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“Average at best” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ballyhoo Grill

Ballyhoo Grill
Ranked #222 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Conyers, Georgia
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156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Average at best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

I visited on a recommendation from some friends. I had a shrimp po boy sandwich. The shrimp did appear to be fresh but bland. The wait staff was young, energetic and a little too aggressive for my liking. I would have to rate the overall experience as ok, but would probably not return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tommy M
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English first
Pickerington, Ohio
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great fish tacos that melt in your mouth!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband has been here several times and couldn't wait to take me here. I ordered their lobster bisque as an appitizer and had to send it back because it was not to my liking. I then ordered oysters on the half shell and they were fantastic! I would highly recommend them. My husband ordered the blackened grouper tacos and they were so yummy. I had the grouper sandwhich with their rice and black beans which was very good. They also seemed to have good happy hour prices.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Aimee-Anthony H
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Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“EEEUUUWWWW”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Well I ordered sweet tea got unsweet. Ok no worries add sweetener.Ordered lobster bisque my friend ordered she crab both were pretty bad. My friend ordered a crab cake sandwich which was nasty and she sent it back. I ordered grilled shrimp and scallops. They looked great . When I started eating them they were cold and rubbery and I don't think they were really scallops but a white fish. Don't think we'll go back. .

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Nurturinghearts
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“not too impressed.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I decided to check this place since it got remodeled under new management. Food is quite pricey for the dishes they had. I got a shrimp sandwich that didnt' seem to impress me. I never went back again.. despite the outside patio and nature looking ambiance.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Alicia C
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Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We used to be regulars at Ballyhoo Grill (we live very close by). They had awesome fresh guacamole & a delicious crab leg entree. Now, the guacamole is gone, and the crab legs are part of a shrimp/crab leg combo. We now just go occasionally, mainly to sit at the outside patio & have drinks.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 1RaysFan
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