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The 10 Best Restaurants In Lakeland

Updated: October 6, 2021

From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are Lakeland's Best and trendiest restaurants. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in Lakeland. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.

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Fish City Grill

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Shells Seafood Restaurant - Lakeland

$$, Lakeland$$Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Palace Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, LakelandItalian, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Mojo Federal Swine & Spirits

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Lakeland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Antojitos Navideños Restaurant

Puerto Rican, $$, Cleveland HeightsPuerto Rican, $$Lakeland, Cleveland Heights
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Ford's Garage

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • The Lakelander, 2020

    Where to Get the Best French Fries in Lakeland

    The Lakelander, 2020

Ovation Bistro & Bar

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Mellow Mushroom - Lakeland

Pizza, $$, Lake SomersetPizza, $$Lakeland, Lake Somerset
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • LAL Today, 2020

    20 Lakeland restaurants with gluten-free options

    LAL Today, 2020

Cafe Roti

Indian, $$, DowntownIndian, $$Lakeland, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 7862 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 266 lists and articles from The Lakelander and LAL Today and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The spots that made the cut have been featured in The Lakelander - Where to Get the Best French Fries in Lakeland and LAL Today - 20 Lakeland restaurants with gluten-free options. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

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