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Hallback's Bar & Grill

4.2
67 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View

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About

Hallback's is a family owned establishment that offers American flare mixed with a touch of southern staples. We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service. The restaurant offers amazing airplane runway views, infused with great food. We’re a family who enjoys preparing amazing dishes, and look forward to meeting and serving your family soon. We hope you enjoy your experience at Hallback’s and we look forward to building relationships and serving your family for many years to come. Eat well!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 8:00am - 6:00pm; Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am; Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(863) 937-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Ask us about renting out the restaurant or airport terminal for your special event. We can cater all needs.
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Private party contact
Catering & Event Director: (678) 994-7700
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Catering
Hallback’s Catering is proud to offer our catering and event services at many of the best special event venues in the Lakeland/Tampa Bay area
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Drane Field Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

This place has great food and service. The band was very good. Our waitress was very friendly and very attentive.

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1.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Booked on Opentable and then received a call advising that the restaurant actually closes at 6:00pm. Disappointing considering we booked for 6pm.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

I absolutely loved the atmosphere. Great mixture of people. The amount of food for the price was great and was seasoned and cooked perfect. I will be returning with more of my friends. Awesome place.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2017

I have been there only once before. This visit was a friends gathering. When i made the reservation online, there was nothing stating that all my party needed to arrive within an hour or i would have to be seated elsewhere. I sat there for a while before my waitress approached me foe a drink or food order. Our server was not very nice and didn't inform us of gratuity added automatically, thus she received a double tip on top. Our table setup was a little uncomfortable. We had the hard folding chairs. Drinks were a little strong. Music and dj was on point. Food was tasty. Overall it was ok. Good for small gatherings.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Great fall off the bone ribs, very tender. Wasn't asked if we wanted any dessert even after we asked about key lime pie. It was on the menu
but we were told they didn't have any and the check was placed on the table. Hostess very nice.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

I had my birthday lunch here, we had a great time ,the food was good, great people, great jazz music, I will do this again.

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1.0Dined on January 28, 2017

This was the worst experience. We frequently go to this place and have had great time but this time the food was cold service was bad orders were coming out wrong portions were small. Here's some examples coffee was cold soup was cold crab cakes cold. Small ribs dry chicken shrimp dinner had six shrimp and a handful of fries. This was a first time for some of my friends and family. My husband and I talked this place up and it was a disappointment. We will never go back. Spoke with manager that night and she could care less about the situation.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

The atmosphere is just so awesome! The owner & family are wonderful & very friendly people and they make you feel like you are a part of a big happy family!. I come from Tampa to enjoy the good food and dancing! I have invited a few of my friends and they are inviting their friends and everyone loves the atmosphere. Kudos to the Hallbach Family! You make us proud. Keep up the good work.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Every one in our group had a blast. The food was excellent and they danced the night away with ole school music and line dancing. We will be back to Hallsback.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2016

I always enjoy going to Hallbacks, i have had several reservations for a lot of friends, co-workers and acquaintances. Everyone enjoy this dining/partying experience. Thanks,ChaCha

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2016

It started out horrible I had reservations for my husband's birthday and they stated I was not on the reservation list. The food was okay and entertainment was great the service was excellent

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

It was a birthday celebration and dancing...a LOT of fun!!!

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1.0Dined on October 12, 2016

Food was great! Service was horrible! Staff has poor attitudes and act like they are doing you a favor.

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2016

No one was in restaurant when we arrived.
Did not go over specials.
Menus were dirty
ask about drink selection server did not offer drink menu. I walked over to bar and retrieved drink menu

I ordered tea and sever never offered to refill during our one hour plus stay
Appetizer was edible but Sysco or GFS.
Wife had pulled pork sandwich and I had 1lb brisket
Sandwich was cold.
Brisket was thickly sliced and covered in an overly sweet bbq sauce.
Very disappointed, We spent close to 70 dollars and would have been better off staying home
I do not give poor reviews lightly and always try to find something positive about everywhere I go.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Great place for 35 and over. Will return again. DJ played all school which was great. Danced for the first time in years.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

I always have a great time at Hallbacks.. atmosphere is awesome ..bring all your friends who love to have fun

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2.0Dined on September 9, 2016

We didn't receive correct order but was fixed. Disappointed in pulled pork sandwich. Wasn't very good.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2016

I've always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I shared the experience with several friends they now go without me with their family and friends. Great place!!! I will definitely keep going back.

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2.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Went late Saturday afternoon. Seated at window, with view of airport, not much going on there. Restaurant was mostly empty, but service was very slow and not very friendly, either. Think a smile would be nice, blond haired waitress! Seated, given a menu, drink order delivered, waitress disappeared for a goodwhile. When she finally returned to take order, however, two of us wanted pulled pork, one of their specialties. Now, she tells us they 'ran out' of that. Not good planning on late Saturday afternoon, me thinks. Anyway, we need to rethink, so she disappears and we have to summon her to reorder. Two of us had ribs, hubby thinks so-so, fatty, dry. I have burger, okay, just not what I wanted. Mac and cheese not bad but 5 bucks for small portion. Won't be back, particularly for service issues.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2016

We have been there a couple of times before and enjoyed the brisket and I was so hungry for this again I wanted to share with all my friends this mouth watering experience. You didn't let me down it was as wonderful and when we first went there and can't wait to share this wonderful taste sensation with others again. They all said it was worth the drive from Wesley Chapel. This time we got to meet Mr. Hallback. Great job!!
Thanks again!

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Overall it was a good experience. I was a little disappointed about the entertainment. Their website advertises live music on Fridays, but they only had a DJ that night. The server said that one has to call for live music availability, that's not advertised as such on their website. They were hospitable and accommodating though.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

This was my third trip to Hallback's and I'm always pleased with the food, service and value. I've recommended this restaurant to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

I will not book through OPEN TABLE again, as restaurant did not have the reservation!

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Wonderful selection of home-made tasty soul food. The prime rib was great, the oxtail and chittlins tasty. Desert choices were a little bit limited, but this was a buffet type meal.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2016

The food was great and at a good price

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2016

Excellent food and service great music. I to go at least once a month

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Love the food, music, dancing, the overall atmosphere. Very warm welcoming family owned restaurant. Thank you for making our friends birthday special. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family business.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Atmosphere was astonishing! They hired a funk, R&B band and they also did a great job.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2016

The food is excellent but there is no brunch. Breakfast buffet 7-11 and dinner 12ish until 2. Live music is always awesome.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2016

We always enjoy Hallback's with the dinning and dancing and the food is very good

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2016

We enjoyed brunch on Easter Sunday at Hallback's. Food was very tasty, $10 bottomless bloody mary's and entertainment. It was crowded, but they handled seating and service well. Everyone was pleasant and happy to see us!

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Let me begin by stating that I have frequented Hallback's Bar and Grill several times and always had an enjoyable time. When we were seated on Friday, we were given a Valentine's Day Menu which included a three course meal. We had three different entrees to choose from. I asked the gentlemen who seated us for the regular menu and he stated that was all that was being offered tonight. My party and I looked around and other patrons had items from the regular menu. I am not sure why we were told one thing which clearly was untrue. My friends have vowed not to return to Hallback's.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2016

I had fun as usual great place For The Nightlife of having fun. Bands always great!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2016

Hallbacks is a great place to go for food and entertainment. The entertainment is only on Fri and Sat nights. Everyone has a great time whether there is live entertainment or a dj. Fun place for dancing.

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2016

Had the trio platter of ribs, brisket and pulled pork. Wondered where this was prepared. So no pit for cooking. Service was real slow even those restaurant was two thirds empty.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2015

The food and atmosphere were excellent. Our second year having Christmas dinner and they didn't disappoint. They even made accommodations for a friends daughter who came but was limited on food choices due to recent oral surgery. They went above and beyond!

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2015

The buffet needed some additional meat items; however, the dessert offerings were plentiful. The buffet is directed more towards children than to adults.

I suggest that one should check the bill vs the costs stated in the menu. I was told that their pricing was in transition!..Meaning that there was a discrepancy which needed to be corrected before I paid our bill.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2015

My girl friends and I had a great time Saturday night dining and dancing at Hallbacks. Great music, food, and fun!!!

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2015

Food and service was excellent. Band was wonderful and played lots of great dance music. Everybody was having a great time. We will be back next weekend too!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2015

Since the day that I went with my family to Hallback's, the restaurant has been a gem that I love to tell people about. I had no idea that Lakeland was holding such an amazing place with chefs who know how to cook better than somebody's grandmother. I recommend Hallback's to everyone I come in contact with. The restaurant is great for family outings, large group get-togethers, food with a friend, and it's also a great date spot.

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