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Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue

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1401 W Dr Martin Luther Kng Jr, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
(813) 759-0009
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Enjoy The Specials

We returned here for our 4th year. It's still as good if not better than it ever was. We went on Tue. and it was Taco Tue. special. So we ordered the tacos. You get three tacos with your choice of meat and you can mIx or match the meats. We got pork, fish and beef and two sides, Sweet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Richard F
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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404 reviews 404 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We returned here for our 4th year. It's still as good if not better than it ever was. We went on Tue. and it was Taco Tue. special. So we ordered the tacos. You get three tacos with your choice of meat and you can mIx or match the meats. We got pork, fish and beef and two sides, Sweet... More 

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Plant City, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ate here with some coworkers for lunch for the first time. Excellent BBQ, large portions, plenty of sweet tea, and quick service. Be sure and sign-in at the podium when you arrive. Family friendly!

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New England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

One of the best barbecue places I've been to. Good ole' down home welcoming feeling, friendly waitstaff and unpretentious patrons, what could be better? Everything coming out of the kitchen looked great, I had the chopped shoulder with sides of beans and greens, both of them had a lot of chopped meat cooked in. Good deal, good place, try to... More 

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Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There were several activities happening in Plant City today. Our food came out cold and I mean cold. Our server was extremely busy and didn't come to check. She did not ask how everything was. I thought she would ask because we left so much untouched. I preceded to very politely tell her about the food. She was polite and... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place for bbq. The rub and sauce is fantastic. On Friday and Saturday nights they have a great bone in ribeye steak dinner.

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Johnson's BBQ has a good selection and you can't go wrong with the pulled pork. Definitely try the smoked steak ! Yum !

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were in the area visiting a local park and decided to stop for lunch. Have t oadmit this was not our original destination, but so glad we ended up here. BBQ was amazing! Service was excellent and prices were reasonable. Only problem is...we live an hour away, so we won't be visiting often :(

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

What a find ! Can't prepare food this good at home ! This is the real deal prepared by outstanding cooks, and served by friendly staff. In a hurry ? I call in and drive thru and pick up great window service !

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Tampa, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

six of us visited on a thursday for dinner. The food and service was good.By 6pm the resturant was filled-so this indicates its populatity.

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I love their BBQ Brisket and Friday and Saturday night steak night. Everyone is always friendly and the service is good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 W Dr Martin Luther Kng Jr, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: (813) 759-0009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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