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Big Tim's Bar-B-Que

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530 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-1720
+1 727-327-5336
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is the Gold Standard for St. Pete barbecue. It has been around for at least 40 years. The building is worn but the food will warm your palette! Best for take-out. Easy to find location right by Gibbs High school on US 19 on the east side of the street near the overpass. As you get close follow your... More 

Thank habanadaydreamin
Deltona, Florida
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight. Place is small and not much to write home about but the Rib Dinner is/was excellent. Some of the best ribs I've had in some time. Will be back for more next time in area.

Thank Turtle581
St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We have talked about getting ribs from here and decided to make a trip to get lunch. It was well worth it. We got a carry out order of 2 slabs or ribs for four people and I must say it was the best ribs I have ever had. Based on the experience, I have to highly reccomend it as... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

If I could give this 6 stars I would. The food is simply superb. This is an unassuming building that serves some of the best ribs I have ever tasted. The pulled pork is also magnificent. My mouth is watering as I type this. Behind the counter is the 1st cousin of "Big Tim" and his grandson is in the... More 

Thank Richard_Milsom
St. Petersburg,Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent Food !! The best Bar B QUE sandwich !! Great personable customer service . As far as I'm concerned for the price and service it's the best dinning exsprience I've had since I've been in Saint Petersburg Florida this time on vacation . Think Bar B QUE, Think Big Tim's.

Thank peachypig
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Even better than in the past, love your bbq and usually not a big fan of bbq, the fried okra and sweet potatoe pie is out of this world

Thank Cindi V
Bradenton, Florida
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The title isn't an exaggeration - I've eaten BBQ in 27 different states and a few other countries and Big Tim's has the best BBQ sandwich I've ever tried! I'm literally sitting here with my mouth watering thinking about eating one of their sandwiches! I had to chuckle when I read someone complaining about the sandwich being messy. It's a... More 

Thank Willie B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Authentic barbecued chicken and pork - Smokey, tender, delicious. Great sauce. Just reopened after a major renovation -- what an improvement! Nice folks run the place. We always get ours "to go". Giant portions of deliciousness.

Thank SunnyinChagrin
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Since 1981 we been going here and everything is still pretty much the same. There has been one big and important change. The barbecue ribs they are serving, are now very meaty and of a better quality product. We also found through the last several visits, that they are more tender than they used to be. The ribs are my... More 

Thank eatwhere
St Pete FL
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162 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Big Tim's is in definite need of a facelift inside and out. With no reviews on here...its lack of tidiness is probably why. People do not want to go into a run-down place to eat. Anyways, while the pulled pork and brisket sandwiches are pretty good, WAYYYYY tooo messy! Its impossible to pick up and eat. Youll need a fork... More 

Thank MustLoveCats03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 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: 530 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-1720
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-327-5336

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