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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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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    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 joint

Always a great spot but I was very close to deducting one star (but didn't cuz it's one time in many years) because the last time I went, the ribs were a bit dry. The sausage is always fantastic and it's an all around great BBQ joint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Medina, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I loved the extreme smokey flavor of the meat, but the meat was tough and not the highest quality. Collard greens are better at Lagerheads as well. We both thought the cornbread was excellent. Glad we checked it out but not good enough to go back.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Always a great spot but I was very close to deducting one star (but didn't cuz it's one time in many years) because the last time I went, the ribs were a bit dry. The sausage is always fantastic and it's an all around great BBQ joint.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

If you love perfectly smoked pork and ribs, tender flavorable chicken Toms with a lemonaide is it. Not pricey community bench seating. Great sides. They know how to cook greens!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I've been to BBQS in AL, MS, LA, GA. . .Tom Jenks BBQ far exceeds my expectations! The smoked flavor is the best I've ever had, and I had to go to Ft Lauderdale to get it!!! Great food, you won't be disappointed!

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Was looking for great BBQ so based on the reviews, we chose this place. Pretty good and plenty of food. Coming from the south so I've had good BBQ. Not disappointed, just satisfied.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the first time visiting this restaurant. My daughter had heard rave reviews about it and decided to try so I went along. It is a small restaurant with picnic tables as dining tables. The place was packed when we arrived, but the order line moved very quickly. I ordered the rib/chicken combo with macaroni and cheese and collard... More 

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Hidden Valley Lake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We love bbq and when we headed to Florida we wanted to try good BBQ. We asked around to the locals and were pointed in the direction of Tom Jenkins BBQ. It is nothing special on the outside but once you get out of your car, you will SMELL why this place is amazing. We were told to get there... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is the best BBQ in Fort Lauderdale. You can easily smell it from Route 1. Ribs and chicken at times can be dry, but solid BBQ.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I wish I could give this 10 stars. I don't know where any negative review I read came from. It was amazing !! Be prepared to stand in a line and wait but trust me it will be worth it. My boyfriend and I ordered half a rack of the baby back ribs and spare ribs, Mac and cheese, collard... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Love barbecue and had heard great things about this place so we checked it out one evening after work. We actually ate in, tho a high percentage of people use the take out. Obviously, a very popular place as we waited quite a while for our order. I assume the patrons must like greasy/fatty barbecue because that's how our meals... 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 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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