A few weeks back (and down this page a little ways), someone was asking about great BBQ in the Tampa/St. Pete area. The responses favored the Tampa side of the Bay, and even a link to BBQ all over Florida ignored St. Pete, if I recall.
Try Big Tim's, 530 34th St. South (I think that's also "Hwy 19") It's great 'Q in very down-to-earth surroundings.
I saved an article on Tampa Bay BBQ back in 1983. Just lived far enough away to never get around to trying any of the spots. Finally in 1999, we got down to this one, and it was worth the wait! But I missed out on 16 years of good eating! We've found excuses to take a road trip back there, a few times since.