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Kojak’s House of Ribs is serving up some great BBQ! But don’t let the name fool you, all the bbq is great, not just the ribs. Ribs, pulled pork, potatoes are all yum!! A bit off the beaten path of Tampa, but definitely worth the...trek to this smoky goodness!
Definitely recommend for all you BBQ connoisseurs.More
Date of visit: June 2021
cforney, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2021
Had eaten here over a decade ago and finally made it back for lunch when I was visiting. Got to sit outside and was served pretty quickly. Got the ribs special with slaw and potato salad and enjoyed the food to the point I finished...the whole plate.More
Date of visit: November 2020
cforney, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2021
Ate here and it made my spouse and I super sick. I even took the leftovers and recooked then thinking it might kill any bad stuff that was in there. I ate it the next day, my spouse didn't. And I got sick again. We...have been wanting to try this place for a while now. Unfortunately will not be back.More
Not impressed in the least, especially with all of the rave reviews and awards. The service was mediocre, the food was mediocre. The food comes out within minutes of ordering but it’s very dry, probably from sitting under a heat lamp for too long. We...tried the ribs, pulled pork sandwich and baked beans. The beans were okay, the meat was dry and no flavor. We opted for dessert for chocolate cake and that was very good. Would not come back again.More
Picked this place from Tripadvisor, and it was terrific. Pleasant atmosphere, and great food. Lean brisket, delicious ribs and a good selection of BBQ sauces. The home-made key lime pie added the final touch.
Date of visit: February 2020
cforney450, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020
Near the end of our meal, the six of us found ourselves talking about memorable bar-b-que experiences and it had become clear we were mostly disappointed by what Kojak's had delivered. Clearly a rich tradition going back to 1978 in a glorious location under a...grove of oak trees, close to where Gandy Blvd. runs into Hillsborough Bay. With the exception of one friend who raved about the dark-meat chicken, the rest of us were underwhelmed by the ribs (not moist or scrumptious), hot sausage (not so hot or flavorful) and brisket (decent). The mac and cheese deeply moved my friend but the baked beans featured an odd flavor of molasses and cloves. Most surprising was just how average the sauces rated. Yes, the mustard sauce was solid and strangely spicier than the "hot"; the others lacked identities and the kind of flavor that a place in its sixth decade should have developed by now. Outstanding service in a way cool setting.More