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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823-4623
+1 863-965-0230
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Owner meets you at the door and keeps his eye on things. Although very busy- steak is only done on Saturday nights, not sure about Friday, it is well seasoned and cooked to your order. Doesn't need onions, mushrooms, or sauces. Haven't tried the BBQ yet, came on recommendation of a friend who eats out 4 to 5 times a... More 

Thank Jeanne S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ya kinda know it the real deal when they have a roll of paper towels on the table!! Certainly not a fancy place, but oh man was the BBQ excellent. I had the brisket. I really enjoyed having some of the end pieces mixed it. Lots of sides to choose from. I had the potato salad which was excellent and... More 

Thank Janmac77
Omaha, NE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty bbq but not a very extensive menu, brisket we had was kinda fatty, dining area inside clean but nothing fancy, not real apparent to first time visitor where to park, how to get into place (you walk thru the outdoor seating area to enter from back door...wtf???), staff not too helpful once you get inside. Seem to be more... More 

Thank jfdomaha
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a barbecue dinner with family and friends at smoking Joe's "House of BBQ" this week. Very reasonably priced dinners, with a good selection of side dishes that accompany each plate of barbecue. Don't be deterred by the seating arrangements. You will have a great barbecue dinner if you make the drive to smoking Joe's house of BBQ

Thank Thx1138Molly
Tinley Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Black Angus brisket, pulled pork and corn bread. It was so good and would get it all again!!

Thank kopkau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us were there for dinner after a baseball game that my son's college team was in. Purposely looked for a BBQ restaurant and read great reviews about this one so decided to go. Ordered the "Feast for Five" meal which included 2 lbs of ribs, 4 chicken quarters, 1 lb of shredded pork and 3 large sides (we... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first place I look forward to visiting when I get back to Florida. Ribs are great not on Sat the serve steaks they are the best around... Everything I have had has been great.. Jim and his staff are friendly and great to be around....I visit one a month when I am in the area....

Thank Gwen S
Auburndale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Smokin Jim's more than once. I have eaten both lunch and dinner there. Their barbeque is OK. It is not the best in town. The waitresses are friendly and helpful. They have seating both inside and outside. It is not fancy. It is what you would expect at a barbeque restaurant.

Thank Greg B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Best BBQ around!!! Need to go on a Saturday Evening get the STEAK... Or Smoke Wings.. Great Ribs good prices the BEST SERVICE..

Thank Frank M
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're in FL for college BB. This business was one of the tournament sponsors, so we headed here after a day of baseball, looking for a casual spot with great food. Smokin' Jim's met our needs, as well as hopes for a great southern BBQ experience. The fast-moving waitresses were on top of their game, hospitable to boot. My husband... More 

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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, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, 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 33823-4623
  • 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?