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GrillSmith Restaurant

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1569 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, FL
863-688-8844
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First time visit - very impressef

We came here to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a wonderful meal. The server was outstanding. She selected my meal and it was suberb. The pumpkin crab soup rivaled She Crab soup. We will definitely come back here again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2014
tartar70
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New Hudson, Michigan
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lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Having registered our name for a table of six the hostess told us it will be about one hour to get a table. At that there were about 4 empty tables in the patio and about 6 or 7 tables inside the restaurant. When we asked about the empty tables the hostess informed us that they were reserved. We noticed... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had eaten here in the past and always left happy. Today we were very unhappy, we waited 50 minutes for our order, way to long for them to cook a steak. The manager did come over and apologized and comped our drinks and assured us he wanted our meal to come out right, which it didn't. We had ordered our... More 

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New Hudson, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We came here to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a wonderful meal. The server was outstanding. She selected my meal and it was suberb. The pumpkin crab soup rivaled She Crab soup. We will definitely come back here again.

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Lakeland, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Have been to GrillSmith a few times now and we have always had a wonderful experience. I would recommend making a reservation though. They are normally busy, and the one time we didn't make a reservation we did have to wait a bit. Every time we have made a reservation we pretty much have been taken right back. The only... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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232 reviews 232 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were impressed. Yes. Impressed. The ambience was great. The service was better. The food was best. Did not disappoint in the least. We ordered the combo, which saved a few bucks, and allowed us to choose from several items to create our own combo. Chose "skewered shrimp" and salmon with au gratin potatoes. Yum to everything. The shrimp is... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been eating here weekly since it opened. Always good service; great atmosphere in the bar area; great food. Also best "happy hour" in Lakeland.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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160 reviews 160 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Made reservations for Valentines Day at 7pm and was seated immediately upon arrival. Service was very good and attentive. The bread basket was tasty. We started with the Bruschetta. Just enough of the appetizer and plenty of tomato to bread ratio. The caesar salad was quite good. I had the BBQ ribs. A very nice sauce. The desserts were a... More 

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Just enjoyed a Sunday Brunch at a favorite Steak place. Shrimp and Grits were so good. Just found out Shane Bell has moved over to Corporate and left the restaurant in the very capable hands of Brian Key.

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Lakeland, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This will be brief because I've reviewed this one before, but it's been a couple years and I feel compelled to write another glowing review. Our food is good EVERY time. Not exaggerating, it's so consistently excellent we buy ourselves gift cards when they offer the $25 gift cards at Christmas. Last year we blew through $375 worth of giftcards... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Enjoy eating at grill smith. Especially, outdoors. My dog & I eat there frequently,as they are pet friendly on the outside veranda! Love their salads & salmon dinner! The breadsticks & flatbread they bring out is great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1569 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-688-8844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?