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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
+1 863-965-0230
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Auburndale, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good menu. Plenty of seating indoors. Ribs fall off the bone so NOT like jerky, dried and tough. Busy amongst locals. My preference over Peebles because of the ribs.

Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in and got the rib special that feeds 3 to 4 people. It was a full rack of ribs along with two sides and either garlic toast or cornbread. We got Cole slaw, potatoes salad and added a third side of baked beans. All of the sides were delicious but I absolutely loved the potato salad because it was... More 

Thank traci l
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had someone bring food on the office. Ribs were wonderful. I liked the pulled pork. Sides were very good. The baked beans were my favorite

Thank Denise R
Winter Haven, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for good rub ribs between Auburndale and Winter Haven, then try Smokin Jim's. I recommend the Dinner For Two which serve enough for four adults. They even give you a sweet tea while you wait for your order. The staffs at the take out window are friendly and helpful.

Thank Alex H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I eat here frequently. Our list of favorites includes the brisket, ribs, chicken, collard greens, corn bread, and banana pudding. Everything is fresh, and you can smell the amazing aroma from the smoker when you pull into the parking lot. The barbecue sauces are all fantastic, and you can also request a special hot sauce - but... More 

Thank Emily C
Odenton, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been talking about having BBQ for weeks as our Christmas meal. When I landed in Orlando on Christmas Eve, my 2 sisters and I made our way to Smokin Jim's that afternoon only to find it was closed. However we were fortunate enough to meet Ray McNulty, the general manager, who was cleaning up for the day when... More 

1 Thank Lori H
Harrisburg, PA
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Wife and I stopped there for lunch yesterday. Will certainly go back a couple more times this winter. She had the pulled pork sandwich special at $9+. That's with a side and drink. It was superb and there had to be at least half a pound of juicy, tasty pork on the bun. She's originally from Texas and loves fried... More 

Thank Notabadcookmyself
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We were conducting some Incident Command training at the Polk County EOC, so I wanted to venture out for lunch. I came across Jim's, due to the great reviews on TripAdvisor. You guys nailed it. Delicious and timely. I ordered the 3 Rib special, comes with a side, bread, and a drink. That's savings right there, and it comes out... More 

1 Thank Mike C
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 18 November 2016

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?