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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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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (152 reviews)
“pulled pork” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
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1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

the drive to it was great, bayside street with beautiful homes. where kodaks is situated, the building is very cool, a 1920's home. listen, the food!... pumpkin pie was great! i had triple meat sampler- sausages were amazing-made online order (not made in-house) the ribs...More

Thank muchohobbies
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise find in Tampa just off base. If you like ribs, even if you don't, you have to have dinner here under the live oaks. These ribs are amazing.

Thank WanderingOso
cforney450, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the five stars, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family.owned and run, love the pulled pork and ribs, the staff is fantastic friendly attentive, and even to go orders are fast. Homemade desserts, generous portions great prices, a great place to ck out.

Thank smurfbaby0418
cforney450, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 12 September 2017

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
cforney450, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we we're glad we could stay open before the storm and thankful we are still here after. Hope all went well with you and yours.

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
cforney450, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we are glad you liked our Brisket. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 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
cforney450, General Manager at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you

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 7 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 28 June 2017

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

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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Description
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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