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Poppa's BBQ

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4890 122nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33762-4411
+1 727-954-8871
10:30 - 16:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I come to the Clearwater area I make sure I stop in for a rack a ribs. Simply put, DELICIOUS. You don't need to cover these ribs in sauce, they are good eatin right out of the foil and with fries. TIP: call to reserve your rack, they usually sell out before close.

Thank Gary K
Burlington, Vermont
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The new location is a bit sterile inside, but cleaner and more spacious than the old place. The jumbo sandwich, sweet tea and two side special is unbeatable. The baked beans are Bush's the potato salad is tasty. The sandwich is on another level. Heaping portion of delicious pulled pork. Ask for a side of the spicy bbq sauce. KFC... More 

Thank Amethystcamper
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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387 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Simple basic yummy BBQ. Service is super quick and prices are excellent! The people that work there are super nice too! Will return again and often for lunch!

Thank Banana427
Largo, Florida
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473 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I’ve been there a couple of times now. I’ve seen all the positive reviews and I don’t get it. The barbecue was fine but nothing special. I had both the pulled pork and rib special. There wasn’t much smoky flavor, the accompanying sauce was just OK. The cole slaw tasted like it came from one of those big plastic jugs... More 

Thank Keith B
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2017

BBQ was wonderful. I ordered the full rack of ribs and my wife order the Jumbo Pork combo. i'm still smiling on the inside and outside.

Thank Thomas S
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Don't expect ambience here. Just expect great barbecue. Ridiculously inexpensive and very tasty. Happy and nice employees.

Thank Rocky P
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service!!! All of us, me and the wife and our two kids, enjoyed the food and the hospitality. Went there several times during our vacation in the Tampa bay area! Poppa himself let me take a look at the wood, the smoker and he talked passionately about the bbq!! Really nice experience to get that kind of... More 

Thank Timo M J
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Better BBQ than what I had in Texas. The staff is very personable and the customer service is great. We passed through on our way back to Orlando and got there just as they opened. Everything was fresh and tasty. Two big thumbs up!!

Thank Claudia M
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Place is not much to look at: basic blue-collar lunch joint, but food? AMAZING! We went there twice while visiting Clearwater and were pleasantly surprised. Ribs and pulled pork are just fantastic. Cole slaw is OK, beans are great. Self-service with polite and friendly people working there. There may be a few minutes wait, but food is well worth it.... More 

Thank Dive, Ski, Travel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome chopped pork platter. Pork was moist and tender. Beans and cole slaw were average. Had to wait 15 minutes in line to order and got food quickly after that.

Thank hermrc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$4 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4890 122nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33762-4411
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-954-8871
Award Winning BBQ Restaurant.Slow Smoked Pulled Pork. Mouth Watering Baby Back Ribs.Dine In or Take Out. Catering Available.

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