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Main Dining Room - Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Orlando, Orlando, FL

Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Orlando

3.9
3.9
57 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Brother Jimmy’s has celebrated over 30 years of legendary North Carolina, slow-smokin’ barbeque. As suggested by the restaurant’s slogan – “Put Some South in Yo’ Mouth” - Brother Jimmy’s mission was, and still is, to bring “down-home” cooking, hospitality and merriment to the heart of the Central Florida.

Over the years, Brother Jimmy’s established itself as the home away from home for A.C.C. Alumni. Homesick alums from Duke, UNC, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, U.V.A., Clemson, Maryland, and Wake Forest began to flock to Brother Jimmy’s to catch the big Duke/UNC game, or to watch the Demon Deacons take on the Terps. By opening in the popular neighborhoods, Brother Jimmy’s found a home in the hearts of its patrons. It has become the restaurant in that reminded Southerners what good ‘ol Southern hospitality was all about and showed Northerners just what they’d been missing all these years.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American, Regional American (Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–22:00 Fri 11:30–23:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (407) 601-3740
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Cross Street
    South end of Icon Park, FREE Valet on Via Mercado Drive!
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

57 Reviews
  1. Rajj

    London

    79 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dirty sticky tables, low quality food, rough place that i would avoid. Service was good. Not the best

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a liittle late for our reservation, but they still sat us right away. Their Brisket paired with their original bbq sauce was really good.

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  3. EbonniD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was beautifully decorated but the thing I noticed the most was how good it smelt in there. You could smell the smokey flavours. Made your mouth water.. the kids eat for free 10 and under was brilliant that saved us money, they had decent meals and drinks too for the kids. We had a combo meal and omg the brisket and ribs were fantastic. When we come back to the USA we will be booking to come again :)

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  4. SteveR

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. I had the ribs and brisket and both were very tasty. The brisket was moist and cooked correctly and the ribs were meaty. Will definitely be back.

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  5. ShirinC

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing place for food southern barbecue food!! I wish there was a location back in my hometown. So good!!!

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  6. MichelleM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at ICON Park for my sisters birthday. Loved the food and music at Brother Jimmy's! The staff sang to my sister, which was fantastic!

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  7. NikkiaP

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My reservation was for 9:45 p.m. When me and my party arrived at the restaurant at exactly 9:45 p.m., all of the doors were locked. When we looked inside, there were a few patrons seated and several staff inside. The staff ignored us at the door and did not unlock the doors. Valet right outside the restaurant noticed the doors were locked and told us that the restaurant staff probably closed early because they were slow due to the rain. I had never received any notification from the restaurant that they were closing early and I was immediately put off by the staff not even coming to the door to let us know.

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  8. Queenie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. Brisket was tender and flavorful. Lot of food on the platters.

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  9. SharonD

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I would like to leave a great review, but I can’t. The brisket at “market price” was extremely dry.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service as always been here few times and always good

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had high hopes. The people were fab. However the meat was either no smoked long enough ( chewy) , or it was dry ( chicken). The corn bread was fab. Would try again in case it was just not the best night….. really wanted this pace to be amazing. I will repeat that service was fab.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There were not many other guests at the time be the sever was not quick to get water, drinks or return to check on us. The server did nothing to ask if we had visited before (we had not) or explain the menu, the restaurant values or make recommendations.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great music and great service. BBQ is truly wonderful

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service, Friendly staff who are very helpful.

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  15. DeclanH

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service..... a bit quiet with people which gave it a strange vibe !

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing , great BBQ . Highly recommended .

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  17. lorvint

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst worst honestly worst brisket I’ve ever had!!!

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  18. DaLy

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a Monday evening. Food was very good. I gave it a 4 because by 5:30 they were out of Brisket. I ordered the fried Brussels and they were very overcooked and black. Amount of food was very good everyone in our party had leftovers. Just wish they had smaller portion options. 6 in party all adults.

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  19. JeannineM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst BBQ I ever tasted. The sliders were dry and the bread was stale. We ordered a half rack of ribs and they were definitely pieced together and reheated, they were dry hard to even chew. Mac n cheese was average and Cole slaw was bland. Sad because I heard good things but not today.

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  20. MariaF

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun place to eat .. loved the games and food combined felt like we were at a fairground.

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  21. ErnstG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The lambs very big ,perhaps an old animal, With many fat

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  22. PaulS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricier than most BBQ places but food was very good. Portions were much bigger than expected. Normally I am a clean the plate kind of person but I got the three meat combo and couldn't finish it. Ambience is nice. This restaurant is at Icon Park on International Drive in Orlando in the midst of "tourist town". I would definitely go back again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Too expensive. Server Britney too aggressive by steering me to put 20% gratuity for a 4-top table. Didn’t have brisket. Won’t return.

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  24. TomW

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brisket worth the trip! Ribs meaty and tasty got the combo Sauces were good Pulled pork ample amount and tasty

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  25. buccelb

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding please come to California we need great bbq coleslaw and much more

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  26. JenniferM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu had a wide selection to choose from. We started with the frickles and tried a sampling of the BBQ. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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  27. CeeFar74

    New York City

    158 reviews

    2.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We've been going to BJ's for the last 20 years in NYC. This one was not good. The food was salty as hell/cold and the service was clueless. Hard pass.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best experience ever! The food was amazing. We started with the fried pickles and had dry rub ribs with Mac and cheese also the pulled chicken sandwich with homemade fries. All was fantastic, but what this visit extra special was the owner Carisa served us and she made us feel like family and that we’ve known her for years, and that is truly missing in so many business. I wish I wasn’t just visiting from out of state so I could come here and support this restaurant all while enjoying amazing BBQ. Thank you.

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  29. Go2aMuseum4ThaExperience

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to dinner while staying in the area for business. Always wanted to try this place, but when I got here, they were out of rib tips, service was slow, despite it not being crowded, and my server was inattentive. The food was overpriced, in my opinion. If I return, it might be only if there’s an event.

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  30. Kctxb03

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cobb salad is really expensive for what you get. I expected a bigger piece of cornbread since it is a staple item.

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  31. JimF

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated at table with ripped tablecloth, paying above higher end pricing for a meal. Mains brought out before appetizer with a “what do you want me to do?” response. Hush puppy appetizer dense and tasteless. One barbecue platter good, one barbecue sandwich served with burnt bun. Restaurant decor reminder of where I grew up, so that was nice. Serving staff okay, though had to remind on refills.

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  32. JoeL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and so was the banana pudding the staff was very helpful especially Kat and the owner was checking all of his customers to make sure their experience was good.

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  33. Kevin

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are there on a Wednesday evening. Not a large crowd. The server was fantastic, the food was great. One of the best BBQ places we've been too. Used the valet parking. Nice experience

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  34. DianeLopez

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner started off great, drinks and appetizers came out fast/good and as we started to wait for dinner it took a very long time. Not sure what happened but it shifted the mood/night for us.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My friends and I had a rough experience at Brother Jimmy’s. We had reservations for 7 pm. The hostess was new and didn’t alert the server. The server was new and only claimed us as a table when we asked if we could at least order drinks (at 7:20). Since we’d had sufficient time to study the menu, we placed our full order (drinks and food) at that time. At 8 pm, we asked our waitress for a status update on our food. In the meantime, we had watched the tables surrounding us be seated, order, finish their meal, pay and leave. At 8:15, we finally started to get food. At 8:30, the manager arrived to talk to us at our request. By that time, 5 of us had our full meal (which was cold, not hot), but one had only received her side, not her entree. The manager explained that there had been a computer glitch, and that our order hadn’t printed in the kitchen, along with several other tables. Note: the manager did completely comp the check for the person who had only received her side, plus brought her food to go. He also reduced the check for the rest of us and gave us each the choice of a free dessert or drink. We took the dessert to go, because by that point, we’d been sitting on a picnic bench for 2.5 hours and just wanted out. We won’t recommend this place for others, but do appreciate how they resolved it once the manager got involved.

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  36. jacobc

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurants was mostly empty — somehow it still took over an hour for bbq (which is cooked ahead of time) to come out

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  37. DanielS

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Barbeque and Great fries. The cornbread was dry. Overall a pretty good experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular. We were a very large group with kids and they were absolutely amazing about accommodating all of us. There is a back room with games where the kids could get up and go play and the adults could enjoy their drinks and keep an eye on them at the same time. Our server was an all star she never made us feel like an inconvenience or a problem at all. We had plenty of room where we were seated so we we were able to relax. Going out to eat with kids is never an easy thing and they made it absolutely as seamless as it could possibly be. Can’t recommend it enough. And as a bonus the drinks and food were amazing. The brisket , pulled chicken and the friend Brussels are definitely on my list to get again. If you want a casual judgement free atmosphere this is your place.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered the smoked pulled chicken and instead of being smoked (although it may have been at one time) I got hard bits drowned in a syrupy sweet bbq sauce. My first and last visit.

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  40. JohnB

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a group of 10 we arrived earlier than our reservation time and were seated within minutes. Our server was great she was attentive without being intrusive all of our orders were delivered exactly as we asked and everyone enjoyed their meals. From the appetizers to the main meal everything was delicious. This was our first time at Brother Jimmy’s but will definitely will not be our last. To Mike and his team thank you for a great experience.

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FAQs

Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Orlando offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 601-3740.

Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Orlando is rated 3.9 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Orlando

8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    South end of Icon Park, FREE Valet on Via Mercado Drive!
  • Area
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30–22:00 Fri 11:30–23:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American, Regional American (Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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