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1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
(954) 522-5046
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Ranked #51 of 1,133 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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New York City, New York, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The luring aromas are strong as soon as you are in the parking lot...everyone there is there for one reason. Tasty BBQ done right. The greens and mac and cheese sides are fantastic and we usually get the Catfish dinner and even my son who doesn't particularly like fish, was happy to eat it with the sauce. The chicken was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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250 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had the ribs and chicken, so juicy!! Perhaps not the smokiest I've had, but definitely fresh and tasty. They do everything fresh, so get there early or they'll run out of food, like the brisket we wanted. First time there, but definitely will return to sample the rest of the menu. Bare bones décor and setting, barely notable when chowing... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I live in Hollywood, so I don't go here as often as I would like to, but this is the best BBQ I've had in a restaurant. The ribs are flat out delicious, and is mostly what I get. One of the times I ordered, they mistakenly gave me chicken instead. Mistakes happen, and they were cool about it, and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have never had anything on the menu that was not outstanding. Among many other items, we love the chopped pork sandwich, baby back ribs, collard greens, onion rings, etc., etc.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place is always packed and you need to get here early and prepare to order before you step up to place. this is some of the best bar-b-q i have eaten in florida. period!!!!!!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

good southern pork sandwich, almost as good as Dales in Fort Pierce, FL. Place decoration is very nice antiques everywhere, pretty cool.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Everytime we come to Fort Lauderdale, FL to visit, one of our stops must be Tom Jenkin's. The BBQ food is sooo good I can't stop eating it. The best thing about it is everything is homemade! I always get the bbq pulled pork sandwich and two sides. My favorite is the mac and cheese and the beans! My husband... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

BY FAR THE BEST RIBS I HAVE EVER HAD! I have been searching for excellent ribs in my travels around the world. Yesterday, on an unassuming bike ride with some friends from Boca Raton we came upon Tom Jenkins. Well, the reality is that the other riders formed a club "All You Can Eat Cycling Club" with a mission in... More 

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houston, tx
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We both opted for the bbq chicken sandwich...delicious with great fries and tasty sauce. Limited seating, but really great chicken and worth the effort. cobra427sc

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Plantation, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A bargain at $10.49 for an order of ribs, and two sides( in our case Macaroni and Cheese and Baked Beans) they were very good, a filling meal, served quickly and hot too. .oh, yes, we had a slice of their Sweet Potato Pie too. . .yum!

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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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