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First Choice Southern BBQ

#245 of 1,842 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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10113 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
+1 813-621-7434
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Flower Mound, Texas
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I almost missed this place since it sits in the corner of a strip mall and the signage light wasn't on! Glad that I was persistent. This place is the "typical" small eatery...cheap furniture, less than the brightest lighting, nonchalant staff..but BOY IS THE FOOD GOOD! Although there were about 10 people eating in, I decided to bypass eating in... More 

Thank Touche57
Plant City, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch. Ordered pulled pork sandwich. What you received for $6.75 was meat piled on cheap bun. Visual appearance of facility was poor condition. Man at register was more interested in texting than ringing up order. State of Florida food inspection was poor. This is state inspection from 7-20-16: Violation Observation 23-06-4 Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust... More 

Thank DirtyDuck s
Perry, Ga
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We both had the pulled pork and thought it was great. I had the plate that came with 2 sides. My wife had the sandwich and 1 side.The sauce was excellent. The place was smelling great. The sides were alright. The cole slaw good, the potato salad was alright but I wasn't impressed with the fritters. If we are in... More 

Thank JB02
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

You'd never know it's in the quiet corner of a large shopping plaza. This place is LEGIT. The corn beef brisket and collards were awesome. The macaroni salad has a spicy twist. I wasn't a huge fan, but I had to try it! I hear the lunch rush is intense, but dinner was quiet around 7:30.

Thank KMH0985
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty tasty, but no kids menu. The line to order is a bit unorganized. I would come back to this place if I'm ever back in the Tampa area. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Tania L
St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I've been here so many times I can't even count anymore! I've driven 30 mins just to go eat here! Chopped pork! Ribs! Ribs are huge! Baked beans have a little cinnamon in them. Very unique place! Just drive by around lunch and see all the people trying to get in. It's worth the try at least once if u... More 

Thank tom g
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Come here when son goes to camp... really enjoy the pork and brisket. I always get the combo cause my eyes are bigger then my stomach. Great staff great food.

Thank Ronnetta G
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I satisfy my bbq itch at least once a month at the first choice. Great staff, great food, awesome sauce and meat what more could you ask for. I love the placemats where local businesses can advertise.

Thank steveneffler596
Valrico, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great food ... The Cole slaw was just right and the pulled pork sandwich was gone in a New York minute . Have to come and eat here.

Thank Denise W
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times. Being from Georgia/Alabama, I love some good southern BBQ. This place didn't disappoint. I've had the pulled pork, ribs, and corn beef brisket. All were great. The baked beans are sweet and fries are delicious. The sweet tea is amazing as well. No complaints here! I just wish I lived a little closer...

Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10113 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-621-7434

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