macaroni and cheese was terrible. Who can ruin Mac & Cheese? I would have gone across the street to Mission BBQ if... More 

Thank RickGodsey
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It has been some time since i tried Jazzy's, so i will add a disclaimer that this is not a review on a recent visit. My husband and i live not far from here and smell the wonderful scents that come from Jazzy's, so we went ahead and tried this on a Friday when they had the macaroni and cheese.... More 

Thank Christina H
Tampa, FL
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Jazzy's is probably THE best bbq I have ever had. The food is always delicious and great service. Do yourself a favor and go here.

Thank katieboo924
Atlanta, Georgia
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

What's not to love? It is NOT the place for a first date or someplace you want to sit in your best outfit, but if you don't mind a little sauce on your shirt, this is the place to go. Quick and easy service, meals on Styrofoam plates, friendly attitudes from the staff, and de-freakin-licious barbeque. You should go.

Thank VMIBran
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Jazzy's BBQ is sure to satisfy any BBQ craving you might have. Came highly recommended, and I was not disappointed. Best I have tried thus far.

Thank Lavell L
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Last Friday I was to meet a colleague for lunch. He said he preferred to meet and eat close to the Veteran's Expressway. Since I'd been meaning to try it, I suggested Jazzy's BBQ and he agreed. We met there around 11:30 am, entered, ordered and were served our meals right away. I ordered the BBQ Beef Sandwich with spicy... More 

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5703 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-243-8872

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