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Jimbo's Pit Bar-B-Que

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4103 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609-2226
+1 813-289-9724
07:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had many a lunch at Jimbo's since the early 70s. It matters not what I order, the meal is just like the last time I enjoyed it, and before that, and before that... The service is friendly and quick. The order comes from the kitchen fresh and within a very reasonable time, no matter how busy the place... More 

Thank travelingobserver
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I tried Jimbo's for the first time when I catered a party for my husbands birthday. My husband LOVES this place so I decided to give it a try. I can honestly say this place is AMAZING. They were so accommodating with a last minute catering order for 20 people. The staff was absolutely so sweet and helpful that I... More 

Thank mrsdporter
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a BBQ person but this place has amazing Hush puppies and fish sandwiche! My college ordered the ribs and said it to was very good. The service staff was very friendly and attendant. The pricing is very good for the quality and amount of food you get.

Thank Desiree W
Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

During a recent visit to Tampa I visited Jimbo's twice, simply because I couldn't believe that the food was that good the first time. I wasn't disappointed on either trip. One of the most popular sandwiches is the pulled pork. The meat had that perfect mixture of smoke and sweetness that exemplifies southern BBQ. Combined with a small bowl of... More 

Thank MarioBrutus59
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We've been in Tampa for four nights and ate at the restaurant all the nights, we just came back as it was so good. The food is amazing! The quality of the meat and the sides was super and the service on all the nights was very friendly and inviting. We had the pulled chicken as well as the meat... More 

Thank shahafs2015
Tampa, Florida
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129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had dinner tonight at Jimbo's, one of our favorite BBQ restaurants in Florida. I had the chopped pork sandwich, while my wife had the pig ribs. Both were outstanding! We both had baked beans sides, which were delicious, as was the mac & cheese. The best thing other than the ribs and pork is the hush puppies. They are... More 

Thank Robert I
Tampa, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Jimbo's Pit Bar- B- Que is conveniently located on Kennedy Blvd in South Tampa great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! The 1/3 rack of ribs was plenty for me! Two sides are included along with hush puppies that are great. Mac and cheese, fries, baked beans, Cole slaw etc are all awesome! Great food! Easy parking ! Reasonably priced with... More 

Thank Margie I
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Jimbo's Pit Bar-B-Que provided food for our family reunion. On Saturday 23 July we had Bar B Q in the park. The food was excellent! The ribs were tender and tasty. The chicken was juicy. The sauce was very tasty. Everyone said the food was fantastic.

Thank Lucius G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Busy locally owned place - very crowded when we went at lunch. Barbeque was OK - not eastern NC style but then I wasn't in eastern NC! Generous portion on sandwich. Slaw was ok - it was very coarsely shredded so just be aware. Hush pups were hot - iced tea was good. Attentive service even though they were busy.... More 

Thank jbrooksws
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Over cooked, under seasoned mac n cheese. Beans were mushy and too sweet. Fish was bland. The worst bbq I've ever had! Very disappointed.

Thank 872tierraw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4103 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609-2226
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-289-9724

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?