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Frescos

132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
+1 863-683-5267
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Fusion, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
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11 - 20 of 209 reviews

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stopped in for dinner one evening when staying in downtown Lakeland. Just around the corner from The Terrace hotel. Nice atmosphere. We ordered a chicken dish and a grouper dish. Both were delicious, and had lots of fresh veggies. Would definitely return another time. They...More

Thank KT4905
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks so much for the glowing review, KT! We're so glad you were able to dine with us while staying in downtown Lakeland. You're welcome any time, and we sincerely hope you'll be back in to dine with us the next time you are in...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had a mixed experience, the service was good , but between the four of us having different menu items it was a combination of very good, the corned beef hash, and somewhat lacking, namely the pancakes, with others in between. Worth a visit thoughMore

Thank colin g
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Colin! We're thrilled to hear that you received good service, but are sorry to know that you weren't 100% satisfied with your food. We do hope you'll come back in to give us another try so we...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We had the most wonderful brunch this time last year after coming to Lakeland for the "car show" at Lake Mirror. We are returning this year and so thrilled to find your place online. We will be there for Sunday brunch. The only place we'd...More

Thank Arlene M
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

So glad you found us, Arlene! We are thrilled to have you as a customer and are so happy to hear that you'll be back this weekend. We can't wait to serve you and your guests for Sunday brunch!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We use to love coming, the atmosphere is nice. The new menu isn’t a hit, and it’s become over priced!More

Thank Ellie W
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Hi Ellie! Your feedback is very important to us, so thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will be sure to pass your comments on to management. We feel our pricing is comparable to similar restaurants in the area, and think...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Everything in the whole restaurant is amazing! The desserts are by far the best tasting, recipe & the portions are huge! Love this place!More

Thank bakerdebb54
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Well, we think everything about your review is amazing! So glad to have you as a fan. We do have the best pastry chef around, so you can never go wrong with one of her tantalizing treats. We thank you for your support and 5...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to dinner on friday September 22nd. We were very disappointed to see that the menu had changed. We didn't like the choices. We ordered the grouper and it was over cooked and way to spicy to eat. The old menu...More

Thank keysgirl67
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We're so sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your selections. We just released the new menu, so we are still working out the kinks. Please do come back and give us another try. In the meantime, the owner...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Maybe it's unfair to give this place a 3 out of 5 rating. The low rating was due to the service, not the food. But then again, we heard the waitress saying she'd worked there for six years, so if they've been putting up with...More

Thank CleveRocks
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for the detailed feedback. While we're glad that you enjoyed your food, we take your comments very seriously and apologize that your recent experience at Frescos did not live up to the expectation of great service which we strive to provide. With that...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to have an evening meal at Frescos mainly due to the fact that it was within walking distance of our hotel. It seems to be popular with locals so to me that's always a good start. They have a decent selection of bottled...More

Thank Bath_grazers
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the detailed review and 4-star rating! So glad that you all decided to dine with us while in Lakeland. We've just released a new menu so be sure to come back and check it out the next time you are in town. We'll...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

California egg rolls were great! My wife at them as a meal. I had the burbon burger and it was awesome! We will be back!More

Thank James L
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

So glad to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your meal, James! We've just released a new menu so be sure to come back and check it out. Tons of new yummy options to choose from along with some old favorites. We can't...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

The entire menu is ridiculous priced especially the Dinner menu. They think they are in disney or NYC the way prices are. Don't waste your time or money $$$$$$More

Thank LakelandAdvisor1
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We feel our pricing is comparable to similar restaurants in the area, and we feel we provide a good value given our location, atmosphere, service, and food. We regret that you disagree and offer our apologies. We feel that all...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002 (Formerly Fresco's Bakery & Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-683-5267
  • E-mail
Description
Local. Unique. Refreshing. Downtown Lakeland's original Gastropub & Craft Cocktail Bar serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The Perfect Mix!
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