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Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

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££ - £££
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1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
+1 954-522-5046
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As we were dining, it was clear to me that many folks already know this is a great place for ribs and all BBQ. So it occurred to me to direct my review to others, like me, who really aren't all that into hot spicy foods. I LOVE BBQ, but as often as not I find the spices catch up... More 

Thank Adkhi
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at a hotel down the street and recommended Tom's. It was a great surprise. smelt great as soon as you walk in. seems to be family run with great people helping you out with the menu and any questions you have. GREAT smoked everything! Had the combo with choice of 3 meats which were all excellent and... More 

Thank carefreeatsea
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So after reading all the reviews we decided to give this place a try! First off they didn't get our order right and forgot a whole meal!!! They were out of pork, sausage and right after our order brisket was gone as well. This seems to be a daily problem there. The staff seemed to have attitudes and the food... More 

Thank RandazzoFam
St. John, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good but from all the rave reviews, was expecting better. We went on a Saturday afternoon and they were already out of the brisket which we had wanted to order.

Thank Jerry-Karen2
New Jersey
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who knew some of the best BBQ would be right under my nose? I've been coming down to Ft. Lauderdale for years, and finally a transplanted Virginia man revealed the big secret. (Figures a southerner would have the low-down on great BBQ). The BBQ is smoked out back and no longer in the brick fire pit inside (the server was... More 

Thank Scott S
Miami, Florida
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the food and the smell is fantastic from the moment you drive up...I am not a connoisseur of bbq, but everyone who I know, who believes that they really know bbq, swears by this place. Judging by the lines, you'd think they were giving food away for free! If you like ribs/bbq I believe it is worth a... More 

Thank Angela B
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for dinner with 2 other couples on our way home to Melbourne. Just thinking about Tom Jenkins BBQ makes my mouth water. Don't expect more that a picnic table, but the food can not be beaten. It is an easy place to find on US #1, just north of 17th street and a definite must eat at if... More 

Thank Steve G
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Because of trip advisor excellent reviews, we came to get a take out New Year's Eve. It was 2:15 pm .Line up to order was long but patiently waited our turn - 45 minutes to order. Waited and waited and waited after that. 1 hour went by after we ordered. Patiently kept waiting and then saw people who lined up... More 

Thank concernedmom12
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

You can smell the lovely smoke and BBQ on most given days on US1 near the restaurant. There is so much love in their food. They have been so consistent in great food for my 20 years of enjoyment.

Thank Glenn M
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

If you want real BBQ, you need to go here! Best ribs I've ever had, fell off the bone. Hubby had chopped beef and it was also delicious. There sauce has just enough zing to keep you dipping. Would recommend this place to anyone who loves some good BBQ. Don't go if you're in a hurry as you'll be waiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-522-5046

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?