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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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Fast, courteous service. Excellent food. The beef brisket was smoked to perfection and the mahi tacos were wonderful. Crowded at lunch but still quickly seated and served.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fast, courteous service. Excellent food. The beef brisket was smoked to perfection and the mahi tacos were wonderful. Crowded at lunch but still quickly seated and served.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have gone here often, and always enjoy our meals. The menu changes often, but the reliable staples of delicious smoked meats remains the same. The last time we went the portions were quite a bit smaller though. I rarely finish a meal, but ate it all. My husband, who usually eats his full meal, was still hungry afterwards. Not... More 

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Plant City, Fl.33563
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the best Barbeque around. All of the food is great and people come from other towns just to eat here! Very popular place to eat for the locals.

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Not a fancy place by any means but tasty southern barbecue made with rub. Enjoyed the sweet potato soufflé and okra . Hardy eating

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Plant City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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