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The Rib House

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2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4033
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Winter Haven, Florida
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222 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I KNOW its the rib house but we totally dug the burger!!! I appreciate food that looks appealing and tastes as good or better than it looks . . . The Rib House fits the bill!

Thank cc_maam
Austin, Texas
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is an odd combo... but interesting because of it. Meet a BBQ joint that also serves a complete Thai menu! Of those two, GO FOR THE THAI. Trust me on this. I love love love barbecue. I eat it any chance I get. This was some of the worst barbecue I've had anywhere (including up north... LOL). The "brisket"... More 

Thank texasbrian
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I went here with my Dad for lunch on a Saturday! The place was busy, the wait staff was pleasant and the food was good! My dad thought the hush puppies were exceptional!

Thank Jose H
Lakeland FL
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We have lived in Lakeland for 18 years and had never eaten at The Rib House. That oversight has now been corrected as we went there for lunch today. I had the pulled pork sandwich with fried okra. The sandwich was large and very tasty. Kind of a sweet taste. The okra was also a large portion and was crispy.... More 

Thank jstancil
Walt Disney World, Florida
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284 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Thai food is amazing!!! So good the BBQ is good but the Thai is so good. I am hooked to the Soup like no other!

Thank Doctortea
Doral, Florida
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

I went on July 4th, and had a delicious Egg-BLT sandwich. The staff was pleasant, and the food was good. The coffee was WEAK, but other than that, no complaints. I probably should've gotten ribs to go, because they smelled freaking delicious. Also, the place was really spotless. The bathrooms, floors, everything, was very nice. Simple decorations, and no dust... More 

Thank dawnthezeta
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

ne of my very best friends took me to lunch here today for my birthday, my first time back since the remodel. Here is a break down of what we ordered: **Small Rib plate: -4 perfectly tasty and tender ribs with delicious BBQ sauce on the side -side of fried mushrooms which were not the frozen kind but fresh and... More 

Thank Lisalivinlife13
Lakeland, Florida
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151 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Very good. I never knew they served breakfast until I ate dinner there a couple weeks prior. It was surprisingly good and more than I could eat. 2 normal people could have split a dish.

Thank Charold
Lakeland, Florida
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

A Buddy told me about this place so figured why not try it out. My wife is a bit picky on what she eats so first had to check the menu. They have a decent sized breakfast menu much like Denny's or IHOP. There is also a american menu with burgers ribs. And finally a Thai menu. The dining room... More 

Thank Reggie C
Lakeland, Florida
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334 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

I use to love coming here. We still coming here every so often to support local business, but we don't like the change of menu.

1 Thank Ellie W
Ajapol A, Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the Rib House. The changes are made so we can provide different selections for more variety of people. This is where the concept of East Meets West comes in. It's the only place that you can get Thai cuisines and BBQ, Burger and All day breakfast at one location. It is different from before where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 8636878260
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The specialty is BBQ food especially well known for Ribs.

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