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Kojak's House Of Ribs

2808 Gandy Boulevard, Tampa, FL - (813) 837-3774
Posted By Jason Dick on 9/16/2008 4:22:00 PM
Kojak's House of Ribs is a modest feed stop, near Tampa's scenic Hillsborough Bay, that serves outsized meat dishes and sides. The spare ribs have a crispy char outside and are moist, great in combination with the parsley potatoes, a buttery-gold side concoction. The hot link sandwich is a worthwhile diversion from the ribs if, for whatever reason, ribs are not foremost on the mind of a diner at a place with as ribby a name as Kojak's. The links are snappy and have a little picante zing to keep things interesting.

Both meat dishes go well with the somewhat local beer: Ybor Gold. Last, and certainly not least, comes the key lime pie, which -- with its nice mixing of sour and sweet in a dense curd -- is tough not to tackle.

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Crispy-edged and moist inside, the ribs are complemented by a side order of buttery parsley potatoes.
"Crispy-edged and moist inside, the ribs are complemented by a side order of buttery parsley potatoes."
Jason Dick





The snappy hot links sandwich plate at Kojak's packs a little zing.  Notice the red and yellow pepper flakes in the sausage.
"The snappy hot links sandwich plate at Kojak's packs a little zing. Notice the red and yellow pepper flakes in the sausage."
Jason Dick


I didn't even have time to take the photo before my dining-mate swiped the first bite of this well-balanced mix of condensed milk, sugar, and limes.
"I didn't even have time to take the photo before my dining-mate swiped the first bite of this well-balanced mix of condensed milk, sugar, and limes."
Jason Dick


Kojak's is nestled along Gandy Boulevard, a short distance from Tampa's beautiful Hillsborough Bay.
"Kojak's is nestled along Gandy Boulevard, a short distance from Tampa's beautiful Hillsborough Bay."
Jason Dick



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