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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Auburndale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As I travel I get the opportunity to eat out quite a bit. My main choice for lunch everyday is BBQ if there is a smokehouse close by. And I have eaten at hundreds of BBQ joints all over FL and throughout the country. This is one of the best I have ever had! Something for everyone here, and its... More

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Auburndale, Florida, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great Brisket, baked beans, coleslaw and green beans at a reasonable price. Not much on ambiance though but we didn't go there for that. We enjoy the food.

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Auburndale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best ribs ever, tender & perfectly spiced! The home cooked southern vegetables and desserts are the perfect complement to the great BBQ prepared at this restaurant. The owner is on site & engaged in his business, taking personal pride and responsibility for the food he prepares. Come hungry so you can try lots of different things, portions are ample and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wanted to stop in Smokin Jim's after reading reviews, and am so glad we did! The smells of delicious smoked meat and a friendly owner greeted us as we walked up from the parking lot. We were there for lunch, and I ordered the pulled pork plate with the greens, cole slaw and cornbread, while my dining partner had the... More

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Swansea, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We found this place by accident. Best accident I ever had. Pay no attention to the façade. If you get the chance talk to the owner. Super nice guy who wants to make sure everyone is happy with their meal. He is passionate about his product! Ribs are Great, Pulled Pork Good. Turkey moist and tender. Make sure you get... More

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

First time here in March of 2013 and went back this year too while visiting family in town. Pulled pork dinner was sweet and cornbread was great and it is the type of place you could easily be a "regular" at if you lived in town!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great locally owned bbq restaurant. Friendly family atmosphere. Great food and great service. We refer it to people that come to our place of business. Everyone loves it.

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Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Four of us enjoyed their ribs and chicken, which were excellent ! If you like ' smoky ' flavor this is your place !! The guys ordered the all u can eat ribs. Us gals ordered the chicken dinners and had to bring some home. The French fries and slaw ( just like KFC ) were really good. The place... More

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