About Hallback's Bar & Grill
Lakeland, FL 33811
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!
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
Hallback's Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
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.
The food is great, the service is wonderful. Great place for the over 50 crowd to have a great time dining and dancing. Love this place. The music seems to be changing for the worst though, at least on Saturday night. Hope they get their regular Saturday night group back soon. Where is Destiny?
The Hallback family has chosen a wonderful spot at the Lakeland Airfield. You can sit and watch planes take off and land. Our salads for lunch were big and packed full of all the goodies listed on the menu vs some restaurants that give you a few of those items throughout the salad. Best homemade mac and cheese also. Server friendly and we will come back when we are visiting here.
Our first time here.. welcomed with a smile we were seated right away.. our waiter Jennifer was awesome the food was good the music was great motown music.. my husband and I enjoyed every bit of it.. will diffently come back .. Thanks Hallback 's for making it a memorable Birthday dinner .. Mr&Mrs Martinez - Polk County ,Fl
Our group of 13 Senior Citizen Ladies from Highland Village were very pleased with my choice of a place for our monthly luncheon. Our server was excellent in all ways. Great personality, very conscientious, and always available. The food came out quickly and was fresh and delicious.
It is certainly a place we will visit again.
We went on a Friday night . I understand why you must have reservations! Live music was very good. There seemed to have been several groups that made the place crowded really quick. It was our first time there, the waiters were extremely slow but the food was good. I would visit this place again.
My wife and I were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary and the staff made sure it was a special night. We both enjoyed the food, hospitality and the entertainment.
The MIX were Awesome !! We highly recommend iHallback's Bar & Grill and will be returning again.
The overall experience was okay. Service department needs some help we had a reservation and still had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. It took quite along time for the food to come out approx. an hour and my meal wasn't the best so I ended up sharing my boyfriend food which was was really good. The entertainment did a awesome job. I will return to try their brunch one day soon
We had the Sunday lunch buffet. Their website indicated an omelet station would be available (it was not). I made reservations on line they did not have them when we arrived. The food was fair, for $15 per person I expected something different then fried chicken, pulled pork, mashed & sweet potatoes & tuna salad. The desserts appeared to be store bought and they were not very good.
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