BLACK & BREW COFFEE HOUSE & BISTRO
Lakeland loves to sip the afternoon away downtown and grab a coffee and a book at their Lake Morton location. Black & Brew is the epitome of fine coffee in a cool unpretentious atmosphere. It’s hard to espresso just what makes them so wonderful whether it’s the friendly faces, delish food & drink, or sense of community – it’s a bit of everything we suppose.
BORN & BREAD
Born & Bread has become synonymous with crave-worthy baked goods. Walk by their bakehouse on a Saturday morning for the kind of aromas that will cartoon-carry you by your nose inside for fresh bread, cruffins, cookies, croissants, breakfast sandwiches, and other handcrafted treats. It’s the kind of baked love you’ll want to share!
Who knew the Best New Restaurant would claim so many votes? Curry Mango has become an instant favorite amongst Lakeland foodies with their warm, authentic Indian fare in a contemporary casual atmosphere. Everything from the food to the service is mangonificent!
FAT JACK’S DELI & PUB
Of course Fat Jack’s has the Best Breakfast – what did you eggspect?! Running strong and slinging the best breakfast since 1963, Fat Jack’s Deli & Pub is the kind of place where it’s (over)easy to become a regular. Fat Jack’s, you take the pancake for outstanding service and food!
HARRY’S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILLE
Best Of voters are completely “Hooked on Harry’s!” Taking the win for Best Seafood, Harry’s serves up sumptuous dishes with a Cajun, Creole, Southern flair like Po’Boys and Jambalaya, Gumbo and Shrimp & Grits. Enjoy a taste of the Big Easy in downtown Lakeland!
HOLE IN ONE DONUTS
Filling that hole in your heart is as simple as taking a bite of a warm fluffy Hole In One Donut! Their apple fritters, glazed croissants, and other doughy treats will sprinkle a little happiness onto your day. Best Of LKLD voters know there’s a ‘hole’ lot to love at this Lakeland donut shop.
Downtown Lakeland has had a revival in its craft cocktail scene. I don’t want to preach too hard but hallelujah Revival is the Best Bar with the Best Cocktails according to adamant voters. Inventive and classic all the same, Revival serves up vintage vibes and damn good drinks!
Made fresh daily, prepared to order – Scarpa’s puts their heart and soul into every dish. Best Of voters love Scarpa’s unfussy, authentic Italian fare served in their refined ambiance. Their food really is *a chef’s kiss*!
Lakeland reps hard for Swan Brewing! Best of LKLD voters agree that Swan has the Best Beer List, the Best Polk County Beer (Cliff Claven), and is the Best place to bring your pup for a food truck pick-me-up and a pint. We’re cheering for this big win!
Nineteen61 takes the crown for Best Fine Dining, Wine Menu, and Romantic Restaurant! Best Of LKLD voters agree this posh downtown spot is fine dining and cuisine personified. Date night or business dinner, no one will leave unimpressed with the fare and fine wine at Nineteen61.