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Reuben's Smokehouse

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11506 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-2840
+1 866-928-2789
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (332 reviews)
“yeast rolls” (59 reviews)
“baked beans” (94 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
11506 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-2840
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Our family visited Reuben’s ‘s twice (once we found nights the lines weren’t out the door) We, like everyone else, needed to see what all the hype was about concerning their barbecue. In our opinion, the barbecue was good but not as spectacular as their...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice surprise, had great meat platter and come slaw, servers are oumdnt be nicer. Highly recommended.

Thank madelyni2014
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Ribs were dry...Pulled pork sandwich was cold and smoked turkey looked and tasted like grocery store deli!

1  Thank vineyard0014
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Looks the same but we were the only ones in the restaurant for dinner at 715pm. Previously(with original owners), we would have to hope to get a table and wait for some time. I wondered what was going on. A quick internet search revealed new...More

2  Thank Legalwizzz
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

This place has gone down hill fast!! Must be new management! Food quality, service, all POOR in my book!

1  Thank michaelball2014
Reviewed November 20, 2017

not the same as the first time i went. First time was great. looks like the owner was around and she was talking to people as we ate. Food was actually good. But when i went back almost 5 months later ,,,a whole different story....More

2  Thank tonygu57
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Flavor not there, and owner is oriental that should have tild me something ....I know bbq and this ain't it

1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Went with family after hearing rave reviews about their BBQ and boy did it not disappoint ! Some of the best BBQ brisket I've ever had as it just melted in your mouth! Very small and charming inside but worth the wait to get some...More

Thank theparadisedreamer
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Because of the trip advisor rating of the 4th best BBQ restaurant in the country, we really had our expectations set high when we finally made it there. We've been to some of the best, and Reuben's isn't even close. The decor is typical smokehouse...More

3  Thank Bruce K
Reviewed September 29, 2017

All but dessert was disappointing. Our waitress seemed new to this line of work, but was polite. We asked for rolls and were told "you have to pay for them", no problem, we ordered, but the rolls never came. When dinner arrived, our server asked...More

1  Thank INCmiami
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Questions & Answers
Gerald H
February 6, 2017|
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Response from LoveGoodFoodFinds | Property representative |
Hi Everyone! We sold Reuben's Smokehouse early October last year. I am the former owner/founder along with my son Reuben. The new owner is still calling it by the same name & using same menu & recipes. Reuben & I moved on... More
Toby R
February 15, 2016|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
Short drive
Tony B
January 22, 2016|
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Response from Fran W | Reviewed this property |
When you get to Cleveland or route 41, go north, past Bell Tower shops. Then follow the directions from the other answers above!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11506 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907-2840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 866-928-2789
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If you're looking for good old-fashioned home cooking served with a big smile, Reuben's Smokehouse is the place you want to be!! We smoke our own ribs, brisket, yardbird (chicken for you city folks) and pork and for those looking for country cooking we serve up the best pot roast, chicken & dumplings and fabulous meat loaf with bacon & sassy sauce you've ever had. Of course, along with every meal we serve our famous homemade yeast rolls & homemade strawberry & peach jam!! But it doesn't stop there...our to-die-for chocolate caramel bread pudding, gooey fudgy chocolaty cake & luscious lemon vars...all made from scratch are the grand finale!! Did we mention that everything is homemade & served with the friendliest customer service you've ever had at no extra charge? We will love to greet you at the door from the kitchen when you get there along with the rest of the team...see you soon! Right next to Dunkin Diamonds on 41...
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