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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 #84 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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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Finger licking good and even better..a very down home place with awesome tasting BBQ. The night we went, they were out of dark meat chicken so we just ordered some ribs and side orders. The side orders, hush puppies, mac and cheese, potato salad were nothing to write home about, but the RIBS were great so choose the ribs and... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you need a BBQ fix go eat here! Small place with good food and service. The pork was excellent; it was tender and had a nice smokey flavor. The corn bread we enjoyed as well. Great food.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very popular, and as some mentioned, the line can be long ... but that is only if you don't order it by phone for take out (which let's you go straight to the register, skip the line, and pickup your order as soon as it is ready). This is amazing barbeque, with a great smoky flavor. In fact, you can... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This place is no secret..The best brisket and ribs in town. But when it's gone it's gone ..No fancy dining ..just a few picnic tables ..Well worth the waiting line..And yes the line can get VERY long !

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St. Augustine FL
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537 reviews 537 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you are looking for BBQ in Fort Lauderdale this is it. The place is not much to look at and if you decide to dine in you will be sitting on pick nick tables. But the BBQ is the best and I mean the best. After reading the reviews, I decided to get a large order to go. I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A small family owned business where locals (and us smart travelers have learned of) visit when we want good BBQ. This time they ran out of brisket and pork....so I still didn't get to try it. They said it sold out at 4PM...well, make more...hahahahaha. Guess you never know what's gonna sell out early for the day. So I was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend. Service was friendly. Atmosphere is very rustic. BBQ ribs fantastic as was the corn bread & baked beans. BBQ chicken was a dry ... Would definitely go back but not for the chicken

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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