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Tanners Lakeside

Not a family restaurant

Last week i went here for sunday brunch with my kids. (11, 9 and 5) The setup was nice, but after seeing a young man whom I...

Tijuana Flats

Mexican Style Quick & Good

You really don't have to drive far in any direction in Florida to find Mexican style restaurants. Some good - some not so much....

Tanners Lakeside

Enjoyable Experience

This location has been several different restaurants over the years. There are many lakes around Polk County and most have good...

Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant

Family Restaurant

We saw notice of "grand opening" a couple months ago, but we don't get that far out Recker Hwy. unless we're cutting through...

Hope's Authentic Coney Island Hot Dogs

Who Let the Dawg out??

This is a great little fun place to go for spur of moment dawg! It kinds of hides in plain sight. If you know Winter Haven you...

The Island Grill and Bar

Taste of the Keys and then some

Nice tropical theme going in this bar and grill - if you're a Keys fan, it can give you a bit of "deja vu" . It's near LEGOLAND...

Bebos Reloaded

Bebo's Not Bad

It's a sports bar - casual, comfortable - parking ok - service was pretty good for a busy time. We seem to drift toward places...

Hog Heaven Smokehouse

Small and nice

Quite a few BBQ places have popped up in the area. This is one of more memorable ones. It's small (cozy) - the service is quick...

Golden Corral

New Location - Worth a Try

Usually a new location (been open several months) tries harder for awhile, so going shortly after grand opening was worth a...

Pasquale's Pizzeria

Good Stuff

This is a nice little place, always busy, hard to find a time when it's not - so that's a good sign. Smells good when walk in...

Oasis Buffet and Sports Bar

Plain and Simple

This has been so many different restaurants over the years. Mostly buffet that I can recall. We've been several times in the...

Firehouse Subs

Not Bad for Quick Sandwich

This one went up near West Marine on US17 in fairly busy part of Winter Haven. Pretty easy access from 17 and good parking. We...

The Donut Man

Good and Chewy!

Funny little place (converted something or other building). Small, smells good inside - lots of folks stop in from nearby...

Dairy Queen

DQ still "has it"

Not easy to find DQ's these days, I think there are only four in the general area (Winter Haven has two, Lakeland has two ,98N-...

I say a challenge because as much as I like to try new things and places, I end up comparing everything to Myobi's Kyoto in the...

Old Man Frank's

A little Taste of Key West

What initially attracted me was the name "Frank" --my brother & father-both deceased, and I don't see that name often. Also,...

Located on US17 (on left if going south) on a corner near Andy's. If you see Andy's, you've gone too far. Unpretentious place,...

Margarita's Mexican Restaurant

It was a bit of a drive, out Cypress Gardens...

It was a bit of a drive, out Cypress Gardens Blvd. to Cypress Gardens Road - but nice, we were not in hurry. Kept on going til...

Chile Verde

Hope it Makes It

The grand opening of the new location was several months ago. Supposedly the location on other side of town was real good - for...

Salem's

New Salem's Finally got built

Seems like we watched them build this one for real long time, but it finally got done. Kind of scrunched up on corner of US17...

Wendy's

New Location, Grand Opening is NOT the time to GO!

Giving it four stars for effort - especially our effort! Knew better than to go there the grand opening week! Out the entrance...

McDonald's

Same Stuff, Terrible Location

After awhile, hard to find more to say about any McD's - pretty standard - fast food - differences between locations would...

Longhorn Steakhouse

Nice alternative to Outback and others

If you are familiar with Winter Haven and all the streets with the letters and SW's and NE's etc..you got it made. Get over to...

Azteca D'Oro

Taste of Mexican

Lots of choices along restaurant row, Cypress Gardens Blvd., another strip-mall selection on the left - we often go to the Jeep...

Sonny's Bar-B-Q

Sonny's is still out there kickin

This location is pretty easy to spot, going "out" Recker Hwy from 92 East (Walmart Shopping Center) - you drive "awhile" and...

Outback Steakhouse

Restaurant Row Outback

This Outback is on "restaurant row" in Winter Haven, every food place imaginable is crammed into Cypress Gardens Blvd. Parking...

Dino's Drive In

Drive-in, Fill-up

A bit of old time flavor in the middle of modern "mania." This one has been around a long time, probably looks the same as it...

Manny's Chophouse

Worth A Go to Manny's

Various comments have floated around about Manny's from folks we know - from "excellent" on down to "not worth the wait". Being...

A & G Restaurant

Another Good Choice

Found another great local spot - It's in the shopping center at the intersection of US17 and Havendale Blvd. If you're coming...

Floridino's Italian Kitchen

Pretty Good Stuff

You see so many "Italian places" around, chains and otherwise, it's easy to ignore or take for granted. Finally decided to try...

Rick's Bar BQ

Some Good Stuff

This is interesting place - passed it on the way to work when it was being set up - it looked like they were cooking in the...

Pasquale's Pizzeria

ok Pizza .. dread-full atmosphere

a Huge N0 .. the over-priced ok pizza has put us off & just simply fed-up with Pasquale's sour personality ... waitstaff are...

Pasquale's Pizzeria

RUDE LONG AWAKENING ... HUGE NO!

A most unfortunate experience ... Our family w/ 2 small children endured: * 1+ hour wait at table for our pizza, * observed...

Chili's

Pleasant Chilis Experience

Have had "ups and downs" with the locations in Lakeland and Auburndale, figured it was time to give the Winter-Haven location a...

Red Lobster

Everything Deserves a Second Chance!

Actually it's been years since we've been to this location on Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, our last experience here is kind...

Fred's Southern Kitchen

"Belly Up" to the Buffet

Being a "Fred's" fan requires work - there are 3 locations (Bartow, Lakeland & Winter Haven) that we choose from. There's...

El Norteno

Third on My List for Mexican in this area

It's been pretty good while since we've been here - my better half's digestion can only take so much on "spices" but he's...

Pasquale's Pizzeria

Go to place with "Pizzeria" in the name for a...

Go to place with "Pizzeria" in the name for a sandwich? Well, I'd heard they have good stuff there, and when my "better half"...

Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits

So much Chikkken, so little time!

In the "old days" KFC was the standard for chicken. Not so much anymore. Roy Rogers, Minnie Pearl, Church's,Bojangles came along..

Woody's

Good Place, Good Food

We used to go here a little more often, the Friday special is a favorite (Prime Rib Sandwich special with 2 sides for about $10...

Beef O'Brady's

Another Nice Place

This one is on Cypress Gardens Blvd., across from Walmart - opens for lunch at 11, so we tried to get there before a possible...

Applebee's

Applebeeee's - we're "back" (sort of)

Spent a lot of years avoiding Applebee's after two experiences - two different locations in two different states on same trip,...

Classic Homestyle Buffet

Rethinking This one

We haven't been to this buffet since April for various reasons - but noticed in the "coupon book" that the prices had been...

Andy's Restaurant

Good Day for Good Stuff

This is another one of those local places that's been around for many years - it's developed a faithful following as well as...

Dunkin' Donuts

Husband is a "Donut Man"

My husband has never "met a donut he didn't like" - The coffee here is good, but I can't bring myself to buy a pound at their...

Boston Market

A zillion ways to do Chicken!

Honestly put off as long as I could going to "another chicken oriented place"...yes, chicken is chicken but you can do it so...

Woody's

Highs and Lows, Mostly Highs

First time, tried the Sloppy Woody (kind of pulled pork/sauced up thing-manwich type) - not a good choice for me. Husband had...

El Norteno

Not bad for this area

Certainly better than Taco Bell or Chicano's - not quite up to Abuelos, but nice. Reasonable prices, fair service - when they...

Classic Homestyle Buffet

Better than average buffet for this area

This place has been several restaurants over the years - buffets - last one before this was the one with the electric trains...

Andrea's

Another Great Local Place

Andrea's has been there for years and seems to have a great local following. Saw a newspaper review that made my taste buds sit...

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