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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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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
I was blown away by the awesomeness...!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Deanna C
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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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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30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ordered catered food for group. Food was excellent but order wasn't ready when we were scheduled to pick it up. Friendly, accommodating staff. Atmosphere was below avg at restaurant but food was awesome

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McCormick, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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 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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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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