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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 - 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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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You go to the counter & order your food & they bring it to you. This place is in an old house converted to resteraunt. Guys that work there are nice. They have the Best Ribs but get there early in the day for them or else sometimes they are tough later in the day. The chicken is good....And they... More 

Thank ET70SS
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The family that runs the place is great and the food is the best BBQ around. We come every week. Highly recommend

Thank Dawn H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good bbq, large servings, reasonable prices, friendly service. Brisket is delicious, green beans are amazing, jalepeno corn muffins and mac and cheese are ok (everyone in my family ordered the same meal, with the sweet sauce). They adjust hours with the season, so call ahead to make sure they're open. For wheelchair users, parking lot and outside seating area are... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank David m
Gulfport, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is genuine homemade goodness. Everything is prepared in their kitchen or smokehouse out back. Dining area is plain. I have eaten in with the family and taken it to go.

Thank Eric J
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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!

Thank JES522
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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.

Thank Selecttravelerlive
St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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).

Thank pdeveny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?