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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

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3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
+1 863-965-0230
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Winter Haven, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

eat there regularly for lunch. The brisket and pork are great, but my favorite by far is the smoked turkey....yummy!!! I especially like the turkey spud....chunks of smoked turkey on a baked potato with cheese poured on top. Not the healthiest of options, but well worth it.

Thank David W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing but the absolute best at this BBQ! Truly awesome, tender smokey wonderfulness. We make sure to visit our favorite BBQ as often as we can when visiting Florida. No matter how long the drive, it is worth the time to stop by and enjoy. The sides are generous and delicious. This year they added smoked chicken wings and although... More 

Thank Barbara A
Central Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always had great ribs here. They have a lunch special with one side for under $10.00 Nothing fancy but good bbq. and the Saturday night steaks are awesome.

Thank rcdg_9
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether dining in or enjoying their catering, diners receive delicious BBQ and sides with fast, friendly service.

Thank jonif95
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very casual restaurant with very tender, tasty and juicy smoked pork ribs and chicken. Get there early to find a parking spot.

Thank Robert B
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Server was very friendly. I forgot her name but she said she was working there 13 years. I had the brisket, collard greens, homemade corn bread and Mac an cheese. Absolutely delish. The only thing I didn't like was the meat was cut in cubes rather then sliced. It still was tender and tasty. My husband had the all you... More 

Thank jccgunnar
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There's a reason why this is the #1 restaurant in Auburndale. From the customer service to the food- it truly is an amazing experience. The waitresses recommendations were spot on. Even the owner Jim brought of a tasting of his famous brisket and cornbread. So stop by, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Makesha_19
James R, Owner at Smokin Jim's House of BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and it was a joy talking with you. Hope to see you back soon! Jim More 

Winter Haven, Florida
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224 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

On a whim we dropped in on. Great menu selection Super friendly waitress Amazingly great food I was unsure of trying the Brunswick stew(previous experiences elsewhere had been less than stellar) so our waitress brought a sample! Such great service!!! We chatted with the owner and their bbq ovens and woods they used to smoke the BBQ Now here's thing... More 

Thank cc_maam
Orlando, FL
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A small restaurant with delicious BBQ. I tried the beef brisket and it was full of flavor and moist. All my friends also had a good experience with their food.

Thank Joe_Hern
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

BBQ is plentiful all over and they do it well. Chicken and wings are tasty. Side salads are very good . Not fancy .but good/

Thank Pappyk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Auburndale
  • Phone Number: +1 863-965-0230

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