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The Chop Shop

American, Bar, Pub
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126 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
+1 863-603-4040
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Herndon, Virginia
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekday lunch at 2 P.M. Method----Enter, look at a menu, order at bar, pick up utensils and hot sauce at condiment station, choose seating, and wait for food. Several interesting brews on tap + usual suspects. Quick service. Food averge. Interesting Onion rings with a thick tempura type batter. Look out for Lakeland parking--2 hours down town free then you... More 

Thank ej f
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I've eaten at most of the burger places in Lakeland, and so far none of them come close to Chop Shop! Their burgers are always fresh, juicy and packed with flavor. When I'm feeling particularly unhealthy I order the fries loaded with bacon and cheese and enjoy the gluttony. The service is spotty. We've experienced longer than average waits at... More 

Thank Frederick C
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is the spot to enjoy a great lunch, nice concept of a burger joint, fast, juicy and delicious flavor. Excellent service!

Thank ArelisPR
Leland, North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent burgers, fries and onion rings. My wife got the shroom burger and I got the rebel. It was nice to sit on the patio and people watch. We'll definitely be back.

Thank TheGingerbeardMan7
Winter Haven, Florida
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went for dinner, and my party ordered from across the menu. The turkey burger was EXCELLENT. The bacon burger was described as very good. The veggie burger was described as very good. The side salad came in a taco bowl and was described as excellent. You order at the counter but the food is delivered to the table. The decor... More 

Thank Tony R
Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Have always had a good burger here. Have a problem with the use of a cheese spread rather than cheese slices. Otherwise, good food, especially the burger topped with pulled pork.

Thank ohiodomer
Lakeland, Florida
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

After living in Lakeland for over 11 years, this was the first time I have ever eaten here. I absolutely loved the decor. Very funky. We ordered at the counter and were told to pick a seat. There were five of us and it was clear the regular booths would be a tight squeeze. They had two larger booths, one... More 

Thank mcqueenbee
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Delicious burgers, great onion rings, friendly employees. Try the onion ring dipping sauce; it's awesome.

Thank Facethewoods
Lakeland, Florida
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151 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I believe in eating somewhere more than once to truly see if you like it or not. This is one of those places. Their burgers, salads and REBEL DOGS are wonderful. My girlfriend had originally gotten it and I tried a bit of hers and was like wow. I found myself craving it one day and had to go and... More 

Thank Charold
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Average burger joint with a vintage varsity vibe (but not as cliche as Steak & Shake or other "diners"). If you're only in town for a few hours like I was, find something that'll leave a better impression.

Thank KMH0985

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-603-4040

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?