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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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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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
Most recent review
Don't let the outside fool you.

Stopped in for lunch after reading all the great reviews. This place lives up to all of them! Good BBQ, sides were excellent and the cornbread was delicious. Hope to get back again before we have to go back home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Scgrammy211
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McCormick, South Carolina
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McCormick, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch after reading all the great reviews. This place lives up to all of them! Good BBQ, sides were excellent and the cornbread was delicious. Hope to get back again before we have to go back home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place looks nothing special from outside but the ribs were excellent. Good price good food and good service. The place is quite busy. Order the ribs for 2 but be warned it feeds four.

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went Smokin Jim's House of BBQ on September 21 for Saturday night dinner. We drove approximately 40 minutes and it was well worth the drive. For our meal we had the ribs for two and it was outstanding. The rack of ribs was excellent and there was so much food, we asked for a to-go box. We're from Ohio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Little hole in the wall place with yummy bbq. Not a fancy place at all - very casual. Delicious pulled pork and mac n cheese. Their sweet and spicy sauce is really good too. Staff is friendly :)

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Auburndale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

some of the best ribs I have ever eaten, and the collard greens are wonderful, along with the other side dishes.

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Lowville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I am an amateur smoker myself I enjoy going to BBQ places when traveling I will always return to Smokin Jim’s when in the area The food was outstanding and the service was great Jim took me on a tour of the smoke room which was overtop and left me in awe

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Auburndale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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Tampa, Florida
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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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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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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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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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