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The Red Top Pit Stop

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Barbecue,
12160 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-1072
+1 863-853-9222
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (68 reviews)
“burger” (60 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
07:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Diner
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12160 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-1072
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food with a hometown atmosphere. The prices are fair and the staff is friendly...just a good place to stop and visit.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, always good food, great service, everyone is always friendly. BBQ is good, brisket is awesome. Everything is good

Thank doughG3447VU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Applause, applause, and some encore applause! So I gotta work on Labor Day so my beautiful wife and I decide to take an old school American road trip. We fire up the the old Muscle Car 1970 Pontiac GTO) and we're heading out to the...More

Thank 360Rocket
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can not see how this place is reviewed so highly because what I got/saw was completely opposite! Let's start with the inside. Dirty with flies and even a dead and dehydrated lizard on the window sill. I imagine he ate here and didn't make...More

Thank CanesFanKen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten a lot of burgers in my day but yesterday I was REALLY surprised at the one I had a Red Top. I was hesitant because it was about $12 without any side dishes. YES, in this little BBQ joint located off HWY...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the multiple reviews and driving by this place for a long time we decided to stop. My expectations were that this was good BBQ, not even close. For starters the cook took my barbecue out of a plastic opened bag from the refrigerators...More

Thank Barb P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not travel this way very often, but each time I have, the place is always busy, judging by the amount of cars and trucks parked around the building. We stopped by yesterday on our way home from Lakeland. If you are looking for "Fancy",...More

Thank Villagesre
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to give it a try. I asked the waitress what she recommended since it was our first time and she suggested the brisket. I must say I am so happy that I tried it and it was delicious. My grandson...More

Thank AlwaysWunderlust
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Very good food. The burger topped with brisket was great. Well earned TripAdvisor reputation.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had the good fortune to drop into the Red Top Pit Stop whilst riding HDs north to Georgia. Always wanted to try this style of cooking and the taste and amazing succulent beef was truly fantastic. If I lived in the area I would be...More

Thank Iain R
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Sandra S | Property representative |
only beer and wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12160 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-1072
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-853-9222
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