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Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue

1401 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
+1 813-759-0009
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (23 reviews)
“creamed corn” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1401 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

We pull up at lunchtime and circle the parking lot. I am thinking the driver is trying to decide "do we eat here" but he really was looking for a spot. Finally we see someone backing out. Inside is a nicely finished, large and comfortable...More

Thank David F
Reviewed May 1, 2017

They do it right at Johnson's BBQ. Food, service, prices, etc. You just can't go wrong here ... unless you arrive at peak rush hour. Incredible selection of southern specialties and don't overlook the fish tacos.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed April 8, 2017

this place is no joke.....great food fast service ...worth the drive to get there...everything we had to eat was great....thought there were decent places in Winter Haven but this place is a step up from them.

Thank steeltonkid
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Been here quite a few times and great BBQ. Friendly service, great food. Portions are not huge but decent value.

Thank Kyle E
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

I must preface this review with the fact that I am not a southern bbq expert by any means. Went here on the recommendation of friends from Michigan who told us it was good. Ordered a couple of mixed bbq platters so we could have...More

Thank toutprest
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Went to Johnson's barbeque while on vacation. Food was great and the service was very good. Had the chopped pork and sausage platter.

Thank GAC194565
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We found this BBQ place years ago while attending the Strawberry festival, now it's part of the tradition. The ribs are amazing and the bread that comes with dinner melts in your mouth. The onion rings are also a must. Don't miss this gem.

Thank Tanya G
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

If you love barbecue, this is the place! Been there since 1954. My husband had the Chopped Pork Platter and I had Beef Brisquet Platter. Both were delicious! Their barbecue sauces are tasty and their cole slaw. Enjoy!

Thank fit4ever40f
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Been to Grandpa Johnson's a few times while down there for work, very good bbq. Ribs were as promised, fall off the bone good!

Thank jzaz470
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We had ribs, smoked turkey collards and fries. Best collards ever, best ribs, moist juicy smoked turkey. The staff was super friendly, wish the strawberry shortcake had real whipped cream.

1  Thank mjacobs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Plant City
  • Phone Number: +1 813-759-0009
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