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Central Florida Restaurants

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Try something delicious at these restaurants in Central Florida. You’ll soon find out superb eats are a specialty in Florida’s Sweetest Spot. Don’t forget our coffee shops or local breweries either!

Room for dessert? Smack dab in the heart of Central Florida, about half way between Orlando and Tampa, you’ll find a tasty treat in the award winning grapefruit pie served at Lang Sun Country Grove’s Taste of Florida Café.

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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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Harborside

Harborside Restaurant

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

Cornerstone Grill

Grilled Gulf Mahi, Herb Rice & Avocado Cucumber Lime Salsa on a plate at Cornerstone Grill in Lake Alfred, FL

Cornerstone Grill is a small restaurant created with the local farmers and growers in mind.…

Address: 175 E Haines Blvd
Lake Alfred, FL 33850

Phone: 863-875-8913

Blackburn’s BBQ

To go order of Family Pack for 6 from Blackburn's BBQ in Eagle Lake.

Blackburn's BBQ in Eagle Lake serves oak smoked pork ribs, chicken, pulled pork and beef…

Address: 169 5th St
Eagle Lake, FL 33839

Phone: (863) 287-9975

Scarpa’s Italian

3 people eating Italian dishes, water and wine glasses at Scarpa's Italian in Lakeland, FL

This fine dining experience in Lakeland has been recognized by Emeril Lagasse. Scarpa's Italian features…

Address: 1833 E Edgewood Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863-937-8940

Ave Bar by Arabellas

man and woman with cocktails sitting at bar inside Ave Bar in Winter Haven, FL

Ave Bar by Arabellas is adjacent to the fine dining restaurant in downtown Winter Haven.…

Address: 340 W Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL 33880

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

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 Bakehouse Saturday Morning

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

Address: 1113 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

SOTTOTERRA™ at Streamsong Resort

couple having dinner at SOTTOTERRA at Streamsong Resort.

SottoTerra combines the romance of Italy with impeccable cuisine to create a one-of-a-kind feast. Reservations…

Address: 1000 Streamsong Dr.
Bowling Green, FL 33834

Phone: 888-294-6324

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