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Smokin' Joe's BBQ

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Highway 17 south, Bowling Green, FL
+1 863-375-4422
11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 establishment is a genuine, 1950's building repurposed as a BBQ restaurant and the staff is... More 

Thank Peter O
Flushing, Michigan
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91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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
Rocky Point, New York
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

1 Thank michelle w
Iron Mountain, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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386 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
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 a plus. Variety of sauces and hot sauces available. Out of the way but do... More 

Thank Ralph R
Orlando, Florida
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 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 kick and the flavor is perfect.

Thank Sean E
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 disappointed!

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 is a must for dessert. You can purchase the smoked meats by the pound. There... More 

Thank flowergrowerDee
Muskego, Wisconsin
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134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 very tender. Wish I could take this place home to Wisconsin with me.

Thank Ken M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?