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First Choice Southern BBQ

#213 of 1,845 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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10113 E 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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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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 4 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 6 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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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2656
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (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?