Tampa >Food & Dining > Uncle Rodney's Rib House
5712 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL | Directions 3361127.882692 -82.493777
Mon., Sun. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 11am - 8pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Ballast Point, Interbay Pennisula Partnership, Northeast
The BEST BBQ in town! – A friend of mine turned me on to Uncle Rodney a few years ago and I have to say that I have been coming back since. I visit Rodney at least once a week, either for his lunch special of a pork sandwich, two sides, and a drink for $7.54 or for his beef sandwich. Both are amazing!! If I'm ever real hungry, I'll have the two meat special and combine the two. There are not enough good things that can be said about Rodney and his business. Great food, great customer service, and great location. He is located on MacDill Ave which avoids the Dale Mabry traffic. My only complaint is that he is closed on Sundays (especially now with Football season), but the man needs some time off! I have to say though that he opened for the Superbowl a few years ago and it was the best Superbowl meal I've had.
Best Smoked Ribs & Chicken in town – Great Experience!! I had unexpected guest planning to join us for dinner. I left work and decided to try UNCLE RODNEY's Rib house because I had heard from many people at MacDill AFB that the food was excellent. And they were correct. Great food and the barbecue sauce was awesome. I asked Rodney for his advice as to how much I should buy to feed eight adults and serveral children. He was "SPOT ON"! Combination of Ribs and Chicken fed everyone to include seconds. Highly recommend.
Best Kept BBQ Secret in South Tampa – The bbq at Uncle Rodney's is unmatchable. It is the best bbq in South Tampa and definately one of Tampa's best kept secrets. As for the review before this where the patrons were disgruntled that their child broke a $21 item that did not belong to them or their child, perhaps if you spent more time watching your child, this would not have happened. Too many parents think it is cute for their children to run around food establishments while they are busy shoveling food into their mouths... If you do not want to pay for items your children break, maybe you should leave them at home and let the rest of us regular diners enjoy our food. For all others readers, definately try Rodney's you won't be dissapointed.
Unprofessional/Illegal Practices by Owner – My 2 year old daughters were at Uncle Rodneys and one managed to get her hands on a pig figurine that "Uncle Rodney" had displayed; long story short it broke. Rodney's response? "You can pay for that, it cost $21.50." First, the pig should never have been at the height it was displayed - my daughters are short for their height to begin with! Second, had she been cut by the figure, we could have been asking him to cover medical costs. Third, it is ILLEGAL in this state to require patrons to pay for broken merchandise. Fourth, and most frustrating, we have been LOYAL customers since 2001! We followed Rodney when he had to move buildings and this is how we get thanked. We paid the $21.50 and now plan to make it know how Rodney repays loyal customers! Shame on you Rodney!!!
Rude is true – I was calling Uncle Rodney's to order food for catering an event, they treated me with utter disrespect.I would not recommend their services to anyone.I have a hard time eating chicken when I know it's cooked by Turkey's.
Only Real Rib Joint in Tampa!! – I moved to Tampa from Miami, but I am originally from Chicago. I was dying trying to find a good bbq spot in Tampa. I tried Jimbos, not good, the ribs wer not big and the taste, was just not there. Then I tried Kojaks. The sauce was okay, but the ribs were missing something. I then realized that Kojaks smokes in a propane smoker!!!! If you don't see smoke and smell BBQ a mile away something is wrong. Rodney's had real wood and I could smell it as I pulled in. it has quickly become a staple for me to grab bbq in South Tampa. If you are a fan of real wood smoked BBQ the only place in town is Rodneys.
Great food, great service, Worth the drive! – I am a downhome Southerner from Mississippi but the BBQ that Uncle Rodney smokes up is better than any BBQ that I've ever had at home!! Umm umm umm fantastic! Beware! Once you try it, you will probably love it and get cravings that will make you drive down to this restaurant anytime of the day! If you don't know anything about BBQ, perhaps you won't understand. However, for those of you who know your BBQ, you must get to know Uncle Rodney's Rib House. PS: The owner is very nice and aside from the food, his kindness makes the 20 min drive from Westchase bearable :)
Rude – My experience has been that the management is rude and disrespectful of its customers. Will not be going back and will not recommend this place to anyone.
Hands down, the best in town! – This is the real deal.... Best BBQ in town, wood smoked with tons of flavor and tender. The greens are a must. Don't believe the negative postings about food poisining as they likely come from angry neighbors who don't like the smoke his pit produces. I've eaten there over 25 times, and the only thing I ever got was a full belly and some sauce on my shirt! I fancy myself a BBQ connoisseur and make it a point to try new BBQ places during my travels. I always come home to the best- Uncle Rodney's.
Best ever BBQ restaurant in the Tampa Bay Area; staff members are a A+ – This message is for the couple (mrjohnhiggins) who stated they had a bad meal @ Uncle Rodney's BBQ location. First & foremost, this great restaurant is located @ 5712 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa 33611, (813) 837-1727. I have no idea where Curtis Street is or even if there is such a restaurant located there. (mrjohnhiggins) probably got ill from another far away restaurant. This is why I must clarify and defend this restaurant because we dine there quite a bit. Elderly people tend not to eat much, but my 92 year old mother LOVES the food and eats quite a bit for her age. She, nor I, have never ever gotten ill from eating there. If anyone would get ill, it would be my mother. So this is to you, (mrjohnhiggins), the food is always served HOT, cold items served COLD, chicken and ribs are the BEST anywhere (this holds true for both dine in and carry out). This is from people who dine quite often @ Uncle Rodney's BBQ restaurant. Inside is always clean, overhead fans work very well, and always a breeze inside location. Employees and owner always a pleasure to see and to talk to. Also, this restaurant does the surrounding neighborhood alot of good!! There are quite a few businesses in the same area that should be considered dirty. Uncle Rodney's restaurant is in the top of the line of being clean! I believe mrjohnhiggins owes Uncle Rodney an apology. If you're not human enough to do so, I will gladly apologize for you.
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