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The 9 Best American Restaurants In Lakeland

Updated: May 7, 2021

Finding the top Lakeland restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the best restaurants, we reviewed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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Fish City Grill

American
Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Mister Fish

American
Lakeland, South Lake Morton
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Burger 21 - Lakeland

American
Lakeland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Ford's Garage

American
Lakeland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Jimbos Pit Bar-B-Q

American
Lakeland, Shore Acres
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Ovation Bistro & Bar

American
Lakeland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

American
Lakeland
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

The Chop Shop

American
Lakeland, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Crispers

American
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 Feastfox 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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