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

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  • 27
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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 Ribs fantastic place

If you want something different go here. No waiters just benches and seat where you have a spot. We ordered baby back ribs. It comes with two sides. Served in polystyrene containers with a fantastic bbq sauce. I have been at a lot of rib places but this one is one of the best if not the best. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Spijkers63
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you want something different go here. No waiters just benches and seat where you have a spot. We ordered baby back ribs. It comes with two sides. Served in polystyrene containers with a fantastic bbq sauce. I have been at a lot of rib places but this one is one of the best if not the best. Great taste... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Ribs are sometimes awesome and sometimes so hard that you cant have them, none of the sides are great, specially the corn bread, we just trow them away. Its the only option we have in ft lauderle but not a great place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Came here today with my boyfriend food was pretty good. My co worker told me about this place. I had the quarter chicken with Mac & cheese and beans. My bf had the beef sandwich with fries and beans. Mac & cheese was ok. But the barbecue sauce, beans and corn muffin was delicious. We even brought their hot sauce... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I tried this place on a Saturday night. The place is smoky and has that meaty smell, EXACTLY what you hope your BBQ joint will be like! We got there before 5pm and there were no lines. Ordered ribs, chicken, baked beans, collard greens, potato salad, sweet potato pie, and lemonade to go. No joke, took 40... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

While I've visited this restaurant many times it seems, as of late, to be getting ever better. On this occasion I can really only speak for the Chopped Pork Sandwich -it was over-the-top delicious in every way possible and if I lived closer I might just have that every day. My only criticism of Tom Jenkins is that the staff... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place gets packed at lunch time. There is a good reason for that. This is not some corporate faux-bq with food that came out of a plastic bucket or bag and was reheated the way the focus -group preferred. It all seems to be made right there. There is a large smoker out back and an open pit inside.... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place always seems to be busy, and I just don't understand why. The ribs and chicken are ok, but nothing more. And, the staff taking your order can be less than friendly. Also, depending on who is in the kitchen, your ribs can be chopped in such an aggressive, sloppy manner that you are left with small bone chips... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Unless you get there right at 11 when it opens prepare on a long line. The place was packed-always a good sign-and even with us being the 15th in line it was less than 15 minutes to order and get our meals. Seating inside was on benches so you may end up sharing space with someone that you do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I finally got to try Tom Jenkins BBQ. I'm a fan for life now. True BBQ smoke and flavor. Small place, order at the counter, if it's busy you better know what you want. It's the real deal. Ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket, pork and all the great southern sides. There is something special about the cornbread muffins like nowhere else.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Just waited an hour for my to go order! Tried to call in to place the order over the phone but nobody wanted to answer I called many times for 10-15 minutes until I just gave up and drove to the restaurant. Waited 30 minutes alone in line to place the order then had to wait another 30 minutes for... More 

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Additional Information about Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

Address: 1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
Phone Number: (954) 522-5046
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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: Large groups, Families with children
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?