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“Great Family Restaurant in Plant City”

Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue
Ranked #3 of 117 Restaurants in Plant City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Plant City, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Family Restaurant in Plant City”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Grandpa Johnsons Barbecue is a family owned and operated restaurant in Plant City. We have eaten here many times and each time the food has been wonderful, the restaurant has been clean and the service has been impeccable. It is one of our favorites in Plant City and very popular with the locals. The food, as the name implies, is barbecue- but not just any old barbecue- theirs is slow roasted and cooked to perfection. Make sure that you try the Sweet Potato Casserole~ YUM~ more like a dessert. They serve everything from salads to sandwiches, of course barbecue chicken, pork, etc. Prices are very reasonable and you won't go away hungry, I promise! They also cater for those big family gatherings or special events.

  • Visited February 2012
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Dover, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Long time customer”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

We eat here often and have never been disappointed. I like the pork sandwich platter, my husband loves their smoked chicken wings. I always get the grits with tomato gravy and potato salad, my husband gets the collard greens and apple slaw. Their rolls are a yeasty warm treat. I also have gotten their stuffed baked potato a few times and it is really good too. Sweet little servers are always on hand to help you with your every need here. Like the family atmosphere...and love the food here.

  • Visited May 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Okay Local Place”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

The service was friendly. They were slow to bring food and it wasn't that busy and it was just lunch. The beef and pork were okay, the turkey not quite as good. The collard greens were perfect as was the killer sweet potatoe casserole. The apple jubilee was not so good. It was canned apples served with walnuts, very little breading, and ice cream. This was served in a tall mug--just strange.

  • Visited February 2012
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Orlando, FL
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great food and fast service”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Met some friends from N. Tampa here due to the high rating and really wanted some good BBQ. I had the pulled chicken sandwich which was wonderful and the BBQ sauce was just the right flavor. We got there around 11:45am on a Saturday and it was filling up fast so get there before noon if you want a quick table. Their other restaurant, Fred's Southern Kitchen is right next door.

  • Visited December 2011
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Plant City, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“All around great restaurant!”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

The service is impecable and the food is delicious! Love to take the family and great for catering during business meetings. I recommend Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue.

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