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Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

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5145 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-4943
+1 727-329-8624
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New Jersey
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139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed after several trips to Smokin' Joe's. I have taken out and eaten in the restaurant. I always ask for lean brisket and it is served perfectly. Pulled pork is also a favorite. BBQ sauce, hot or regular are both outstanding.

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Thank joepulitzer
Toronto
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a couple days and kept driving by. We were hesitant as we have two young children and it's close to the Rd. There was always people there and finally we decided to give it a try, and glad we did. The food and drink selection were good for adults and kids. We had a... More 

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Thank Mcfeely
Bloomington, Illinois
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Smoke house out back is a good sign for good BBQ. Tender BBQ Brisket served plain with 2 sauce choices at the table. Casual western style decor. Take out window, some tables inside & outside.

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Thank Brent A
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

saw the reviews and wanted to try something different , drove from the beach with family and the outside looked ok, went inside and usually ask for the speciality of the house , or what items are popular, but when i did ,a young man who was supposed to take our order , was full of attitude , with obviously... More 

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Thank FRANK O
Gulfport, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We mostly get the food to carry home, but we did eat inside once. Very funky. Creative re-do of a home (we ate in the garage-now-dining area), with lots of Texas memorabilia on the walls. So not your fine dining ambience, but very appropriate to a bbq place. Because the reason to come here, and often, is the food! Not... More 

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Thank Tess D
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341 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Hey everyone. It's the basics of BBQ but boys it's good. The shack next door is smokin 24/7 and the BBQ is fresh cause of the volume. Try any of it. You can also just order carry out from a side window. No need to go in. Reasonably priced and so so good.

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Thank TheHopefulTraveler
Southampton, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great ribs, coleslaw. Eat in and have a beer or take out. So close to downtown Gulfport. Love their bbq ribs!

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Thank paisleyschoolhouse
Norfolk, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were in Texas BBQ heaven while eating at this very casual and friendly restaurant. After driving up to the building we could smell the aromatic BBQ smoking wafting out of the chimney. Our mouths were watering and we couldn't wait to try the food. We were NOT disappointed with what we ate. The food was plentiful and delicious. Having... More 

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Thank Dennis F
ontario,canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good fast service...great ribs but mediocre sides...service was good but plastic utensils were thin.

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Thank mommamaronly
London, England, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The smell when you pull up here is wonderful. I was staying at Stetson which is just a few minutes down the road, and decided to grab some dinner here. It was exactly what I expected- a window and fresh, high quality BBQ food. The selection is good, and service is with a smile. It is clearly popular with locals,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5145 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-4943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gulfport
  • Phone Number: +1 727-329-8624

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?