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“Not worth it.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alex's Southern Style Barbecue

Alex's Southern Style Barbecue
Ranked #1,157 of 2,356 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not worth it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Place was dirty. Service was mediocre and food was nothing special and not a good value for the money. I'm sure there are better places in Tampa go barbecue.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kristina M
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  • English first
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not a Bama fan but this BBQ IS OFF THE CHAIN”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

You have to have the ribs. I could eat an entire rack myself. I have eaten barbecue from North Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas City, Mo now… these are the best words ever. The meat falls off the bone and the meat is NOT sparse.

Visited May 2014
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food, no fuss!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Set up like a cross between a diner, a food truck and an old-style cafeteria, Alex's BBQ surely didn't go all out on the decor but the food was very tasty. Conveniently located in a strip-mall, I'm sure not many people know is is there. The portions are nice and each protein comes with a wonderfully deep, smokey flavor. Sauces were on the side for our visit, so we were able to customize how saucey each meal was.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good barbeque in Carollwoid”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Unlike Alabama and Georgia, Tampa doesn't have much in the way of good southern BBQ - Alex's is an exception. The menu is simple - pulled pork, pulled chicken, ribs. Sides are beans, slaw and fries.

The chicken and pork had a real smoky flavor. The sauces, both sweet and hot, were flavorful. The guy at the counter was friendly.

It was a nice trip for some good BBQ, in the neighborhood.

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1 Thank Psstuff
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Tampa, Florida
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quick meal to go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

We always get Alex's BBQ to go, as the actual restaurant is far from inviting. But the beef is very good, and healthy portions that make a great family meal. Sometimes the corn on cob is a bit water logged, but beans are awesome.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Robin R
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