Tom Jenkins Barbecue
1236 S Federal Hwy
On a good day you can smell the barbecue from Federal. Step inside for some old-fashioned Southern hospitality and sauce-slathered meat.
Ernie’s BBQ & Lounge
1843 S Federal Hwy
This south-of-the-river institution does barbecue the Fort Lauderdale way – because really, the only thing better than a barbecue pork dinner platter is a barbecue pork dinner platter along with two different kinds of conch.
3351 NE 32nd St
Most barbecue you’ll find in Fort Lauderdale tends to be of the Southern/Carolina variety – and there’s nothing wrong with that. For an authentically Kansas Citian taste, head to Smoke. The place’s pitmaster (that’s head chef in barbecue-speak) even worked at one of Kansas City’s top barbecue joints.
The Georgia Pig
1285 S State Road 7
They’ve been doing real Southern open-pit barbecue at this State Road 84 landmark since the Eisenhower administration. And if you stop by in the morning, they’ll also cook up a proper Southern breakfast.
Father & Sons Smoke Til U Choke
2941 W Sunrise Blvd
It’s all about the food at this tiny place where you eat out on the patio. If you’re really feeling hungry, a chicken-and-ribs combo with a couple sides should do the trick.