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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 172
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 9
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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
Some of the best BBQ

Went to Tom Jenkins' BBQ as soon as it opened 11am, and the smell of great smoked meat was so enticing. The concierge recommended the place, so lets do this. What can I say the need to have good BBQ this the place to go to and I have had bbq from many places in the US. Get the pork... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Peter P
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San Diego, California
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Went to Tom Jenkins' BBQ as soon as it opened 11am, and the smell of great smoked meat was so enticing. The concierge recommended the place, so lets do this. What can I say the need to have good BBQ this the place to go to and I have had bbq from many places in the US. Get the pork... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I have eatena decent amount of BBQ meat, and I have to say this is the best bar none. For $14 bucks, you get two ribs, a large drink, two sides, and a biscuit. But the value is not even the best part. The sauce is. The food as it is was very good, but add the sauce to it... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The look and smell are enticing but sadly the food is very disappointing and the staff have a very bad attitude. The ribs are on the firm side which some may like but having tried every bbq shack in town the best by some degree is Hickory Styx. It's a little known dive that is best for takeout as the... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The first thing one notices about Tom Jenkins is the amazing smell. Every time I drive by I can catch a big whiff of the slow cooking meat. It's just a little cabin with a walk up order window. There is always a line, this is a very popular place. It's even hard sometimes to find a seat. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I always get the chopped pork sandwich with fries mac n cheese and the baked beans (my favorite side) and of course the corn bread it's amazing! The homemade lemonade is delish, can't go without it

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

THIS PLACE IS LEGIT! It is one of my favorite places to go for bbq and I've grown up in the south (TN and GA) and know what good bbq is. Their bbq chicken is amazing. Nicely smoked, meat is very juicy and succulent, and it literally falls off the bone. Their beef brisket is pretty good too. I think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Ga., and N.C. And this place beats any barbacue I have had anywhere. It is so delicious!!! The Mac and cheese is to die for, the chicken falls off the bone, amazing collards, potato salad, and baked beans just to name a few. Gotta try it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Strange I would enjoy BBQ as much as I do because I don't eat meat! However, like I tell my friends I can tell great BBQ by the taste of the sauce and baked beans. Tom Jenkins has one of the best menus in town. They also make an awesome potato salad and the service is fast and professional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is the real deal. Stacks of wood out in the back parking lot just waiting to go into the smoker. Mrs. frsbdg had the ribs, I had the chopped brisket. Both were crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. The sauce is sweet and smoky, with just a hint of zip. Lots of choices for sides, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went here for the first time the other day by a reccomendation of a friend. I ordered the two meats and two sides for $14.99. I had beef brisket and chopped pork with baked beans and mac n cheese. The pork was pretty good but was more grilled than smoked. The beef brisket was flavorful but because it was... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?