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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 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
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
found by mistake .. wish I had know about this little gem years ago

If your looking for fancy this is not the place for you, if your looking for a great breakfast and fast this place is for you. The value for what you get is amazing. The biscuit is the best I have ever had. Sadly they are ( closed ) JUST temporary for rehab~ So I can't wait until 12 weeks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Brunswick Maine
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If your looking for fancy this is not the place for you, if your looking for a great breakfast and fast this place is for you. The value for what you get is amazing. The biscuit is the best I have ever had. Sadly they are ( closed ) JUST temporary for rehab~ So I can't wait until 12 weeks... More 

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Ajapol A, member at The Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Please also follow/like us in our facebook @The Rib House & Deli for the progress of renovation if you are interested. We are urgently trying to complete the remodeling as fast as we can so we can invite you back again. :-) More 

Lakeland, FL
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295 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 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
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115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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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6 reviews
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
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101 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about The Rib House

Address: 2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone Number: +1 863-687-8260
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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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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