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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

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3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Auburndale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG the food is fantastic~~~ all you can eat ribs that fall off the bone, steak cooked to perfection, collard greens the best in the area~~~ check them out for sure!!!

Thank justbnme826
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is homey. The waitress is excellent...and funny. The God...out of this world! I had turkey...it was tender and delicious.

Thank Rita K
Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the brisket and the pulled pork is wonderful, hubby loves the Ribs and Dad is lovin the chicken! The sides are all good and thankfully they have paper towels handy since you just gobble it all up.

Thank Kathi B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place best bbq around! And Saturday night is steak night delicious they cook the steak on grill just the way you like it better than any steak house. Smoking Jim's is my favorite bbq place

Thank dspvacation
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family feast (8-10 people) for 5 of us... stuffed and tons to take home. Very basic place but if you like barbecue ribs, chicken and pork you will like it. Cooked on site grills

Thank Tim J
Lake Alfred, Florida
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When a friend brought home take away, I could hardly believe it came from the same restaurant I wrote the last glowing review on. Ribs tough, potato salad loose and missing all the condiments and freshness from before. The beans were small and overcooked with no depth, color and BBQ flavor. One of my big critiques is to have consistency... More 

Thank Millie B
James R, Owner at Smokin Jim's House of BBQ, responded to this review

Millie I am so sorry for your experience with our BBQ. I would like to know when you got it so I can work backwards to find out who sent it out and was working. No, there is definitely not a move towards economy!!! My recipe's and portions have not changed. Please say hey to me the next time you... More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smokin' Jim's recently provided the food for a group of 20 that I was in and it was great! The ribs and pulled pork were very good and the side dishes were delicious! If you haven't been there you definitely need to check them out.

Thank timothyb246
Auburndale, Florida
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Great locally owned restaurant! Food is very good. Servers are friendly and efficient. Nothing fancy, but a neat spot. Very popular among locals.

Thank 2010psp
Lakeland, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is the first time my family has ate at this restaurant. We came across it by all the amazing reviews on trip advisor. The pork was good but the sides were lacking. The staff was very friendly. This isn't a BBQ place I'd go running back to..

Thank RuthieKimmons
James R, Owner at Smokin Jim's House of BBQ, responded to this review

Sorry for your SO-so experience! What sides did you order and how were they lacking. We are always looking to improve our flavor and taste. Glad my staff was friendly and hope you will try it again some time. Thanks Smokin Jim More 

Auburndale, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

People are friendly and go out of their way to accommodate you. Nice home town atmosphere. Usually easy to get in and not much wait time.

Thank rodneyb579

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Auburndale
  • Phone Number: 8639650230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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