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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
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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
Great BBQ Find

Wasn't sure how BBQ food would be in this area of Florida but was pleasantly surprised. Brisket and pulled pork was excellent. Others in our group had the ribs and they were also good. Place doesn't look great from the outside but well worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
JLMB1202
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wasn't sure how BBQ food would be in this area of Florida but was pleasantly surprised. Brisket and pulled pork was excellent. Others in our group had the ribs and they were also good. Place doesn't look great from the outside but well worth the visit.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

They claim to have the "best butt in town", but I would say they have they "Best Smoked Turkey in Town". Everything that I have eaten here has been delicious & the Bubba Spud....is RIDICULOUS. It is SO big that you can't eat all of it in one sitting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent food !! I can tell you I love BBQ and they do it right! For 50 bucks four adults and two kids ate as much as we wanted. We took three boxes of chicken ribs and sides home. Great food for a great price! Peebles can't hold a candle to this place better food and service! That's hard for... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Friends invited me for lunch and I had never been there. WOW! Was I surprised at the quality of the food. It is worth taking a drive to visit Jim's and experience good BBQ like this. Next time I'm that way I will make a pit stop at Jim's.

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Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The steaks and chicken are phenomenal! We've been eating here for years and have never had a bad meal. The cornbread and salad are delicious sides as well as the many other offerings. Finish your meal off with one of the great desserts like chocolate cake or pecan pie. Whatever you eat, you won't be disappointed!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped in with my folks yesterday afternoon with my folks. Had been a while since my last visit to Smokin Jims and was excited to bring them as the last time I ate there (albeit a couple of years back) the food was pretty good. I wanted to sample a few different meats, so I ordered the pulled pork, some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It took a while for us to discover this restaurant. We heard about it from a contractor that did some work for us in Lakeland. He said it was very good, and he was right! Soooeeeyyy Pig! The best barbecue ribs I have ever had. There is more meat on these ribs than any others. There is a deal on... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Doing working in the area so we decided to try this place for lunch - they have a separate take out window that we used. Staff was very friendly and helpful! The AKA " Best Butt in Town sandwich was a great choice, came with two sides for $8.75. We'll stop again for sure !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Jim's is, as described "divey", which made it a perfect place to try out after traveling all day & not having time to really clean up. We almost left after pulling into the parking lot, but SO glad we didn't! Excellent bbq! It was all you can eat chicken night which included 2 sides and cornbread (you could ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We eat here at least three times a month, we have even used their catering service a few times. The ribs are fall off the bone good. The baked beans are to die for. Staff is friendly. Would highly recommend.

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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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