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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (24 reviews)
“creamed corn” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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1401 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Plant City, FL 33563-5027
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having lived in Florida for decades I've had a lot of barbeque. Mostly good, some awful, some excellent. Johnson's is closer to the excellent category. The chopped pok was very tender and moist. The brisket was a bit dry, with a very impressive smoke ring...More

Thank OrlandoRick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent BBQ. I had the ribs and my friend the chicken. Both were delicious. My sides were potato salad- ok and baked beans- the best I ever had! My friend had the mac and cheese which she said was ok but I said very good...More

Thank MaaikeBradenton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the smoked ribeye and stuffed baked potato, only available on the weekend, but so good. The smoked chicken wings are smokin too. Then again the wet brisket is mouth watering. You better just plan on going back because you're going to want to try...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a great find Stopped here on way back from Busch gardens Traditional us BBQ restaurant - Absolutely loved the food - wow amazing- Ribs were fab and sides great too ❤️❤️

Thank Anneloubrown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again Trip Advisor comes through! Traveling around suppertime and looked up BBQ nearby and found this place. Great atmosphere, DELICIOUS FRIED MUSHROOMS (pictured with fried green tomatoes), tender brisket. The hubs had the DELICIOUS CREAMED CORN with a melt in your mouth dinner roll....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had gotten off the highway with the purpose of having lunch at a different BBQ place, but after looking at reviews, we decided to try Grandpa Johnson's instead. We were so glad we did! Our waitress was incredibly kind and attentive, and the food...More

Thank LM29x2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always get the pulled pork plate with apple slaw and fries. The portion is nice too. They have sweet and spicy sauces to choose from. If BBQ isn't your thing, there's lots more choices....fish...chicken...yummy veggies and salads too! So, check it out.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place for lunch when heading west on I-4 and saw a sign for Johnson's BBQ. What a find! We went in to a crowd having lunch on a Saturday. We had a super friendly waitress and ordered a pulled pork...More

Thank wte154
Reviewed 22 May 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 1 May 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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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