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Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music
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Reviewed December 4, 2020 via mobile

The specials of the week were very tasty: green fried tomatoes topped with crab cakes, and hog wings - unusual and wonderful. My only concern is that there is no awareness of the dangers of Corona: the waitresses and the chef when he came out...were not wearing masks. I understand that people have personal preferences and decide accordingly but in a business catering to all customers, I would have expected more sensitivity.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2020 via mobile

Food was amazing! I had the roast beef Ruben, and onion chips. Mom had the pork tenderloin sandwich which was enough for two people. We also split the wedge salad which was very fresh and good. The staff were very friendly, to include the owner...who came to our table and took pictures with us. Good time and good food, I would definitely recommend this place!More

Date of visit: September 2020
825DavidA825, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

It was so nice to meet y'all!!! Thanks for taking the time to visit us and to write a review!!! I hope to see you soon!!!

Reviewed February 16, 2020

My husband and I spent a few nights at the Jacaranda Hotel, Avon Park. We enjoyed this Restaurant & Bar, across the street, 18 EAST MAIN STREET. The Staff was very friendly. The Owner/ Chef went out of his way to come out and visit....Food was fabulous! It was our Go To Place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

Small, quaint restaurant. Great ambiance. Excellent food & service. Best steaks in the area. Entertainment on weekends. Dave, the owner, cooks, oversees, & comes out to check on customers. Hands on, 1st class place.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

Like an oasis. You’d never think a place like this exists in the area. Wine list was impressive. Owner is over the top with his attention and making sure you’re taken care of.

Date of visit: December 2019
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us!!! SUPER!! Great to sit and talk to you, too!!! Enjoy your time here and try to come back, soon!!!

Reviewed November 13, 2019

Went tonight to celebrate my 72nd birthday as well as celebrating beating cancer and could not have picked a better place!! Had heard and read great reviews about this restaurant but haven't had the chance to check it out till tonight.....now I'm mad at myself...for waiting so long. The best filet I've had in years. The sides were outstanding.......green beans seasoned to perfection.....twice baked potato was delicious. Wife wasn't very hungry so she opted for two appetizers and she said both the ahi tuna was out of this world great and she loved the smoked fish dip......especially the home made pita bread chips (even delicious without the fish dip on them!!!)More

Date of visit: November 2019
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Great!!!! You finally made it in!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! 72 years young, and more importantly: beat that buzzard, cancer!!!!!! So glad for you!!! It's a tough fight and you won!!! Thanks for coming in and glad you enjoyed it!! We love serving folks, and will be happy...More

Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

First visit was a Home Run. Decor, bar and in general a pleasing atmosphere. Service and menu was above average. The Special I ordered was great. Excellent drink selection and Service was spot on. I will be be back. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: November 2019
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

Hey!!! Thank you so much!! 1st for stopping by and 2nd for taking the time to let us know your thoughts!!! So glad you enjoyed your visit!! Hope to see you soon!!!!

Reviewed November 4, 2019

Upscale, but casual. Intimate atmosphere, medium menu. Some nights have live entertainment. Reasonable prices and nice bar to sit at.

Date of visit: March 2019
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, but most of all, thanks for visiting us!! I hope you'll return soon!!

Reviewed October 16, 2019

Get a great pour of Merlot or a nice ice cold beer and eventually the owner may pass by your table and "check in" to see how you're doing. If you don't like sitting at a table there is also a bar and generally a...very great bartender that will see to it that you receive your favorite libation. Great wine list btw... Occasionally local songwriters and guitar pickers will be on hand to entertain you or soothe your brain with a nice ditty about local Florida life. Oh yeah...did I mention the menu? Ohhh myyy as Gator football announcer says when our beloved Gators make a great play....what a great selection to choose from! Appetizers like grilled portabella mushrooms, smoked fish dip, deep fried artichoke hearts or even my favorite...good n tender Gator tail fried. Need more than that? Try a Ribeye steak, Salmon or "Frenched" Pork Chop. Chicken is offered or the Giant Ravioli with Seafood Sauce Yeah, there's salads too and wraps and sandwiches that will make you sit back and loosen that belt a notch or three. All good says Dave! Go try this place and tell Dave and Steph hello from Mike !More

Date of visit: March 2019
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2019

What a great and thorough review!!! THANK you so much!! Avon Park has been so gracious to me since we've been here!! (Almost 8 years!!! ) Mike It's been nice to see you two in here and enjoy what we have to offer, we do...More

Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Bone in ribeye 1lbs or 8 oz Filet & they have non-red meat choices.Twice baked potato & choice of salads. The hog wings are also very good! Beef is from Iowa, corn fed. Never had a less than perfect steak! HorseHeads seal of approval!

Date of visit: August 2019
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Thanks a pile for taking the time to write in!!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here and got a great meal!! Come see us soon!!!

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    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4