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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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“baked beans” (40 reviews)
“brisket” (48 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

No kidding. This was the best BBQ brisket I've had in my LIFE. Also had the spare ribs and they were fantastic. The house BBQ sauce is pretty solid too. I like heat, but this sauce was just plain good with a heat level of...More

Thank AAusbro51
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I've heard about this place for a long time. Finally got a chance to visit. The food lives up to the hoopla and more. The family and I could not decide what to order individually, so I purchased the family sampler; 4 meats, four sides...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I have been there three times, two times left with no dinner because they didn't plan enough Beef for dinner......Did get Brisket one time....the cut of Brisket wasn't very good too much fat content....Smoke BQQ is much better, Wanted to try ribs but they ran...More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were there for dinner around 6:30 pm and had baby back ribs and beef brisket and it was great! Ordering was at the counter and the wait was short. Dinning area was clean and comfortable on picnic style tables and benches, also some outside...More

Thank Arolar
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Just came into the city off a flight to Baltimore and saw this place sitting on side of rode. boy a great stop! everything was wonderfully flavored and the peach cobbler was the business.

Thank lestraveling
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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