Tom Jenkins’ Bar B-Q (Fort Lauderdale)
***** Tom Jenkins’ Bar B-Q, 1236 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 (954) 522-5046.
Not really sure how long this “bbq” joint has been in business…I’m gonna guess 500 years. It’s located in a free-standing building on Federal Highway and everytime that I have been there it it has been absolutely packed. If you are looking for fancy…don’t even think about ths joint. Order at the counter and “hope” that you find someplace to sit…figuring on sharing a table with total-strangers.
Take a look at Tom’s website www.tomjenkinsbbq.com for menu/prices/photos.
Just so you know, this ain’t Tony-Roma’s, Bobby Rubino’s…sweet tasting “chain” bbq stuff. This is the real McCoy. To try and explain the taste would be like trying to explain the Theory of Relativity…let’s just say this is real-smoked stuff.
Regular readers know, that old Jeff kinda leans to sweet-stuff and is really not that keen on smoked-goods…I will tell you, that I make an exception for Tom Jenkins’ bbq chicken, bbq ribs, pulled pork…not to mention its baked beans,macraroni & cheese. This place knows what it is doing…the food is absolutely delicious. Let’s just say, this joint’s food isn’t over-whelmed by smoke.
The long lines and jammed parking-lot says it all. Tom Jenkins’ is a joint that you absolutely-positively want to try. By the way, after eating, you will “smell” like bbq for the rest of the day.
The joint is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.