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Frescos

132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
+1 863-683-5267
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Fusion, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

The entire menu is ridiculous priced especially the Dinner menu. They think they are in disney or NYC the way prices are. Don't waste your time or money $$$$$$More

Thank LakelandAdvisor1
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We feel our pricing is comparable to similar restaurants in the area, and we feel we provide a good value given our location, atmosphere, service, and food. We regret that you disagree and offer our apologies. We feel that all...More

Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Have been for breakfast and dinner. Saw a Facebook post w/the $8 lunch special schedule for the week and went. We both love Carnitas! The pork was plentiful, lean, cooked perfectly, flavored nicely and served with 2 grilled tortillas. It came with yellow rice and...More

Thank HappyFLTravelers
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanks so much for this wonderful and thoughtful review! We're so happy to hear about your awesome lunch experience, and that you'll be back for lunch again soon. Our $8 lunch specials really are a steal, and are available every Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm. We'll be...More

Reviewed July 25, 2017

My friends love this place but every time I've went I have trouble finding something to eat. They are pricey for what you get and the food never impressed me that much. One time I went and ordered mango fish tacos, which came out small...More

Thank Erin W
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Erin! I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been satisfied with your previous dining experiences with us. We're in the process of revising our menu, so please come back and see us again in about a month...More

Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

We only come here for brunch and love it. My husband loves the eggs Benedict, and I love the endless mimosas!!!

Thank Ellie W
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

You can never go wrong with a boozy brunch, Ellie! You know our saying...brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast. ;) We look forward to serving you the next time you brunch with us here at Frescos!

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

I took my dad here for lunch today. Our meals were delicious! The mimosas were nice. The service was excellent. The dining room is a little noisy.More

Thank Jose H
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanks so much for bringing your Dad to dine with us for lunch, Jose! The bottomless mimosas are always a big hit. Did you know we offer them every day from open until 2pm for just $12? That's why the dining room gets a little...More

Reviewed July 19, 2017

We stumbled into this place quite by chance while visiting Lakeland and staying at the Hotel around the corner. We decided to walk around to see what shops were near and while peeking in the window a couple walking down the street said the food...More

Thank mr49phil
Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

So happy that you stumbled upon our little downtown eatery while staying in Lakeland! Even happier that you visited us not once, but twice. Thanks so much for giving us a try. We do hope we will have the pleasure of serving you again the...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This place is great for dinner with friends, the food is good specially the pizza and the appetizers. Nice for a romantic date drinking a nice sweet wine and a board of fruit and cheeses. The service is good, some times a little slow but...More

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Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanks so very much for this glowing review! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoy our appetizers, flatbread pizzas, and desserts. We truly appreciate your kind words and continued patronage. We look forward to having you back at Frescos very soon. Thanks, again!

Reviewed July 8, 2017

If you just want to go out for a drink with a friend or that special someone it's a nice place but for a romantic evening it's a No Go, or for a good meal I'd say NO,!! We had a salad and a sandwich...More

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Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoy the live music and entertainment at our little downtown gastropub. However, we're sorry to hear that our food has not met your expectations. We are constantly striving to improve, so we will definitely pass your comments on...More

Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Lunch was great! Great short rib sandwhich, burger, and salads. The fresh made chips were great too. Cool cafe atmosphere. Water dripped on us from ceiling and flies were buzzing around us. This is the only negative. Great food and service!More

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Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thanks for the review! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your food, but we sincerely apologize for the leaking roof. After lots of rainy weather, we had a leak develop which has since been repaired. So sorry that had to add a negative...More

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

I went here for Sunday brunch. Service was slow. The waitress kept on leaving. I had to wait for her a long time just to get the check. The chicken and waffles taste ok. I just didn't like the chicken. It is not the traditional...More

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Frescos-Lakeland, Public Relations Manager at Frescos, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you for the review. We sincerely apologize for your recent experience with slow service. We'll be sure to share your comments with management so this issue can be addressed immediately. The owner would love to contact you directly so that they may discuss your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $30
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002 (Formerly Fresco's Bakery & Bistro)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-683-5267
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Description
Local. Unique. Refreshing. Downtown Lakeland's original Gastropub & Craft Cocktail Bar serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The Perfect Mix!
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