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Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
+1 954-522-5046
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“collard greens” (56 reviews)
“baked beans” (38 reviews)
“brisket” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Awesome out of this world BBQ. Went for lunch with friends and service was quick. Definately a spot to visit again.

Thank 581dd
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Talk about 'great' BBQ.. Jenkins' is the real deal.. OK, the place is somewhat shabby but the food is sheer heaven. Sauce is spectacular.. The staff is friendly and quite helpful. We always just order and take home. Run, don't walk to this local favorite!

1  Thank FredAckerman
Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our way through today. It's a very small place but the staff is friendly. We ordered 2 smoked sausage platters with fries & BBQ beans and a grilled chicken combo with fries. They give you a buzzer to call...More

Reviewed March 18, 2015

Florida is known for having good BBQ. This restaurant is part of the reason why. I have eaten a lot of BBQ all across the south. This is one of the 2-3 best places I have visited, ever. The restaurant is a bit small. I...More

Thank COCowboy
Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I hate ribs but Tom Jenkins changed that! Meat falls off the bone. Recently went there and someone asked, "what's good here?" And the response someone said in line was "everything." And thats the truth. Price is right! Food is delicious! Love the restaurant's ambiance....More

Thank OntheGoLoLo
Reviewed March 1, 2015

Excellent meat, excellent sauce, great sides. Interior is ideal southern bbq with an unobstructed view of the smoker, which can be seen and smelled for blocks. Fantastic smoke aroma and flavor to the meats.

Thank Bbmclean1st
Reviewed February 27, 2015

The best ribs you can get in Fort Lauderdale and Florida State. A small place but the great BBQ food ever had in Florida

Thank Pechthalt
Reviewed February 19, 2015

Locals and travellers in the know have enjoyed this place for many years. As a Brit, we were lucky to drive past and see the ever present full tables outside. It looked daunting from the outside, and I must admit it looks the same inside,...More

Thank phil0264
Reviewed February 13, 2015

I eat all over the world while traveling. Bar-B-Q, a genuine American original, is one of my favorite things to discover. It manifests itself all across the U.S. with different regional nuances. The folks who run Tom Jenkins do the best pork ribs I have...More

Thank Mitch R
Reviewed February 12, 2015

Been here annually in February. Always look forward to a great meal. Never disappointed. They have beef and pork brisket, ribs, even Mississippi fried catfish! Sides are delish....baked beans, coleslaw, seasoned French fries, potato salad, and collard greens. All are homemade. Meats cooked fresh daily....More

Thank Lyn S
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Meghan K
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Response from Chef_Mike | Reviewed this property |
You don't go to a southern bbq joint for Gluten free options
March 15, 2016|
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Response from Bibby36 | Reviewed this property |
As I just answered I do believe that they do.
January 31, 2016|
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Response from Mary Ellen S | Reviewed this property |
Can't say for sure. Haven't seen anything on the menu or in the restaurant about gluten free options. Go to the Contact Us section of their website and ask directly. They have a FB page too. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 954-522-5046
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