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Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que

1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
+1 813-956-0675
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked beans” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (86 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had wanted to go to a good "special" restaurant when we visited the Tampa area from Maine. The last time, we had planned on taking our relatives who traveled with us to the Spaghetti Warehouse in Ybor City - but they closed down (boohoo.)...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Visited Al's for lunch today in hopes of some good ole southern/bbq cuisine. Unfortunately, I was not blown away by what I received. First let me say the staff were all pleasant, welcoming, and attentive. But the food just didn't do it for me. The...More

1  Thank Cee_Wanderlust
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went for lunch here today it was my last day in Tampa and had waited for the Friday to ensure I could get myself some Mac & Cheese it was worth the wait! I had the quarter slab of ribs with...More

Thank SW047
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Walked in during busy Saturday lunch and although a large group walked in at same time, the service was excellent. Sat at counter, watched them chop and cut and serve. They do serve well, too. A got to go to place if in Ybor City!

Thank CindyWessel
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as good BBQ is hard to find. Out of black eyeds but sub'd the okra which was a great choice. Sad it wasn't Friday as that is mac n cheese day. Guess that means we will be back. Opted for the triple play...More

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Al's Finger Licking is a great place for lunch. BBQ is smoked on site and the sides are first rate. I tend to get the pulled pork sandwich as part of "Michael Choices Daily Lunch Special" - always good. Al's can be a bit hard...More

Thank ColonelBangkok
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Not knowing where to find good barbecued ribs in Tampa, we turned to TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed with Al's. We ordered two dishes. The first was a quarter rack with white bread, coleslaw and beans as the two sides. An order of cornbread was...More

Thank rickwi8037
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited on our anniversary and absolutely loved it. Trip Advisor recommend it and we were not disappointed. Will definitely visit again!!!

Thank Tiffiany T
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have been staying in the Tampa area for the last few weeks. On this Saturday, we were looking for a place for lunch and wanted barbecue. TA showed that Al's was the highest rated barbecue place so we had to go. The place is...More

Thank Amos C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

First time at Al's and I will definitely go back. It was delicious, clean, and they gave excellent service.Everybody was welcoming, but more importantly the food was scrumptious! We will definitely go back for those ribs,tender,tasty and cooked to perfection. The coleslaw was amazing as...More

1  Thank AlwaysWunderlust
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6 April 2017|
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Response from Luvzog | Reviewed this property |
molasses-based sauce
Suzan M
4 June 2015|
Response from AlOwner | Property representative |
Currently, gift cards are only available for purchase in the restaurant. We hope to eventually add them for sale on our website. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 16:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1609 Angel Oliva Senior St, Tampa, FL 33605-5133
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-956-0675
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2014 Best of the Bay Award Winner - Located in a bungalow off of 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the most delicious barbecue food while demonstrating true Southern hospitality.
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