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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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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: Delivery

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  • 3
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Evan T
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Clearwater, Florida
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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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Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Smokin' J's is one of my favorite "go to" places to for ribs.... I have been to J's many times and I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered..... The ribs are awesome.... the bean's rock!.... Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich melts in your mouth! I am very picky when it comes to the quality of food and J's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Best ribs in town. Delicious as usual. A place you have to go when you are in town. I love the style of the place too.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Every Thursday I've passed by this cute, rustic restaurant and finally stopped and had the full rack of ribs (taking more than 1/2 home) with slaw. They were tender & meaty with an excellent BBQ sauce. Will definitely come back and bring out of town guests. It is very casual with friendly staff and there is outside seating available. They... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We've been to Smokin' J's BBQ a number of times. Being raised in Oklahoma and Texas, I'm particular about my BBQ. I would say Smokin' J's is the best I've had. A lot of meat on rib, and their sauce is perfect. We carry out a rack each week and sometimes eat in. Never disappointed and their quality is very... More 

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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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