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Central Florida Restaurants

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

Red Top Pit Stop

Red Top Pit Stop

Anyone who loves hamburgers should add Red Top Pit Stop to your Things To Do…

Address: 2160 US 98 North
Lakeland, FL 33810

Phone: 863-853-9222

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

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant

Enjoy large portions of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine at Abuelos Restaurant at Lakeside Village…

Address: 3700 Lakeside Village Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863-686-7500

Revival Bar

3 people sitting around a coffee table at Revival in Lakeland, FL. Shelved filled with books on side wall. Bar in background.

Revival is a homey, welcoming craft cocktail bar in downtown Lakeland. Visitors will enjoy inventive…

Address: 119 S Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-606-6090

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

Winter Haven Food Tours

Downtown Winter Haven street

Visit historic locations and fun venue spaces during a 2.5-hour culinary adventure with Winter Haven…

Address:
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Phone: 863-288-0038

Harry’s Old Place

potatoes, corn on the cob, shrimp and butter. Seafood boil bowl at Harry's Old Place in Winter Have, FL

Harry's Old Place has been serving up a large selection of fresh fish in Winter…

Address: 3751 Cypress Gardens Rd
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Phone: 863-324-0301

Manny’s Chophouse

Manny's Chophouse

Manny's Original Chophouse is a locally owned, small chain of restaurants serving steaks, pork chops,…

Address: 35496 US-27
Haines City, FL 33844

Phone: 863-422-3910

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