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2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
+1 863-687-8260
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Description: Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The specialty is BBQ food especially...
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The specialty is BBQ food especially well known for Ribs.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Little Restaurant That Could

Even driving right past it - you're likely to miss it. That would be a shame. Yes, it's small - both inside and out. And the inside isn't any fancier than the outside. Although the name suggests it's strictly a BBQ joint - that's NOT the case. The food is absolutely great, with breakfasts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
rkhawg
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Lakeland, FL
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Lakeland, FL
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Even driving right past it - you're likely to miss it. That would be a shame. Yes, it's small - both inside and out. And the inside isn't any fancier than the outside. Although the name suggests it's strictly a BBQ joint - that's NOT the case. The food is absolutely great, with breakfasts being especially noteworthy. Yes, it's a... More 

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Ajapol A, General Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope that you will continue to enjoy our homemade food and services. We are looking to improve the atmosphere through renovation; expected to be completed in August time frame. We are hoping that you are now our regulars by now. :-) Please don't forget to ask our staff to take your email address... More 

Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife picked me up some BBQ here back in early December. I hadn't eaten here in years. The ribs were good....smoky and tender. The pulled pork was a little dry. They have a drive through which is always nice for a local BBQ place(they do more than BBQ). If your in town or near by it's worth a stop... More 

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Ajapol A, General Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are looking to improve our service to ensure that you don't only get our great homemade food but also great atmosphere. We are expecting to start our renovation of The Rib House soon. In the meantime, you can stop by to enjoy our homemade food (unlike any others) and ask one of our... More 

Lakeland, Fl
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant has been in business for many years and attracts a faithful base of customers who like reasonably priced, down home cooking. We ate breakfast there this morning and were well satisfied with the food and the service. Nice choice of the traditional breakfast items - all nicely prepared and served hot. It is not anything fancy, but it... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Rib House is a hidden jewel in the city of Lakeland! We had a taste for BBQ one evening and following the recommendation of a friend, we gave the Rib House a try and we're impressed. Very tender ribs, great vinegar-based BBQ sauce, and hot side items! The serving was a ample amount. We will return and tell other... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Good big meaty ribs. There was a nice family pack with options for ribs and another meat. Serves Breakfast. Open from 7a-2pm, closes and then reopens for dinner 4:30-8:30. Closed for dinner on Sundays.

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Lakeland, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you want the best ribs in town go to Fred's Market. Nobody else serves a large variety of fresh veggies and a salad bar. Plus chicken, steak, fish and other great foods and desserts. You won't anything like this at Sonny's or any other Barbecue restaurants.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Rib House has some awesome ribs. I also enjoy their mixed grilled veggies and fried green tomatoes as side dishes. My cousins, from Tampa, make it a point to eat at the Rib House each time they make a trip to Lakeland. They enjoy the ribs as well as the baked chicken, which is always great. They also have a... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Food is average at best. Service was good. Prices were exteremly high for what you got especiall from a mom an pop restaurant. There are better choices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Absolute best burger I've ever had...and for a great price...wonderful place to eat at or to go thru drive thru :)

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I've been going to this place for years! The breakfast menu is delicious! From omelettes to good ole southern biscuits and gravy, it's all good! The ribs are absolutely to die for! Fall-off-the-bone, smoky and full of flavor. Their fried mushrooms are my favorite :) Great vibe for friends and family. The prices are very good, especially considering the amount... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-687-8260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The specialty is BBQ food especially well known for Ribs.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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