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Granger and Sons BBQ

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8121 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland, FL
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding food!

Best BBQ in the area plus there is usually a very cool antique Ford Bronco parked out in front! Can't go wrong!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Manitou Beach, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

BBQ was average at best. My biggest complaint is while a friend and I were almost finished with our meal the owner came over and threw our plates away and said we would have to leave so he could have the table for a couple people waiting to eat, but we could go sit outside on the patio? The couple... More 

1 Thank jbbrock01
Manitou Beach, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best BBQ in the area plus there is usually a very cool antique Ford Bronco parked out in front! Can't go wrong!

Thank manitoubeach
Chesapeake, Virginia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our friends have been visiting this BBQ place for the past several years on their trips to Lakeland and raved about the flavorful food. 11:30 arrived for lunch and that is NOT too early to ensure you get what you want from the limited menu. Today they had chicken on the white board and it sold out a little after... More 

Thank 838addier
lakeland, florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Atmosphere? (cough) well, if you like the "hole in the wall" mom and pop joints (AND I DO!) you will love it. We are regulars and are treated like family. Only bad thing, it's become so popular if you don't call ahead to "reserve" your steak on the weekend, they will run out early. Best steak, and potato salad.

Thank Cocoleman
Lakeland, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I DO LIKE THEIR RIBS ,SLICED PORK AND THEIR STEAKS ON FRIDAY AND SAT ARE AWESOME!however ,sam and i came once and ordered ribs.they said were out.sam said i see them on the grill .the guy said thats for a catering order. we left. next time we get steak.the salad came without tomato.sam said wheres the mater?he said they were... More 

Santa Fe,NM
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

I had high expectations by the reviews here on Tripadvisor. I was a bit disappointed I found place to be good but not great as I was hoping for. The ribs we're very meaty but not very fall off the bone tender they were OK .also they didn't come out very hot. I saw them on the grill but when... More 

1 Thank Carolyn D
Lakeland, FL
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Granger's is a local no-frills place that some might call a hole-in-the-wall. Its small and unassuming, many would pass it by without stopping in to give it a chance. I've only been in to have their steaks, and they are well worth the drive to North Lakeland. One of the things I love about Granger's is that you don't get... More 

1 Thank AngiBabyLakeland_FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Recommended by a member of the family we drove down from Orlando to try some good unchained food. A welcome and refreshing change from all the tourist places in Florida we were well impressed with the Ribs, Beans & Slaw we got for lunch which made the drive worthwhile. It is very apparent that this place is busy and loved... More 

1 Thank Steven R
Lakeland, Florida
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Grangers does an awesome barbeque especially their brisket and their steaks (only available on Friday and Saturday). Hours are a bit short and irregular and oddly enough it is one of those places where when they run out it is done. Also it is cash only.

2 Thank bryan b
Cody, Wyoming
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Bob S

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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: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?