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Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
(954) 522-5046
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Ranked #91 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff, great food, clean, and fun decor! Had the BBQ chicken---it was tasty. The portions are large too. Loved the cornbread that came with my meal. Fun dining experience--sitting on a picnic table bench talking to strangers. They're closed on Sundays and Mondays, and they close at 9pm (which is early for me!), so be sure to go early!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

In town and searched the net for the best BBQ place and found Tom Jenkin's. Yelp rated this place at a 3.2 but it was the highest rating of all the others so I wanted to try it. The place was great small but "real homie". The Smoker inside the place was very cool, so cool it deserved a photo.... More

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Ciudad Quesada, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Not for those in a rush or those who want a quiet dining experience, but if you enjoy a real BBQ joint this is the place. Small, crowded and noisy, but clean and cozy.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Tom Jenkins BBQ is a perfect place to provide home-made barbecue for a crowd. We were serving 12 guests at a Fourth of July celebration and didn't want to spend all of our time in the kitchen. Instead, we ordered two Family Samplers ($119 with tax .... $10 per person) which have chicken, beef, pork, ribs, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese,... More

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cincinnati, ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

we didn't think this was the BEST bbq we've ever had but it certainly was a good meal. you have to stand in line to order and then receive your food, kinda like a fast food restaurant, which we weren't expecting. a full rack of ribs, two sides (the mac and cheese was very good), order of hush puppies, corn... More

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Kure Beach NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Ok....not a Michelin Six star but still for a BBQ place this is some of the best I have ever had. On a dive trip recently a couple folks recommended this place so I had to try. I will admit that I am not a huge fan of BBQ. Living in the Carolina's they serve a vinegar style but this... More

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Tortola
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Be prepared when you walk in as you place your order at the counter - no wait staff but lots of busy people prepping food behind the counter. Take it home or grab a table, there is a fair amount of seating. And the smell of smoke - awesome. Had the baby back ribs, really good. Great food and fun... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Time for tea said said doogal.. x‎ only this one panned out a little further than I thought… I got this recommendation from a Co_worker on the catamaran… Tom Jenkins.. it’s a ‘proper’ BBQ joint in the back of Fort Lauderdale.. no chain here just minimum. 16 hrs low and slow bbq smoking.. and it was good..! I was really... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Amazing food and people! Delicious ribs and sides! Macaroni and cheese was superb! The sweet potato pie was one of the best deserts I have ever eaten. This was my third visit and I will be back. BBQ at its best!

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Pembroke Pines, Fl
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend as one of the best BBQ places in town. With the great hype came great expectations. My wife and I couldn't wait to eat their southern cooking. The first time we went we were disappointed because it was Monday and we didn't know they went fishing on Monday's. It was closed. That's ok,... More

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