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The Chop Shop

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American, Bar, Pub
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126 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
+1 863-603-4040
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I believe in eating somewhere more than once to truly see if you like it or not. This is one of those places. Their burgers, salads and REBEL DOGS are wonderful. My girlfriend had originally gotten it and I tried a bit of hers and was like wow. I found myself craving it one day and had to go and... More 

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Thank Charold
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Average burger joint with a vintage varsity vibe (but not as cliche as Steak & Shake or other "diners"). If you're only in town for a few hours like I was, find something that'll leave a better impression.

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Thank KMH0985
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great food, burgers are the best! Local brews available. Sometimes the service can be a little slow, but it is still friendly! there's a patio which is great if you have your pup!

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Thank Kristin S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

You place your order at the counter and pay upfront and they actually present you with a touchscreen and ask you to select how much you are going to tip. Welcome to the everybody gets a trophy generation. There was zero service, no one followed up with us at our table. Fries were ice cold and had to track down... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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253 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Awesome service, great burgers. Great and attentive service, plenty of seating, cozy atmosphere, downtown area of Lakeland, plenty of parking, The burgers here are the thing to order. Highly recommended. Reasonable pricing. Friendly waitresses.

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Thank DaveHom1796
Lakeland, Florida
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

I have to say my favorite burger so far in town. I normally come for few beers few times a week. I have had burgers, bcr tot, onion ring ap, andchicken pita. The food is always seasoned well and cooked as requested. I will sarn you ordering is a bit different because you order at the bar. Only thing i... More 

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Thank Reggie C
Boston, MA
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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Walking in to the Chop Shop you first notice the decor...antique toys, signs, license plates and such. Music playing, and staff that greets you with an immediate and genuine smile. We chose to order at the counter and eat outside. We chose the mushroom burger and ordered it medium rare. It arrived a bit too rare for our liking. When... More 

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Thank Joel137
Grant, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Don't be misled with the name. The Chop Shop is the place for burgers, dogs and such in down town Lakeland. The atmosphere of. vintage racing mixed with plenty of retro beverage signs and rockabilly music works.

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Thank Mark F
Saugerties, New York
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great tasting, juicy burger, this is the place to go. Nothing fancy about the place. You order at the register and get your own fountain drinks. They bring the food, but that's about it. Having said that, the staff are all welcoming and friendly. Bottom line: best burger I have had out in a very... More 

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Thank George V
Lake Lure, North Carolina
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Always have liked this place since they opened. Usually not overly crowded. Service is excellent and food is reasonably priced and good.

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Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-603-4040

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