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2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4033
863-687-8260
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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
Good ribs and they have a drive through

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Kap1313
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Lakeland, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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Lakeland, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Lakeland, Fl
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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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104 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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72 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
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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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Lakeland, FL
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248 reviews 248 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Very easy to drive past and not notice it. Have yet to have ANYTHING there that wasn't great. Breakfasts are especially a nice experience. Good service, good portions, good pricing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-687-8260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American
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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