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Holy Hog BBQ

302 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-5262
+1 813-223-4464
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“burnt ends” (12 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (18 reviews)
“brisket” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Fast Food, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
302 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-5262
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t know if this is a normal happenstance but the manager almost had to beat up a drunk patron. Beer was fine.

Thank dan665
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch the other day and it was excellent! Large portions and the jalapeño Mac n cheese is amazing. Love their Havana sausage as well.

Thank 840randyh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not impressed at all! The service was terrible and the food did not redeem it at all. The employee helping me flipped baked beans all over me and hardly seemed to care. He then acted put out to have to refill the green beans. I...More

Thank ashpulley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times and most the time it's ok. Last two times have been terrible, culminating in this nasty sandwich. I asked for the pulled pork and the guy literally, instead of grabbing a new piece of meat, used the remaining fat he...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Searched for a good lunch spot during a break at a conference at Amalie Arena. Great walking distance. The the food quality, portion size, phenomenal taste and superb service will have me coming back if I ever visit Tampa again!!

Thank R A
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you came by, RA! Hope to see you next time!

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

I stopped in to Holy Hogg several times during a week in Downtown Tampa on business. Excellent food, friendly staff and you never leave hungry. Make it your first choice for Downtown lunch.

Thank michaelgZ721LE
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Michael! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Maybe to those who frequent downtown Tampa, this isn’t “hidden” but we stumbled across it by accident while hunting for a lunch spot. We were walking the Riverwalk and decided to head inward a few blocks. We were not disappointed! The staff was SO friendly...More

Thank tayrah
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Tarah! We are happy you found us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is a cool little spot downtown, It's quick as the food is already prepared and delicious. They have some amazing bbq and their mac n cheese is incredible. They have inside and outside seating which is nice.

Thank jackblack81
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thanks for the aweome review, jackblack81! Come see us again soon!

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Excellent barbecue with all the typical menu items. Had the lunch special, baked beans & pilled pork sandwich. Pulled pork was in large chunks, while I prefer more shredded, and had a couple larger pieces of fat. Barbecue sauce was excellent. Would go back

Thank Andre L
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thanks, Andre! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 16, 2018

While on a business trip in Tampa, I looked up popular BBQ restaurants in the area and found Holy Hog. I visited on a Wednesday afternoon to the downtown location and went inside to see only one other customer (must be a dead time of...More

Thank pamd30
Greg W, Guest Relations Manager at Holy Hog BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks for the great review, pamd30! We appreciate your business and recommendation!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602-5262
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-223-4464
Description
Established in 2010. Owner and founder Danny Hernandez was born into a family with a passion for food and excellence. After working in his family's Cuban-style restaurant in Tampa, Hernandez gravitated toward another genre close to his heart: the smoky flavors of barbecue. Determined to share it with the community he loved, Hernandez opened the first Holy Hog Barbecue in Tampa, offering authentic southern barbecue nuanced with Cuban flavors. Today, Holy Hog has grown to four locations in the Tampa Bay area. We're also thrilled to have two locations at Amalie Arena, home of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and venue of choice for A-list performers and shows.
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