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The Rib House

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2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4033
+1 863-687-8260
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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Lakeland, Florida
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been in Lakeland for years. It is in a busy plaza but it's location doesn't say much. The food is very good; it has an extensive menu w a lot of items to choose from. I had the pad manbee and it was delicious. Love the noodles and veggies. You can pick any meat to go w... More 

Thank Gooki
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This recently remodeled restaurant is a great place eat that easy on the wallet. I love their breakfast including the Awesome Twosome and their unique omelets which I've had for breakfast and lunch. The home fries are chunks of red skin potatoes with a crispy exterior. Yum! Ribs are good too! Atmosphere is very nice, booths and tables available. Have... More 

Thank Susan B
Winter Haven, Florida
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226 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I KNOW its the rib house but we totally dug the burger!!! I appreciate food that looks appealing and tastes as good or better than it looks . . . The Rib House fits the bill!

Thank cc_maam
Austin, Texas
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is an odd combo... but interesting because of it. Meet a BBQ joint that also serves a complete Thai menu! Of those two, GO FOR THE THAI. Trust me on this. I love love love barbecue. I eat it any chance I get. This was some of the worst barbecue I've had anywhere (including up north... LOL). The "brisket"... More 

Thank texasbrian
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I went here with my Dad for lunch on a Saturday! The place was busy, the wait staff was pleasant and the food was good! My dad thought the hush puppies were exceptional!

Thank Jose H
Lakeland FL
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We have lived in Lakeland for 18 years and had never eaten at The Rib House. That oversight has now been corrected as we went there for lunch today. I had the pulled pork sandwich with fried okra. The sandwich was large and very tasty. Kind of a sweet taste. The okra was also a large portion and was crispy.... More 

Thank jstancil
Walt Disney World, Florida
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284 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The Thai food is amazing!!! So good the BBQ is good but the Thai is so good. I am hooked to the Soup like no other!

Thank Doctortea
Doral, Florida
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I went on July 4th, and had a delicious Egg-BLT sandwich. The staff was pleasant, and the food was good. The coffee was WEAK, but other than that, no complaints. I probably should've gotten ribs to go, because they smelled freaking delicious. Also, the place was really spotless. The bathrooms, floors, everything, was very nice. Simple decorations, and no dust... More 

Thank dawnthezeta
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

ne of my very best friends took me to lunch here today for my birthday, my first time back since the remodel. Here is a break down of what we ordered: **Small Rib plate: -4 perfectly tasty and tender ribs with delicious BBQ sauce on the side -side of fried mushrooms which were not the frozen kind but fresh and... More 

Thank Lisalivinlife13
Lakeland, Florida
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152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very good. I never knew they served breakfast until I ate dinner there a couple weeks prior. It was surprisingly good and more than I could eat. 2 normal people could have split a dish.

Thank Charold

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2918 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-687-8260
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The specialty is BBQ food especially well known for Ribs.

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