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Kojak's House of Ribs

2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
+1 813-837-3774
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (150 reviews)
“pulled pork” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thankful for small business owners who stayed open before hurricane Irma when the could have been home doing their own prep. No other restaurants were open and we happened by Kojak's and had a great meal with great service before we "hunkered down" for Irma.

Thank doctor-d1
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Some of the best brisket I've ever had! Their creamy coleslaw and parsley potatoes are great sides to go with it. Dinner and a soda for $16. Be careful of the parking in front next to the road.

Thank TonyM_WorldTraveler
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Came across this place by shear accident. This looks like a house that was converted into an eatery back in the late 70s. The food was like the old VFW bbqs back in the day with the dads out cooking and raising money for the...More

Thank gschleiffer
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place, excellent service and did was perfect. Some had ribs others sausage and BBQ pork, everyone was happy with food.

Thank Mtarmygriz
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon. Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We're looking for good place to eat ribs and found this cozy restaurant, the food is amazing, the ribs the best We ever had, the cole slaw the potato salad everything was great

Thank Carlos O
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We live in the north Tampa area and Kojak's is south. However last night we happened to be visiting friends on the south side and decided to give Kojak's a try. We weren't disappointed. I had the chopped pork sandwich. My wife had the chopped...More

Thank RJR411
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Kojak's has been in the same spot off of Gandy at Bayshore for decades and has a huge fan base. We tried it out on a holiday weekend right at close and were so glad we did! First of all the staff was incredibly accommodating...More

Thank TampaTrips
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for all the kind words, we are glad you enjoy your visits.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Family owned and operated, great service! The food is always good. Nice selection. If you like spicy sausage, theirs is excellent. Don't forget the parsley potatoes and the apple cake to finish it off. The homemade sangria is also very good.

1  Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The ribs, pulled pork melt in your mouth. The parsley potatoes and green beans make a great side. We have also had the sausage and they too, are great. Can't beat this place, the best BBQ in Tampa. The servers are also friendly and are...More

Thank hands34639
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to get a bite to eat and decided on Kojak's. Reasonable prices and the ribs were delicious. If you want good BBQ....this place is a must. Quaint little place...atmostphere is nice...

Thank chooky54
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Julie H
5 December 2015|
Response from Nilvia G |
Hello Julie, Unfortunatley, because they do not have an animal permit, only service animals are allowed. However, there is a site I have listed below that you may find handy to get your pet certified. Look it up on google... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-837-3774
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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.
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