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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 #73 of 1,116 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped for a quick lunch before catching a flight home. Already filling up @ 11:30. Ordered the chopped pork platter. Big portions of smokey chopped pork and fries. The pork was very tasty. The cornbread was excellent. Not sure when I'll be back in Ft Lauderdale but I'll definitely return.

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Long lines make you wonder...what is so great about this place? Decor from the 70's, insufficient seating, cashier isn't even that friendly. Let me tell you the secret. The best BBQ in South Florida. My husband and I drive from Miami to eat at this place. Never ever disappointed with the perfectly cooked, good quality BBQ. The pulled pork, the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The best bbq I have had in a long time. The flavors are outstanding. The smoky slightly sweet bbq sauce is pretty tasty. Good service as well. Friendly prices

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West Park, FL
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Do yourself a favor and try their beef brisket platter. If you are a meat lover you will thank me for the advice. We work in the area and look at any opportunity to get there and have lunch. Very affordable for the quality of barbecued meats that you get there. No frills place, just the way I want it.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tom Jenkins' BBQ has a solid reputation for consistently delicious BBQ. Not fancy, just great food and prices. Variety of menu options to please all.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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161 reviews 161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I smoke ribs that everyone says are the best they have ever had - Tom Jenkins rivals my ribs. Plus, their chicken, pulled pork and chopped brisquet are excellent. It is easy for me to tell meats that are 100% smoked and those that are partially cooked and then smoked. Tom Jenkins is 100% smoked - a dead giveaway is... More

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

One of the best bbq meals I've ever had: baby back ribs, chopped pork, cole slaw, mac and cheese and super sweet sweet tea. It's not cheap - two meat meal including two sides and a corn bread muffin is $13. Casual with most food served in styrofoam and if real busy you will share a table. Near the FLL... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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122 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I know this is an institution in Ft. Lauderdale. My lunch partner told me the history and this family sounds great. The location is good and the restaurant is comfortable, smoky, down-home feeling. I really wanted to love it. However, I found the meat (I had a combo of chopped pork and chopped brisket) to be dry and a little... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have been to several BBQ joints in Ga, Carolina & Florida! No one beats Toms. The homemade BBQ sauce is awesome. Mac n cheese, Coleslaw,Chicken & ribs are great!!!

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Fort Lauderdale
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wow - nice find. I have been passing this place for years and never stopped in .... my loss! Food was great, service was friendly and the sauce was outstanding. The place is everything you think an authentic BBQ "joint" would be....rustic tables where you sit family style and enjoy the food. The atmosphere is basic but it works 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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