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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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  • 33
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  • 6
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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
Always good!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Shirley R
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We get lunch from Johnson'so all the time. It is a barbecue place with an awesome $5 special . My fave though is the mahi taco. Yummy and healthy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Grampa Johnsons is definately one of the best BBQ places around. Everything on the menu has been top notch. Wait staff is friendly and very attentive. We go all the time!!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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153 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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