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All 49 Auburndale Restaurants

Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
8639650230
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Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Auburndale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Auburndale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the only place to go get your ribs. I am also a huge fan of the Brisket here as well. They have a great Steak night as well. Don't forget to try the homemade desserts as well.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stumbled onto this place attending a charity event. Boy was I surprised! Despite the small appearance from the road and tight parking there is lots of room out back with outdoor seating. Even had live music. Staff is super friendly and the owner (Jim) was always going by and checking on everyone, a welcome surprise in itself. We ordered the... More 

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Auburndale, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want your ribs to be fall off the bone tender, then this is the right place. I find their Oak Smoke a little bit on the strong side; maybe they need to wash the smoke residue out of the smoker. Prices little on the high side for Polk County and a working man's wallet. $51.00 for 4 rib... More 

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James R, Owner at Smokin Jim's House of BBQ, responded to this review

Kurt - thank you very much for giving us a 4 star rating. I am sorry that you thought there was too much smoke taste. We pressure wash our grill every Monday and just recently changed the stack on he smoker. Perhaps this will create a milder smoke taste. As for prices, we pride ourselves at Smokin' JIm's on providing... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the best all around Barbecue we have found including the sides, and their Corn Bread is to die for We're always hunting for good BBQ. This was our second visit in as many weeks. Super friendly staff.

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place has the best BBQ around. The service is great as well. This place is very popular with the locals and a gray place to schedule a private party at. Smokin Jim's has personally the best baked beans. It is full of pulled pork and so delicious!! their other sides are very delish as well. The prices for everything... More 

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Estero, Florida
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32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is the best barbecue in Central Florida. It is well worth getting off the road to visit. Everything we have tried was great but I especially recommend the pulled pork plate.

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Auburndale, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have never been disappointed at Smoking Jims His ribs are fall off the bone delicious and the chicken is moist and tender. Always a treat going their

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James R, Owner at Smokin Jim's House of BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Phil. At Smokin' Jim's, we rub the love into our food, and we love our customers! More 

Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We are competition BBQ judges so we don't go out much for BBQ. I must, however, say Jim's does have some mighty good BBQ. I had the rib plate and they had a very good flavor and were not horribly over cooked like you find in most BBQ places. The beans were off the charts and how do you screw... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Good stuff!!! some of the best in town. I love the value of there family style diner. My company used them and I got hooked. good stuff!!!

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Lakeland, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Being a avid traveler and bbq fan I have been to alot of bbq places and Smokin Jim's is the best I have ever been to. The ribs are amazing and all the sides are great if you are a true bbq fan this place is a must!!!!!!!!!

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Additional Information about Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

Address: 3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
Phone Number: 8639650230
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Auburndale
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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