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Jimbo's Pit Bar-B-Q

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1215 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2127
+1 863-683-3777
10:30 - 21:00
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ outstanding ribs. Prices are reasonable really enjoyed the food and staff was attentive. Casual atmosphere, family owned

Thank Visitingsandiego
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting Lakeland and had lunch at Jimbo's. Very good ribs, chopped pork, slaw, and sweet tea. Generous portions. We would return.

Thank Elaine M
Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited Jimbo's years ago and the barbecue was excellent, so we decided to go again. While not much on looks from the outside, it's obvious that the locals love it as indicated by the amount of take out and drive through. Inside, the service is excellent and your order is served rather quickly. If you're a fan of Dill... More 

Thank Steve T
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for great ribs and chicken with home sauce and great family style service. Enjoy. Fantastic homemade sauce for the ribs and chicken. Very casual and family friendly at very fair prices. Enjoy.

Thank Don L
Lakeland, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Always great! I had the beef sandwich with cole slaw and beans. Their sweet tea is some of the best around too! I usually get the pork sandwich, but not this trip.

Thank Cheryl J
League City, Texas
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent tasting ribs could have been seasoned a bit more. I paid 13.00 which fir the size of the sides was overpriced. Apple pie very good.

Thank tracy G
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135 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We went here a couple years ago and it WAS so good--Not this time ! Pork BBQ was tough. I threw away more than I ate. The fries were cheap frozen variety. The staff was not friendly at all. Also it is rather inconvenient the way they have you order. We were doing take out so ordered at window. Then... More 

Thank Idnasflorida
League City, Texas
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

So I'm in Lakeland visiting my grandparents are from here. I have known about Jimbos for very long time I went for their ribs a piece of apple pie and two side orders and I will say for the $12 the portions were a bit on the small side but all the food was very very good. A bit overpriced... More 

Thank tracy G
Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Not your old chain place. Just a local place with good food. Don't let the chains fool you, Sonny's and the like are fast cook places, this place is slow cook and good. Smoked just right

Thank M Richard M
Auburndale, Florida
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant closes at 9pm. I came through the drive in at 8:45pm. Server in drive up window tried ignoring me. She then stated "were closed". I asked her what time they close and she said 9 o'clock. I mentioned it was only 8:45 p.m. very rudely she said again we're closed its 9 o'clock. Another server came over to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 E Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2127
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-683-3777

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