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4960 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2129
+1 863-709-9090
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove by and noticed the restaurant had closed. Sign was down, and parking lot empty at noon. Catering truck was still by building but looked very empty.

Thank Susan B
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, pleasant laid back atmosphere (which is mostly why we come here). The food is mediocre, but the service is great. The sweet tea is THE best!

Thank B E G
Mulberry, Florida
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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I like this place but it never seems to be busy. It does have a drive through which is very nice. The pork is good. They have this burrito stuffed with your favorite meat, Cole slaw, and beans and deep friend. Oh my gosh this is so good. The Lemon Cake is really good also. Friendly service.

Thank Angie T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The only reason we give this place a try was the name. The food, well let's just say we tried it out. Would we go again, not likely.

Thank kevin S
Lakeland, Florida
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165 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Think I might be done with this place now. Hit the drive through over the weekend. Received incredibly small portions for both my wife and I. No smoke flavor whatsoever in the ribs or chicken. They forgot to add barbecue sauce. And let's face it it's incredibly overpriced for a chain barbecue restaurant.

Thank Kap1313
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234 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

My husband loves this place. If you are a meat fan, come here. $15 for all you can eat rib night on Tuesday. A lifesaver if your wife is a vegetarian and you refuse to learn how to cook.

Thank Miyelani
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Not only were the Rib's cooked to perfection but I think I was more impressed with the Berry Cobbler that I had for desert. I am willing to say that I would go there just for the desert option

Thank geofferys169
Kárpathos, Dhodhekanisos, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

They had a person with a sign 5 dollar lunch,outside to draw you in, when we went in it was for some kind of nachos, but no meal,we ordered 2 full racks of RIBS ala cart,they were cold,they were plain nothing on them and the kids meal had more fries then ours and only 2-3 small pieces of chicken nuggets... More 

Thank Vangelis V
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

If you want a pitcher of cold tap beer, this is the place. They keep their pitchers in the freezer. This is so much better than when places try to add ice to a center tube. Food is good & consistent. I prefer healthier options, but my husband's favorite is their burrito, which he adds a spicy sausage to another... More 

Thank 199marylh
Lakeland, Florida
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Comfort food. We all like it. We often crave it. We sometimes simply must have it. This is comfort food on steroids. Order the BBQ nachos, get em to go, turn on the ball game, grab a sweet tea & you're set. Absolutely a great meal. Yum. I'm wanting them even now.

Thank brutalkindness

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4960 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813-2129
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-709-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?