BBQ Restaurants in Fish Hawk

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Though years of working as a trainer for chain restaurants taught Mike Tolley how to cook quality food efficiently, it was the slower, lower-heat cooking that he enjoyed the most. So when he decided to open his own restaurant, Uncle Mike's Smokehouse, he eschewed traditional fast-food preparation in favor of the slow smoking that gives meat a rich, complex favor. He and his chefs grill everything from pork shanks and chicken wings to St. Louis–style barbecue and steaks. They don't just specialize in savory, smoky flavors, however. They also add a sweet note to meals with slices of cornbread, vanilla maple sweet potatoes, and bourbon-laced pecan pie.

9847 E Adamo Dr
Tampa,
FL
US

Our store offers a fiery collection of seasoned BBQ favorites and blazing NEW products. From outdoor grills and smokers to grill tools, cookware and seasonings, we offer outdoor products from around the country that will allow you to stoke the fire in at-home entertaining!

11743 North Drive
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

Proponents of dry rub can be found across the Midwest—Oklahoma’s barbecue joints are an especially good bet. If you ask any of these die-hards, they’ll say that what dry-rubbed meats lack in sauce, they make up for in the delicately balanced flavors of their spices. Rib Crib BBQ & Grill captures these flavors and brings them to its cozy Lakeland restaurant, where guests can feast on chicken, ribs, and briskets smoked onsite over hickory chips. In addition to pit choices, Rib Crib dishes out Southern¬-style sides such as corn on the cob, mac ‘n’ cheese, and slow-cooked cowboy beans that guests can lasso individually with a tiny rope of floss.:m]]

4960 S Florida Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

The friendly barbecue buffs at BubbaQue’s offer a hearty menu of hickory-smoked meats, 10 unique sauces, and comforting Southern sides. Whet your appetite with a tongue-teasing order of fried green 'maters, a savory staple served with ranch dipping sauce ($4.99) before moving on to the savory main event. For a quick bite, diners can grab the Big Ol’ Bubba, pulled pork served on texas toast ($5.99), or the Buffalo Soldier sandwich, chicken tenders drenched in Bubba’s own buffalo sauce and served with blue-cheese or ranch dressing ($6.49). Combinations such as the smoked turkey dinner come equipped with two sides to provide preassembled meals ($8.99), offering full-plate feasting without conversation-stilting banquet tables and noisy dining-room jousts. Saucy mouths are readily rinsed with a large glass of sweet tea ($1.99) or a bottle of domestic ($2.49) or imported ($3.49) beer.

2444 US Highway 92 E
Lakeland,
FL
US