Smokin’ J’s BBQ started in Dallas, Texas, in the back of a pickup truck and in 2009 moved to Florida, found a vacant house in Gulfport, and converted it into a restaurant. Smokin’ J’s is committed to fresh food, good prices, and superior customer service. "We want everyone to feel at home and leave with a full belly, smile and a pleasant memory."
From their application for Most Community-Minded Business:
"We believe in treating everyone as family, from our employees to our customers. Striving to always do what’s right. Treating people the way we would like to be treated." Smoking J's supports dozens of community events, local schools and local nonprofit organizations, including Beach Goes Pop, Cystic Fibrosis, Gulfport’s Get Rescued and more. This past St. Patrick's Day, Smokin J's collaborated with two other local restaurants to raise money for the Michael J. Yates foundation, which helps the city's elderly and under-privileged children.
Smokin' J's is at 5145 Gulfport Blvd. S. They can be reached at 727-329-8624 or smknjsbbq.com.
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