Adara tracker
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Resources for Travelers
lakeside restaurants in Central Florida

Discover Places to

Eat & Drink

Central Florida Restaurants

Come try the best Restaurants in Florida.

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.

Don’t forget to book a stay . Stay connected through Facebook for all of our events

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.

Plan A Trip

Restaurant Type

Restaurant Location

Cafe Zuppina

Cafe Zuppina

Café Zuppina is consistently the #1 Restaurant in Lakeland according to TripAdvisor reviews. The small…

Address: 4417 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813

Phone: 863-644-5144

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-1889872.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

Ford’s Garage

hamburger and basket of french fries on a plate at Ford's Garage in Lakeland, FL

Ford's Garage, a small Florida chain, is a gourmet burger can craft beer bar. In…

Address: 879 Lakeland Park Center Dr
Lakeland, FL 33809

Phone: 863-337-3673

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-14194016.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

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

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-4191860.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

Cornerstone Grill

Cornerstone Grill

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

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-7258847.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

Peebles Bar-B-Q

Man looking at racks of ribs cooking inside barbecue pit at Peebles Bar B Que in Auburndale, FL

Since 1947, Peebles Bar-B-Que in Auburndale has been mastering exceptional barbecue and part of their…

Address: 441 Dixie Hwy
Auburndale, FL 33823

Phone: 863-967-3085

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-426742.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

Manny’s Chophouse

Manny's Original Chophouse sign

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

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-577613.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

Frostbite Ice Cream & More

hamburger and french fries at Frostbite Ice Cream & More in Frostproof, FL

Frostbite Ice Cream & More in Frostproof is a 1950's style hamburger joint with ice…

Address: 801 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof, FL 33843

Phone: 863-635-4222

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-2470339.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

Unfiltered Bartow

Two cups of coffee on wooden table. One with chocolate drizzle and one with caramel drizzle.

Unfiltered in downtown Bartow is a coffee shop, bookstore, retail store and venue for workshops…

Address: 160 Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830

Phone: 813-481-1234

Blue Palmetto Café

Blue Palmetto Café at Bok Tower.

Blue Palmetto Café serves delicious salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, fruit and specialty desserts daily. The…

Address: 1151 Tower Blvd
Lake Wales, FL 33853

Phone: 863-676-1355

LEARN MORE
Warning: file_put_contents(/var/www/vcf/tripadvisor/api-cache-2508677.json): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /var/www/vcf/wp-content/themes/VCF/inc/tripadvisor.php on line 30

LEARN & DISCOVER

2 couples eating beignets at The Poor Porker in Lakeland, FL

Spend a Weekend in Lakeland

See how much fun you’ll have when plan a weekend in Lakeland, FL. Tour the world’s largest collection of Frank...

See Details
Blueberry U Pick season IG juliannafergie

Blueberry U-Pick Season

Picking blueberries at a local farm is way more fun than picking up a small plastic container of blueberries in...

See Details
R.L. Alexander, 'Procession of the Swan Queen,' Oil on panel, 2021 Mayfaire by-the-Lake Featured Image

Top 5 Things To Do Before & After Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Polk Museum of Art’s annual Mayfaire by-the-Lake fine art festival is a great reason to plan a weekend getaway to...

See Details
2 kids on roller coaster during LEGOLAND Florida Piratefest Weekend

Top 10 Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND Florida in 2021

In honor of LEGOLAND Florida Resort celebrating it’s 10th birthday in 2021, we’re giving you the top 10 reasons to...

See Details
Family taking selfie in front of LEGO Movie World

6 Great Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Winter Haven

Ready to book a family-friendly weekend getaway? Here’s a list of 6 exceptionally fun things to during weekend in Winter...

See Details
2 women on paddleboards during tour with Paddleboard Winter Haven

50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter Haven

Here’s an easy way to plan your next trip to Central Florida – 50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter...

See Details
LEGO Globe at PLANET LEGOLAND at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Re-Imagine & Rebuild the World at PLANET LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven has introduced a world with no rules just pure creativity… PLANET LEGOLAND® opening April...

See Details
IG ciaraliebl on couch at Unfiltered Coffee in Bartow, FL - one of the Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida

Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida

Trip planning on Instagram is definitely a thing and we love finding new places to take pictures at Central Florida,...

See Details
fireworks during Red, White, and BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Fourth of July Events in Central Florida 2021

Get ready for plenty of family-friendly, Fourth of July fireworks fun in Polk County! Join us in the celebration and...

See Details
father and son on Great LEGO Race roller coaster at LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL

Family-Friendly Central Florida Summer Vacation Ideas

We’ve put together a Top 10 Family-Friendly Central Florida Summer Vacation Ideas for 2021. We hope to see you and...

See Details
water ripples used as email signup background

Subscribe to

EMAIL LIST

Join our email list and stay up to date with all the great things happening in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap