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“Great spot”

Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ
Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great spot”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The place is kind of small but it makes up for the portion that you get I got the best road platter brisket pulled pork and ribs were very good and the prices were very they have a variety selection on the menu with size and dessert I recommend trying it out

  • Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“best bbq I've had in florida”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just a roadside shack, with great food. We sat with two Fedex guys who told me they always planned their routes to stop here for lunch. We could see why.

  • Visited February 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good food for your money!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had dinner at J's once and twice we picked our food up to take home for lunch. The barbecue has been always very good - the Texas brisket was outstanding. Unfortunately, site dishes such as their coleslaw were completely tasteless and not consistent in preparation. It's a good take-out place!

  • Visited June 2014
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Really Good Q”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Smokin' J's has great BBQ! Friendly and helpful staff, large portions and good sides. We'd been at the beach all week and wanted something other than seafood and just happened to find Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ. Located in an old house that still has the bathtub in the restroom there is inside and outside seating and plenty of off street parking. We had the Brisket dinner and the pulled pork sandwich along with mac & cheese along with the baked beans. J also has a large selection of beer and the usual soft drinks and ice tea. Well worth a visit if you're in the mood for some really good BBQ.

  • Visited June 2014
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mahlerific
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Huge Portions in a Tiny Place”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Smokin' J's has some of the best barbecue I've had. It's a great little gem in the greater St Pete area. One my wife's suggestion - she spent four years in Texas - we tried both the brisket and babyback ribs and weren't disappointed. Portions are ample and the meat is perfectly cooked. Unlike many chain restaurants, you only have two sauce options: hot and mild. Both are great. Get there a little early, as the line for food can stretch out the door. It might be a good idea to order takeout through the side window, as seating is extremely limited inside. We'll return when we're back in town!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank mahlerific
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