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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 210
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  • 32
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  • 12
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  • 13
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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
Tasty

This was my first visit.Many recommendations.was very surprised at the amount of people who were there.They were in fact mostly waiting for take out.Very plain in fact kind of like a barbecue in the park,only indoors.Barbecue tables with benches attatched. Order at the counter.food ready pick up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bibby36
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Weston, Florida
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Weston, Florida
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first visit.Many recommendations.was very surprised at the amount of people who were there.They were in fact mostly waiting for take out.Very plain in fact kind of like a barbecue in the park,only indoors.Barbecue tables with benches attatched. Order at the counter.food ready pick up and seat yourself. The food was amazing ,the sauce perfect,not too spicy,not to... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q to cater an affair for about 80 people. The food was exceptionally good, it was ready at the agreed upon time, it was packaged very well to keep the food hot, and the price was better than reasonable. We also ate several meals at the restaurant while in the area, and they were just as... More 

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Etobicoke
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 4, the food was offered over the counter in generic white containers. Mostly similar orders, tough to tell the difference between the meals and sides. But it really didn't matter, once you dug in, all was fine with the world. An experience, a rush and just so you didn't forget, a midnight reminder that you had found one... More 

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Thank slowasmolasses
Hollywood, Florida
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213 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place. Family owned. Ribs are very good. price is in line with other rib places. Usually crowded.

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Thank sangwa2016
Crossville, Tennessee
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and cole slaw. Everything was delicious! We would go there again if in the area.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with family, after having heard recommendations on NPR about how great the ribs were here, and being impressed with its TripAdvisor rating. The place is small, but nice. It has a lot of personality. Not very child friendly, though. The ribs were ok; Corn on the cob and Beans, again ok;the Cole Slaw was really good. I... More 

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Thank fcgg
Hereford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this BBQ restaurant after reading the rave reviews on trip advisor and I absolutely have no complaints whatsoever about the food it really was truly great BBQ. The location is nothing fancy and gets really busy, so you will have to wait. But the food is plentiful, hot and inexpensive. Now my sour note was the particular lady... More 

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Thank virginatlantic
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To say I love this place is an understatement, really! Nothing fancy about it. Your meal comes in disposable styrofoam containers and if you are lucky enough to find a seat after waiting in the long line, you will most certainly enjoy the meal among fellow BBQ enthusiasts. I returned to Tom Jenkins (the last visit was 15 years ago... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

If you have to wait... It's worth it. Their spare ribs are tender, their sauce is incredibly delicious and their corn bread is awesome. Don't miss this place if you are ever in Fort Lauderdale!! Best bar b q ribs I've ever had!!!

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Thank Boat2dean
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This was excellent BBQ. We stumbled on this place and couldn't have been happier. Very large portions and everything tastes great. A long line but that is a sign of good food. Staff was nice and polite and everything was clean.

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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
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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