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22 Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825
863-453-2211
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Very interesting and relaxing place for lunch

This restaurant is in a hotel built in the 1920's. There is a nice lobby area for visiting with friends before or after lunch. A piano player was in the lobby playing old tunes, which added to the ambiance. The fireplace mantel was beautifully decorated and a nice place to take a picture. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
HoosierNancy
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is in a hotel built in the 1920's. There is a nice lobby area for visiting with friends before or after lunch. A piano player was in the lobby playing old tunes, which added to the ambiance. The fireplace mantel was beautifully decorated and a nice place to take a picture. The interesting part of this place is... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Wonderful buffet style food in such a pleasant atmosphere. Food is prepared by the University culinary students, items keep changing as you eat, so if you don't like something wait a bit. Everything was delicious, loved the fried chicken, good ole southern hospitality. All of the staff go out of their way to help, my most recent trip was with... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Hey folks, If you want to see a grand hotel dating from the Prohibition Era and enjoy good dining with music, take a little trip to the Hotel Jacaranda in Avon Park Florida. The hotel operates a culinary school, and they serve lunch and dinner smorgasbords in the $10 range. Dine on tables covered with linen tablecloths and enjoy Jeff... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had an excellent buffet style 4 course meal and the price was phenomenal!!! Four of us for less that fifty dollars! Try it!!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Have gone every Sunday to the buffet here since arriving here. Best food around in my opinion. Good selection buffet and you get drinks and dessert as part of meal. You MUST have reservations on Sunday but lunch through week is not required. If you are a senior be sure to tell them to get discount and get a punched... More 

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OAKWOOD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went for Sunday Brunch with 2 other couples! It was wonderful! Fried chicken, potatoes and gravy were 5 star! My Sis did not care as she hates Buffets but maybe she should have stayed home! Lol. Will be back next Sunday and again and again! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Avon Park, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have been to the Jacaranda for lunch in the past. We recently went in December with my girlfriends. Their Christmas decor was so beautiful and it put you right in the spirit. This lovely hotel was built in the 20's and is listed on the National Historic Register. "In 1988, the South Florida State College Foundation, Inc., purchased the... More 

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East Central FL
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179 reviews 179 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I can't get back here quick enough. We ate here with 24 other folks (mostly all couples). We did not hear one complaint from anyone and everyone I asked loved the Sunday dinner. From the ham and accompanying raise sauce, to the chopped sirloin, to the fried chicken, all was wonderful. Oddly enough, Oddy favorite were the green beans. The... More 

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Classic old hotel that has lost all of its charm. No one seemed overly interested in anything. You can tell at one time this was quite the palace, but the hodge podge of decorating styles and poorly done patches certainly ruin any of that.

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Avon Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is always a treat to go to the Jacaranda for Sunday brunch. My husband and I like the atmosphere of the place, the people and the food. Fried chicken, a fish dish, and usually 3 other meats to choose as well as a carving table. Plenty of veges and sides on the salad bar and southern hot vegetables such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Avon Park
  • Phone Number: 863-453-2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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