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Smokin Jim's House of BBQ

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3615 Havendale Blvd, Auburndale, FL 33823
+1 863-965-0230
11:00 - 21:00
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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in another part of the state and wanted some good bar-b-que. This one came up with good ratings. We went for a late lunch . Few cars in lot but it looked interesting. Wanted some turkey but they were out of it. We had pulled chicken and a pulled pork sandwich. Both were excellent and their sauce was... More 

Thank P L
Winter Haven, Florida
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smokin' Jim's House of Bar-B-Q is a reasonably priced Barbecue joint with a Florida taste. The Q is good and the sides are as well. Priced to fit any budget Smokin' Jim's is worth a stop while in Winter Haven. Decent Q with a local flair.

Thank TerrylB
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, you would never guess what's waiting inside. Some of the best BBQ the State Of Florida has ever had!! Service is second to none, everyone is very nice and helpful. Jim the owner is one of the most down to earth people you have ever met. This place is highly recommended!! and only mins from Legoland Florida!!

Thank Steven S
Plant City, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks like ahold in the wall but man they can put out some good bbq.We have been there several times and every time it's great

Thank Danny G
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

* it is BBQ, Menu was what I expected. It was good portion size. I got very busy after we got there. Go early, if you want inside seating.

Thank Don C
Auburndale, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu. Plenty of seating indoors. Ribs fall off the bone so NOT like jerky, dried and tough. Busy amongst locals. My preference over Peebles because of the ribs.

Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in and got the rib special that feeds 3 to 4 people. It was a full rack of ribs along with two sides and either garlic toast or cornbread. We got Cole slaw, potatoes salad and added a third side of baked beans. All of the sides were delicious but I absolutely loved the potato salad because it was... More 

Thank traci l
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had someone bring food on the office. Ribs were wonderful. I liked the pulled pork. Sides were very good. The baked beans were my favorite

Thank Denise R
Winter Haven, Florida
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you are looking for good rub ribs between Auburndale and Winter Haven, then try Smokin Jim's. I recommend the Dinner For Two which serve enough for four adults. They even give you a sweet tea while you wait for your order. The staffs at the take out window are friendly and helpful.

Thank Alex H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I eat here frequently. Our list of favorites includes the brisket, ribs, chicken, collard greens, corn bread, and banana pudding. Everything is fresh, and you can smell the amazing aroma from the smoker when you pull into the parking lot. The barbecue sauces are all fantastic, and you can also request a special hot sauce - but... More 

Thank Emily C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?