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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
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice charm

If you like good home cookin' and some hometown bbq, stop in at this Lil gem and get you some! Plenty of choices that will leave a smile on your face!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Krysta J
Plant City, Florida
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Plant City, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like good home cookin' and some hometown bbq, stop in at this Lil gem and get you some! Plenty of choices that will leave a smile on your face!

Thank Krysta J
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been there two other times, I thought I would try it again on Saturday afternoon. There was two of us, so we able to walk right in and get a table. I ordered sweet tea, which is always good. My past two visits, I ordered the chopped brisket, which was very good. I decided to order the chopped brisket... More 

Peterborough, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A GEM IN the industrial area of Plant City east of the famous strawberry festival. If you don't like odour of smoked the don't go. We had a great lunch of smoked brisket tacos for me and catfish for her. for under $20.00 +tip. It is licensed but we chose water in anticipation of our next stop, a craft brew... More 

Thank Hamish R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food. Had the pork sandwich and it was tender and very flavorful. Someone in our party had the loaded baked potato with beef brisket and said it was the best they had had. The place was busy in a good way. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank Diane E
Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue in Plant City, Florida on our way to Anna Maria Island. It is not located in the retail section of town, but it is worth the drive. Seating in or out, Make sure to sign in when you arrive and they will call you by name. Ribs and Barbecue Fish Tacos were excellent. Ribs needed... More 

Thank ydnab
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261 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an appointment in the area and arrived early, so stopped in to check out the menu. They had Smoked Turkey Breast. I'm normally not a turkey fan but have been watching what I eat so I tried it. Had it and the collard greens. Both were delicious. The turkey had so much flavor and was so juicy!

Thank tiagayepfa
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348 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food in more than ample quantities, with a menu that covers most tastes..as long as its smoked. Very popular so get in early

Thank patncolin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Off to Johnson's for the world's best onion rings...all went well until the lovely fried mushrooms arrived :( Who made the oopsee, me ? I didn't think so. The waitress ? The kitchen ? who knew ? With a :) the waitress made a quick trip to the kitchen, returning with the World's best onion rings, and Mercedes the manager... More 

Thank mrs_travelFlorida
Plant City, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Several dishes here that my famiy of four absolutely loves on take-out night. You can order online or call it in, then just go through their drive-thru to pick it up. Very reasonably priced, especially for the amount of food they give you. The catfish dinner is yummy and comes with not one, but two fillets. The grits with tomato... More 

Thank MerezyJ
Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My family and I decided to eat at Johnson's Barbecue for dinner one night. Being a party of 8, we decided to call ahead. The waitress was amazing and the food was incredible. A family member and I ended up splitting the Rib Eye Steak (rare) with 2 sides ( Cole slaw and creamed corn). The rib eye steak was... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?