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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 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hey everyone. It's the basics of BBQ but boys it's good. The shack next door is smokin 24/7 and the BBQ is fresh cause of the volume. Try any of it. You can also just order carry out from a side window. No need to go in. Reasonably priced and so so good.

Thank TheHopefulTraveler
Southampton, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ribs, coleslaw. Eat in and have a beer or take out. So close to downtown Gulfport. Love their bbq ribs!

Thank paisleyschoolhouse
Norfolk, Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Texas BBQ heaven while eating at this very casual and friendly restaurant. After driving up to the building we could smell the aromatic BBQ smoking wafting out of the chimney. Our mouths were watering and we couldn't wait to try the food. We were NOT disappointed with what we ate. The food was plentiful and delicious. Having... More 

Thank Dennis F
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good fast service...great ribs but mediocre sides...service was good but plastic utensils were thin.

Thank mommamaronly
London, England, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 6 January 2017 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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472 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 29 December 2016 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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?