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Alex's Southern Style Barbecue

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5362 West Village Dr, Tampa, FL 33624
+1 813-269-0050
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Being from Alabama and growing up on Southern BBQ and..being an Alabama football fan; I decided to take my out of town family to Alex's because I had not been there since he passed away. Tucked away in a run down plaza, you will find this restaurant. Walking into the restaurant you noticed it's a very non-plus decor, it seemed... More 

Thank keiffer57
Tampa, Florida, USA
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We miss Alex -- but his food and reputation continues. Not only is this the best BBQ but It is also goof for the community. I have been going to Alex's for many years. I met Alex before he started his own restaurarnt working at another BBQ. Well worth the visit. No frills, just good food

Palm Harbor, FL
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209 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We have eaten at Alex's several time previously and like the food. The BBQ and sauce is very good. However, this time we were in the area and decided to give it a try for lunch. The place is not clean and is need of repair. Greasy walls, windows, and floors. Bathroom sinks falling off the walls. Dirty restrooms. Would... More 

Thank InterntlTraveler10
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

My friend from Toronto suggested this place when he learnt that I would be visiting Tampa. After eating the food now I know what he meant. Its for the first time that I tried BBQ and I really loved it. Chicken was very good and I especially liked the spicy hot sauce. Really good food.

Thank Seema S
Odessa, Florida
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197 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Alex's BBQ used 2 have great chopped beef; however, 4 Superbowl, I picked up 1 lb. of chopped beef, 2 lbs. of pulled pork and 1 chicken. The chopped beef was extremely dry and BURNED. I had 2 pick out all of the burned pieces and tiny flicks of burned pieces and discarded them, which was over half of the... More 

Thank Inacrunch
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

I live out the road from this place and decided to try it because I wanted something different from slice masters (about a mile away). Well when I called to see if they do call in orders because I didn't know the guy seemed very agitated, being the laid back person I am didn't take it personal and thought maybe... More 

1 Thank Jeremy C
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

Alex's BBQ is the best around!! Ribs are great, sides are great and size of servings is LARGE. The service is not always the best in regards to "service with a smile" but is always accurate and fast.

Thank natalialopez2
Tampa, Florida
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291 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Read the reviews on another site and decided to try this place. I love the non-chain, owner-operated places. Food portions are very generous, but they drench everything in their sauce which is good but way too much (so we'll know next time to have them leave it off). The chicken and the sausage were good. The brisket was average (but... More 

Thank Al E E
Boca Grande, Florida
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175 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

With a craving for great BBQ, we ended up stopping here for a quick bite to eat during our travels in Tampa. The staff behind the ordering counter were extremely friendly and professional. You simply go to the counter and order your selection of food and they will call you up when it's ready. Yes this isn't a fancy BBQ... More 

1 Thank ErinLee13
Odessa, Florida
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197 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

We always either get ribs, or shredded beef when we desire BBQ. We don't use the BBQ sauce b/c it is 2 spicy 4 us; but, the meat is great on the hamburger buns as it is (w/o any sauce). Also, the corn on the cob is good, the okra is just like my Texas' momma makes and the BBQ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5362 West Village Dr, Tampa, FL 33624
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-269-0050

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