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PRICE RANGE
$6 - $39
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a local BBQ joint. We were very excited by the reviews of this spot. We pulled in and could tell it was an established local joint. When we went in I was disappointed by the cleanliness and overall service. But I...thought hey if the food is great that’s all I care about. We will start with the bad. Unfortunately they haven’t changed their fry oil in a long time. It’s burnt so everything fried was bad. My daughters fry’s and chicken tenders tasted like burnt oil . My onion rings tasted burnt oil. I got the sampler platter. They were out of pulled pork so I got the brisket and ribs. The ribs were more like jerky. The flavor was good but the texture was rough. Now for the good. We did enjoy the sauces. The potato salad and the beans were good. My wife got the brisket grilled cheese and thought it was very good. Overall the place was over priced for the quality of food, service, and atmosphere. If they cleaned up the kitchen, changed the oil, and had pulled pork it might be been a different story. We might try again based on their track record, but we were very disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed January 18, 2022 via mobile

Nothing fancy, except excellent BBQ and super friendly service. Highly recommend the grilled cheese with pulled brisket. The BBQ sampler was also very good. Pork chop and eggs was also spot on. A sweet tea is also a must. Indoor dining available. A few picnic...tables are outside.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

We were in hog heaven today, chowing down on the best darn ribs in the universe. Christina, our server, was excellent. The sides, BBQ beans, slaw, fries and onion rings are out of this world. Family style old school BBQ, diner food and breakfast. I...love this place!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

People were friendly who worked here. The service was just ok. Had to ask for our drinks which we didn’t get until after the food was served. The food was just ok, nothing special.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

Great food& Great service. I had the chicken steak & eggs, hubs had a brisket omelet. Unbelievably delicious. Angela & Christina were awesome!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

My wife and our family just had lunch at the Red Top Pit Stop and it was fantastic!!! We had been recommended by our family friend Nancy and it did not disappoint! Angela (moe :) ) was our server and had tons of recommendations which...were amazing like the carolina based sauce on the brisket (definitely give it a go!) Long story short, make this a must-stop place on your visit to Lakeland!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Awesome food, Ashlee was a great server. Clean bathrooms. This place is a must stop on your way west. I had the smoked brisket and it was amazing. Best onion rings I’ve ever had for sure.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2022

Love this place, I came in for the first time with my wife and I had the "swamp Mafia" with fries. I barely could fit the burger in my mouth... delicious! My wife had the brisket sandwich and was the best she'd ever had. We...moved to Lakeland a year ago and I work in Tampa, but I like to take the back roads into work, so I pass this place on my way to Co Rd 54 and I always said to myself, I have to try this place out. We will definitely be back that's for sure, next time we're coming for the breakfast.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

What a spectacular meal. Every time we eat here, it’s fabulous! Don’t come looking for fancy fine china, that’s not what they specialize in. But what you do get is nothing short of excellent. As an added benefit, the service is fast, attentive and extremely...friendly. Angela was our waitress. Her suggestions & service were the icing on the cake. If you’re driving by, or even if you have to make a small pilgrimage- it’s well worth it!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

Went to get lunch after a nice day of work. Food came out quick and fresh. Christine was very polite and made sure we we token care. Ready to go back already.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

Awesome.. friendly staff and patrons. Uncle Johns smoked sausage highly recommended! Found this place by accident very happy we did!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

Would definitely come here again the BBQ sampler was delicious and worth the price for the amount of food you get. Chrissy & Angela are amazing

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

We came for lunch with the family and the food and staff was awesome! Krissy and Angela were our waitresses and they were fantastic! They were so friendly and made you feel like family. We got the samplers, pulled pork sandwiches, and shot gun Phillies...and it was all awesome!! We will be back for sure! Thank you!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2022

I just got home from a great meal at Red Top Pit Stop. I took a group of 18 for lunch on a Sunday at noon. I called ahead to “warn” the restaurant of the large party and they were very welcoming of the group....When we arrived our tables were clean, set up and ready for us. Although Red Top is known as a BBQ place, the group was impressed with the depth and breadth of the menu. The service was fantastic! Adrianna and Christina were very friendly and teamed up to do a great job in getting everyone’s drink and meal order placed and filled very quickly. Red Top is a blip on the side of the road and can easily be passed by, but do yourself a favor and make a point to stop in for a great meal.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

What a fantastic lady. Always happy and smiling. Will continue to stop in for good food and fantastic service

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, The Red Top Pit Stop offers takeout services.

The Red Top Pit Stop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4