Smokin' Jim Rabe - Owner
  "I wanted a restaurant where the diners feel like they are dining at my home..."    Smokin' Jim Rabe  
Family friendly restaurant, casual atmosphere, with great food at reasonable prices.
  Since opening this quaint restaurant in February of 2005, Jim Rabe, a Winter Haven native has learned a lot about the industry.

Smokin' Jim, as he is affectionately known, spent several years perfecting his craft as well as catering small events for friends and family as he brought home many trophies and ribbons from competitions.

Smokin' Jim was urged on by friends and family to take his award winning barbeque to the next level. With no prior restaurant experience, Smokin' Jim took a leap of faith and opened Smokin' Jim's House of Bar-B-Q and Polk County is glad he did!

Nearly a decade later, Smokin' Jim's House of Bar-B-Q has become a favorite of locals and visitors to Polk County. Many people travel miles to enjoy fall off the bone ribs, award winning shredded pork, beef brisket, smoked turkey, steaks and more.

In addition to the large BBQ menu, there are daily and nightly specials ranging from smoked ham with scalloped potatoes to beef tips over rice. All "specials" incorporate Jim's recipes and techniques with meat.
  One of the most popular nights at Smokin' Jim's House of Bar-B-Q is Saturday Steak Night. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Smokin' Jim grills up the steaks just the way you like them. New York Strip Steaks are ordered by the inch so you can have any thickness you desire.

Jim feels "It is nice to wake up every morning and be able to do what you have a passion for. It makes me happy to be able to see the smiles on diner's faces as they enjoy my food. I am lucky to be able to meet new people and make friends over BBQ".

Don't forget Smokin' Jim's House of Bar-B-Q when planning your next event. There is no catering event too big or too small. Jim has traveled all over Central Florida, and further with grill in tow. We would love to cater your next event.

  Smokin' Jim's House of Bar-B-Q
3615 Havendale Blvd.
Auburndale FL 33823
Hours: Tues - Sat  11am - 9pm
(863) 965-0230
3615 Havendale Blvd.  Auburndale, FL 33823  (863) 965-0230
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