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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service

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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Awesome. Lunch time was much less crowded as our second visit showed. Fri and sat nite busy. Small place but awesome food! The ribs for 2 fed 4 of us!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank naomiLakeland
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Great service and great food and reasonable pricing. Steak on Saturday night is great. Good barbecue ribs. I recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank acman581
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Wife and I stop for lunch and we weren't that impressed. The food is average with nothing really standing out for us. Wish they had some more sauce selections also. Our BBQ was a little dry and just not that tasty. Seating inside and out...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Smokin Jim's is a typical Florida mom and pop place. The decor is country simple. We ate at a table for six on late Saturday afternoon, Half had steaks cooked on the smoking pit, the rest had pork ribs. The steaks looked good, but the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank kennethsY7291WH
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

6 of us met for dinner at our favorite BBQ restaurant Smokin Jim's last evening. I ordered my favorite brisket with potato salad and wonderful creamy mac and cheese. My husband had the combo plate with brisket and the best smoked turkey EVER. Moist and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank L9751NQdianew
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the only places I will go to for BBQ in the area. Amazing food and extremely polite staff.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Martin_Herd
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Sometimes when you are choosing you settled for either good service or great food; I really enjoy when I can find both. This is the case with Smokin Jim’s, their BBQ is second to none and their service is fast and friendly. We were visiting...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tioalo
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Went there for take out because I loved the rack of ribs I ate in that place three years ago. I was expecting the same experience today, 01/31/2019 shortly after 5:00 pm. When I got home, ten minutes away, I found that the ribs were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank Golondrin0
James R, Owner at Smokin Jim's House of BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Our sincere apologies and thank you for the honest feedback. That is not how I like to send my food out at all. We would like you to give us another chance. When you come back, please ask for Jim or Dottie, and we will...More

Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

My brother, my husband and I and another couple came for lunch. The hostess was very friendly and let us sit outside. We had ribs, beef brisket, and the pulled beef sandwich. The brisket was lukewarm but with the bar-b-Que sauce, very tasty. Cornbread was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 148SusanS148
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Just happened to stop in while driving to Lakeland, about 3 pm. Had the place to oourselves. Got the dinner for 2 but we did half ribs and half pulled pork. ENORMOUS! We ate some of everything and enjoyed it all. Plenty of leftovers. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gordond1221
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Response from naomiLakeland | Reviewed this property |
It’s BBQ not seafood Try RedLobster for seafood
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