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First Choice BBQ

BBQ Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
Bloomingdale Ridge, Tampa
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  • Jason T.
    "Best BBQ in Tampa and great for catering!"(4 Tips)
    Okie T.
    "spicy macaroni salad is heaven on Earth..."(5 Tips)
    Richard R.
    "Corn beef spicy Mac and extra sauce.... Bamm a good day"(2 Tips)
    Linda E.
    "Pork and sausage combo platter is spectacular!"(2 Tips)
51 Tips and reviews
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  • Cory C.
    Cory ColerSeptember 10, 2016
    There are so many things that are good here! Barbecue is the best in the area. Collard greens, natural cut fries, spicy macaroni salad, and other sides are great. The southern sweet tea is good too!
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomJune 21, 2011
    Family recipes give First Choice's tangy sauce and distinctive sides a down-home flavor missing from just about every other barbecue spot. Go early for lunch, crowds frequently line up out the door.
  • Ernie and Dora H.
    Ernie and Dora HiersApril 25, 2015
    Follow your nose! Warm and you'll smell like woodsmoke when you walk out, but that's all good because the food is worth it... Read more
  • Austin G.
    Austin GraceJune 12, 2014
    This place is the absolute best. You're wasting your time if you go across the street to sunnies and it's just as simple as that. Just come here instead and you will not regret it.
  • Hula D.
    Hula DollMay 15, 2013
    If you haven't been here or you don't like it here, the you just aren't Southern. BEST BBQ EVER!! BEST potato salad!!
  • Hussein M.
    Hussein MansourJune 23, 2014
    My girl tool me there for the 1st time saturday (last night) and this place is amazing that i wanted to go back today but they are closed Sundays it turns out....i gotta wait a week :(
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan Shimp1 week ago
    Pork, sausage combo is darn good. Collared greens very good. Overall I say, "A+"
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZielinskiJanuary 15, 2011
    Best southern bbq in town. Mac salad is super spicy and so is their hot bbq sauce. The corn beef is a must have.
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BlackAugust 6, 2011
    Great BBQ takeout! Ribs & sausage are outstanding! It is small and hot inside, great for a picnic.
  • Ken G.
    Ken GAugust 31, 2012
    The only place I know that BBQ's corn beef. Also beef and pork and Turkey are great.
  • Audrey C.
    Audrey CarballoJuly 7, 2013
    Hands down the best BBQ I've ever tasted. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
  • Alex E.
    Alex EngMay 28, 2011
    The corned beef is a must have! Mac salad has a definitely interesting, but good, flavor.
  • Okie T.
    Okie TiloFebruary 29, 2012
    The spicy macaroni salad is heaven on Earth... actually the entire menu is!
  • Jonathan U.
    Jonathan UnderwoodOctober 27, 2015
    BBQ Great for Florida. Spicy macaroni is good too!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HozeJuly 25, 2011
    I dont agree with ghetto comment. They are quick and efficient. just great bbq, no gimmicks
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSMay 20, 2013
    Try the Combo Plate With Beef Brisket & Chopped Pork -
  • Eric R.
    Eric RitterAugust 7, 2014
    The line goes out the door after 12 pm. So get there early.
  • Linda E.
    Linda Eugene-DowerJuly 30, 2011
    Pork and sausage combo platter is spectacular! Sauce is awesome!
  • Eddie H.
    Eddie HernandezMarch 10, 2014
    Don't let the decor fool you. It's great awesome!
  • Jason T.
    Jason TackettMay 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ in Tampa and great for catering!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BursikMarch 2, 2012
    Ask for the hot bbq sauce by the register
  • Justin B.
    Justin BallardAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ around. Get here early for lunch. Standing room only
  • Maxine R.
    Maxine RigbergDecember 10, 2010
    Must eat here! Best BBQ around. Mac n cheese is crazy spicy!
  • Keith M.
    Keith MiddlemarkDecember 13, 2013
    Try the spicy Mac it's beyond amazing!!!!
  • David S.
    David SJanuary 30, 2013
    Come early, the line forms fast. Worth the wait.
  • Mauldin F.
    Mauldin Finch IIIFebruary 28, 2012
    Try anything but the beef brisket and ribs are ridiculous!
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FailesMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get fries and extra sauce. You won't regret it.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MorrisNovember 28, 2009
    Fantastic pulled pork and sausage. That and the sauce are some of the best I've ever had.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RawaldMay 7, 2011
    Corn beef spicy Mac and extra sauce.... Bamm a good day
  • Adrianna B.
    Adrianna BattleJuly 28, 2015
    I love their ribs and brisket!
  • Julia M.
    Julia MolinMarch 6, 2015
    Pulled pork sandwich was amazing
  • Al L.
    Al LsmartMarch 17, 2012
    Best bribe possible! Although really, part of the celebration!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CastrodadMarch 23, 2016
    Great for catering!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SiglinOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best barbecue in town!
  • William C.
    William CoxMay 17, 2014
    Always good. Nuff said.
  • Bibi S.
    Bibi SipraMay 30, 2013
    Macaroni salad is where it's at.
  • Jess M.
    Jess MAugust 16, 2011
    The sweet tea is REALLY sweet!
  • Tim C.
    Tim ChapmanJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ in the area
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Alvarez NeffJune 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ in Tampa area. Read more
  • Wainer O.
    Wainer OcampoFebruary 1, 2013
    Good food and good price
  • Shane Y.
    Shane YoderOctober 28, 2014
    BBQ is great.
  • Ernie H.
    Ernie HartmanMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best BBQ in Tampa Bay
  • Tina B.
    Tina BrownSeptember 29, 2010
    Best bbq beans and sweet tea around
  • Anna M.
    Anna MNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sausage is goooood!
  • Reggie S.
    Reggie SmileyApril 25, 2013
    The best shit around here
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CoffeyJuly 10, 2013
    Amazing bbq!!!!
  • Deborah A.
    Deborah Alvarez NeffDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the Best baked beans
  • Melissa
    MelissaMay 13, 2011
    Smoked sausage was awesome!
  • T.J. A.
    T.J. ArmettaAugust 31, 2010
    Best BBQ in Tampa!
  • Amy K.
    Amy KirklandSeptember 26, 2014
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