Featuring delicious barbecue the entire family can enjoy!

Featuring delicious barbecue the entire family can enjoy!


Welcome to Ricks Barbecue Family owned and operated, Rick’s Bar-B-Q has been serving awesome barbecue in downtown Winter Haven since 2011.

The History

Featuring delicious barbecue the entire family can enjoy! Our barbecue is hand rubbed with dry seasonings, smoked over hickory wood and cooked all night. Our pulled pork and savory “fall off the bone” style ribs have proven to be favorites for our customers. Eat in, take out, or have us cater your next event. We hope to see you soon!

Rick got his start in barbecue by entering competitions, supported by friends, and built a custom equipped trailer that he would take to the events. He entered competitions not solely to win, but even then, as a step towards his vision of opening a barbecue restaurant.

Before opening the restaurant, Rick operated a catering business in the back of his current building. The space in now used as a banquet facility for business luncheons and private parties and can seat up to sixty people. The Kiwanis Club meets there every Tuesday for lunch.Before becoming a restaurant, the building was originally Wilson’s Lawn Mower Shop, a mainstay of Winter Haven’s community owned and operated by Eddie Wilson in the late 1950’s and 1960’s.

The restaurant reflects the history of the community and its beginnings. The interior walls are decorated with memorabilia of Cypress Gardens including a large photo of ski show clowns, Cory and Corkette, and an attention-grabbing vintage sign from the original lawn mower shop days.

Opening hours

Call For Reservations
Winter Haven
Tuesday 11am to 3pm

Wednesday & Thursday 11am to 9pm

Friday & Saturday 11am to 9pm



Winter Haven Location
204 6th St. SW
(863) 299-0354

Email us at rick@ricksbarbq.com or fill the form below

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