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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 174
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in South Florida.

I'm from Georgia and grew up with great BBQ and Tom Jenkins' makes the list as one the best. I've been going for the past 2 years and have never once been disappointed. If you go and don't like the food it's because you honestly don't know good BBQ.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
thomasOG87
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I'm from Georgia and grew up with great BBQ and Tom Jenkins' makes the list as one the best. I've been going for the past 2 years and have never once been disappointed. If you go and don't like the food it's because you honestly don't know good BBQ.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Tom Jenkin's has me perplexed on how to write out the review. When you arrive, the pits are going and the smells are aromatic in the best way. Upon entering, there is the feel of a traditional BBQ joint. The cashier/order taker is not very welcoming, but assists you with placing your order. The food has a slightly above average... More 

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East Kingston, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very good barbeque for a decent price. Atmosphere is basic but cool. The smells are amazing. I wish they had turkey though.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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 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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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: Large groups, 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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