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Jenkins Quality Barbecue

830 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL - (904) 353-6388
Jenkins is an urban soul-food barbecue famous for its thick, very spicy sauce -- especially excellent dressing for its barbecued chickens.
100% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

2 - Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Rib Sandwich
Corn Nuggets (10)
Red Velvet Cake
Wings (6)
Pork Sandwich

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A mostly take-out eatery in a desolate part of downtown, Jenkins smokes beef, pork, and chickens in a pit fired by oak logs, then serves them with either sweet sauce or a renowned hot sauce made from a recipe that is a long-held family secret. It is quite peppery but ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

830 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL
(904) 353-6388

http://www.jenkinsqualitybarbecue.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
This soul-food smoke-house sandwich is, in fact, meat with ribs and sauce -- impossible to lift of the plate except in pieces and shreds. The ribs are mighty meaty with good chew and lots of piggy flavor.
"This soul-food smoke-house sandwich is, in fact, meat with ribs and sauce -- impossible to lift of the plate except in pieces and shreds. The ribs are mighty meaty with good chew and lots of piggy flavor."
Michael Stern





The purpose of the bread in the rib sandwich becomes clear in this picture: it is a sop and a mop to help you get maximum sauce from the sandwich's wrapper to your mouth.
"The purpose of the bread in the rib sandwich becomes clear in this picture: it is a sop and a mop to help you get maximum sauce from the sandwich's wrapper to your mouth."
Michael Stern


I asked the woman taking orders, 'Are corn nuggets like hush puppies?' She said, 'kinda.' They are small and spherical, but inside their deep-fried crust is a molten flow of creamed corn: wickedly rich and delicious.
"I asked the woman taking orders, 'Are corn nuggets like hush puppies?' She said, 'kinda.' They are small and spherical, but inside their deep-fried crust is a molten flow of creamed corn: wickedly rich and delicious."
Michael Stern


Six wings are really too much of an appetizer for one person. These are big ones, very meaty and with lots of crunchy crust. The hot sauce with its mustard twang is very different from typical hot wing sauce, but it's pretty darn good.
"Six wings are really too much of an appetizer for one person. These are big ones, very meaty and with lots of crunchy crust. The hot sauce with its mustard twang is very different from typical hot wing sauce, but it's pretty darn good."
Michael Stern


The tender cake is redder than this picture shows; its cream cheese frosting is supersweet.
"The tender cake is redder than this picture shows; its cream cheese frosting is supersweet."
Michael Stern


This is the downtown mothership of the small Jenkins empire around Jacksonville. Check the website for other locations.
"This is the downtown mothership of the small Jenkins empire around Jacksonville. Check the website for other locations."
Michael Stern


The pork barbecue is a large sandwich with plenty of tender meat, minimally sauced, on a sesame seed bun.
"The pork barbecue is a large sandwich with plenty of tender meat, minimally sauced, on a sesame seed bun."
Cliff Strutz



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