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Chef T's Garden Grill

1525 E Gary Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2229
+1 863-687-4386
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1525 E Gary Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2229
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were amazing! Lump crab cakes were the best I have had in a very long time. Everyone at the table loved their meal and wine. Great for date night or celebrating an event.

Thank Allie S
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Exceptional service and fabulous food. Portion size was ideal for health instead of the usual Super-sized stuff of fast food restaurants. The presentation was simple and elegant. I ordered the scallops in an orange flavored sauce which came with a side order of green beans,...More

Thank Joni M F
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We visited for a birthday celebration and Chef T's did not disappoint. This was our first visit and several people had warned us that the atmosphere was a little quirky. What a lovely old home remodeled into a restaurant. Very intimate seating in several rooms...More

1  Thank Depplep
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Lovely evening for 2, our main courses were Lobster tail and Lamb Chops. Both dishes were absolutely excellent. Portions were adequate, atmosphere was nice (it was a quiet night) and our server was very helpful, very attentive and very knowledgeable. All around great experience. Special...More

1  Thank jsmcolegio
Reviewed 7 January 2018

"Garden Grill" is actually a misnomer. It's exceptional due to the fact that it's absent the usual "Chain Restaurant" cacophony associated with noisy customers, clanging dishes, dinnerware, and aisle traffic. This dining venue belongs to Chef T, and his demand for excellence is definitely obvious....More

1  Thank gottahavit2day
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I heard about this place in Lakeland am decided to check it out. Upon greeting my wife and i, they immediately gave us a tour of the entire layout. We were so impressed we made reservations for the next night. Sam was our phenomenal waiter....More

2  Thank Reggie B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant tucked in east Lakeland in a turn of the century home is one place you should make a reservation for. From the atmosphere to service you will throughly enjoy your meal. The wine list is very good and not too much sticker...More

1  Thank sugareemel77
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Our dinner was very romantic and intimate. The restaurant is in a quaint old house. The service was wonderful. The meal was fabulous. We each had a cup of the soup of the day. My husband had the Crab Cake Dinner and I had the...More

1  Thank rnatterer
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

First visit - definitely not the last. Shared the baked Brie with Pistachios and Orange Blossom Honey. The wife had the catch of the day - baked cod with a lump crab meat topping with rice and carrots. I had the 9 oz Filet Mignon...More

1  Thank HappyFLTravelers
Reviewed 9 August 2017

For almost eight years this New Yorker has enjoyed Chef T's while visiting family and friends in Lakeland. The residents of Polk County should consider themselves mighty lucky to have this temple of comfort food in their area. I have dined at Chef T's for...More

1  Thank robertomN124LH
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13 March 2016|
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Response from richardpamelag | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take Discover. That is the card I always use and from April thru June you get 5% back from Discover
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 E Gary Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801-2229
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-687-4386
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