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“Chain BBQ joints cant touch them!!”

Reuben's Smokehouse
Ranked #18 of 872 Restaurants in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: If you're looking for good old-fashioned homecooking served with a big smile Reuben's Smokehouse is the place you want to be!! We smoke our own ribs, brisket, yardbird (chicken for you city folds) and pork and for those looking for country cooking we serve up the best Pot Roast, Chicen & Dumplings and fabulous Meat Loaf with Bacon & Sassy Sauce you've ever had. Of course, along with every meal we serve our famous homemade yeast rolls & homemade strawberry & peach jam!! But it doesn't stop there...our to die for Chocolate Caramel Bread Pudding, Gooey Fudgy Chocolaty Cake & Luscious Lemon Bars...all made from scratch are the grand finale!! Did we mention that everything is homemade & served with the friendliest customer service you've ever had at no extra charge. We will love to greet you at the door from the kitchen when you get there along with the rest of the team...see you Soon! Right next to Dunkin Diamonds on 41...
Reviewed July 31, 2014


I have eaten here twice now. The food is excellent! The brisket is very tender and the ribs are moist. I like that they serve it without any sauce on them. They have plenty of sauces on he table for you to try. They are VERY friendly. Our server Kim remembered us from the first time we went there a few months ago. Good home cooked BBQ!!

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LoveGoodFoodFinds, Manager at Reuben's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

We appreciate your detailed review MRomero33! Our smoked meat is for the true BBQ lover. We smoke it all on our own smoker we built & it's the real thing. I know some places buy it precooked and packaged but we don't ..so it's nice to have your comments. Hope you'll be back again soon.

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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Down home cooking at its finest! The people are so friendly and made the meal so much fun! Felt like part of the family!

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LoveGoodFoodFinds, Owner at Reuben's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Louis P. we're happy you felt like family. That's the way we want you to feel. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a nice review. Please come back to see us soon.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to Reuben's Smokehouse after reading other reviews and were blown away. Everything was homemade. Meat was tender and juicy. The biscuits were light and fluffy. The bread pudding had chocolate chips instead of raisins. Everything was outstanding. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Florida.

2  Thank Mary B
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LoveGoodFoodFinds, Owner at Reuben's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

We appreciate you coming in and taking the time to write the nice review MaryB! Nice to be appreciated. I also love the Chocolate Caramel Pudding with the chocolate chips! Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Nuf said. The meat. The sides. Reuben. The waitresses. The music. Even the dessert. Enjoy a cod brew and some really good BBQ.

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LoveGoodFoodFinds, Owner at Reuben's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Thanks nminlin! Sounds like you tried it all...we appreciate you taking the time to write us a nice review. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Don't miss this gem ! Friendly, family feeling. We had the French Blu Q sandwich, yardbird, ribs, and the brisket burger. All were prepared perfectly and just the right amount of smoke flavor. Mac and cheese was soft and tasty. Coleslaw very good. Service was impeccable. Arvey stopped by and chatted with us and explained the different BBQ sauces. The building is painted bright red and is located next to Dunkin's Diamonds on US41 just south of Page Field on west side. Don't just take my word for it. Enjoy it yourself .

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LoveGoodFoodFinds, Owner at Reuben's Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Thanks James so much for the great review & recommendation!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us! We appreciate you taking the time to write such an awesome detailed review! Hope you'll be back soon. You make what we do worth it!

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