See it before you order it cafeteria style. That I liked. The ribs I had were to tender because the meat fell of the bone first bite. But the flavor was good, having smoke and a rub on them. The mac and cheese was very dry, the beans are on the sweet side with no taste of bbq sauce in them but good. Coleslaw bland. Brisket dry but tender. Went good with the grilled toast and some sauce that is available. The only thing I did not like was the fact that there is only a few bottles of sauce on a condiment table for the whole restaurant. Give it try!!!! Here again. This time the sauces were on the tables. The mac and cheese was just put up and I got the first serving out of the pan and it was very good this time. The brunswick stew is real good as is the baked beans which are sweet and thick. The ribs can get dried out under the heating lights but like the mac, if not setting long can be very good. Atmosphere. Picnic tables and some counter with stool seating. For some reason the place is quite noisey and loud but is clean and ok. No decor that stands out.
1609 Angel Oliva Senior StTampa, FL 33605
From Business: 2014 Best of the Bay Award Winner - Located in a bungalow off of 7th Ave in historic Ybor City, Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que is dedicated to serving you the m…
Coming from the BBQ Capital of the World, Memphis TN, this place would get a 10. The meat was tender, the sides delicious, no need for sauce on the ribs. The would be like putting a tuxedo on a pig, its just not necessary. I would recommend Al's Finger Licking Good BBQ to all visitors to Tampa. There is no other BBQ place in Tampa that comes close. As a matter of fact there were 2 BBQ spies in there trying to pick up some pointers on preparation and presentation. Al & Jackie keep up the Great BBQ Tradition. -
UP DATE. Had the ribs here several times this winter. Always consistant. That is one of the good things about it. You can depend on the ribs always being perfectly cooked because Rodney his self is always there manning the pit. Yes it is real pit smoked. Rib are long, very meaty with tips on and of a excellent quality. Atmosphere. This is a real rib joint. Few tables under a cover patio having no window or climate control. Best for carry out. Give it a try.