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Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

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1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
(954) 522-5046
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in on Thursday night at 6:30. Only meat available was chicken. No ribs, no pork, no brisket. Got chicken dinner with side of hush puppies. 4 hush puppies fresh, 4 hush puppies like re-heated hockey pucks. Worse, only cashier seemed to care about customers. Rest of crew just messin' around. Shame. Count me out until customers mean something.

Thank OScottO87
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you're in Ft Lauderdale Tom Jenkins is a must for bbq and rib lovers. My experience here was nothing short of amazing. The wait is worth it, and it really wasn't too bad. I had the full rack corn on the cob and potato salad. The corn is mouth watering the ribs are amazing. The experience was terrific.

Thank Xfiveohhx
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch while in the Ft Lauderdale area. I'd wanted to go for years but ran into huge lines or visited on the wrong day (Sunday or Monday) when they were closed. Ernie's, just down the street, was disappointing and doesn't have brisket. We ordered a couple meals (beef brisket and pork - both... More 

Thank RRoberts6
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited an hour to get our food, there as a family and MULTIPLE people who ordered after us that we're done eating before we even got our food, what a waste of time and money. Don't bother tipping it doesn't help you get better service. What a joke

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Paducah, Kentucky
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a high rating so I was excited to try it out. I'm sure there is a way to enjoy your experience here but mine was horrid. While waiting in line, I noticed at least a half dozen signs that joked about being polite or having to pay for whining, etc. These signs are funny to me but... More 

Thank GoodPersiflage
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ! Variety of items on the menu --ribs, catfish, pulled pork,beef brisket, baked beans, cold slaw, Mac n cheese, green ( with a hint of sweetness). Reasonable prices too-- 2 meat combo only $14.99. Good location--Not far from the airport or the cruise line ports. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food!

Thank Handful817
Warner Robins
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been driving by this restaurant for the past 20 + years and finally made my way in there. It is located on US 1, not fancy, super casual...just good southern style oak smoked and cooked BBQ. Check out the large stacks of freshly cut oak tree wood outside next to the jumbo sized smokers. While we waited for our... More 

Thank Elliot S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I love Tom Jenkins. I consider it one of my hidden gems here in downtown Fort Lauderdale. All their BBQ selections are great and can't go wrong. I'm a big fan of their brisket and pork. The place is decorated really cool and is a fun atmosphere.

Thank Aaron B
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My family was in Fort Lauderdale for vacation and visiting my family from there. We all decided to go to Tom Jenkins none of us had ever been there, not even the portion of the family living in Florida. I wasn't sure about this place, being from the KC area I can be a bit critical when it comes to... More 

Thank Joseph J
Miami, Florida
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Classic southern BBQ. Good ol stick to your "ribs" food. Nothing fancy. Share a table with others and make friends 'cause you will be going back. Spare ribs, mac & cheese and collard greens. Oh so good.

Thank WhereTheLocalsEat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: (954) 522-5046

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