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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
8639650230
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Auburndale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 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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Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant is a bit hard to find tucked away in Auburndale, Florida but it is worth the effort to find it. From the highway it doesn't look like much, but inside you will find a clean comfortable space perfect for family dinning or dinner for one. Picnic tables add to the eclectic decor of this quaint little gem. The... More

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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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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