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Smokin' Joe's BBQ

Highway 17 south, Bowling Green, FL
+1 863-375-4422
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
“pork bbq” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
Highway 17 south, Bowling Green, FL
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I consider myself a excellent BBQ pit master, that being said the BBQ at Smokin Joe's is the real deal. I've eaten pork BBQ all over the south, from Memphis to the Gulf and Atlantic coast and this is the best of them all. The...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

You could still be in the sixties here. Inexpensive above average BBQ with large portions. You won't go home hungry. One downside. No liquor license so you can't enjoy your BBQ with a beer.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The ribs are awesome. The half rack portion is huge. Falls off the bones. Love their BBQ sauce. The collards are wonderful and the coleslaw is really good. I sat outside and met the chef. Can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

My family met here one afternoon for lunch. We were the only ones there for a while and they treated us well. The food was great and we had leftovers. i recommend this out of the place.

Thank MsPilot_12_12
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was such a great surprise! It looks like an unremarkable roadside restaurant , but we just got 2 thigh/leg quarters, 2 sides, 2 drinks and an appetizer for $12. And the food is great! Best smoked chicken and fried okra ever!

Thank andihamfam5
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and were amazed at how good everything we had was. Large portion of pork BBQ with the plate and we tried mac and cheese, baked beans and cole slaw. Everything exceeded expectations. We sat outside with our Shih Tzu which was...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Ribs, whole chicken, BBQ pulled pork. We are for three days on it and it was fantastic. I'm not even a BBQ chicken fan but this was amazing. The pulled BBQ pork sandwich was enormous and the meat so tender. Spicy sauce has a helluva...More

Thank Sean E
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We visit Florida 3x a year and make this a regular stop. Prices are reasonable, portions are huge, everything is smokon site, as you can smell it driving down the road. Menu with many options and ICE cream Dr dessert! Trust me, you won't be...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Smoked ribs and pork were both amazing. Sauce is on the side The portions are huge. Everything is served in take out containers and that makes it easy, because you definitely need them. The baked beans and cole slaw are very good. The ice cream...More

Thank flowergrowerDee
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We stopped for lunch at this unassuming BBQ joint and were amazed by the quality and quantity of food. I chose a pulled pork platter which included two sides (fries and slaw) and didn't manage to finish the whole thing. The pork was moist and...More

Thank Ken M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: Highway 17 south, Bowling Green, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 863-375-4422
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