Gary Torrence and Harry Harrell relax at the oak wood pile out back of their restaurant, Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q on S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

Tom Jenkins Bar-B-Que 


This down home spot with a country feel has real Southern-style ‘cue slow smoked over oak wood in a huge brick oven. Order at the counter, be seated at one of the picnic tables inside and wait to hear your number called. There are also two picnic tables out back near the wood piles. This is the place for succulent ribs, spare or baby back), half or whole chickens and fried catfish with hush puppies. Sides include baked beans, coleslaw, fries, corn on the cob, collard greens, mac and cheese and potato salad, all home made. Be sure to try the sweet potato pie; on the weekend, after 5 p.m. there’s peach cobbler.

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  • Casual
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Barbecue
  • Yes
  • Both
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  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Cheerful din
  • Yes

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