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

Open Restaurants

We know the importance of maintaining social distancing, washing hands and not touching our faces; however, you still need to eat! Most Central Florida restaurants are open, and have adjusted their business procedures to ensure guest and staff safety.

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Red Door Lakeland

As of April 2021, most restaurants in Polk County are open for dine-in service, as well as takeout and delivery. Each establishment has put additional measures in place to ensure a safe & enjoyable experience for their guests.

Whether you want to dine inside, enjoy lunch or dinner on a restaurant’s patio, or get your meal to go, our restaurants are waiting to serve you.

Outdoor & Patio Dining

Are you searching for the perfect patio dining experience? We’ve got you covered. Most restaurants in downtown Winter Haven and downtown Lakeland offer outside seating, including Fire, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro, and Bistro Pizza.

Harborside in Winter Haven offers lakeside sunset views, fresh seafood and two outdoor dining areas.

If you’re near Lakeside Village in Lakeland, we suggest Abuelos. Other great Lakeland restaurants with outdoor dining include Cob & Pen, Good Thyme and Red Door Lakeland.

Do You Want to Dine In?

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Arabellas Ristorante

The State of Florida has left capacity restrictions up to restaurant owners and managers, but they are allowed to open at full capacity for on-premises consumption of food and beverages.

We have a directory of popular restaurants on our website, and it is sortable by location and cuisine.

Our Breweries and Bars are Open

Breweries and Bars in Polk County, including Grove Roots Brewing Co., Swan Brewing and Revival are open, and some have food trucks onsite.

If you’re looking for state-wide COVID-19 Travel Safety Information, then go to visitflorida.com.

Restaurants that have reopened

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