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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%
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“ribs” (174 reviews)
“pulled pork” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
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1 - 10 of 335 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Kojacks for lunch and were in an out in less than 45 minutes. Ribs and pulled pork were excellent. Parsley potatoes are really good!

Thank brittnymiller
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While TDY here, a classmate and I came here for dinner. The building is nice and provided a great atmosphere with inside and outside seating. I ordered the two items BBQ dinner with pulled pork, smoked hot sausage, Kojak’s famous parsley potatoes, and coleslaw. For...More

Thank Marquis W
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sangria was light in mix and alcohol. The baked beans tasted like cinnamon. The coleslaw- a mountainous helping, was plain but filling. Pulled pork was salty while the ribs had little meat on the bone. We asked for the rolls - which had been...More

Thank MK E
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit.

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The building of this place is an old house you can eat right on the front porch of the house, it's pretty cool. The staff was extremely friendly and they were very quick. Menu has good amount of items on it all at reasonable price....More

Thank colinwehrle
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you.

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Listen, if you have to start a Rib House joint review discussing their potatoes, you’ve got a heavy barge to pull. But KoJack has been in business for 40 years, so to many people, their food must taste like home and Sunday and cold beers...More

Thank boulesprouse
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

On a quick trip back to Tampa I had to stop by Kojaks to see if their ribs were still as amazing as they were when I lived there 10 years ago. Guess what? They were!! I had the pulled pork sandwich and my kids...More

Thank NessiaH
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, we are glad your meal was just as you remembered. We strive on consistently. Thank you

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This place tasted just like it did 7 years ago! I highly recommend the ribs and parsley potatoes. Nice seating area outside. Can get pretty busy...but early lunches aren’t too bad.

Thank Eric J
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for the great review, we always strive to be consistent. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 March 2018

Lunch today (Friday) was wonderful. Had spare rib sandwich which is actually 3 spareribs on 2 slices of white bread. GREAT way to get a few ribs for a great price. My side (included) was the parsley potatoes. My GF had ribs with the potatoes...More

Thank rick5127
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for the great review, it was a pleasure meeting you all and talking with you. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Of my 14 years of living in town, Kojak's has consistently provided a top notch product and excellent service. No matter what you get, you will have a delicious meal (but try the parsley potatoes!!!). Great, cold pitchers of beer too. On top of it...More

1  Thank KRMG57
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you like us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Fabulous BBQ restaurant. Not a fancy place, more like a friendly, relaxed, welcome-home atmosphere. Which was oh so good. As was the food. Great brisket sandwich. Tasty side dishes -- parslied potatoes, mac salad, etc. Just recalling it makes my mouth water. Check it out!

Thank clsbend
cforney450, Owner at Kojak's House of Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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