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“GREAT Barbecue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fat Maggie's

Fat Maggie's
1037 Dixieland Mall Lane, Lakeland, FL 33803
863-937-8962
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Ranked #33 of 384 Restaurants in Lakeland
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Fat Maggie's is best described as New American comfort food. A new swing on the classics you could say. Our focus is to create a warm, fun, inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy delicious food!
Lakeland, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“GREAT Barbecue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great food; great atmosphere; great service. What else is there to say about this hidden gem in Lakeland?

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Lakeland, Florida
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“BBQ comfort food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This isn't the place to go if you are on a diet, but definitely worth all the calories. Very casual dining just on the outskirts of downtown.

Visited November 2013
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Surprising new spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

So glad we stopped. The small indoor dining room was a 45 minute wait so we sat outdoors along the rail. Service was excellent as others were doing the same. All beers are 'craft' and bottles or cans, no draught. My tall can of Naragansett hit the spot with an excellent brisket dinner. Broccoli casserole was best of the sides, cheesy and topped with fried onions. The mac and cheese is nothing to brag about until you add the candy bacon. To die for! Husband had a burger which lacked seasoning and wasn't charred enough. Took a banana pudding for the road. Pretty good, but next time I'm trying the Nutella cheesecake. We will be back for the amazing brisket.

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Lakeland, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I've only eaten here once. We ordered 3 apps all amazing! They also seem to have a large selection of beers. I can't stress how pleased we were with the food! You can't find this quality at a franchise. The only negative In in one visit....Seating. It's a small building so seating is limited indoors.

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dunedin, fl
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Now these people have talent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great mix of down home style and creativity. I loved it. Only thing is I'd love a regular type of beer that doesn't cost $7 a bottle. :) I'm not a craft beer trend person.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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