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Garden Bistro

702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
+1 863-686-3332
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“hummus” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5030
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 6 April 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 4 April 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 2 April 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 24 March 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
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went there. Restaurant was very hot inside. We ask about seating and was told to find a seat. We finally saw some people leave a table outside that previously had a reserved on it. The reserve option was never offered to...More

Thank Bert1962
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here for brunch, and loved it. I a quiet little place off the lake, with some indoor and some out door seating. During the week there only open for lunch, and Sunday they are open a little longer.

Thank Ellie W
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A great place to have a ladies luncheon, or just an intimate meal for two. The food is scrumptious. And I highly recommend the chocolate pudding (YUM!!). You won't be disappointed.

Thank Laura T
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Is there an outdoor patio that is dog friendly?
5 October 2016|
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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
Do they take reservations?
22 September 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
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
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Close to park, overlooks lake, gardens nearby. Homemade soups, cakes and pies.