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Our wonderful neighbors...

Some things have changed VERY rapidly over the past few hours. Per Gov. DeSantis’ latest Executive Order, we were, unfortunately, forced to close the doors for ALL dine-in service until further notice.

We have moved to doing takeout and delivery ONLY for as long as it is mandated by officials. This is not what we wanted but as we always have, we will overcome this together. We have your back, as long as you all have ours.

We’re still here. Still making all of your favorite dishes. You just get to enjoy them, now, only from the comforts of your home.

We will get through this together, as a community and as a family. Dr. BBQ has been smokin' butts since 1982 and he isn't about to stop now. (As a reminder: use code HERE4U to save 15% off when you order here on our site for curbside pickup.)



Ray Lampe, known to the world as “Dr. BBQ,” is stoking the fire on a new endeavor.

With partners Suzanne and Roger Perry, owners of the Datz, Dough, and Roux restaurants in Tampa, Lampe brings a new class of dynamic, food-forward smoke-basted meats to Dr. BBQ in St. Petersburg's thriving Edge District.

Offering “new American barbeque" to the Tampa Bay area, the full-service restaurant sizzles with global flavors. Dr. BBQ created these exclusive new recipes by drawing on inspiration from his travels and the local tastes of St. Pete.

And he’s mustered a fantastic team to make the magic.

The bar features a remarkable selection of bourbons curated by an award-winning mixologist, along with a creative cocktail program, artisanal spirits, house-made cola, and local beers.

The rustic industrial ambiance of the interior complements the cuisine and gives diners a number of seating options: from community tables to private booths to a couple of saddles, guests are welcome to relax and enjoy.

Dr. BBQ is located at 1101 1st Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.