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Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue

1401 W Dr Martin Luther Kng Jr, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
(813) 759-0009
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Ranked #6 of 103 restaurants in Plant City
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal, but don't go expecting china and class A service. The food is brought to you on a half sheet pan. Kind of cute. The service staff are young and untrained. The chicken, ribs, turkey and several choices of side dishes are all very good. Portions are not huge. No one went home with... More

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Valrico, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love Fred's which is next door to Grandpa Johnson's so we thought we would give the BBQ a try. We are very picky about our BBQ so we have tried many places in Tampa hoping to find "the" BBQ place. Grandpa Johnson's is good. We tried the chopped bbq with sweet potato fries, the fries were good but the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Whenever we go to Plant City, no matter the reason, we have to stop by & eat the BBQ chicken. Love the creamed corn, apple slaw, sweet potato souffle & sweet potato waffle fries. Didn't like the baked beans & mac & cheese needs tweaking. The honey bread is delicious! Great to stuff with leftover chicken in for a sandwich... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I really enjoy their food, especially their onion rings and breaded mushrooms. I love their dips for these also. I have never had a bad meal and the service is always efficient. I always look forward to going there when in Plant City.

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Valrico, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I typically only like a dry rub bbq, but my eyes have been opened by Grandpa Johnson. I've had several meals here, and they've all been excellent. The biggest issue is getting here in time to avoid the wait, because if you show up at 12:30, prepare to wait! There's a reason too - the food is that good. Probably... More

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Riverview, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Delicious southern barbeque! Never been disappointed. Service is excellent. Try the sweet potatoe casseroll. You can't go wrong.

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Valrico, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have to admit I am a bit of a BBQ snob and can be tough on BBQ joints. This was good tasty BBQ. Best in the world? No, but definitely better than Sonnys

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Poinciana, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Tried their BBQ Brisket "moist and chopped". For the two sides, I had creamed corn with bacon bits on top and sweet potato waffle fries coated with brown sugar. Everything was delicious! The meal is also served with a big puffy roll covered in melted butter. They have two types of homemade BBQ sauce ... Original and Sweet. The place... More

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Plant City, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Another local that we love supporting. Great hospitality, easy to get to location, family run, and great atmosphere. Everything that you want including great barbecue.

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Plant City, FL
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, friendly servers. My favorites are the TexMex Salad and the Fish tacos, mahimahi is very well prepared and seasoned (just wish they were a little more generous with fish portions). Others in my family like the brisket and smoked stuffed potatoes. The ribeye they offer on Fri and Sat nights is another favorite, VERY well prepared.

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