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Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
+1 954-522-5046
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“collard greens” (55 reviews)
“baked beans” (38 reviews)
“brisket” (50 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I consider myself a BBQ aficionado and had been hearing others rave about this place. Well, Im sorry, but this isnt what I wanted, expected, or even remotely liked. My turkey and brisket were beyond dry. And the decision to cut it up in to...More

Thank FishinTexan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was very busy at Saturday lunch time. The smoker is in the back, and the place has the right atmosphere. We got the ribs and smoked turkey combo plates. The ribs were cooked well but were a bit fatty. The corn on the...More

Thank coombsfamily5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to BBQ places all over the country, from the rural south, Georgia, Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana... and Tom Jenkins is probably some of the best I've ever eaten. The brisket is outstanding, the ribs are out of this world, the chicken is just... indescribable....More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visited as 6 adults chose the 4-6 people combo, far too much food (not a complaint) food was really super, my favourite was the smoky flavour of the chicken. Sides were lovely we had beans and coleslaw the BBQ sauce was great! Out of all...More

Thank Trevor T
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I just discovered this place and it is a hidden gem. The BBQ is so good the collards are the best collards I’ve had and their potato salad is homemade. If you’re ever in Ft. Lauderdale try this place out. You won’t regret it!

Thank Kri333
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Finally got to this restaurant and we were not disappointed!! Very VERY casual - order at counter, syrofoam containers, plastic forks and plenty of napkins!! Brisket, turkey, chicken and especially the spare ribs were awesome!! Sides of beans, potato salad and cole slaw were great....More

Thank sally l
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We own a vacation condo in Margate, Fl and one of the residents in our condo complex has been telling us about this place for a couple of years. Finally, on this trip, he took us here. Well, it was all he said it would...More

Thank Gee241956
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The best Bar-B-Q I have ever eaten. The ribs are to die for. Sides are great. Atmosphere is typical family style. You will have a wonderful experience at Jenkins .

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Saw the reviews had to try while in town and I gotta say besides marrying my wife one of the best decisions of my life. Try the spare ribs with at least a side of the mac and cheese, you won't go wrong. If you...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Well, I been going to Tom for years now about 17 to be exact! It's always been not only great BBQ, but great food! f you don't know what soul food suppose to taste like, then I suggest you go and have the experience for...More

Thank Carmen M
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Response from Bibby36 | Reviewed this property |
As I just answered I do believe that they do.
1 February 2016|
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Response from Mary Ellen S | Reviewed this property |
Can't say for sure. Haven't seen anything on the menu or in the restaurant about gluten free options. Go to the Contact Us section of their website and ask directly. They have a FB page too. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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