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Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

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1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
(954) 522-5046
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great BBQ. Nice employees

Fantastic food. Had great ribs and brisket. And the greens were perfect. Neat little place. I bet if it was bigger it would be packed every night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
della c
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Broomfield, Colorado
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Broomfield, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic food. Had great ribs and brisket. And the greens were perfect. Neat little place. I bet if it was bigger it would be packed every night.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Awesome out of this world BBQ. Went for lunch with friends and service was quick. Definately a spot to visit again.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Talk about 'great' BBQ.. Jenkins' is the real deal.. OK, the place is somewhat shabby but the food is sheer heaven. Sauce is spectacular.. The staff is friendly and quite helpful. We always just order and take home. Run, don't walk to this local favorite!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way through today. It's a very small place but the staff is friendly. We ordered 2 smoked sausage platters with fries & BBQ beans and a grilled chicken combo with fries. They give you a buzzer to call you when your food is ready. My first thought was the sauce was overly sweet.... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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117 reviews 117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Florida is known for having good BBQ. This restaurant is part of the reason why. I have eaten a lot of BBQ all across the south. This is one of the 2-3 best places I have visited, ever. The restaurant is a bit small. I arrived just after noon and had a line of several people. It went fast and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I hate ribs but Tom Jenkins changed that! Meat falls off the bone. Recently went there and someone asked, "what's good here?" And the response someone said in line was "everything." And thats the truth. Price is right! Food is delicious! Love the restaurant's ambiance. Great for a date or a family bite. No place like it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Excellent meat, excellent sauce, great sides. Interior is ideal southern bbq with an unobstructed view of the smoker, which can be seen and smelled for blocks. Fantastic smoke aroma and flavor to the meats.

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San Andres, Colombia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The best ribs you can get in Fort Lauderdale and Florida State. A small place but the great BBQ food ever had in Florida

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manchester
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45 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Locals and travellers in the know have enjoyed this place for many years. As a Brit, we were lucky to drive past and see the ever present full tables outside. It looked daunting from the outside, and I must admit it looks the same inside, but don't fear. Step up to the counter, order a meal, take the buzzer and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I eat all over the world while traveling. Bar-B-Q, a genuine American original, is one of my favorite things to discover. It manifests itself all across the U.S. with different regional nuances. The folks who run Tom Jenkins do the best pork ribs I have ever had. The potato salad is amazing and I could have eaten a quart. Luckily,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 522-5046

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?