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First Choice Southern BBQ

#207 of 1,830 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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10113 Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
(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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We are thrilled to find a genuine BBQ restaurant near our home. The food at First Choice is outstanding and worthy of repeat visits to come. We sampled the chicken and chopped pork dinners with baked beans and cole slaw along with an order of fritters. Everything was terrific, moist, just enough smoke and flavor galore. Prices are very reasonable.... More 

Thank Terry T
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is our all time favorite in Tampa. Food is plentiful and excellent. Love the chicken and turkey. Prices can't be beat. Always friendly.

Thank NPraven2015
Venice, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Once you find this gem of a BBQ place, it will become one of your favorites~ your First Choice! The pulled pork is tender, moist and has a delicious smoked flavor. The chicken is equally good and flavorful! I'm not a sausage person BUT their sausage is so juicy you'll crave it again and again. The collard greens are excellent... More 

Thank Sheryl M
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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534 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here in many years. Got off the interstate for a late lunch. Fantastic beef sandwich. The coleslaw was fresh and good tasting. Highly recommend.

Thank Iralgo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I've been eating at First Choice for over 15 years, it's my favorite BBQ! I love the pork,beef,sausage or ribs, and don't forget the baked beans and French fries! It's all good with their one of a kind BBQ sauce.

Thank Trevor M
Tampa, Florida
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351 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

After this recent visit I have to update my review and say that there are just better options around. The pulled pork was bland, the ribs were fatty and the potato salad was mush. The customer service was also "eh". They rushed us through and there wasn't anyone in line behind us.

Thank Mailoha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (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?