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Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

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5145 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
+1 727-329-8624
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11:00 am - 8:00 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am an avid smoker and also been to a lot of barbecue places hands down price quality food best ever

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Thank David m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the sampler platter and loved everything. I would say the brisket was the best I've ever had! The sides were good too. The coleslaw very tasty, but the Mac n cheese lacked a little in flavor. I'm very glad we went to smokin J's!

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Thank JES522
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we entered this unique home turned into a real Bar-b-que joint we felt welcome and ready for a great meal. We weren't disappointed. The sandwiches are huge. The pulled chicken moist and tasty. The pulled pork with coleslaw and sauce brought tears to my wife's eyes. Don't miss this great spot.

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Thank Selecttravelerlive
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They smoke their own meat. The carrot cake is one of the best I've ever had. I really enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich (so good that it did not need sauce on it).

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Thank pdeveny
Gulfport, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time trying Texas BBQ! I will definitely go back. I recommend the Ribs, pulled pork, Jalapeno cornbread and homemade sweet and spicy pickles.

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Thank thejamescode
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure where Smokin' J got his recipe, but he needs some pointers. I ordered brisket and half a rack of ribs to go. I think he didn't let the meat marinate before he put it on the smoker. The meat was very tough and dry and the spices really were superficial. Definitely cut corners on the prep time,... More 

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Thank BooRegiToo
NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I moved to Florida almost 2 years ago and have been on a quest to find good BBQ the whole time. Yesterday I was rewarded. My friend and I shared a combo plate consisting of ribs, pulled pork, brisket and 2 sides. We definitely wanted beans but couldn't decide between potato salad and cole slaw, so we got all 3.... More 

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Thank born_to_fun
St. Petersburg, Florida
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is nothing to talk about, but it is easy to find, easy to park, and the food is easy to eat. I drove past there today, and the lot was full of trucks from our local provider of tv, internet and other services. That means that working people love this place, and so do the rest of us.

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Thank MikePromotes
Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The real deal, smoked just right, with beef brisket as good as Texas ever saw, plus pork, ribs and chicken.

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Thank thorstenveblen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Good BBQ. Beef and pork are excellent. Ribs are outstanding. Potato salad is good. Baked beans are hot. Pick the sweet sauce, really good. Not our first stop, we eat there 1-3 times monthly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5145 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 727-329-8624

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