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Lee Roy Selmon's Restaurant Opening Carrollwood Location

The popular eatery was founded by the late football legend Lee Roy Selmon.

If the drive to Boy Scout Boulevard sometimes deters you from eating at Lee Roy Selmon's restaurant, get ready for a closer trek to sample their famous barbecued ribs.

Lee Roy Selmon's restaurant is headed to Carrollwood.

The restaurant will open at 14457 N. Dale Mabry Highway near Bearss Avenue,

Details are still being ironed out, but below is a statement from company President Sam Tancredi:

"In efforts to continue our expansion in the Tampa Bay area we finally found the perfect location in Carrollwood. We have been looking to come to this neighborhood for some time. Carrollwood is a family community with a great love of sports, which is a perfect fit for Lee Roy Selmon’s!

We look forward to serving Carrollwood with great food and great sports before the end of the year!"

What do you think about Lee Roy Selmon's coming to town? Let us know in the comments section.

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SCOTT BOATWRIGHT September 14, 2012 at 02:34 PM
going to be a great edition to GRAND PLAZA
ron day September 14, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Love those fried green tomatoes and the sweet hot chicken.... So glad to hear of this addition to Carrollwood.
RD September 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Yum!
Andy Warrener September 14, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Gonna be nice to have one so close, love that place.
Jennifer Frankowiak September 14, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Excellent addition to Carrollwood!
Camille C. Spencer September 14, 2012 at 03:37 PM
@Jennifer: Glad to hear residents are excited!
Bill Castens September 14, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Another great place to eat for Northdale residents!
Sebonne1 September 14, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Yes - walking distance! Fried green tomatoes and bread pudding = yum - there goes all my healthy eating!
Camille C. Spencer September 14, 2012 at 05:01 PM
@Bill: Good point! There are plenty of choices in the area with Genghis Grill and Whole Foods, too.
James Bege September 16, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Sounds great@ I heard Selmon's is awesome! What is his signature meals?Haven't been there and living in Tampa 3 years so I am looking still for great places to eat!
Lin C September 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Will they reopen the New Tampa location, or leave another empty restaurant? We love Lee Roy's in Wesley Chapel & miss it since it closed.
Camille C. Spencer September 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM
@James: Their barbecue is awesome. @Lin: New Tampa will re-open soon!

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