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“Among the best in Tampa Bay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ

Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ
Ranked #4 of 40 Restaurants in Gulfport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Among the best in Tampa Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012 via mobile

Not much for BBQ but I make an exception for this place. I get the sauce on the side and enjoy the amazingly well-cooked meat on the outdoor seating behind the restaurant. They also have specials of the day that come at a good value for those who don't want to spend too much. My favorite thing about this place is the napkins. The napkins that come with your silverware hold up when eating with your hands(very important at a BBQ joint!)

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Gulfport, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

The food is good, the staff is excellent, nice if you want bbque at a reasonable price.

Visited May 2012
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Gulfport, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It's hard to be excited about BBQ.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

But when you need it, they got it. It is better than the BBQ chains.

Visited January 2012
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Melt in your mouth pork”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Almost didn't go because of building. Thank goodness my husband talked me into it. Down to earth home town folks, extremely nice and sincere about their business. Extremely good food. Get over the snobbishness and go in for some good bbq pork and chicken. Mouthwatering.

Visited March 2012
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Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Downhome Take Home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Great BBQ, ample portions at a reasonable price. I have never dined-in although the atmosphere is truly enticing. I like to eat messy foods in the privacy of my own home. These BBQ dishes are worth the extra napkins I enjoy the sweet sauce vs. the hot and the jalapeno cornbread!

Visited March 2012
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