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“Sometimes the food is excellent and other times it's just OK...”

Grillsmith Lakeland
Ranked #9 of 474 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 28, 2011

I have visited this Grillsmith at least three times in the past 4 months. On one occassion I thought the food and service were great. The spinach artichoke dip was creamy and tasy. The server was prompt. But, a month or so later the server was forgetful and the entire meal was just sort of average. And then in August the server was lackluster, steak overdone and the spinach and artichoke dip was runny. So, overall I would say that they have inconsistent standards.

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Thank SeekPeace
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

A little pricy but worth every penny cause I have never gotten anything that i didn't like. Their complementary bread basket ROCKS. I could eat that all night. Their service is outstanding. I have been here on a romantic date, business meeting, night out with friends and it was appropriate for all occasions. It is conveniently located next to the movie theater and you can buy discounted tickets from them with a purchase of a meal. I recommend their chicken marsala and any of their steaks. But don't leave without getting the jalapeno mac and cheese.

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

After a long day on the road, we walked to GrillSmith from our hotel. Wait staff were well trained. Upon noticing that our assigned waiter was missing-in-action, Anthony jumped in and took over. We happened in on a Wednesday when Happy Hour is until 9PM. We enjoyed Anchor Steam drafts with our meal. We started with the fried calamari. It arrived warm, though it could have been hotter. The portion was good sized; it was crispy, though a bit salty. The crispy fish tacos were tasty. I enjoyed jalapeño mac and cheese and baby bok choy as sides. The margherita flatbread was ok, not as good as the other items. Over all, we enjoyed our meal. The servers were friendly and prompt. A manager or chef stopped by each table to see if everything was OK – a nice touch. I recommend GrillSmith, especially at happy hour.

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Reviewed August 2, 2011

We were visiting relatives and had our dog along for the trip. Family suggested we try Grillsmith. They have a covered terrace where dogs are welcome.
Our waitstaff was excellent and despite the fact that we were initially the only ones on the terrace, we received fast, friendly service.
Their salmon appetizer was beautiful and delicious. Breadsticks and their own "parmesean crisps" accompany meals and were excellent. Steaks were prepared to order and very tender. My husband raved about the spare ribs and fresh asparagus. My grilled chicken salad with walnuts and cheese was tangy and perfect, especially with their freshly made raspberry vinagrette dressing. I had enough salad to take part of it with me. Our waitress insisted on making fresh dressing and tucked a bag of the parmesean crisps in with it as well. Our half of the meal, with ice teas and the appetizer came to just over $35.00.
Oh, and that little dog I mentioned? The waitress brought her a big bowl of water when our beverages arrived.
We will be back, with or without the dog.

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