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The Red Top Pit Stop

12160 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-1072
+1 863-853-9222
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (71 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Diner
$$ - $$$
12160 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-1072
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my second time eating here in as many days. Great value, North of Lakeland on SR 98. Great diner atmosphere and nice people. Great place to stop while out on a motorcycle! Food was fresh, fast and fantastic. Wait staff was fun and...More

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was suggested to us and we ventured for breakfast. Great menu - we had a pancake stack and the smoked brisket omelet. What great flavors and the meat smoked right on the premises. I would love to try some ribs if I am...More

Thank Hamish D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the closest restaurant to my house yet I drove by it hundreds of times. No more. Fantastic country place to eat. Food and service are great!

Thank Travelling2havefun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy here, come as you are for the best BBQ this side of Texas. We have moved to Florida and plan to visit this place a lot more. Pulled pork and ribs are excellent. Large menu includes breakfast. Just great food at reasonable prices.

Thank bnmiller559
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting from out of state. My parents drove half hour from their home to bring us here. Definitely worth the drive! Great food and prices. They serve beer and wine.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eleven of us were headed to a wedding at Colt Creek State Park. My son found this place online at TripAdvisor. We were all dressed up for the wedding and had to smile when we pulled up to the Red Top Pit Stop. The lot...More

Thank teachertooPa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have passed this place for weeks now on my way to work in Dade City. Finally decided to stop for carry out. Really great BBQ and side dishes. The Beef brisket was amazing and the Mac & Cheese and black eyed peas were really good....More

Thank guanagirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is pretty good but their prices are too high for a BarBQ shack. Half a rack of ribs should be no more than $10-$12. Sandwiches should be around $6.

Thank Cleve B F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast food was excellent and prepared as ordered. Prices were normal and serving sizes were above average. Facility was a little outdated, but clean and acceptable. Seating is a little cramped for the normal sized adult these days, but still not overly crowded. Server Elvis...More

Thank edrudy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by after our morning run to get some breakfast. Not crowded which was perfect. The staff are very friendly and accomodating. The breakfast menu was extensive with many great choices. Coffee was perfect as was the meal.

Thank patriciagN839PF
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Sandra S | Property representative |
only beer and wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12160 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809-1072
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-853-9222
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