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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

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3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
8639650230
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best smoked eat in Polk county

Jim smokes his meats for at least 16 hours and it shows. Great banana pudding and wonderful black eyes if you're lucky enough to go on a day they're making them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
amanada r
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Winter Haven, Florida
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Winter Haven, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Jim smokes his meats for at least 16 hours and it shows. Great banana pudding and wonderful black eyes if you're lucky enough to go on a day they're making them.

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well, not strictly the first time.... We'd decided we wanted to try an american BBQ style restaurant on vacation this year in Florida. Unfortunately, Smokin' Jims (being the place we'd identified) wasn't open the first night we wanted to try one, so we ended up at a chain BBQ place not too far away (Davenport). To be fair we weren't... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Love the ribs and pulled pork with some tasty beans and coleslaw. The ribs have always been delicious!

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Brighton, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Highly rated bbq. They had no beef brisket cooked, bummer. Tried the ribs and they were very fatty and tough. Mediocre side dishes. Daughter loved the hotdog and son loved his chicken. Would not return, many other great bbqs out there.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is my first review ever. I am writing it with some conflicted feelings because it is the kind of place that you don't want too many people knowing about for fear that it turns into a tourist attraction. At the same time, Smokin' Jim's deserves the best accolades available on Tripadvisor, Yelp, or any other food blog. This place... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had the pulled pork with the potato salad and green beans with a piece of garlic bread and it tasted just like a home cooked meal. You can see their smokehouse it is right there in the parking lot. I will be coming here again and again. The food is amazing.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Being a Texan, I don't really expect good Q in Florida. However, Jim has proven me wrong. His smoked chicken and ribs would stand scrutiny anywhere and his beans and coleslaw were on point. He was kind enough to bring me a sample of his beef brisket (unasked) and I must admit, I am glad I had not ordered it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at this BBQ hotspot last night. Lots of hype preserved this place. Arrived at 5:00 pm and soon after this place was packed. Two in our party of six ordered steak, which is cooked to perfection on an outside grill. One ordered ribs and three, including me, ordered a huge baked potato loaded with your choice of meat,... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We tried this BBQ joint while visiting relatives near Auburndale, FL. We got the family feast for $45 and it easily fed six people with plenty of delicious leftovers. The ribs, pulled pork, and grilled chicken were all tender,moist, and meaty. The sides were great, too. We opted for the baked beans, mac & cheese, potato salad and slaw, but... More 

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Tonight was our second trip to Smokin' Jim's. Son and wife were visiting and he loves BBQ. As soon as we got out of the car and we're hit with that great smell of BBQ smoke my son says "oh yes, this is the place". Great ribs! Order the dinner for two with a full rack and two sides with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Auburndale
  • Phone Number: 8639650230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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