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Garden Bistro

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702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
+1 863-686-3332
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“hummus” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The food is fresh and completely delicious, the staff is friendly and warm and the ambience inside and out is in a class of its own. This is a great place to share some quality time with friends or family whether you are visiting Lakeland...More

Thank Chris N Daryl N
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Cute little restaurant with homemade soups and good sandwiches. The staff is friendly and you can sit inside or out.

Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

It's a quaint restaurant in downtown Lakeland. The restaurant has a nice view of lake mirror. They have seating indoors which is air conditioned but I recommend you guys to seat in the patio. On a beautiful day, the view is as good as the...More

Thank gbzayds
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We have enjoyed many luncheons with friends, family and business associates. The salads and sandwiches were delicious and often order take out for the staff. The views are always so exceptional of the lake. My guests often request to visit, again and never disappointed. Our...More

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed May 8, 2017

My family and I went here for lunch. It was a gorgeous sunny day. It was busy so the service was a little slow, but when our sandwiches arrived, they were delicious! The pond view was very charming.

Thank twistedtippy
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Salads were delicious but piece of carrot cake not worth the price. Seated outside was delightful with a view of Lake Mirror.

Thank Pat T
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a casual and friendly - almost rustic - place to eat in a very attractive setting. We visited for a late lunch and were quickly attended to by the friendly staff. The menu has mainly salads and sandwiches, and there is plenty...More

1  Thank Anthony D
Reviewed April 3, 2017

I have visited Garden Bistro many times over the years - the last two times were very disappointing. Last Saturday I was on a photo kick and had been taking pics at the garden and the Lake-stopped for lunch. The soup French onion, was bland...More

1  Thank caravan47
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Dont let the decor fool you, this was first class food. Loved the lentil soup. Hubby loved the bread and his blt. Didnt eat dessert, but those cakes looked devine.

Thank Heather E
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Had a lovely lunch at the Garden Bistro. I have been there several times but it was my friends' first visit. We each had the sampler - potato salad (the best), hummus, tabouli and a cup of soup. A truly delicious choice. The desserts looked...More

Thank gallakb
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Response from Cowolyn | Reviewed this property |
There is an outside patio. If the animal is a a comfort animal or well trained Yes
September 21, 2015|
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Response from Teacheragent101 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited this facility it was a "walk-in" so I am not sure if reservations are necessary. Call to be on the safe side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-686-3332
Close to park, overlooks lake, gardens nearby. Homemade soups, cakes and pies.
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