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Jazzy's BBQ

#192 of 1,851 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5703 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634-1216
+1 813-243-8872
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jazzy's is a simple BBQ joint. Unlike its neighboring competitor - the location is simple. You can see the wood that they use to smoke the food sitting right behind the building. The inside is a little divey - but that adds some charm for the experience. The ribs are very good, as well as, the sauce.

Thank Gregory P
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We ordered take out for a business meeting and the food and setup was excellent. We really enjoyed the Brisket and the macaroni and cheese. As good as the smoked meats where the deserts were just as good. You can't go wrong with their brisket.

Thank qsxhawk
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The ribs are fatty at best and the restaurant is greasy dirty and not enjoyable to eat in. If you're going to try this place do take out.

Thank netpower
Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

They have another location in clearwater ,but this location's is better than another one . However its same owner. I offen order the family size.Right now a little far away from me .I wasn't been here for a while.I miss the taste.

Thank Devon F
Wind Gap
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ in Florida. The taste is to die for! Portions are huge and decent prices. Very nice service as well! Most def a favorite.

Thank Sara B
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 813-243-8872

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