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Review of BJ's Alabama BBQ - CLOSED

BJ's Alabama BBQ
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

We tried tried all of their meats, their cornbread, white bread, sides (potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, green beans) and we weren't impressed by any of it. The white bread was stale. The corn bread wasn't homemade. The meats, in particular the chicken and the ribs, were just not good. The customer service was no good. The restaurant wasn't clean. Before we left we saw the woman behind the counter take a dirty rag and wipe down the side of a potato salad container. Then she put what she wiped off back into another container that. I saw her serve that to someone else. Yuck.

Thank Mailoha
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is not your typical South Tampa eatery. It's a descendant of the Big John's Alabama BBQ on 46th St. in North Tampa which by the way is worth the drive. This restaurant is not going to knock your socks off with ambience in fact it's kinda run down. The only thing you go here for is BBQ and it's worth it. In the midst of fancy, upscale restaurants this place stands out for BBQ. Go there, pig out and say thanks. You won't be disappointed.....Very good...

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Thank wolandy
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

Awesome BBQ to dine in or take with. Small parking lot fills up fast. Good illumination. All of the menu is worth trying. The BBQ is fired up about 9am and the aroma fills the air. Lunch is very good.

Thank Captnslow
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Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food for adults and kids. Tender pork, tasty baked beans. Bathrooms could use a fixer uper. Better for take out than dine in.

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed January 30, 2016

Yup, this is it, this is the place, you have to come try this, what else do I have to say to get you to come try this delicious BBQ? The Smoke Shack down the street HAS NOTHING in comparison to this awesome Alabama BBQ. Great smoke, an AMAZING BBQ SAUCE, that has, a well balanced vinegar/mustardy/sweet tang to it but nothing that overpowers the taste of the meat. and best of all the meats are all chopped or sliced for you, no bones, no mess just great tasting BBQ. The pulled pork is a nicely lean chopped presentation and someone is smart enough to include the finely chopped outer "bark" that tastes and resembles crispy bacon. Its a wonderful taste and flavor sensation. The sausage is well seasoned and spiced but not done overboard. Its mellow and if you are lucky enough to have one side of it kissed a bit by the flames its a true delite. Its also not as greasy as most grilled sausage can become. basic baked beans, nothing too special but the mac and cheese was tremendous as it had either cream cheese or maybe cottage cheese added to make it smooth and creamy. My beautiful wife added green beans that had onion added to her platter and she said they were good but nothing over the moon. Now in all reality I should be giving this establishment only 4 stars...why? because as it seems to be with all BBQ places in Tampa, they advertise a fod item but they are out of it. And the number one thing my did I mention beautiful wife? likes is her collard greens. NO COLLARDS, in some counties that is a punishable offense but it seems to be acceptable in Tampa. There is no excuse acceptable in my eyes for a restaraunt to be out of anything that they have on thier menu...NONE. So in closing this review, THIS is the place that will be first on my list when BBQ comes to mind!!! (unless I want BBQ on Sunday or Monday when this place is closed which is another pet peeve of mine.)

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Thank 360Rocket
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