Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale had been on my must-eat list before I visited their full-fledged restaurant in Delray Beach. But don’t look for it cause it’s now closed.

It turns out that the pastrami and jalapeño cheddar sausage, my primary motivator for going to Smoke BBQ, are always on the menu; more on that later.

I rearranged a few things on my schedule and made my way to the restaurant for some lunch happiness.

Smoke BBQ in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Smoke BBQ in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Inside of Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pig Out Sign and Chalkboard Menu
Smoke BBQ Wall in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Smoke BBQ Wall

The Lauderdale spot is a chophouse and a no-frills BBQ spot that envelopes you with an intoxicating smoky scent when you walk in.

Highest Quality Meats Smoked Over Post Oak Wood for 5 to 16 Hours 100% All-Natural USDA Prime Beef. 

All of our Meats and Homemade Sauces are Gluten-Free. No Hormones, Steroids or Antibiotics Ever.

from the Smoke BBQ Menu

Meat Marriage at Smoke BBQ?

According to Boca Magazine, the beef brisket is brined for seven days and is So Good You’ll Want to Marry It. I agree 100% with that statement.

The first couple of times, I asked for a half-pound portion and then had to get up to make the line again for another half-pound. So don’t be like Beast; order the pound right off the bat and save yourself the wait.

Smoke BBQ Brisket from Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Smoke BBQ Brisket
Pastrami Sandwich from Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Pastrami Sandwich
Pastrami Sandwich Closeup
Pastrami Sandwich Closeup
Smoke BBQ Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage
Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage

I was right to want the pastrami sandwich and jalapeño cheddar sausage. They’re still my two favorite items on the menu. Make sure to get there early for the pastrami, as it does tend to run out first.

Two other things to be on the lookout for are the burnt ends available only on Friday evenings and the Texas-style beef ribs on Saturday nights.

Smoke BBQ Spare Ribs
Spare Ribs
Housemade Potato Chips
Housemade BBQ Potato Chips

Since my initial visit, I’ve eaten or, should I say, thoroughly enjoyed lunch at Smoke BBQ multiple times. The burnt ends and beef rib have eluded me, but their day is coming!


Oh yes, make sure to get the cornbread…and don’t share.

Smoke BBQ
3351 NE 32nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 530-5334

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Monday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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