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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed March 12, 2023 via mobile

So good! Chicken wasn’t ready so had ribs, pork and sausage. All great. And the sides were really good. Mac n cheese was so good. So many times Mac n cheese is dry or just so so. Not this one. And very reasonably priced. 3...of us had meals with 2 sides each and a large side all for around $54!! Hard to beat and plenty of food!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2022 via mobile

Our friends that live in Tampa just raved about this barbecue restaurant. We found it just average. It just wasn’t as tasty as we are used to for barbecue. We got takeout and took it to a nearby park.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 29, 2022 via mobile

Omg this food is so good and rhe customers service is great.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank u we will definitely come back. #dollartree group

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022 via mobile

This was soooo good! Yummy bbq sauce - good mix of that sweet and perfect tang. I loved the sausage best and my husband loved the chicken - ribs and beef not far behind. And then the sides - where to start? Mac & cheese,...potato salad, cole slaw, corn bread and baked beans. - yummy! We feasted and enjoyed talking with the owner. A+ place!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 14, 2022

WOW! Glad we made a wrong turn. We would have never found this place. We've had BBQ all over the south and BJ's ranks right near the top. Just a simple black block building with the pit out front. Driving by we went right through...the smoke coming off the pit. An immediate u-turn. The food was excellent. Could have made a meal out of just the greens and corn bread. The service was great, you could tell they've been doing this for a long time. the place was busy. Folks from the all around just enjoying the great BBQ. We will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2021

It's more than "food" - it starts with the smoker on the corner of Dale Mabry & El Prado belching out the "smell." It's the black cinder block building, concrete floors, Formica top tables. It's the staff - friendly, efficient, and call you "honey" the...first time you walk in. Then there's the food, pulled pork and my favorite - ribs. Always order the sauce on the side - so you can enjoy the smoky meat "au natural" then kick it up with the sauce. This is not "fine dining" rather "great experience" involving BBQ.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

Super quality, flavor, portions. Absolutely delicious sauce. Must get the sweet tea an dmac and cheese. And amazing, smiling service!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

Friendly staff and amazing food at a great price! I had the brisket sandwich with cornbread. They also gave me a free sample of the sausage and it was amazing also!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

This was our first time visiting BJ’s Alabama BBQ, while on a trip to Tampa. We had the rib and chicken with collard greens and cornbread platter and the ribs and pork with collard greens and Mac & cheese platter. All of the meat was...great and the collards were delicious!! The girl running the front was very nice, which always nice down south. All in all, this place is nothing fancy, but the BBQ was great. We’d definitely recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Seen some reviews on this place but honestly no review will do this place justice. This place is legit. Watch them bring the meat in off the smoker out front. The ribs are succulent. The brisket is soft. Their sauce is to die for!smoker

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Terrible ribs (3) little meat and over sauced to make up for skimpy ribs, corn bread is a tiny corn muffin dry as a bone,seems store bought, Cole slaw not fresh- awful. Had high hopes because of big smoking pit out front but not good...bbq - save your money and find a real bbq place.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

The staff were really nice. The food was good we didn't eat in we took it back to our hotel rooms. I will definitely eat there again if I ever return to Tampa.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

A few of us were working in the area and decided to stop here for lunch. Had the Brisket with sides. The BBQ was very good and no complaints from any of us. Not a bad stop.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

First let's say the prices weren't bad and the portion size was OK. However, the taste left a bit to be desired and the ribs were very greasy. There was only one choice of sauces and I personally didn't care for it. We drive by...this place all the time and will continue to do so.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

I heard really great things about this place. However, it was not all that I expected. I was totally disappointed with the ribs; especially for the price. They were tough and hard. The sauce was good but the meat was too tough to chew. Maybe...other items on the menu are good. Maybe it was just a bad batch of ribs. I won't be eating them tonight.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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BJ's Alabama BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5