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Robert's BBQ and Catering

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3435 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629-8220
+1 813-832-3584
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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158 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stopped in for lunch today. I had read about the smoked fliet mignon sandwich, but the filet is cooked on the flattop, not smoked so we ordered a pork tenderloin and a brisket. The brisket was not too good. The menu did say it was pulled instead of sliced, but it was really pretty tough and had very little... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Tampa, Florida
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A great place to get a fantastic sandwich. They grill and smoke meats and fish, awesome quality and friendly service.

1 Thank John_Go_Bucs
Tampa, Florida
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

If you're in south Tampa stop in. The smoked filet mignon sandwich is excellent. When you park be prepared to be engulfed by the sweet aroma of meat on a smoker. Also providing smoked meats to go and other smoker and barbecue related items. You're paying more than fast food but you will leave satisfied and planning your next visit.

1 Thank Russ H
Tampa, Florida
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I realize this is low key place, but we had a bad experience for dinner. We felt like some sort of chaos materialized during our visit because staff seemed to disappear. Once we put in our order, we waited a long time for our food and actually watched another couple behind us leave because they grew tried of waiting on... More 

Thank jaxmilmom
Central Florida, Florida
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249 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The food at Robert's is melt-in-your mouth awesome. Ran by to grab some dinner and decided to eat-in. The place is a dive on the outside and looks it inside as well, but is clean and the smell of the meats cooking makes your mouth water. The wife and children had the brisket and ribs and i had the grouper... More 

Thank RollTide315
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This is the worst place ever. Did you know that for Thanksgiving, Robert thawed his "fresh" Sam's club bought Turkey's in his minivan then cooked them in his front yard. Did you know he stores his fresh stew and baked beans on the ground?

1 Thank Laura J
Tampa, Florida, USA
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

For all the hubbub about Robert's, I'm missing something... we've had food from there a couple times, but it's really just as I said - overpriced and overrated. The food is OK at best, but there are other places around that charge less, give more, and taste better.

Thank lexluthor31
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Robert's pulled pork sandwiches and grouper sandwiches are heavenly! Both sandwiches have large portions of meat and wonderful flavor. We recently moved to the neighborhood and we've already gone back to Robert's over and over. All the sides we have tried are also delicious. The only bad thing is that they aren't open very late at night--but that's a good... More 

1 Thank AsaOxner
Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great bar b que and good sides. We eat here at least twice a month. The ribs are perfect and so is the pork and brisket. Dont forget to try the crab pasta salad.

1 Thank hunterziem
Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

While Roberts generally has great food, our recent experience should caution everyone thinking about placing advance orders, particularly for the holidays. More disturbing is the lack of response by ownership and management to even acknowledge their error. We called Roberts’ the week before Thanksgiving to inquire as to whether they would have ribs available for the holiday. I was advised... More 

3 Thank bjilek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3435 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629-8220
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-832-3584

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?