Big Tim's Bar-B-Q

★★★★☆

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Mon - Thu, 11am -9pm; Fri - Sat, 11am - 11pm; Sun, closed

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Ribs smokey but almost always tuff. The sauce is rich tomatoe base and is very good. I like the hot one best. I say try Smoking Rib Shack in Largo or jumb the bridge to Rodney's BBQ in south Tampa for more tender ribs. Also Alex's BBQ in

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★★★★★

Ribs smokey but almost always tuff. The sauce is rich tomatoe base and is very good. I like the hot one best. I say try Smoking Rib Shack in Largo or jumb the bridge to Rodney's BBQ in south Tampa for more tender ribs. Also Alex's BBQ in

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This place had really good Bar-B-Q! Loved their sauce. Great size pulled pork sandwich for the price, fries were tasty. Good cold drink on a hot day. Service was great and fast.

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★★★★☆

This place had really good Bar-B-Q! Loved their sauce. Great size pulled pork sandwich for the price, fries were tasty. Good cold drink on a hot day. Service was great and fast.

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It doesn't look like a diamond but this is one gem from the good old days that still retains its luster. I searched out Big Tim's Bar-B-Q on a recent visit after a long absence from St. Pete and wasn't disappointed. Big Tim's is one of the few remaining independent local barbeque joints in Florida while many others have closed due to competition from major franchaises and changing demographics. Big Tim's keeps the integrity of the woodsmoke and sauce that defines southern barbeque. One bite of my bar-b-q pork sandwich and hot sauce took me back 25 years to my first taste of Big Tim's. Don't bring a credit card and don't expect table service. Some rare treats are still out there.

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★★★★★

It doesn't look like a diamond but this is one gem from the good old days that still retains its luster. I searched out Big Tim's Bar-B-Q on a recent visit after a long absence from St. Pete and wasn't disappointed. Big Tim's is one of the few remaining independent local barbeque joints in Florida while many others have closed due to competition from major franchaises and changing demographics. Big Tim's keeps the integrity of the woodsmoke and sauce that defines southern barbeque. One bite of my bar-b-q pork sandwich and hot sauce took me back 25 years to my first taste of Big Tim's. Don't bring a credit card and don't expect table service. Some rare treats are still out there.

Pros: authentic southern barbeque

Cons: no credit card, self service

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But unfortunately doesn't deliver on taste. The side orders are boring and bland and the ribs have been overdone. I've been there a couple times, but only because they are in my neighborhood.

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★☆☆☆☆

But unfortunately doesn't deliver on taste. The side orders are boring and bland and the ribs have been overdone. I've been there a couple times, but only because they are in my neighborhood.

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I read the other reviews on Big Tim's and thought I'd give it a try. St. Pete is definitely lacking when it comes to good BBQ places, so I was excited.

Went in today around 3:30. Place was empty. Ordered a half a slab of ribs and onion rings. No onion rings. No problem. I ordered cole slaw instead.

Ribs came swimming in sauce. That's ok if you like sauce, but I prefer no sauce or lightly sauced so the BBQ can stand on it's own. The meat was tough and overdone. Don't know how you can accomplish that. Usually underdone ribs are tough, and overdone ribs are falling apart. The only way this could happen is by cooking them too hot and too fast. Anyway, they were't good. The cole slaw was tasteless.

I am a BBQ Judge for the Florida BBQ Assn and also for the Kansas City BBQ Society, so I know good BBQ from bad. I also cook pretty good BBQ myself. I guess I'll just keep searching for that good BBQ joint in St. Pete, because it isn't Big Tims.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read the other reviews on Big Tim's and thought I'd give it a try. St. Pete is definitely lacking when it comes to good BBQ places, so I was excited.

Went in today around 3:30. Place was empty. Ordered a half a slab of ribs and onion rings. No onion rings. No problem. I ordered cole slaw instead.

Ribs came swimming in sauce. That's ok if you like sauce, but I prefer no sauce or lightly sauced so the BBQ can stand on it's own. The meat was tough and overdone. Don't know how you can accomplish that. Usually underdone ribs are tough, and overdone ribs are falling apart. The only way this could happen is by cooking them too hot and too fast. Anyway, they were't good. The cole slaw was tasteless.

I am a BBQ Judge for the Florida BBQ Assn and also for the Kansas City BBQ Society, so I know good BBQ from bad. I also cook pretty good BBQ myself. I guess I'll just keep searching for that good BBQ joint in St. Pete, because it isn't Big Tims.

Pros: Place smelled awesome...

Cons: Ribs were overcooked and tough, Cole slaw tasteless

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I started eating @ Big Tim's in the 1980's. The quality of his BBQ is great. I particularily enjoy his rib sandwiches. Don't forget to grab plenty of napkins-or just lick your fingers like all the locals do. It is very messy but you cannot beat the taste. The sides are very tasty also! Great food!

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★★★★★

I started eating @ Big Tim's in the 1980's. The quality of his BBQ is great. I particularily enjoy his rib sandwiches. Don't forget to grab plenty of napkins-or just lick your fingers like all the locals do. It is very messy but you cannot beat the taste. The sides are very tasty also! Great food!

Pros: Great tasting meats, Good value for your $, Easy access

Cons: a little run down

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If you want the best BBQ ribs or pork in the Tampa Bay area, or even the southeast, you have to try Big Tim's. I've been going there for over 25 years. Not only do they have the right combination of tang and spice, but they also seem to have the best quality meat. There is just something about eating at this shack, that makes my mouth water.

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★★★★★

If you want the best BBQ ribs or pork in the Tampa Bay area, or even the southeast, you have to try Big Tim's. I've been going there for over 25 years. Not only do they have the right combination of tang and spice, but they also seem to have the best quality meat. There is just something about eating at this shack, that makes my mouth water.

Pros: Inexpensive, Quality service, Great food

Cons: Rundown

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Definitely the best BBQ I have had in St. Petersburg. The place is pretty much a shack (as most good BBQ restaurants are) but the food is great. I recomend the ribs in particular. Baked beans and the other sides I have had are good as well.

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★★★★★

Definitely the best BBQ I have had in St. Petersburg. The place is pretty much a shack (as most good BBQ restaurants are) but the food is great. I recomend the ribs in particular. Baked beans and the other sides I have had are good as well.

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Big Tims BBQ Offers some of the best BBQ you can get anywhere and the atmospher is what u expect of a BBQ joint in the south

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★★★★☆

Big Tims BBQ Offers some of the best BBQ you can get anywhere and the atmospher is what u expect of a BBQ joint in the south

Pros: Chop pork sandwich, Sauce, All other food

 

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