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Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

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5145 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-329-8624
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It might just surprise you

This is a case of appearances aren't always everything as we have driven past over the Years and not been tempted to sample their food. We have peeked in a couple of times and thought this maybe isn't what we're looking for. BUT word of mouth works in this instance and we thought we'd give it a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Jonathan C
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St Pete's
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St Pete's
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154 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a case of appearances aren't always everything as we have driven past over the Years and not been tempted to sample their food. We have peeked in a couple of times and thought this maybe isn't what we're looking for. BUT word of mouth works in this instance and we thought we'd give it a try. First things... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ate at Smokin J's today for lunch and had another amazing meal. I got the brisket sandwich combo with mac n cheese. Loved both items. Service was fast and the prices are great. Will be back soon!

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

On a recommendation from our Fire Department on Treasure island, several of us went to try this BBQ joint. WOW - Wow - Wow ... the brisket was one of the best we've ever had - hot, juicy, prepared perfectly - great sauces for the mild & wild lovers - you can't find better BBQ anywhere! The place is small... More 

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Many a dinner has been enjoyed at this establishment. The ribs are always juicy, tender and delicious. The sides are tasty and generous portions. John and his crew know Texas BBQ for sure!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the best bbq i have ever had. I went because it had rapid reviews however had no idea. This place. Had the best service. The pulled pork was something i asked for and i am very specific. They guaranteed and satisfied ever need i had. 5 star all the way around, if you have the chance stop in!!... More 

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benalmadena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Was really looking forward to a meal here but must say it was a disappointment. The food tasted OK but was lukewarm and a little dry, needed sauces from bottles to aid digestion. It was served on Plastic plates with Plastic cutlery, not easy with ribs n chicken.

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BBQ33707, Owner at Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear we failed at our goal and didn't meet your expectations. Clearly this is not how I operate my restaurant. I would like to invite you back and give us a another try. I have discussed this event with my staff and I hope it was an isolated incident. We guarantee all of our products and... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We grabbed our food and headed off to a nearby park to enjoy our bites. We did. Not expensive and plenty of food. Close to Clymer Park and its new art pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great BBQ that feels like your backyard BBQ experience. The place is small and cosy, their food is very well cooked and offers a great variety for your tastebuds. Mexican Coke in bottles is available as well. Loved it!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came here because of the reviews. Food was very good, but prices a little steep. The pulled pork and baked beans were excellent. Not a whole lot of room to sit down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

After reading other reviews my mouth was watering so we drove down and it was worth the trip. Tasty food at a reasonable price ... I have to go back to sample the menu a little further.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5145 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 727-329-8624

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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