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The Chop Shop

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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126 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
+1 863-603-4040
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Have always had a good burger here. Have a problem with the use of a cheese spread rather than cheese slices. Otherwise, good food, especially the burger topped with pulled pork.

Thank ohiodomer
Lakeland, Florida
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

After living in Lakeland for over 11 years, this was the first time I have ever eaten here. I absolutely loved the decor. Very funky. We ordered at the counter and were told to pick a seat. There were five of us and it was clear the regular booths would be a tight squeeze. They had two larger booths, one... More 

Thank mcqueenbee
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Delicious burgers, great onion rings, friendly employees. Try the onion ring dipping sauce; it's awesome.

Thank Facethewoods
Lakeland, Florida
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152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Thank Charold
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank KMH0985
Lakeland, Florida
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank Kristin S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank g4734g
Springfield, Virginia
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255 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
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.

Thank DaveHom1796
Lakeland, Florida
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

Thank Reggie C
Boston, MA
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222 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?