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Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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1236 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2067
+1 954-522-5046
11:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Kfar Saba
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the ribs and collard greens! They were delicious, tenderly cooked to perfection. The music and decor were the best backgrounf to a superb show of Southern typical cuisine. I would recommend this place to all my BBQ rib loving friends!

Thank Gaby C
Miami, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we have a craving for barbecue ribs we go to Tom Jenkins. The meat is tender and falls off the bone. All of the sides are home cooked and we especially like the bake beans, potatoe salad and collard greens.

Thank Shirley1109
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are traveling from Colorado, stopped by this restaurant, close to down Ft. Lauderdale. We were greated immediately with a welcome and a smile. Food was good and we will return

Thank Sandra R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I was a regular visitor of this place, even when it was inconsistent on quality. Last Saturday waited on line for an hour to find that they did not had any meats available. It was 7 pm and they close at 10, so it was really upsetting they never said anything while waiting. Today, went again at 6:00 pm and... More 

1 Thank Comacoop
Sunrise, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Thursday night and decided we wanted ribs. We ordered a full rack of ribs, 2 small sides for my boyfriend and I to share! It was awesome! Ribs were tender, corn bread was just right and mac n cheese was so good he left me a bite:-). Staff was friendly and kept asking us if everything was ok. Everything was... More 

Thank mcyas71
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had very high hopes when visiting this local restaurant due to the reviews I've read here on trip advisor. But we were very let down, ordered a full rack of baby back ribs and shared with my mom and got 2 extra sides. Well let me just say that what we got was NOT baby back ribs. The ribs were... More 

Thank Caroline S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I've grown up on BBQ all my life, but this food is far the best BBQ. Sorry to my husband and uncle's. Lol. Everything on the menu is delicious. Our Uber driver had lunch with us and couldn't stop talking about it. The entire staff was courteous and patience. Clean facility. We visited during the week day for lunch and... More 

Thank LaTisha C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I wrote a positive review of this place several years ago because of their great BBQ, however, our last two attempts on 2 successive Saturday nights was disappointing because they ran out of all their meat. Come on guys, get it together!

Thank nodoughnut
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You sometimes have to wait to get good food. I recommend calling ahead with your order for pick up. I've tried everything on the menu. However, my favorite is the ribs.

Thank SoireeTraveler
Sunrise, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

It was my first time at the restaurant, everything went well up until about 9:00/9:15. It's a friday night so they close at 10. I'm eating my ribs, havingg a great conversation with my bf then we realise the light and fan above our heads turns off. Then we see an employee come beside us and turn off the tv... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?