BBQ Restaurants in Apollo Beach

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11743 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa,
FL
US

When the new owners conceived of their idea for Wholly Smokes Bar-B-Que, they checked the frills at the door. Wood booths and tables proudly display two items and two items only: succulent sauce, and fully stocked paper towel dispensers to erase the evidence. Their menu, on the other hand, has a bit more to say—particularly, it celebrates classic American barbecue by allowing customers to put together plates heaped with their choice of meats and sides. There’s a steady supply of sliced pork, beef, and sausage coming out of the pit, which pair well with servings of coleslaw, mac ‘n’ cheese, and barbecue beans. Tailgate specials fuel game days with full slabs of ribs or Britain's 18th-century currency whenever there was a sudden silver shortage: pounds of smoked meat. Wholly Smokes also recently introduced chicken wings, slathered in sauces such as hot garlic or sweet honey barbecue.

6803 N Armenia Ave
Tampa,
FL
US

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ & Grill takes the best tasting things from the sea, garden, and pasture and turns them into delicious barbecued eats. The menu runs the gamut from frog legs to alligator to sweet rib tips and fried okra. Meats arrive in the form of wraps, salads, and sandwiches, or plated simply with a choice of two sides. Ambitious eaters can attempt the "redneck platter," a mountain of catfish, crawfish, and frog legs served on the pages of Jeff Foxworthy's diary.

7117 N US Highway 301
Tampa,
FL
US

Using an in-house brand of tangy, sweet sauces, steaming stacks of ribs, and homespun slow rubs, the family recipes behind Quick Q BBQ deliver authentic, smoky, home-style flavor. Strap a bib around wayward beards and take a gander at the menu, on which heaping plates of ribs, chicken, ham, and mullet await the maws of barbecue connoisseurs. The meat not only falls off the bone but also practically hops in the mouth, chews itself, and writes it all off as a business expense. Barbecue plates come with iced tea and a variety of meat choices, including a jaw-dropping, chin-mopping stack of pulled pork with baked beans and mac 'n' cheese ($9.50) or an entire smoked chicken with mac 'n' cheese and fries ($12.50). Light lunchers can stock their own bags of bones with a three-bone rib sandwich with fries ($6.99), paired with 8-ounce house-made Southern sides such as potato salad, coleslaw, and collard greens ($1.99 each). Crank open your auxiliary stomach for dessert; Quick Q's sugary slew of cherry and peach cobblers ($0.93) and rum cake ($2.99/slice) high five tongues and fist pound bellies. Sidle up to one of Quick Q’s tables clad in a checkered tablecloth, or pull up to the drive-thru to bring victuals home to pod people masquerading as your real family.

3441 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Luckie B's cooks up batches of authentic barbecue, smoking meat up to 10 hours to create a tender, robust flavor. After memorizing the menu, hang a fang on a 1/3 rack of baby back ribs, dry rubbed and slow smoked with your choice of sauces ($10.95), or befriend the barbecue-smoked half chicken, rotisserie smoked and lightly seasoned ($8.95). Other edible options include salads, sandwiches, and a plethora of sides. A full liquor bar helps keep conversations lubricated, and a relaxed, family-friendly vibe will make diners feel like their clingy home is following them around again.

4351 4th St N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

EATS! American Grill culls its Americana-infused recipes from all across the country, creating a menu that ranges from cheesesteaks that pay homage to Philadelphia to marinated cuts of salmon that honor the Pacific Northwest. Patrons kick off their meals with New York buffalo wings, fried green tomatoes, or soups such as the 1880 Texas Chili, which evokes the 1800s with its old-fashioned spices rather than its refusal to believe in the Internet. Main dishes range from burgers and sandwiches to more upscale fare of crab cakes and rib-eye steaks. Visitors lounging at tables or seated at the full bar can tune in to the eatery’s 10 high-definition TVs, which glow with local teams’ games or entertainment for the younger set, such as Nickelodeon shows or stock reports about the market rate of Hot Wheels.

4502 W Dale Ave
Tampa,
FL
US