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Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell when you pull up here is wonderful. I was staying at Stetson which is just a few minutes down the road, and decided to grab some dinner here. It was exactly what I expected- a window and fresh, high quality BBQ food. The selection is good, and service is with a smile. It is clearly popular with locals,... More 

Thank Emma C
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271 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a friend to this restaurant in conjunction with a visit to the Gulfport Art Walk. I had eaten there in the past and highly recommended it. The BBQ was excellent and the portions huge. However, this visit the sandwich bun was very dry and the pulled chicken had bones in it and little taste. You order at the... More 

Thank ERIC S
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here twice in a week. Great Texas style brisket. Hard to find good brisket east of the Mississippi but Smokin J's has it done well. Pulled pork was good but I have had better. Very friendly staff that want you to have s good meal. They give you a very generous serving of cole slaw. Be sure and... More 

Thank ole-wd
Treasure Island, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the place from trip advisor and everything was the very best. Highly recommended! We had the sampler and 4 small sides. Prices very reasonable.

Thank Colleen H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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462 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the things I like to find is an unexpected treasure in a place you wouldn't think. So when I'm down in Florida and hear about Texas BBQ, I'm definitely giving that a go. The restaurant has very limited seating, but a great selection of smoked meats. The staff is very friendly and everything looks and smells great! Definitely... More 

Thank Bowmanator22
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always try to look for small owner run establishments and it is. Ribs and brisket are amazing, well worth the journey out.

Thank Inez A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the place anytime we are within 2 hours of here we always make a trip. It is worth the trip.

Thank Billie F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Our favorites are the brisket and pulled pork but everything is delicious! Staff is always super friendly and helpful also.

Thank Lisa T
Gulfport, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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?