8th Generation Florida BBQ.
My father “Jimmy” always had the idea that one day he would open a BBQ restaurant. He was always to busy with his day job to ever do so. Having heard this dream he had, one day I decided to start trying to live his dream in November of 2008. With an extremely unique BBQ Sauce and a lot of tenacity I set off to make my father’s dream come true. After purchasing a food truck and going anywhere anyone would have me, we finally sunk our roots in the ground at our Downtown St. Cloud location in 2014. Within 10 minutes of opening our doors we had a line stretching around the block. Four years later, after realizing that I was living my fathers dream, I decided to make my dream a reality. Enter Porky’s Comedy Club opening in January of 2018. After establishing the Comedy Club, we built a kitchen for Jimmy Bear’s to use in the same building, merging the two Dreams together………mix in Jack Rabbit Slims Bar and you have the DREAM of DREAMS!! You might even say it’s Pork Fiction!!!
Whether from Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, or the Carolinas, Jimmy Bear’s BBQ is the most sultry taste around. Complete with all the fixin’s, our southern comfort food is sure to satisfy any appetite. Our recipes have been gathered over seven generations and across three families with strong roots in the south and its tradition of southern BBQ. Bring the whole family and experience our down home cookin’ for yourself. You’ll never forget your first time! You’ll be back for more.
“The Path of the Pitmaster is beset on all sides of the meat barbecued and the sauce he uses despite the Selfishness and Tyranny of evil men who choose no sauce. Blessed is he who in the name Jimmy Bear’s BBQ and The Bear Himself that shepherds the weak through the valley of meat that has too much darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of righteous, moist, and tender BBQ. And I will strike down upon thee with great BBQ and Furious Sides to those who ask for them and attempt to eat at our BBQ place. And you will know my name is Jimmy The Bear when I lay my BBQ upon Thee.”