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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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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Haven't been able to find decent barbecue near home. Saw reviews here and decided to give it a try. My husband informed me we would be back before I had a chance to try anything. Very casual place with nice folks and good barbecue. We will be back.

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St Pete Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've been here many times and everything is fabulous. Try the Challenge if you dare. The Fitness version (1/4 the size) is even tough to finish buy well worth the effort. Go for it - you won't be disappointed.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wow!! Live 10 minutes away and first time there. Silly me... cute little place. Not fancy. Cold beer and "Great BBQ". Prices and portions are great. Took home lunch the portions are so large. The baked beans are delicious!! Will be going there more often. Can sit inside or outside. Get a discount if pay in cash.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you love Texas and Texas BBQ, come here. It's the best all around. I lived in Texas and YES it tastes just like you went to Texas! Huge portions! Those are called TEXAS portions at a Rhode Island (being a small state) price! You have to try the Family Pack for $29. It's really worth the $$!! And the... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This a great example of having a product and doing it well no messing about. It's all about the BBQ and boy is it good no frills and spills just great great food. We had the sampler which included brisket,ribs,pulled pork,2 sides and a roll was enough for 2 people and at 15 bucks fantastic value..Will be back

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went there for lunch/dinner twice and on several occasions picked up food to eat at home or brought to parties. The quality of the food is very good - especially the brisket. The ribs were rather average/dry and the sites such as the coleslaw were inconsistently prepared (or not homemade). Don't care too much for the chicken but that... More

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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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25 restaurant reviews
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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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44 restaurant reviews
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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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