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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 4
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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
Great place for BBQ

We had the pleasure of trying Smokin' J's very tasty treats ... Being from Denmark and not familiar Texan style food....we did like it a lot ...will for sure come back

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Von_Raffenbach
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Rungsted, Denmark
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Rungsted, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had the pleasure of trying Smokin' J's very tasty treats ... Being from Denmark and not familiar Texan style food....we did like it a lot ...will for sure come back

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ is real Texas barbecue. The atmosphere offers nothing fancy but the food is just right and the staff are friendly. The spicy barbecue sauce and pulled pork are perfect. The mac-n-cheese is, too...once you add a little salt and pepper. I've never ventured away from the pulled pork because...well, this is THE place that I... More 

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st.pete.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Little BBQ shack but big on Flavor! The Wife loves the Pulled Pork! The Chi li is Good! The Chicken is Good! The Ribs Are Good! Have not been inside but they do have tables inside! My new go to if I am not Smokin My own! Their sauce is good!

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

living in Gulfport in a condo building , take out from Smokin J's is better than cooking on the grill. We have been there several times and the food is excellent. Chicken, ribs, pork and sausage, smoked with te best slaw!!

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Gulfport, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I am not a big fan although other people i have talked to rave. I think the ribs are dry as well as the brisket. I have had much better barbeque in other places. granted we dont have a lot of bbq choices locally. I do stop in and pickup their coleslaw as that is very good

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We always take out...If we have a big party and want to have a good/excellent and reasonable price food..this is the place... there is no other place in Tampa Bay to eat ribs other than at J's ribs.... probably I have been "disappointed" once in 15 times that we ordered to go... Ribs and Pulled pork is great...his pickles are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The BBQ is really good and the portions are huge. The only complaint I might would have is the seating. It's picnic benches and it can be hard to get in and out if you're "older". But it must not bother me too much since I eat here every time I'm in town. Lol.

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St Pete's
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

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

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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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