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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, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 29
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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
Great 4th of July Bar-B-Que

I was visiting my daughter and her family over the 4th and they suggested we get takeout from Tom Jenkin's. I love bar-b-que and had never had Tom's...you've got to try this bar-b-que if you haven't had it...if you have keep going back. We got baby back ribs, very good, and pulled pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
CRLoveToTravel
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Having recently started working in Ft Lauderdale, my co-workers and I do a weekly lunch outing to local spots and we chose Tom Jenkins' due to the good reviews on Yelp/Tripadvisor. First, the place was packed when we got there but we managed to secure a table while the rest of the group ordered the food. There was not much... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The BBQ sauce is warm and delicious. However, the meat is hit or miss. I have had some truly exceptional brisket platters at Tom Jenkins, and other times I had some very fatty not so great platters. At the end the day the corn bread and the bbq sauce is great.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was visiting my daughter and her family over the 4th and they suggested we get takeout from Tom Jenkin's. I love bar-b-que and had never had Tom's...you've got to try this bar-b-que if you haven't had it...if you have keep going back. We got baby back ribs, very good, and pulled pork, excellent, with slaw, some of the best... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had read a lot of good reviews for this restaurant. I was therefore terrible disappointed when I got my two kind of meat menu with ribs and brisket. I had a nice smoked taste by it was dry. I like my ribs juicy. Brisket was dry and borint too. Too bad I had expected some nice american bbq here.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

By far the best BBQ ribs ever! This is a must; everything is made fresh. The BBQ sauce is awesome and their homemade lemonade is delicious!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is by far the best BBQ in Ft Lauderdale. Be sure to allow extra time for lunch as they fill up fast. They are closed on Sunday for church and Monday's for fishing. A must eat at place, everything made right in site

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I love BBQ and Jenkins BBQ is the best I've ever had. Their ribs fall off the bone, have a nice smoke taste to them, and they make their own barbecue sauce which is out of this world. People stand in line for 45 minutes just to place their order. Their ribs fall off the bone, and their BBQ sauce... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We finally went to Tom Jenkins' Bar B Q after reading the glowing reviews. However, the pork plate I ordered was very fatty and didn't have a lot of flavor. Nothing special about the sides. I will not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you want something different go here. No waiters just benches and seat where you have a spot. We ordered baby back ribs. It comes with two sides. Served in polystyrene containers with a fantastic bbq sauce. I have been at a lot of rib places but this one is one of the best if not the best. Great taste... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Ribs are sometimes awesome and sometimes so hard that you cant have them, none of the sides are great, specially the corn bread, we just trow them away. Its the only option we have in ft lauderle but not a great place.

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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 $20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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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