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Fat Jack's Delicatessen

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2940 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4044
+1 863-687-0262
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Fenelon Falls/ON/Canada
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still looking for that perfect elusive pastrami sandwich Based on reviews, we decided to try Fat Jacks Deli and Pub. No, it’s not a real Jewish Deli, but you know what, I felt comfortable when we walked through the front door. Found our own table, server came quickly and dropped the menus taking our drink orders. One draught that came... More 

Thank crackerssouth
Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you hit it right, you can walk right in and claim a booth. If you have to stand in line, it's worth the wait. The 3-egg breakfast special can't be beat...best scrambled eggs ( I like mine with some cheese) and the home fries - ask for extra crispy with grilled onions. Yum! I'm starting to drool just thinking... More 

Thank Jacquelyn B
Lakeland, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Slumming at its finest! If you don't mind the cracked seats, cramped quarters and dim lighting, then you'll love the sandwiches that they serve here! They are the best!.... You better stretch your jaws just a bit 'cuz they serve them thick!

Thank Dan R
Lakeland, Florida
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This little gem is great for breakfast on a budget. Be warned you may have to wait but well worth it. This place stays busy everything is very affordable and tasty. My wife swears by the open face sandwich. The meat is fork tender and seasoned well. I jump between the breakfast special which is 3 eggs potatoes few ways... More 

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Thank Reggie C
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Everything I have had here has been wonderful. Breakfast and lunch, they draw a crowd so I recommend before or after traditional meal times if possible. As a local, everyone has been to Fat Jack's and will gladly meet you there. Fresh from the grill and cooked to order, you don't have to wait long for a great meal. Most... More 

Thank Susan B
Lakeland, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A great local mom and pop place. Great breakfast, great sandwiches, very friendly staff. Talkative and really sweet. Food was good and you get plenty.

Thank BIll S
Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Seated in a roomy, comfortable booth, we were waited on promptly by a friendly lady who took our drink orders, then after a few minutes, our meal orders. The wait was about 15-20 minutes, bustling staff and lots of cheerful customers, our meals were delivered. Absolutely delicious and generous sandwiches with a side order of potato salad, (menu said homemade)... More 

Thank Robert B B
Lakeland, Florida
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I hadn't been to Fat Jack's for years, but recently started going regularly when my son is on break from work. The food is not fancy, but the portions are good and the price is right. There's a large breakfast menu. Can't go wrong with eggs, hashbrowns, and a biscuit. For dinner, the French Dip is flavorful and filling. Fries... More 

Thank Letstravelmore
Sunny Central Florida
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117 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy - just good food - hot coffee - friendly service - and reasonable prices. Got the last table just after 9 AM on a Wednesday. The wife had French toast and coffee. I had a short stack (two huge fluffy thick pancakes), 2 sausage patties and coffee. $15 wth tax and a 20% tip.

Thank HappyFLTravelers
Central Florida, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Fat Jack's... A hole-in-the-wall delicatessen that's been serving up hot coffee, and breakfast (as well as lunch, etc.) for over 40-years! Their pice de resistance is their Biscuits and Gravy, but everything else on their menu is handled (cooked) with the same level of culinary expertise. We have yet to experience anything that could be classified as "Return to Sender!"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2940 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803-4044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-687-0262

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