Food & Drink in Lakeland

$14 for a 12-Inch Cookie Cake at Great American Cookies ($24 Value)

Great American Cookies

Lakeland Square Mall

$24 $14

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

Dine-In Pizza Meal or Italian Food for Takeout at Primos II Pizzeria (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Primos II Pizzeria

Southwest Lakeland

$29 $15

Although it specializes in pizzas, such as eggplant and meat lover's varieties, eatery also serves calzones, strombolis, hoagies, and pasta

$12 for $20 Worth of Create-Your-Own Stir-Fry Dinner at BD's Mongolian Grill

BD's Mongolian Grill

Lakeside Village

$20 $12

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Clients create their own mix of meat, veggies, and sauces for chefs to sauté in front of their eyes on a 600-degree grill

Burgers, Sandwiches, and Classic American Food at Belly's Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Belly's Grill

Lakeland

$10 $5

Classic fare is amped up with hand-pattied, grilled-to-order burgers made of ground chuck and fresh toppings such as fried egg and slaw

"Last Comic Standing" at The Lakeland Center on October 30 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Last Comic Standing

Downtown

$50.25 $26

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Five comics—2014 winner Rod Man and semifinalists Nikki Carr, Lachlan Patterson, Rocky Laporte, and Joe Machi—each take a turn at the mic

Pizza and American Cuisine for Two or Four at The Red Elephant Pizza and Grill (40% Off)

The Red Elephant Pizza and Grill

Lakeland

$20 $12

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Family-friendly eatery dishes out speciality pizza, chicken tenders and fries, asian glaze rice bowls, grilled salmon burgers, and wings

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Property Location
When you stay at The Avenue Hotel Lakeland in Lakeland, you'll be near the airport and close to Lakeside Village and Polk Museum of Art. This hotel is within close proximity of Lakeland Center and Lake Mirror.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 139 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a television in the lobby, and a picnic area.

Dining
A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Lakeland? This hotel has 1400 square feet (130 square meters) of space consisting of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Free self parking is available onsite.

3405 S Florida Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

During World War I, Greek immigrant Louis Pappas served in the Army as a personal chef to General John Pershing. To give the hungry general some extra nutrition, Louis began adding scoops of potato salad to his traditional greek salads. When Louis returned to the United States, he opened up his own restaurant, Louis Pappas Riverside Café, where he would re-create this signature dish using fresh produce from his own ranch in Tarpon Springs.

Today, Louis Pappas's grandson continues his grandfather's old Florida family tradition at Pappas Ranch. There, he and his kitchen serve up a new menu of fresh seafood, poultry, sandwiches, street tacos, hand-cut steaks, and barbecue dishes whose "family flair" has been lauded by Metromix Tampa Bay. They continue to scoop savory housemade potato salad into their internationally renowned Louis Pappas Famous greek salad, tossing it in massive bowls that serve as many as four diners. Bartenders dole out glasses of locally brewed craft beers and wine or mix cocktails and martinis at the full center bar with flat-screen TVs.

The restaurant's decor channels that of the original Pappas family ranch. In the dining room, spacious booths are surrounded by rustic wooden walls, and outside is a covered outdoor patio.

1318 Town Center Dr
Lakeland,
FL
US

More than 40 years ago, Harry J. Hoenselaar chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff still makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop. In addition to the eponymous victuals, the ham denizens turn their braising prowess on similarly delightful platter toppers, including turkey, barbecued pork, and 2-pound beef roasts smothered in gravy.

The hammery's kitchens also whip up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.

3615 S Florida Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

Owners Spencer and Sabrina Aird parlay a passion for nourishing vegan fare into Grass Root Organic Restaurant, which CBS Tampa named one of the best veg restaurants in the city. Carmine walls envelop diners in the cozy café space, creating a soothing atmosphere punctuated with vivid abstract paintings hung along the wall. While settled into high-backed wooden chairs, each topped with a lattice design, diners dig into a menu that features cooked vegan dishes as well as raw dishes. Raw vegan pad thai, guacamole, and spinach and basil pesto, among others, star on the restaurant's roster.

The Airds also run a customizable meal delivery system that sends clients fresh meals from a rotating weekly menu several times a week. Sabrina teaches occasional classes on how to replicate her culinary expertise and mimic items on Grass Root's menu by sitting very still on an oversized plate.

1212 S Florida Ave
Lakeland,
FL
US

While it takes prodigious skill to man the 600-degree, 7-foot grill that is the center of bd?s Mongolian Grill?s dining room, the chefs running it don?t have any secret recipes. Instead, customers fashion their own customizable bowls of stir-fry according to their taste preferences, dietary restrictions, and desired portion size. Guests wander, nearly overwhelmed as they choose from an array of meats and veggies and ladle sweet, spicy, and herb-filled sauces into a cup. Chefs saut? the meal in front of their eyes, swords flicking skillfully across the grill to entertain and build anticipation like a mime about to jump buses on an invisible motorcycle. The resulting stir-fry dishes are accompanied by brown rice, white rice, tortillas or lettuce wraps.

1474 Town Center Dr.
Lakeland,
FL
US

While it takes prodigious skill to man the 600-degree, 7-foot grill that is the center of bd?s Mongolian Grill?s dining room, the chefs running it don?t have any secret recipes. Instead, customers fashion their own customizable bowls of stir-fry according to their taste preferences, dietary restrictions, and desired portion size. Guests wander, nearly overwhelmed as they choose from an array of meats and veggies and ladle sweet, spicy, and herb-filled sauces into a cup. Chefs saut? the meal in front of their eyes, swords flicking skillfully across the grill to entertain and build anticipation like a mime about to jump buses on an invisible motorcycle. The resulting stir-fry dishes are accompanied by brown rice, white rice, tortillas or lettuce wraps.

1474 Town Center Dr.
Lakeland,
FL
US