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“Excellent BBQ”

Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue
Ranked #3 of 119 Restaurants in Plant City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stopped for a quick lunch and appreciated the fast, efficient but pleasant service. We ordered the fatty brisket (if you're going to get brisket get the fatty) and it melted in our mouth. We did the BBQ Trail in Texas and this brisket was amazing and much better. A must try is the fried smoked chicken. The chicken is smoked then quickly fried much like fried chicken. Phenomenal. At this time, it's been only on the menu 6 months and the most popular item.

The best sides are the bbq beans and what seemed like freshly baked rolls; other sides we ordered were just so-so. But you don't really visit a bbq place for the sides ... I took a dot off for their tea - unfortunately made with what I suspect is unfiltered tap water, it tasted horrifically like sulphur ( tap water we experienced in Florida was sulphurous in some locations)

We only wish we had a chance to visit again during our Florida trip.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

From the moment you enter this restaurant, the aroma is a clear indicator of things to come. Nothing fancy here. The food speaks for itself. The brisket and pork shoulder are to die for. Good potions without over-serving you and an excellent value. Good, local, low-key dining establishment.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Along with the traditional bbq meals, you can get bbq nachos, tacos, or topping a giant baked potato. It's genius! And delicious. The buttery warm dinner rolls are to die for! The staff is friendly, service quick, and atmosphere is pleasant and casual. Southern cooking at it's best!

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I stopped in here because it looked so intriguing. It has very good ambiance and the dining area looked well layed out. Deocr was appealing and service was ok. Food, disappointment. I ordered shrimp and grits. Saute shrimp was dumped onto a bowl of grits. Not gravish, not thick but kind of runny grits. I had to stir them in and it was still just boring. A good price but not good food.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Plant City Fl is home to this great BBQ joint. While small, the menu has variety and some surprises, like smoked fried chicken and some interesting sides like grits and tomato gravy. Ribs and chicken are great. Desserts are fruit cobblers. Definitely a keeper.

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