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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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Fragmentary Blue at Streamsong Resort

Terrace seating area during sunset at Fragmentary Blue at Streamsong Resort

Fragmentary Blue™ atop The Lodge at Streamsong Resort offers small bite plates and handcrafted cocktails.

Address: 1000 Streamsong Dr.
Bowling Green, FL 33834

Phone: 888-294-6322

Front Page Brewing Co.

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Front Page Brewing Co. is a craft brewery in historic downtown Bartow. Located in the…

Address: 190 S Florida Ave
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: 863-537-7249

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

Grove Roots Brewing Co.

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Grove Roots Brewing Co. produce artisanal ales inspired by the local Florida culture and influenced…

Address: 302 3rd St SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Phone: 863-291-0700

Grape Expectations

Grape Expectations

Grape Expectations Wine Bar is a local favorite, featuring 2 for 1 daily wine specials…

Address: 5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Phone: 863-318-8800

Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub

Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub

Molly McHugh's Irish Pub is open daily from Noon - 2:00 a.m. The Pub in…

Address: 111 S Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-686-6231

Union Hall

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Union Hall is a live music venue in Lakeland. Enjoy the talents of local artists…

Address: 1023 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863-288-0372

The Federal Bar

The Federal Bar

Federal Bar in downtown Lakeland serves freshly made bowls, skillets, sandwiches, tacos, flatbreads, and salads…

Address: 124 S Tennessee Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-816-3968

Craft + Kitchen

Craft + Kitchen

Craft + Kitchen is a craft beer bar and eatery in Lakeland. Formerly, Beer Revolution,…

Address: 3234 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863-455-9555

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