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Sep 15, 2008 02:55 PM

Fort Lauderdale - Bar B Q Restaurant other then Tom Jenkins

Been to TJ and while its good it wasnt great and I didnt like the wait, no credit cards, and no place to really eat there. OK, so is there a decent bar b q restaurant that has great ribs , chicken, and pork along with great sides still within the confines of Ft Lauderdale?

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  1. So... looking for a great restaurant with no wait.


    And also, it should be a rib joint – but with all the conveniences and amenities...

    Credit cards… plenty of seating… (Perhaps white table cloth and a maitre de as well? :-)

    Can’t think of one at the moment…

    Oh wait. Come up to Boynton Beach in Palm Beach, just above Delray.

    There you will find Troy’s BBQ, on Federal Highway, about 1 mile N of Boynton Beach Blvd. Many on this board consider it the best Q in S FL.

    Reservations not needed right now (during the slow season).

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    1. re: CFByrne

      I don't think I've seen a review of Troy's by FreakerDude....but I'll have to make it a point to stop by and try!.....For the record....I went to TJs three weeks ago and they took my Credit problem.....

      BBQ is really a timing thing.....I've been to TJs as well as other BBQ restaurants....and so much of it has to do with when you get there and where they are in their cooking cycle.....When you go to TJs and they're busy....the meat is hot, fresh and juicy.....Go there between lunch and dinner and you might not got the same level of "taste quality" because they're between cook cycles.....BBQ is not fast's just not....

      Want genuine pulled pork?....A Boston Butt pork shoulder can take anywhere from 12 - 18 hours to smoke!......Properly smoked ribs can take anywhere from 3-5+ hours to properly smoke and cook depending on methods and equipment.....And everyone wants it to be ready when they are!!......

      My wife and I own a catering company and we occasionally do BBQ and it's a big undertaking to do it and do it right.....It can be an all-day / all-night affair.....And if you want "competition quality bbq" like my pal FreakerDude insists on....then that's a whole 'nother ball game......

      For me...when it comes to BBQ....the "meat is the thang".....It's nice to have great sides...Beans, Slaw, Corn Muffins, Mac-N-Cheese.....But in my book....none of that means nothin' if the meat ain't done right......


      1. re: LargeLife

        My Troy's review is duplicated twice in this thread: This is takeout only but there may be one park bench on the side.

        Georgia Pig is an option but doubt the OP would like it for some reason. My review can be found here:

        Deep Down South has been mentioned here and reviewed on B-PB News. This guy supposedly serves up the real deal BBQ. Review can be found at

        1. re: freakerdude

          Troy's is only open Thurs-Sun I believe. It is not a destination place unless you are missing some good BBQ. I personally wouldn't drive too far for it.

          Troy's Bar-Be-Que
          1017 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

    2. I believe Tom Jenkins takes credit cards these days...

      1. My fallback BBQ choice in Broward (i.e., on the days Jenkin's is closed) is Scruby's in Pembroke Pines (Pines Blvd. and 27th Ave.) The ribs and sliced pork are decent, as is the slaw. Beans are a little sweet for my taste. They do have bbq chicken, but I reject it on principle. Chicken is for frying.

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        1. re: flavrmeistr

          Someone at work mentioned Scruby's and I had never heard of it before.

          1. re: freakerdude

            It's tucked into a mall and therefore pretty hard to see from the road, but you can smell the aroma in the parking lot. Like I said, it's decent. I think probably the best thing is the sliced pork. Popular lunch spot, but I've never waited more than a few minutes for a table. There is another location in the area besides Pembroke Pines, but I haven't been to that one.

            1. re: flavrmeistr

              It's at 5718 N. University Dr., in Tamarac. I've not been myself, but I should probably give it a shot.