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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Shrimp and Grits

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
hbruchie
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Tampa, Florida
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PLANT ITY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Tampa, Florida
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?