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8121 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland, FL
863-858-7572
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 18
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best ribs around

We tried Grangers after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. It's small with limited seating so you may have to wait but boy is it worth it. We had the ribs and the sliced pork. The ribs may be the best we have had in Florida and the sliced pork was especially lean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Bob S
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Cody, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Cody, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We tried Grangers after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. It's small with limited seating so you may have to wait but boy is it worth it. We had the ribs and the sliced pork. The ribs may be the best we have had in Florida and the sliced pork was especially lean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Not the best, but good. Small area. Good slaw. Sauce has a very good flavor. Tea is weak, for a southern joint.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I heard all the hype about this place and I really found it lacking. We went mid/early afternoon for lunch and they only had sliced pork left for sandwiches. No one was even there and the pork was okay. I've had better elsewhere. The main issue I had was that on the grill there was pretty much all types of... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Grangers is a small, hole-in-the-wall sort of place, but the food is fantastic. We lived here for 3 years before we finally got around to checking it out and we will definitely go back! The food is available until they run out, and they're closed on Sundays. Great little VERY casual establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The best in BBQ I've ever had! Family owned & very nice people ! You have to come early or else, it will too late & the food is GONE!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We discovered Granger's a number of years ago. Like most we drove by on the way home for years before finally on recommendations from our neighbours we went for our first filet mignon, we have been coming back ever since. On this occasion we were a group of 18, most having the filet's, there were a few rib eyes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Whoever says - BBQ is BBQ....doesn't know BBQ. It's not barbeque if you can't taste the smoke!! I'm originally from GA where we KNOW our BBQ Pork and this is by far one of if not THE BEST in this area! Very quaint, comfortable restaurant...it's BBQ after all, you don't need fancy! Great ribs, enough pulled pork to make 2... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's a small BBQ-shack with just 8 tables. The food is simple but taste very well and the price is low. The ribs are just fantastic! Probably the best ribs in Central Florida.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great little place to get the best, tender, fall off the bones ribs. If you don't get there early enough on some days the food is sold out. You will go away disappointed if nothing is left to eat. We love going here for the ribs, potato salad, and beans.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Yes, the food here on their limited menu is good, and about as fresh as you can get. You'll get no extras. No real plates, no ambiance, no A/C. You order at a counter and bring your food to your table. Again the food is good, the price is fair. It's an out of the way hole-in-the-wall that offers little,... More 

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Additional Information about Granger and Sons BBQ

Address: 8121 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland, FL
Phone Number: 863-858-7572
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 16
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8121 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-858-7572

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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