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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%
Travellers talk about
“collard greens” (57 reviews)
“brisket” (56 reviews)
“baked beans” (37 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and brother-in-laws visited this great BBQ spot while on vacation in FL. Great service, great atmosphere, and amazing bbq. We had an assortment of dishes and loved them all!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brett G
Reviewed 15 December 2018

I have lived in Fort Lauderdale for 15 years. I love BBQ. I hadn't been here for years until today and I was reminded why I hadn't. I ordered the brisket and most of it was very tough and chewy. I wasn't able to eat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank whd1733
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Tom Jenkins has the best Ribs and Mac & Cheese I have ever had. If you are in the mood to eat , then this is the place to go to. Get your food fast and get ready to eat a lot!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fernando S
Reviewed 24 November 2018

new to area & saw great reviews online so decided to try. sides were great ribs were ok. chicken was ok as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank L C
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Came here on our first night...when we walked in it was packed with people queuing for food....it was hectic, we were going to leave but decided against it...so thankfull we didn’t, the food is prepared in an open kitchen, if your into huge portions, enjoy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Davbob54
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve driven by this place for years and it’s always crowded so we finally decided to check it out. Why we waited so long to go was a mistake. We got there about 1:00 on a Wednesday afternoon and had to wait to place our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 111ricks
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I literally got off the plane and headed right to the front door of this place! It is unchanged since I started going there in 2000... and thank heavens. Great solid food with taste like no other! Perfect and quintessential BBQ Joint.... do not miss...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bowtieguy61
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We are from KY and we love our B-B-Q. This place was one of the best B-B-Q restaurants we have ever ate at. Friendly staff and the Mac n cheese was soo good

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mandyhyg21
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place with a friendly staff! I had baby backs ribs with baked beans and collard green: both delicious! I loved also a wonderful homemade corn muffin. BBQ sauce are excellent. Good value for money and for me the best BBQ in Florida.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lauraleeblues
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is one of those places that has survived the test of time. It's located on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. They have some parking around the building (if you can find a space) along with additional spots marked off to the side behind another...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank foodiebobs
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Questions & Answers
26 January 2018|
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Response from Chef_Mike | Reviewed this property |
You don't go to a southern bbq joint for Gluten free options
16 March 2016|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs 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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