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About Hallback's Bar & Grill
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!
Lakeland, FL 33811
Southern, Barbecue, American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 8:00am - 6:00pm; Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am; Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00am
Drane Field Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Private Party Facilities:
Ask us about renting out the restaurant or airport terminal for your special event. We can cater all needs.
Private Party Contact:
Catering & Event Director: (678) 994-7700
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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