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The Rib House

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2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4033
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Lakeland FL
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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252 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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148 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Lakeland, Florida
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I ordered the soup and salad buffet and was mostly pleased with it. Everything is freshly cut and/or made in the kitchen daily. The two soups they had today were both chicken: asian chicken and vegetable (just okay) and a chicken and rice that I didn't like very much. The salad bar was nicely done and the potato salad was... More 

Thank franciefuhrel
Ajapol A, Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and tried our food. Our BBQ Rib is quite well know and our Thai Cuisine dishes are much different from other. We keep its authenticity to as the Thai food which coming we know as "Thai Street Food". Let me know if you decide to come in and I can provide some suggestion that fit your... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

The ribs are tender, the staff friendly and I love having all the options they have for sides. Their fried Tater Tots are crisp and not greasy. The staff is warm and friendly.

Thank DHappy1954
Ajapol A, Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

I am glad you like it. Appreciate your compliment on our food. I hope to see you on your next visit. We have more than just burger, sandwiches, and BBQ. We also have breakfast all day and Thai cuisines for your selections. Thanks again! More 

Pinellas Park, Florida
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

If you want authentic Thai food, this is probably not the place for it. I got the pad kra prowl with chicken, it was mediocre, the clear water soup had absolutely no flavor, my pad Thai to go was made with chopped carrot pieces. Really?

Thank Sudchai
Ajapol A, Manager at The Rib House, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you don't like our Thai dishes. All our Thai foods are made from scratch and authentic as it comes. You are the first to have criticized heavily about not being authentic. Many people that have familiar with thai food have provided great complements to our food. Thank you for coming for the visit and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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