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Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

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5145 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-4943
+1 727-329-8624
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Gulfport, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the food. Especially the chicken along with the green beans and coleslaw. Really nice people. Relaxing outside area to dine at picnic tables or inside during the heat. Reasonable prices.

Thank sharone855
Waterville, Maine
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent BBQ, a small place with a HUGE menu and haven't found one item that I didn't like! Prices are very reasonable, portions are generous and many times, there will be leftovers :)

Thank Lubecnewcomers
Gulfport, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I consider myself a bit of a BBQ snob...I admit it. I have NEVER been disappointed by ANYTHING I have ever ordered from Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ...never. Fresh, juicy, full bodied flavors, cooked to perfection...every time. Treat yourself to some good ole Texas BBQ done the right way. John and his crew are community minded which touches my heart... More 

Thank cheaplabor33707
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

I am a BBQ lover and am a backyard smoker novice so I was looking forward to trying this place after driving by a few times and smelling the food. We both ordered pulled pork sandwiches and we both thought they were decent sandwiches. The meat was seasoned appropriately, I would have like to see a little more bark on... More 

1 Thank zman96
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Great BBQ. We had pulled pork this time, it was well done and we enjoyed with mac and cheese. Call ahead and they will have your order ready when you get there.

Thank Dean L
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This place is the real deal. There are a lot of bbq joints around the south, but, every once in a while you find a place where the beef brisket is to good for words! This is that place. The food here is amazing. They make their own potato salad and cole slaw. In addition, they make their own pickles....these... More 

Thank 2palattesandaPC
St. Petersburg, Florida
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We might be a little bit of a barbecue snob couple. We've eaten at a lot of barbecue restaurants here in Saint Pete and by far this is our favorite. Not only is the food great, but the sauce is just the right compliment. The staff is always friendly and there to help. You can eat inside or out, or... More 

Thank Carmen C
Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Hello, my name is danny, and im a brisketoholic. I would like to tell yall about some of the best bbq around. Please get the brisket chili, at least a gallon. And dont forget the pickles!!!!!!!!!!!! Mmmm ...thank me later!

Thank MolanLabe
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is now our fourth year returning to the area and every time we make sure to go to smokin j's 2/3 times, we have never been dissapointed with the food nor with the greeting we get from John and his team, we have tried most things on the menu and would say they are all great. If your any... More 

Thank Rex H
Gulfport, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I often stop here for the barbeque. It's delicious and the prices are very reasonable. I also like the family dining atmosphere. It's also very easy to find.

Thank njdurand13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5145 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-4943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 727-329-8624

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?