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First Choice Southern BBQ

#192 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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10113 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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Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In town on business with three colleagues. Tried to find it the first night but missed it cause their sign was not lit (it's in a huge shopping center). Our waitress at another restaurant in the same center told us where to find it so we went back the next night. Glad we did. BBQ was excellent. The mac and... More 

Thank GeneGracey
Plant City, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know u were expecting to hear about the rib or brisket...and those are really tasty, you will know by the line out the frigging door at lunch time. The real hidden gem here is the macaroni salad...very spicy and flavorful. Never had it this way anywhere else

Thank Robert H
State College, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we are in Brandon we always try to stop here. The sandwiches are Huge & Perfect. Can't go wrong at this award winning BBQ place

Thank Charles C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

After living in Memphis, I have high standards for my BBQ. I have to say I was quite impressed with the smoked pork. Best BBQ I've had in a while! Excellent sides and tasty BBQ sauce! Macaroni is very spicy!

Thank Trent S
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

What the place lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in taste. The other restaurants nearby have to hate them being there. When you park, the smell makes all other eating choices irrelevant.

Flower Mound, Texas
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

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 December 1, 2016

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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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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34 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

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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 Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-621-7434

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