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The Rib House

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2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
+1 863-687-8260
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than average; wonderful service

I ordered the soup and salad buffet and was mostly pleased with it. Everything is freshly cut and/or made in the kitchen daily. The two soups they had today were both chicken: asian chicken and vegetable (just okay) and a chicken and rice that I didn't like very much. The salad bar was nicely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
franciefuhrel
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered the soup and salad buffet and was mostly pleased with it. Everything is freshly cut and/or made in the kitchen daily. The two soups they had today were both chicken: asian chicken and vegetable (just okay) and a chicken and rice that I didn't like very much. The salad bar was nicely done and the potato salad was... More 

Helpful?
Thank franciefuhrel
Ajapol A, Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and tried our food. Our BBQ Rib is quite well know and our Thai Cuisine dishes are much different from other. We keep its authenticity to as the Thai food which coming we know as "Thai Street Food". Let me know if you decide to come in and I can provide some suggestion that fit your... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ribs are tender, the staff friendly and I love having all the options they have for sides. Their fried Tater Tots are crisp and not greasy. The staff is warm and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank DHappy1954
Ajapol A, Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

I am glad you like it. Appreciate your compliment on our food. I hope to see you on your next visit. We have more than just burger, sandwiches, and BBQ. We also have breakfast all day and Thai cuisines for your selections. Thanks again! More 

Pinellas Park, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want authentic Thai food, this is probably not the place for it. I got the pad kra prowl with chicken, it was mediocre, the clear water soup had absolutely no flavor, my pad Thai to go was made with chopped carrot pieces. Really?

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

We are sorry to hear that you don't like our Thai dishes. All our Thai foods are made from scratch and authentic as it comes. You are the first to have criticized heavily about not being authentic. Many people that have familiar with thai food have provided great complements to our food. Thank you for coming for the visit and... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Wanted to try it so we went for a Friday night supper. Kind of a small place. People were very friendly. Ordered the Ribs & Chicken Combo with onion rings, coleslaw & hush puppies. Good food and plenty of it. Not amazing but pretty typical BBQ. The Mrs. had a burger that she said was very good. Wouldn't hesitate to... More 

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Thank BadgerBus
Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

New renovations have really improved the atmosphere. The food is great with a variety from BBQ to Thai. Service is spot on and coupled with menu prices it's the pest deal around

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Thank Robert F
Lakeland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Out for our monthly luncheon, had not been since they remodeled. Enjoyed the new expansion, nice and clean. Service was good but was confused about check out. No register any more, had to wait for the waitress. However we did have a group of six. Food was excellent.

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Thank Nancy S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant by recommendtion of a local, the foods were delicious and surprisingly authentic, staffs are friendly and efficient, place is clean and relax, good place to go. It's name Rib House but with nice Asian foods!

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Thank rathty
Lakeland, Fl
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175 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This restaurant has been a local favorite for some time. It recently remodeled and expanded. Their new look is clean and more modern. We ordered one meal of eggs, homefries, and an English muffin and a second meal of chocolate chip pancakes. All items were perfectly cooked. Service was good - prices were quite reasonable. Restaurant is located just south... More 

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Central Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Stopped by for early Dinner on Day 2 of the Re-opening. The Tai menu items looked interesting. Wasn't adventuresome though, so we went with the Beef Brisket. Hearty, tender and meaty portions.Krinkle fires were hot. Fried okra was hot, crispy and tender-actually very good and again, a large portion for a side.Slaw was good and sweet. Salad bar was average.... More 

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Thank mikeandchris15
Ajapol A, General Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you for the feed back. I am glad that you like the food. This is the first that has indicated that our BBQ sauce is watery. Our BBQ sauce is one of many items that are favorite to most of our customers. We have sampled with several of our customers about the BBQ sauce being watery... but no one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We have eaten here twice and on both occasions, I walked away full and happy! We had breakfast on our first visit and I have to say, that it was the best breakfast I've had in a long time. The eggs in the omelet were light and fluffy and the fillers were cooked to perfection. The staff is extremely friendly... More 

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Thank Robert V

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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: Thai, Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The specialty is BBQ food especially well known for Ribs.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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