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“A Different Experience” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Manny's Original Chop House

Manny's Original Chop House
5125 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813
863-940-9924
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Ranked #21 of 397 Restaurants in Lakeland
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Lakeland, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Different Experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If, like me, you prefer your steakhouse to have a linen tablecloth and napkins and a subdued ambiance for conversation, Manny's is not the place for you. It is very loud; tables are very basic to put it charitably; floors are bare concrete; and ambiance defies conversation. The food is okay -- not great, not terrible. Prices are high for what you get. Service is good. There was almost an hour wait the night we visited. Outback is just across the street and suits me better, but you might like Manny's.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Garner, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A Lakeland Don't Miss !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went to Lakeland for spring training baseball. We ate here the last night of our visit and wish we had visited here first, we would have been back every night ! The place was crowded, but quickly found a table outside on the Drinkin Deck. Great atmosphere to go with the perfect weather. Our server was Kortney; what a great attitude and enjoys her job. She is an absolute asset to Manny's. We have not had a server like her in quite some time. My wife had the NY strip, which she described as better than the one she had the previous night at an upscale and over-rated restaurant in Orlando. I had the lamb chops which were done to perfection. If you have never had lamb, do yourself a favor and try it here. We paid a bit over $60 and that included an appitizer, alcohol, our meal and dessert. The meal was worlds better than what we paid three times more for the night before.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I have to say that even though the restaurant is very busy and kinda loud, the food and service were excellent! Derrick was our server and he totally rocked! It is somewhat unusual to get excellent service anymore, but he is to be commended. The Ribeye Steak, in particular was divine. What more can I say?

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leamington, Canada
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266 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 118 cities Reviews in 118 cities
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
“A GREAT BIG "WOW"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was our first visit to the newest addition to the Manny's Original Chophouse family in Lakeland. We have previously been to the one in Winter Haven where we had a great experience for dinner. We were given a special certificate over the internet for a free appetizer of our choice with any purchase. This being a Wed. we decided to take the special of a free fajita entree with each one purchased. We picked BBQ chicken wings for our free appetizer which turned out to be 8 or 9 juicy jumbos that we finger licking good. I really mean sticky yummy finger licking good. I ordered the chicken fajita and my wife opted for the beef one. These proved to be too much for two seniors to complete so take out boxes were in order. The fajitas were very good with both the chicken and beef being very tender and everything came to our table steaming hot. This is an extremely popular restaurant chain and I would recommend going there as early as possible. The are only open for dinner which starts at 4:00 pm. The place filled up very fast. We were there at 3:45 and they let us in and seated us right away. Our wing order was delivered to us with minutes. WE WILL BE BACK AND BACK.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lakeland, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Converted old steak & ale. Food was good had the Prime Rib which was very good. The wife had the bacon wrapped filet which she said was the best she'd ever had. The unlimited salad that comes with it is very good. They give you the biggest baked potato I've ever seen. Service was good but not great. Be prepared to wait for a table since the place is always crowded.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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