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“A Great Lunch”

Kojak's House of Ribs
Ranked #45 of 2,461 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located one block west of historic Bayshore Blvd nestled under several grand oak trees. A 1927 bungalow converted into a restaurant. Serving South Tampa since 1978. Family owned and operated.
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our lunch at Kojak's was super...fall off the bones ribs. Three different sauces to choose from. The "hot" sauce had a ton of flavor. The sides were somewhat less in deliciousness, but it's hard to have sides come up this level of greatness! Service was great..a very welcoming atmosphere. Prices were appropriate. A large plate of ribs with two sides was $11.95.

Thank Janet L
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Finding ourselves hungry and tired on Kojak's side of town tonight (which is pretty far from home), we got a hankering for their really good ribs and pulled pork. But alas, we arrived literally 3 minutes before the posted closing time. They suggested take out, but we REALLY needed to just sit and eat before the long trek home. Without hesitation they agreed to serve us there. We apologized to the waitress for being her ONLY last minute table and in fact ONLY customers in the place. She repeatedly assured us it was of no concern, to take our time enjoying our dinner, and that they were glad for the business! We felt appreciated and at ease thanks to her kind attitude.

The food is simple but always wonderful. The parsley herb potatoes are to die for - not low fat or cholesterol for sure, but worth it!! The sweet BBQ sauce is great too. Don't miss Kojak's if you want a very good meal at a reasonable price. And they treat their customers right, even when ready to close. Thanks, Kojak's!

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1  Thank James M
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Quick and friendly service and the food was very good for what we paid. Potatoes with parsley was great too. Nice evening we spent.

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Kojak's is always a must when my husband and I are in Florida. We love the pulled pork! It's an easy drive from anywhere in the St. Petersburg/ Tampa area. If it wasn't 1000 miles from home, we'd eat there once a week!

Thank Stacy_S13
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

My family was in Orlando for the Christmas holiday and I had a hankerin for some ribbage. Christmas morning, I submitted a request, from the Contact Us page of their website, to see if they were open on Thursday 12/26 and for directions from Orlando. Chris, from Kojak's, answered my request - on Christmas Day!! We were on their front porch the next afternoon. The Rib Dinner is BBQ at its best. My wife and daughter had the BBQ chicken and even requested a carryout, with a double helping of baked beans, so they could enjoy Kojak's the next day in Orlando. Great BBQ and worth the trip - no matter where you are starting from.

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1  Thank OhRochester
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cforney450, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2013

Thank you for your great review. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Florida. Have a safe and happy new year.

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