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The 9 Best American Restaurants In Lakeland

Updated: October 10, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Lakeland restaurants for American cuisine. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Lakeland.

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Fish City Grill

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

Mister Fish

American, $, South Lake MortonAmerican, $Lakeland, South Lake Morton
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Lakeland, Florida

    CultureTrip, 2017

Burger 21 - Lakeland

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ford's Garage

American, $$, LakelandAmerican, $$Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • The Lakelander, 2018

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    The Lakelander, 2018

Jimbos Pit Bar-B-Q

American, $, Shore AcresAmerican, $Lakeland, Shore Acres
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • LAL Today, 2019

    Lakeland locals’ favorite classic restaurants

    LAL Today, 2019
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Lakeland, Florida

    CultureTrip, 2017

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

The Chop Shop

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Lakeland, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Crispers

American, $, LakelandAmerican, $Lakeland
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Lakeland. We analyzed 266 lists and articles from top sources like The Lakelander, CultureTrip and LAL Today, 7862 Lakeland restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in The Lakelander - 9 Lunch Spots That Will Keep You Satisfied and Your Wallet Full, CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Lakeland, Florida and LAL Today - Lakeland locals’ favorite classic restaurants. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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