Big Johns Alabama Bar B Que

★★★★★
Soul food at a barbecue joint with some history.
  • 5707 N 40TH St

    Tampa, FL 33610

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  • 813-626-9800

About Big Johns Alabama Bar B Que

Hours
Mon-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu 10am-11pm; Fri 10am- 1am; Sat 10am-12am

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Have lived in Tampa all my life and grew up eating from this place. Not the same anymore! They will serve you old bbq (chewy and tough) mixed with a little fresh bbq (tender and succulent). Don't get fooled by the smoke! Just because

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Have lived in Tampa all my life and grew up eating from this place. Not the same anymore! They will serve you old bbq (chewy and tough) mixed with a little fresh bbq (tender and succulent). Don't get fooled by the smoke! Just because

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Just moved to the Tampa area a week ago from NC (BBQ Capital), was driving down the street and smelled meat cooking. It smelled great! We turned around and went inside. First of all, the security guard was extremely rude (a kinda R. Kelly

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Just moved to the Tampa area a week ago from NC (BBQ Capital), was driving down the street and smelled meat cooking. It smelled great! We turned around and went inside. First of all, the security guard was extremely rude (a kinda R. Kelly

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Recently re-built on 40th, just north of Hillsborough. Same high quality open-pit meats cooked as you watch. Particularly like the grilled sausage.....excellent sauces, beans & slaw to complete the meal. Mostly take-out but now tables

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Recently re-built on 40th, just north of Hillsborough. Same high quality open-pit meats cooked as you watch. Particularly like the grilled sausage.....excellent sauces, beans & slaw to complete the meal. Mostly take-out but now tables

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I stopped in on my lunch time to get a chopped beef bbq sandwich - what a DISAPPOINTMENT - after arriving at my destination and preparing to consume my sandwich it had barely any sauce on, I am actually scraping the sides of the paper to

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I stopped in on my lunch time to get a chopped beef bbq sandwich - what a DISAPPOINTMENT - after arriving at my destination and preparing to consume my sandwich it had barely any sauce on, I am actually scraping the sides of the paper to

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This was our first trip and after reading the reviews, we went expecting a great BBQ meal. We were surprised and quite disappointed. The chicken leg was good but the chicken thigh in the kid's meal was so dry that the skin was too hard

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This was our first trip and after reading the reviews, we went expecting a great BBQ meal. We were surprised and quite disappointed. The chicken leg was good but the chicken thigh in the kid's meal was so dry that the skin was too hard

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Take it from someone who knows her BBQ when I say that Big John's hits the mark! Most of all, I found the staff to be nice and for me, customer service is more important than anything. There are lots of places with good food but fewer with

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Take it from someone who knows her BBQ when I say that Big John's hits the mark! Most of all, I found the staff to be nice and for me, customer service is more important than anything. There are lots of places with good food but fewer with

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This was my first time at Big John's, but it won't be my last. This is Bar-B-Q Pork like I remember it growing up, cooked over a hickory wood fire to tender-juicy perfection, chopped into bite sized pieces, and doused with a vinegary sauce

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This was my first time at Big John's, but it won't be my last. This is Bar-B-Q Pork like I remember it growing up, cooked over a hickory wood fire to tender-juicy perfection, chopped into bite sized pieces, and doused with a vinegary sauce

Pros: Authentic Bar-B-Q, Generous Servings, Polite Staff

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I have been eating Big John's for 11 years now, and it is my all time favorite BBQ restaurant. I remember going in as a small child and watching them cut the ribs up, it amzed me how fast they could go. I havn't got a chance to eat Big

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I have been eating Big John's for 11 years now, and it is my all time favorite BBQ restaurant. I remember going in as a small child and watching them cut the ribs up, it amzed me how fast they could go. I havn't got a chance to eat Big

Pros: it's good duh

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From Memphis to Lexington to Tuscaloosa and everywhere in between, I've tried them all, and Big John's is good. The meat is properly prepared in the smoker, the ribs cooked to perfection, but the sauce was more like Buffalo Chicken sauce

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From Memphis to Lexington to Tuscaloosa and everywhere in between, I've tried them all, and Big John's is good. The meat is properly prepared in the smoker, the ribs cooked to perfection, but the sauce was more like Buffalo Chicken sauce

Pros: Authentic, slow cooked meat preparation

Cons: No homeade ice tea

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The best there is. From NC to Tenn. KC or Texas none better. Melts in you mouth . Sausage, Ribs, Beef or the best Pork anywhere. The Greatest. To die for beans, cole slaw I'm hungry now

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The best there is. From NC to Tenn. KC or Texas none better. Melts in you mouth . Sausage, Ribs, Beef or the best Pork anywhere. The Greatest. To die for beans, cole slaw I'm hungry now

Pros: Quality

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This is the epitome of the genre. Best ever Makes Sonny's taste like crap

sonny's

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This is the epitome of the genre. Best ever Makes Sonny's taste like crap

sonny's

Pros: best 'que in FL !

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It doesn't get better than this! The food is great! The service is wonderful and friendly! The atmosphere is down home! I've never been there that people aren't courteous, helpful and nice. The ribs are fall off the bone good, the chicken

3
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It doesn't get better than this! The food is great! The service is wonderful and friendly! The atmosphere is down home! I've never been there that people aren't courteous, helpful and nice. The ribs are fall off the bone good, the chicken

Pros: Friendly Atmosphere, Great Food, Eat in/Take out

Cons: It's not next door, It's not open 24hrs.

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This is definitely the best barbecue I have ever had in my life. It tastes like real barbecue. And the prices are good.

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This is definitely the best barbecue I have ever had in my life. It tastes like real barbecue. And the prices are good.

 

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