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The 6 Best Lunch Spots In Lakeland

Updated: May 2, 2022

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in Lakeland. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Lakeland’s best lunches. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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Krunchy Krab

$$, Paul A. Diggs$$Lakeland, Paul A. Diggs
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Craft + Kitchen

$$, Cleveland Heights$$Lakeland, Cleveland Heights
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Riverside Express Seafood

American, $$, WatsonAmerican, $$Lakeland, Watson
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Fish City Grill

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

Angela's Pizza

Pizza, LakelandPizzaLakeland
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 5.0

Shells Seafood Restaurant - Lakeland

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

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 7862 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Lakeland and 266 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips for Banh mi

  • A great drink pairing for banh mi

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Take grilled fish steak to the next level

    When having grilled fish steak, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Prosecco, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler and banh mi


    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


Factoids about Banh mi

  • The best day for hamburger

    Don’t forget that International Hamburger Day falls on May 28. Be sure to enjoy a little hamburger!

  • The go-to pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating mac and cheese, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice Spanish granache.

  • The largest hamburger

    What happened in September of 2012 you ask? A giant hamburger was made which weighed 2,014 pounds!

Parking in the area

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