45 Best American Restaurants in Lakeland

“Ordered latte with oat milk. The coffee was very smooth with a hint of a chocolate aftertaste. Atmosphere was great. Plenty of seating options inside and outside. I did not try the food but the dishes I seen looked very good. I will definitely be coming back anytime I’m in Lakeland.”

4.8Superb414 Reviews

“This place is by far the best choice for a fine meal in Lakeland. The food is beyond good, service good also. It is a small place, so attention to detail is noted. You don't see Chilean sea bass on too many menus and love how you choose from 5 sauces. You get alot of food also, many times I leave with leftovers. You will plan on returning as soon as you're done.”

4.7Superb595 Reviews

“First time going to this establishment, it was very busy. We were seated faster than the time given which was great. The atmosphere was pleasant. Started out with dip the cheese on top was burnt after stirring it up and took off some of the burnt cheese it was tasty, weren't expecting actual bread to go along with the dip. The crab cakes were delicious and the mahi too. I asked for mashed potatoes as an extra side which I never got. The server who brought out our food I mentioned it to her, never got it. I'm not sure if it was because they were busy or the actual server we had, had too many tables we didn't get the premier service I was expecting based on others review.”

4.6Superb459 Reviews

“Nice place to grab a bite and coffee. The baked goods are delish. We haven't tried breakfast fare. There is a nice selection of hot and cold brewed coffee. You have the option to eat in, eat on back patio, or eat at small tables out front. The staff was polite and efficient. You may have to wait a minute or two, as some beverages take a bit.”

4.7Superb287 Reviews

“My husband is a huge Bills fan, so we drove an hour to check this place out. It did not disappoint! The whole sandwiches were huge and delicious. My husband cannot stop raving about the Philly with queso. It is more of a bar scene, but we brought our children and they gave them coloring books with crayons and they have a children’s menu. Everything is priced well and the staff is very inviting. Cannot wait to go again and try some wings!P.S. I’m a Jets fan and I can’t wait to go back ?”

4.7Superb272 Reviews

“Went with my wife, daughters, mom and daughters beau and for my first visit, I have to say it was amazing.All the steaks were perfectly cooked, with no problems. The Southern whiskey L.I.T. were great and can definitely sneak up on you.No complaints from me or the family! Can't wait to go back.”

4.5Superb607 Reviews

“Right when we thought Smokey Bones couldn’t get any better, we met Kaitlyn, our waitress. Not only was she attentive, she was also very friendly. She wears a smile and always made sure our expectations were surpassed. I highly recommend Smokey Bones & more specifically their Nachos. It is plenty of food for two people and so so yummy.Parking: Very convenient.”

4.5Superb485 Reviews

“I had a fantastic experience at Longhorn Restaurant today, even though they were a bit understaffed. Despite the situation, the service was remarkably prompt and attentive. Our waitress consistently checked on us, offering refills and ensuring our needs were being met.I was impressed that despite the challenges, our food arrived hot and everything was delicious. The flavors were on point, and the quality was exceptional.Additionally, we asked if we could have a booth and even though we were told there wasn’t one available at the moment, the hostess was able to accommodate us, which added to the overall comfort of our dining experience. Longhorn Restaurant continues to exceed expectations and never disappoints. Their dedication to providing great service and maintaining food quality, even under challenging circumstances, is truly commendable. Much better than the experience we received at Bob Evans just a little before arriving. We will continue to visit this location in the future!”

4.5Superb460 Reviews

“Decent place to get a quick bite to eat. Went about 15 mins before breakfast ended on a Wednesday and didn't have to wait for a table. Ordered the nitty gritty and it was a decent portion just lacking a little bit of seasoning, Also the vanilla french toast with strawberries was delicious but maybe could have used some whip cream or maybe a glaze as it was pretty basic. Overall not bad just some minor changes and it would be top notch.”

4.6Superb273 Reviews

“I got broccoli cheddar bacon omlette. Very generous on filling on broccoli and bacon needed more cheese.Home fries were good I'd like a Lil more done.Ordered week done crunchy corn beef hash need more crunchy.Husband gor country fried steak meal. Said was good.Service was good just not over friendly but did keep glasses full.Wish they had flavor creamer for coffee.”

4.5Superb298 Reviews

“Best French onion soup ever. Have been here several times and always had excellent food. Atmosphere is very pleasant and, overall, Chef T's has a special, unique ambiance. Love the southern mansion that it was and the fine dining restaurant that it has become. Save room for their desserts.”

4.7Superb144 Reviews

“Believe the hype! Great chicken. I prefer the regular over the medium. The medium is slightly sweet with a little heat. The half bird was delicious and the tenders sandwich was great... Those tenders are huge! Get there early if you can. Very little indoor seating so when it feels like 110 outside there are only a few indoor tables available. And as busy as they get, they are super efficient and fast! Sides are okay, not bad (dirty fries are awesome though) but the love is for the bird!”

4.6Superb184 Reviews

“The food was just so beautiful. I never photograph our food but couldn't resist. We sat outside on the broad porch overlooking Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland. The service is always excellent. Serene, peaceful experience each and every visit.”

4.6Superb170 Reviews

“Where do I start? The place looks great with a cool and comfortable atmosphere. The people are helpful and friendly. The food we got was amazing. A little too great, actually. I couldn't even get you a picture of the food because u ate it too quickly, lol. Coffee was top-notch as well. Go here.”

4.6Superb163 Reviews

“The food is tasty. The biscuits and gravy is the best! My husband got a Philly cheese steak omelette and a few sides. We were pleasantly surprised by how good it is. The atmosphere is kind of blah, but the food is great. It’s regular southern breakfast food, but they have perfected the recipes.”

4.5Superb215 Reviews

“Very consistent and always very delicious with a great diverse menu.One of my favorite things is their PB&J wings they are too damn good.Awesome restaurant, awesome staff, awesone service.Also just tried delivery from them for the first time today and its just as good as dining in, very happy with my food!!!Kid-friendliness: Has a small arcade for kids to have fun while awaiting food to be served.Parking: Plenty of spaces.”

4.4Superb292 Reviews

“After a long week my hubby and I decided to go out for breakfast.As I caught his eye, we both simultaneously said "You want A&B?". We laughed and I shook my head yes.The grits taste like my Grandmother used to make so I am always happy to go here. They also have a broad range of daily specials that are super tasty and their homemade soups are to die for.This is a fine example of a standard Southern Mom & Pop Restaurant that closes mid afternoon.The only thing they don't have that I wish they did is a larger variety of freshly made veggies like greens or peas. They have green beans and other standard sides like fries, mashed potatoes, salad, etc.This has become one of our favorites and I hope it will become yours as well.”

4.5Superb176 Reviews

“Came in to try the prime rib as we were told it was good. Got the 16oz cut. It was cooked to the correct temp i ordered it Ovaition style ( seared and seasoned) it was tender and juicy but i was not overly fond of the seasoning used . My opinion it made the prime rib taste like BBQ. Should have gotton it woodfired ! But now i know!”

4.3Superb504 Reviews

“My husband and I came here last night for supper. We had been up real early fishing and I didn't really feel like cooking. He said hey you want to go have a burger at Ford's garage I said you know that sounds really good. We haven't been in awhile and we have always enjoyed the food. Well you guy's again did not disappoint me. I would give anything if you would open one in Bartow. When we go out to eat we always have to fight traffic or drive 30 minutes to an hour to get decent food. Oh we have plenty of restaurants in Bartow but NONE worth wasting your money on. Either the food is good and everything else is bad or the food is bad and everything else is good. I want to know that when I go out to eat and we are spending 40-50 dollars maybe more that every time is a great time and that's what we get from your place.The burger pictured below is The FORD'S SIGNATURE. I love this burger because of the bourbon bbq sauce just takes this burger over the top.Kid-friendliness: Kids are welcome and they do have a kids menu.Wheelchair accessibility: You will be able to get around if I a wheelchair.”

4.3Superb412 Reviews

“We found this little eatery by accident, and I'm so glad I did. This was our 3rd visit and we are becoming regulars. The fried pork chops are well worth their calories ? and the servers have all been absolutely fantastic and friendly. The only improvement that I can recommend os a change out of the chairs. They're metal and very uncomfortable? but the won't stop me from returning!”

4.6Superb110 Reviews

“We had the filet and gorgonzola cheese egg roll with shredded red cabbage appetizer, different combinations but surprisingly great! Our steaks were aged and cooked to perfection. The service was attentive and friendly! The atmosphere is upscale. I will be returning and would recommend.”

4.3Superb327 Reviews

“Absolutely amazing! Obviously fresh ingredients, great taste, and beautifully presented! Will definitely be back! We had the biplane burger, the four cheese pasta, and the crème brûlée, all excellent! And our drinks were the Ground Control, Key Lime Pie and German Chocolate Cake, all delicious!Vegetarian options: Excellent vegetarian and pescatarian options!”

4.6Superb100 Reviews

“Amazing amazing food! I knew right from taking one bite of the chips and salsa it was a wrap??. Very good food great customer service. I ate grilled chicken sandwich and it delivered?? deffinetly must stop by and check the food out very fresh and delicious!!”

4.5Superb127 Reviews

“A very cozy place, good music and quick service... the food is very good, the pancakes are a hit, but... what is happening in restaurants with food handling? Why does the kitchen lady handle food with rings and bracelets? Come on, you have to know the basic knowledge to work well in a kitchen, that's why I don't give it 5 stars.”

4.3Superb280 Reviews

“Stopped in on a Wednesday morning for breakfast. This is not my first time here but it is my first review. The baseball atmosphere is a plus. From observing all the clientele in an out it appears to be a local favorite. Many of them are on a first name basis with the waitresses and staff. The food is a good homestyle atmosphere. You will wait for up to 25-30 minutes from ordering to eating...attribute that to the popularity of the location. If you are patient it will be worth the wait. Oh BTW if you want crispy hash browns ensure you tell them so...if not they will disappoint.Parking: Parking is ample but getting in and out can be tricky...you can scrape your vehicle bottom so go slow.”

4.3Superb211 Reviews

“Great place to go. We meet up with some friends that recommended Brewlands. We had so much fun! It was our first time there. We drove 35 minutes to get there, and it was worth it!Parking: In a strip mall and did not lack parkingWheelchair accessibility: Ramps and plenty of room for all.”

4.5Superb89 Reviews

“The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food tastes great! So refreshing to have such a great option for fresh food to order. They even have delivery!Vegetarian options: Great vegetarian options! Love the menu, there’s so much to choose from.”

4.4Superb118 Reviews

“This is a great place to enjoy a wide variety of unique brunch food items. On our recent visit, I had the vegetarian burger (I normally wouldn’t have gotten it, but got it by mistake) which was very good. I also had the broccoli cheddar soup which was awesome as well. My wife had the half Club with a cup of tomato soup. She said the sandwich was very good, but that my soup was better. Overall it was great and call ahead through Google Maps worked great as well.”

4.2Good260 Reviews

“9/23/23 Was the first time I had gotten their pizza. Got a cauliflower pizza ( supreme) for myself and a regular supreme pizza for my birthday boy, husband. The BEST pizza I have had since moving to Florida 4.5 years ago! What a gem!! Thank you!!”

4.4Superb68 Reviews

“Great place for veterans and their families.Relax and enjoy the comradeship of veterans and listen to their stories.The bar tenders are very happy to help you relax and enjoy the day and night life of a pleasant atmosphere.Love it there. Great people”

4.4Superb66 Reviews

“That was my first time there. I got a hot ham and cheese sub. It was very good. I got an ad in the paper for it, which also has a menu on the back of it. It's someplace I've been wanting to try. It's really a very nice place to eat, whether lunch or dinner. They have all kinds of different things to choose from. Everything was very good. I really like it an will probably go back another time.”

4.2Good132 Reviews

“Our waitress was amazing! The wings were really good. One of the best blends of sauces I have had. Preferred the boneless wings but it was my fault I didn't ask for well done. They ambiance was pretty cool as a typical sports bar. Will visit again if I'm in the area.”

4.1Good263 Reviews

“Was a quiet and pleasant place to play a game of golf and grab a bite to eatVegetarian options: Semi vegan meat free options availableKid-friendliness: Cmon what older people dont like little kidsParking: AbundancesWheelchair accessibility: Has ramp and many parking spaces is a 55+ mobile ho.e community also”

4.3Superb58 Reviews

“Being from New York, this place was a new experience to me, but now having lived in the south for 7 years, ive had my fill. I can say for sure the food is delicious although not organic, the staff are typically very friendly, the prices are acceptable and they are 24 hours. My only gripe is sometimes when i call an order in by phone, i pick it up and its all wrong.”

4.1Good205 Reviews

“Tons of beer....any type you could possibly want. I love sours and have a hard time finding them when out with friends. Here, there was something for everyone. It was very loud (music) when we were in there with no guests. I had the chicken tacos. They were excellent. Others in the group had flat bread and everyone said they were good. No complaints at all. I went back a second day and food was equally as good but my service was not as good. Large parking area. Seating outside as well.”

4.1Good204 Reviews

“Look!!! I don't club, I don't party, and I don't hang out. I'm too grown for that, but I will definitely be back them Sweet Lemon pepper wings. Thank you Mrs. Krystal for being my host and to the Lady in the back my the Lord add favor to you life cause you flavored mine. Support Black Business.??✊? Love y'all Barside!!! I'll be back like the Terminator.❤️”

4.4Superb36 Reviews

“Always a solid choice for wings and fried shrimp. I always get the wing and shrimp basket with my wings tossed in trash can sauce. The sauce is slightly different each time because it's a mixture of a bunch of sauces but it never disappoints. Service is always good and the Flintstones playing on TV is the best for a nostalgic feel. Def check them out in the area or not. It's worth it.”

4.1Good121 Reviews

“This is a great little restaurant with really good food and awesome service. We were there in the Schalamar Creek neighborhood looking at homes and we were treated to a fabulous lunch. I would highly recommend this place and make sure you try the wings or the club sandwich. They have a full bar and a wonderful view of the golf course and pool. Nice place for breakfast or lunch before some championship golf course action. Nice pool outside for members.”

4.3Superb34 Reviews

“Beautiful driving range very big, nice grass and super friendly and helpful service. So this was my first time going here since I’ve just been getting back into golf and I’ve been having trouble making good contact with the ball and a man that works there named GOAT came up and helped me with my stance and wow what an improvement! I’ve been to a few other places and you never get any help like that from the staff I will definitely be going back here ASAP and often! Can’t wait to play the course here! Thanks again to Goat for the amazing advice!”

4.2Good40 Reviews

“We had an incredible dinner at Millers Ale House. Manager, Jessica, had our table for 16 set up and ready for us when we arrived. She also frequented the table to make sure everything was ok. Server, Natalia, was on point and attentive. Our food was delicious (ate it up, sorry no pics). Between our large group, we had a large assortment of menu items and everyone was very happy, so thank you to the people behind the scenes as well. I recommend the Mimi chicken dish and they have a special right now, for 6oz sirloin, shrimp, baked potato and veggie for 14.99, which I got, it was yummy.”

4Good394 Reviews

“Good food at reasonable prices with friendly service. Not a big fan of sports bars with TVs everywhere, so that's why I didn't give it five stars. Perhaps it's my mom's influence as she refused to allow us to watch TV while we had a family meal.”

4Good259 Reviews

“Always top notch service and food! Everything I have had is so fresh and delicious and hot! I’m not a huge fan of their coffee but their new cold brew caramel is amazing! I will always love this place and even bought their cookbook!Parking: Horrible parking on busier days!”

4Good253 Reviews

“Everything was excellent, except for greek salad. Was soaking in water.Couldnt choke it down. We ordered delivery and maybe staff thought it was okay not to spin it dry. Threw it out.On the other hand, bread was best I ever had! Gyros, fresh chips, potato salad, and spinach "triangles" were excellent.Best restaurant we have ordered from in 3 years during pandemic.Please spin dry your salad, and also change your brand of pepperoncini (way too salty).Loved everything but the salad.Will order again, just not salad.”

4Good215 Reviews

“It's a great place but make sure you find out if the ski team is there or not because they think they own a public boat ramp and public water,the president isn't bashful to let you know he is a prosecutor and what he says goes, really I was appalled when prosecutor coplin told me who you think will win the argument. Me and my company help build that beautiful park and he told me I can't use water way or public boat ramp, I told him his reservation was not on line and there should be a reservation just like everyone else, he was really unprofessional and I wish I could find a way to turn him in with the powers to be,it's a clear act of abuse of fower,any other time they are not taken over the lake we have a fantastic time”

4Good174 Reviews

“First time eating here. The food and drink was delicious. I love the fact that everything is homemade. The drink I had was called the Julius Mix, with orange juice, coconut cream and pineapple. I loved it. I highly recommend this place and will be visiting again.”

4Good162 Reviews
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