Food Network has crowned the best barbecue restaurant in each state and a local favorite earned the top honor for the Sunshine State.

Jenkins Quality Barbecue, which has 3 locations in Jacksonville, was named the best in Florida on Food Network’s “50 States of Barbecue.”

The secret “that keeps everyone hooked” on Jenkins is the sauce, and Food Network agrees: 

“Since 1957, Jenkins Quality Barbecue has scorched palates with its unique hot mustard sauce, slathered across chickens, ribs and sliced or chopped pork that is smoked with oak in open brick pits. Everything here is also served with some sort of bread. Slabs of ribs and half-chickens are placed atop slices of white bread, pork is nestled inside seeded buns. That starchy component cools the tongue from the near-numbing heat of the vibrant yellow sauce.”

This isn’t the only national recognition Jenkins has received. In October, the restaurant made Southern Living’s “The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints.” To view the best barbecue spots in all 50 states as ranked by Food Network, click here.


About Jenkins Quality Barbecue

Jenkins Quality Barbecue is a family business serving Jacksonville, FL since 1957! We have 3 convenient locations to serve you and proudly offer you the tastiest ribs, chicken, beef and pork you will ever eat. Our barbecue is cooked daily on an oak wood-fired pit and topped with our secret savory mustard-based barbecue sauce. It's served wrapped in butcher paper for a truly unique barbecue experience. When you taste our mouthwatering barbecue, you'll understand why our customers can’t get enough of Jenkins Quality Barbecue. Simple, Southern and Delicious!