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Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Smokin Js is a great family run BBQ spot with fabulous ribs and super friendly service. It's the real deal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Priscilla K
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

This is our number one bbq place in st pete area. Awesome food with great BBQ Sauce, tender meat, and homemade sides that are amazing . Plus great Sevice!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dv2013
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I love this place. It's the best barbecue in St. Pete and I've been everywhere. The ribs are great as are the smoked wings, but the star of the show is the brisket. The potato salad is good too. Nice people and fast take out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alan A
Reviewed September 13, 2018

My wife and I drove up here while vacationing on Treasure Island just for BBQ. We've stopped at many BBQ places while driving to Florida from Chicago and really wanted to like this place. It smells SOOOO good when you drive up and seeing the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank McBoomer
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I have to wonder if this is real smoked meat. My ribs had no flavor, nor did the brisket. On top of that, my waitress said she doesn’t receive the tips; they all go to the restaurant. I won’t be back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PlainJaneDC
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Was in Gulfport and decided to get some dinner. Did a search and found smokin j's is number 1. Didn't disappoint. Pulled pork sandwich was great. Spotted smoked wings and got 6 to try. Ended up getting 18 to go. Can't wait to get back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank don m
BBQ33707, Owner at Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Don, Glad you enjoyed everything, hope to see you soon. John

Reviewed June 27, 2018

Excellent barbecue-a little hole in the wall is quite good-I’m a vegetarian bot the baked beans and jalapeño cornbread are awesome

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Wanted to see if they lived up to their name! I had a sausage sandwich with sweet sauce and Cole slaw. It was delicious. My husband had pulled chicken and potato salad and he enjoyed it as well. The meal was actually better than some...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank DeniseK787
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Really good and authentic bbq. Small place, it takes about 15 minutes to walk there from the beach/centre of town, but definitely worth it

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sunehenriksendk
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We went to Smokin J's for the first time and were extremely pleased with the quality and quantity of food. We ordered the dinner for 4 which provided 1/2 chicken, 6 ribs and 8 oz of brisket. It came with 4 sides, rolls and 2...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Michael B
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