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Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue

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$$ - $$$
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1401 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-759-0009
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Swansea, Illinois
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597 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We pull up at lunchtime and circle the parking lot. I am thinking the driver is trying to decide "do we eat here" but he really was looking for a spot. Finally we see someone backing out. Inside is a nicely finished, large and comfortable dining area. There is some outdoor seating too. Menu includes BBQ, sides, salad, pretty much... More 

Thank David F
Lakeland, Florida
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do it right at Johnson's BBQ. Food, service, prices, etc. You just can't go wrong here ... unless you arrive at peak rush hour. Incredible selection of southern specialties and don't overlook the fish tacos.

Thank Jim G
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

this place is no joke.....great food fast service ...worth the drive to get there...everything we had to eat was great....thought there were decent places in Winter Haven but this place is a step up from them.

Thank steeltonkid
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Been here quite a few times and great BBQ. Friendly service, great food. Portions are not huge but decent value.

Thank Kyle E
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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 

Thank toutprest
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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

Thank GAC194565
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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.

Thank Tanya G
Orlando, FL
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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!

Thank fit4ever40f
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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!

Thank jzaz470
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248 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 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?