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Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1401 W Dr Martin Luther Kng Jr, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-759-0009
11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Lakeland, Florida
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bbq at this place was very good! The meat was so tender! The sides were great too! We both had ribs and chicken and they were both good. This was the best bbq I have had so far in this neck of the woods. The collard greens were very good.

Thank Lydia G
Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for the first time after reading reviews on line. My friend had three tacos (one brisket and two chicken) and I had the Baked Potato topped with Pork with Mac N Cheese as my side. The portions were great and our main dishes tasted wonderful. I didn't love the Mac N Cheese (there was nothing special about... More 

Thank Loc R
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have found the food and service the atmosphere to be excellent. I especially loved their barbecue sauce. There are two types of sauce mild and the heart and I prefer the flavor and taste of the heart over the mild. The sauce is sold by the bottle I had to buy two bottles prior to leaving.

Thank Steve V
Plant City, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always liked Johnsons BBQ but last visit there with friends the food quality has dropped severely. The sides were insipid. The fried okra , usually fine were a greasy cold mess, an insult to their customers. Turkey was cold and tasteless, ribs were ok but not up to previous quality. Service was , as usual very good. They are... More 

Thank OldHamradioman
Alpena, Michigan
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just happened upon this place for dinner after a movie. Excellent service and great food. The ribs are the main food and are excellent.

Thank sternsfr
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frist ever time my family &I ever went here. We all loved our meals & the prices are great. The meals were worth it's money & staff was very nice & attentive even asking us if we wanted a drink to takeaway. The staff was always at other needs and definitely go back.

Thank cameron1709
Plant City, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Every Wednesday my group of old School and Football Buddies get together for Lunch here at the BBQ. A very good menu for a "SMALL VARIETY" of dishes with very good "DOWN HOME SOUTHERN SIDES". My favorite is the CAT FISH, but I also have the BBQ Ribs and TEX-MEX SALID on occasions. Prices are a little "TOP HEAVY", but... More 

Thank jpadget4
Plant City, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My favorite is the pork plate with sweet potato souffle and collards. The only thing on par is their steak served on Saturdays, I think. It may be Fridays. If you want barbeque, this is the place. Beer or wine is byob.

Thank lisa p
Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I ordered the pork, and my wife ordered the brisket. Both were very good with lots of flavor. Two choices of sauce, and neither impressed me. Price was about average, but I kept thinking that I could be eating next door for less. But if you want barbecue, this is a good choice.

Thank Shadrach44
Jupiter, United States
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

If there is a better locally owned BBQ joint in this state, I would be hard pressed to believe it! This little restaurant is a jumpin' joint on any given night, and the weekends can find a line around the building to go through the pick-up window! We've been there twice, and there were nothing but rave reviews from everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 W Dr Martin Luther Kng Jr, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: +1 813-759-0009

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