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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Packed at lunch

Packed house every dat from 11-1 p.m. Good variety of BBQ. Good fresh rolls. Try the beef brisket. Prices have increased so not quite the value it was but still moderate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Plant City
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Plant City
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Packed house every dat from 11-1 p.m. Good variety of BBQ. Good fresh rolls. Try the beef brisket. Prices have increased so not quite the value it was but still moderate.

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Spring Hill Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My son took us to Johnson's BBQ, said it was the BEST. It was okay for me, collards were very salty, brisket was very dry and the roll was messy because they buttered the entire top. One of the signs said 'Taco Tuesday, BOGO free'. Well guess what, they charged for the second order and when he questioned it, they... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good, but not great. It's clean, and the service was fine. Sadly, this is the best BBQ I have found in Plant City.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have to say that I love, love, love their ribs. I do not usually eat ribs but they have me hooked. I would say that it is the best barbecue in town. The restaurant is not fancy but the food is good. The wait staff is pleasant and the service is great. My husband loves their grits and shrimp.... More 

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PLANT ITY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We enjoy a good BBQ sandwich now and again the food is good the people are nice service is great and the price is right.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went here and I ordered the shrimp and grits. Unfortunately, I was expecting cheese grits and sautéed shrimp but it turned out more like a gumbo or a soup with grits in it. It wasn't bad, just not what I was expecting for shrimp and grits. On the plus side though everything that the rest of my family ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have enjoyed this restaurant and it's friendly staff for several year now. Good food, quick service, comfortable atmosphere and fair prices. Would recommend.

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Lakeland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful meal. I had catfish and he had bbq chicken. The food was well prepared. Their creed corn is sweet with a bit of bacon on top. They are a wonderful southern restaurant. Their fried smoked chicken is amazing. Love this place

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went there expecting homemade BBQ, and ended up eating baked chicken with processed salads, beans etc. Seems very can and microwave friendly. It is a good tourist trap though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

The Johnson family has been in the restaurant business for years, And always do a great job no matter what they cook! Being from the south we naturally like the way Mr. Johnson prepares the barbecue, and the sauce!

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Additional Information about Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue

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

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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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