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Chef T's Garden Grill

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1525 East Gary Road, Lakeland, FL
+1 863-687-4386
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place by mistake and can't say enough good things . Don't let the area put you off . It was excellent 5 star food . The bread, soup, entrees were all excellent .

Thank Ron A
Lakeland, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we had been here, it has been very nice. It's an old house with the rooms offering separate dining areas. It is cozy and intimate and romantic. Service is always very good and the food is excellent. One of our favorite places for a special occasion.

1 Thank beachbum2615
Lakeland, Florida
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef T's is a charming place, oddly located in a run-down light commercial area of Lakeland. How they survive there is beyond me. But the place is lovely: cozy, warm, welcoming. Service is generally professional and pleasant: think waiters in vests and ties, a wonderful quiet atmosphere, helped by the fact that the old house is divided into smaller rooms.... More 

Thank Superchief1944
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a place for outstanding atmosphere and excellent service. We had calamari which was tasty and more than enough for two. I had a filet mignon which was perfectly cooked but not very tasty. This was the same for the beans. I don't need spice but I like taste. My husband had rack of lamb which was perfectly cooked... More 

Thank elle328
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Jazzy restaurant. This was the second time visiting this quaint hidden treasure for my husband and i. Service has always been top notch and the food has been deliciously delightful. We have found our favorite restaurant hands-down.

Thank Kimberly H
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place,I have eaten here often,Chef Terry cares about the food he turns out. I have never had a bad meal,and the lemon cake is to die for. Thank you Chef for being in Polk County.

Thank Tom R
Central Florida, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It has been a year since we last visited Chef-Ts Garden Grill, and I must say the experience was indeed a much more palatable serving. The service was quick and personal, and the fare was likewise quite enjoyable. For myself, the duck special was extremely delicate... mouthwatering even. For my wife, the lamb was equally attractive and as much savory.... More 

Thank SidlerGK
Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We have frequented Chef T's since ints opening and it quickly became our favorite restaurant, hands down.Wonderful entrees, atmosphere and staff each and every time. Over the years we have enjoyed quiet dinners with friends, participated in the special wine pairings to completely filling the place celebrating high school graduations with relatives and friends. Our hats off to Terry and... More 

Thank Linda C
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137 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The four of us went there on the Memorial Day weekend. The restaurant was not busy at all. The dining room was very dark, too dark in my opinion and the rooms are small since the building is a former older residence. Service was attentive and prompt. We had one appetizer to share, the baked brie, and two salads. My... More 

1 Thank Ingrid P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I took our corporate executives there after an event we did in Lakeland. I couldn't have asked for anything better. This is one of those places where the moon and stars all align. Appetizers and entrees were delicious, beautiful, and well proportioned. We sat outside and enjoyed the garden. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. Frankly I was... More 

Thank Mark F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 East Gary Road, Lakeland, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: +1 863-687-4386

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