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Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue

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1401 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-759-0009
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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toronto
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I must preface this review with the fact that I am not a southern bbq expert by any means. Went here on the recommendation of friends from Michigan who told us it was good. Ordered a couple of mixed bbq platters so we could have a taste of everything. Everything tasted very good. Sweet potato souffle was great. Chopped pork... More 

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Metamora
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Johnson's barbeque while on vacation. Food was great and the service was very good. Had the chopped pork and sausage platter.

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Thank GAC194565
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this BBQ place years ago while attending the Strawberry festival, now it's part of the tradition. The ribs are amazing and the bread that comes with dinner melts in your mouth. The onion rings are also a must. Don't miss this gem.

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Thank Tanya G
Orlando, FL
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love barbecue, this is the place! Been there since 1954. My husband had the Chopped Pork Platter and I had Beef Brisquet Platter. Both were delicious! Their barbecue sauces are tasty and their cole slaw. Enjoy!

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Thank fit4ever40f
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Grandpa Johnson's a few times while down there for work, very good bbq. Ribs were as promised, fall off the bone good!

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Thank jzaz470
wilmington
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222 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had ribs, smoked turkey collards and fries. Best collards ever, best ribs, moist juicy smoked turkey. The staff was super friendly, wish the strawberry shortcake had real whipped cream.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food super friendly people we went for lunch, get there early or there will be a wait. Good food

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average BBQ. Found chicken tasty yet dry. Same for brisket. Server was awesome as was other crew members. Sides made the meal honestly. Would go back if ever in plant city cuz not sure what else is there. Get there early or be prepared to wait. We got there at 7ish and waited 20 minutes. They held that so bravo.

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Thank jandchi
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

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.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

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

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