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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

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132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for brunch. Classic eggs benedict was tremendous. And the grits. Oh, the grits. It is hard to be wow'd by grits, but this is the place. Almost stole the show from the eggs benedict. Also, they do candied bacon. You have to try it. Real good. Jeremy, our server, was awesome. We will be back. Also, a full... More 

Thank loogadis d
Lakeland, Florida
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348 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have come here a few times. This past time, wasn't that good. We ordered an appetizer, and with in minutes of it coming out, and our dinner comes out. Our server was like, I didn't know the food would come out that fast. She seemed like she was in a rush the whole knight... it would... More 

Thank Ellie W
Lakeland, Florida
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of great things to choose from - everything from tasty entries to rich dessert to alcoholic drinks. Not a good place if you are on a budget.

Thank Heather E
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just wow, I stopped in for lunch and am blown away by the flavor of their short rib sandwich with coconut rice!!! Only $9 for fancy lunch?? I'm flabbergasted.

Thank EFox201
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Girl time on a beautiful Saturday morning and I was very hungry after a solid workout. Ive been here a few times and this was my second time having brunch. I ordered a "build your own omelet which was decent but wasn't wow'd but maybe next time I will try it again or another entree. But the coffee was perfect,... More 

Thank Tamayj
Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Fresco's is around the corner from the Terrace Hotel. We happened upon Fresco's while looking for a local spot for breakfast. We have eaten there about 10 times. service is adequate. what it lacks in attentiveness (get up to get refills on coffee) it more than makes up for it in friendliness. This past visit we found a new reason... More 

Thank howards736
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Girls night out downtown Lakeland. A group of ladies met for a night on the town. We soon realized the storm brewing was not going anywhere. Luckily it was Sue's birthday and gave us excuses for indulging. Here are a couple of the delicacies at Fresco's.

Thank tastebudtravelers
west warwick
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Went on Sat night with some friends. Service was very slow for such a small place. The food was terrible. I ordered a goat cheese and walnut linguine, it was so darn dry . It said it had a lemon cream sauce on it, it had the flavor of lemon but no sauce at all. My friend ordered the Gnocchi.... More 

Thank ruadiver2000
Lakeland, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Everybody has that Cheers Bar... where they know your name and they take care of you always. Where you feel welcomed, important, and like part of the family. Well, Fresco's is that for me. From their bar staff - Seff, Trent, Steve, Joe, and all the rest - to their servers... most especially Winnie, to their fantastic owners - Tim... More 

Thank Melissah B
Lakeland, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Downtown go to spot for Sunday Brunch. It is also good for lunch and dinner. Music at night. Good for coffee break, or after work cocktail as well. Food and service is outstancing.

Thank ProfMac863

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-683-5267

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?