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Kojak's House of Ribs

#43 of 1,874 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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2808 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611-2822
+1 813-837-3774
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Awesome ribs and chicken... Good value with good service. Love that they offer military discount. Get the parsley potatoes

1 Thank Richttr
Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

Ate here recently with my wife. We shared the Grande Rib Dinner and a 1/2 chicken plate. Both of the meals and sides (parsley potatoes and baked beans) were fresh. The ribs are fall off the bone and tender. We didn't wait very long for our meals as they were delivered within 5-8 minutes of our order. The Sangria was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This was the second time we have eaten there. All our friends rave about it so we thought we would give it another try. Maybe it's that we have been spoiled with years of Texas bar-b-que, but I still rate it as average. Nice porch though and good service. always crowded so maybe I'm just too demanding? I miss Texas... More 

Thank Al E E
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

The most delicious bbq ribs I have ever had to date. I had the rib plate with baked beans (yum) and parsley potatoes (double yum). The rub used on the ribs was so tasty you don't need sauce although the that was great as well. Finished off with a piece of chocolate cake that was just amazing. Amazing staff, friendly... More 

Thank Josette D
Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

To say I love Kojak's is an under statement. NEVER a bad meal and NEVER bad service! For a very busy place, seating is prompt. Your server is at your table immediately. Your food id brought to you hot and promptly. . The ribs are spectacular especially when paired with their parley potatoes. However, you cannot go wrong ordering anything... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

We stopped by chance and discovered a quaint restaurant with lots of southern charm. It was early Sunday afternoon… and there were many diners on the lovely front veranda… a good sign that the food would be delicious. It was simple, tasty and well priced. We were served with big smiles by Will and Ashley, the owner's children. A great... More 

Thank Jocey_d
Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

We go the Kojak every time we get to Tampa. Love there bbq ribs, pull pork sandwich. And there key lime pie.

Thank john l
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

I have been here before and this time went with 4 other guests. They were impressed that the parking was free and easy, the wait staff were the best and the ribs, well, you just have to go and see. You will love it! You can pick your sides, 2 of them and the dinner with a soda is 15.00.

Thank Jean P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 adults and a toddler stopped at this wonderful restaurant having read the reviews on Trip Advisor. We visit the area every year on vacation so try and find at least a few places away from the chains and off the normal tourist trail. We were served by Melissa, who was absolutely fantastic, paying lots of attention... More 

Thank Melissawilson13
Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

Quaint small home type restaurant. Only a few tables per room. Porch seating. I have never had a unpleasant meal at this place. Family staff very tentative and friendly.

Thank ShadyHonyBee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?