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Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

5145 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
(727) 329-8624
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Ranked #1 of 35 restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great bbq, awesome smoke flavor. THE BEST chicken around period. We will never buy another grocery store rotisserie chicken ever again!!

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Gulfport, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were busy with a lot of projects around the house, so I sent my husband out to get a rotisserie chicken at a grocery store for lunch (and leftovers). On the way, he remembered that Smokin' J's has whole BBQ chickens. So he got one of theirs. It was sooooooo moist, smoky, tender, meaty; way better than any rotisserie... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The place is kind of small but it makes up for the portion that you get I got the best road platter brisket pulled pork and ribs were very good and the prices were very they have a variety selection on the menu with size and dessert I recommend trying it out

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Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just a roadside shack, with great food. We sat with two Fedex guys who told me they always planned their routes to stop here for lunch. We could see why.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had dinner at J's once and twice we picked our food up to take home for lunch. The barbecue has been always very good - the Texas brisket was outstanding. Unfortunately, site dishes such as their coleslaw were completely tasteless and not consistent in preparation. It's a good take-out place!

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Smokin' J's has great BBQ! Friendly and helpful staff, large portions and good sides. We'd been at the beach all week and wanted something other than seafood and just happened to find Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ. Located in an old house that still has the bathtub in the restroom there is inside and outside seating and plenty of off... More

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mahlerific
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Smokin' J's has some of the best barbecue I've had. It's a great little gem in the greater St Pete area. One my wife's suggestion - she spent four years in Texas - we tried both the brisket and babyback ribs and weren't disappointed. Portions are ample and the meat is perfectly cooked. Unlike many chain restaurants, you only have... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place is a gem. We were tired of eating fish/seafood and wanted something different. Some of the best barbecue we have ever had! They even helped us pack it to take home to Ohio for our family. Highly recommend.

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I'll admit, I'm a regular...but only because the ribs are the best I've eaten! Meaty, no fat and smoked to perfection. You may pass this place by thinking it's a 'hole in the wall' - it's in an old house in Gulfport - but stop in! The dining area is nice and clean, or, just order take-out through the side... More

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Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

'Happened' on this place as we drove through Gulfport. Having lived in Texas, this LOOKED like the genuine article and we were not disappointed. We shared the Sampler platter which included two sides. With a beer, each, our total was just over $19.00 There was so much meat we took home a rib, enough brisket for a dinner salad, and... More

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