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Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak

3100 Canal Rd, Lot 7, Lake Wales, FL 33898-9100
863-439-2031
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Ranked #13 of 60 restaurants in Lake Wales
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Lake Wales, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were told that it was a "Must" to visit Cherry Pockets when we moved to Lake Wales. We saw a billboard and decided to go see what the "must" was all about. You think youve made a wrong turn by the time you finally see the sign and arrow directing you into what appears (and is) a run down... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Been there before, so wanted to go back. Walked in and the hostess acted like we were bothering her. So she said it was a 30 min wait, when there were empty tables. She sent us to go sit outside at the bar while it was raining. Tried to order drinks it took over 10 min to get a drink,... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My son and I went on a recommendation, not knowing what to expect. The place is on the water but in the middle of a trailer park. I wasn't sure about going in until a fleet of Model T cars pulled up. We followed their group in. Inside is "Old" Florida and I still wasn't quite sold - BUT the... More

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New Carlisle, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We get to central Florida once, sometimes twice a year. Cherry Pocket is a must visit each time. As others have said, the service isn't the best, but the food more than makes up for it. Great atmosphere, cold beer, huge portions, reasonable prices.....considering the portion size. A bonus is that there is usually an alligator or two floating in... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice motorcycle ride from Central Winter Haven. Good Oysters, Fair Prices, Cold Beer. The ride alone is worth the trip. Live music sometimes.

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Orlando, Florida
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188 reviews 188 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Cherry Pocket is a gut-busting steak and seafood “shak” where I never tire of the varied menu. Seafood dominates the menu: crab cakes, shrimp, scallops. The Key West Grouper Platter ($17) has the titular whitefish “covered with shrimp, ‘krab,’ scallops and veggies sautéed in Parmesan cream sauce made with Key West lemony juice and cayenne pepper,” my Canadian friend Brian’s... More

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Lake Alfred, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We've been several times, and keep spreading the word among our friends. Went with a group of 24 recently and had a blast! Key West Grooper is my favorite, but I am determined to try some of the pasta dishes - they looked yummy when my friends ordered. Love the carrot cake, too! Everything is made to order, so don't... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We live nearby and go there whenever we can. It takes us to an "out of town" place being only 15 miles away. Great food, awesome service and the best view over Lake Pierce. Don't judge a book by its cover. You won't be disappointed!

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Davenport, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Today was the second time we went to Cherry Pocket. The food has been good both times. Last time I had the crab cake sandwich and my husband had the crab cake dinner. This time I tried the seafood fettucini and he had the "Grooper" sandwich. Note the mispelling of grouper. That's because it is actually basa fish. My husband... More

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Albany, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We have been going to Cherry Pocket for several years and have never been disappointed. The first thing you have to know is you can not judge a book by its' cover. The first time you go there, you might think twice about getting out of the car. The place looks like a dump but once you are inside, you... More

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