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Eat & Drink

Superb eats are a specialty in Florida’s Sweetest Spot. So what’ll it be? Napkin-obliterating BBQ? Classic high-end steakhouse fare? From upscale elegance to down-home grub, Central Florida’s food scene is sure to please everyone from the culinary curious to the chicken-fingers-only crowd. Try something delicious at these restaurants in Central Florida.

Local Favorites

From kid-friendly restaurants and barbecue restaurants recognized by Garden & Gun Magazine, to Gastropubs and TripAdvisor’s #1 restaurant in Lakeland, here are a few of our local favorites: Andy’s Drive-in Restaurant & Igloo, Harborside and Arabellas Ristorante in Winter Haven, Nineteen61, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Red Door Lakeland and Café Zuppina in Lakeland, and Peebles Bar-B-Q in Auburndale.

Sweets & Coffee

Cookies, cakes, pies, and CRUFFINS are just a few of the goodies you can find at the various artisan bakeries located in Polk County. Our local favorites include Born & Bread Bakehouse (Cruffins) and The Market at Café Zuppina in Lakeland.  Coffee lovers need to visit Concord Coffee, Hillcrest Coffee and Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro in Lakeland, and N+1 Coffee in Winter Haven.

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Restaurant Location

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

blackened tuna over rice at Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille in Lakeland, FL

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille in downtown Lakeland features fresh seafood as well as Cajun…

Address: 101 N Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-686-2228

The Proper Pie Company

fish and chips and a meat pie from Proper Pie Company in Davenport, FL

The Proper Pie Company in Davenport is a small restaurant serving fresh, handmade double crust…

Address: 145 Ridge Center Dr.
Davenport, FL 33837

Phone: 863-438-2705

Unfiltered Bartow

Two cups of coffee on wooden table. One with chocolate drizzle and one with caramel drizzle.

Unfiltered in downtown Bartow is a coffee shop, bookstore, retail store and venue for workshops…

Address: 160 Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: 813-481-1234

Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro

Black & Brew Coffee House

Downtown Lakeland quick bites cafe and coffee shop offering breakfast, lunch and dinner options including…

Address: 205 E. Main St
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-682-1210

Harborside

Harborside Restaurant is a great option for waterfront dining in Central Florida, located on Winter Haven's Lake Shipp

Harborside is a seafood and steak restaurant located on Winter Haven's Chain of Lakes.

Address: 2435 7th St SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Phone: 863-293-7070

Hillcrest Coffee

Staff bringing coffee to customers sitting at table inside Hillcrest Coffee in Lakeland, FL

Hillcrest Coffee is a warm and inviting coffee shop in Lakeland. Inside the 1925 bungalow…

Address: 119 Hillcrest St
Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863-398-9155

Concord Coffee

2 people sitting a coffee bar, reading magazine. Drinks are on bar. At Concord Coffee in Lakeland, FL

Concord Coffee is a craft coffee shop and espresso bar located in Lakeland, focusing on…

Address: 1037 S Florida Ave #135
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863-225-2283

Cob & Pen

adults gathered around table at Cob & Pen in Lakeland, FL drinking beer and sharing small bite plates of deviled eggs, dip, french fries and wings

Cob & Pen in Lakeland is a local favorite featuring craft beer, boutique wine and…

Address: 1221 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863-937-8126

Born & Bread Bakehouse

Born & Bread Lakeland, Florida

Born & Bread Bakehouse is a bakery located in Lakeland, FL. They specialize in slow…

Address: 1113 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

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