“a consumer reports for the cheap” — the new york times
Home » local » Cheap Lakeland Restaurants

Cheap Lakeland Restaurants

Speaker Forsquare

Cheapism's editors recommend the best cheap Lakeland restaurants on foursquare. Here is the complete list:

(Please check out Cheap Florida Restaurants, Cheap Gainesville Restaurants, Cheap Sarasota Restaurants, Cheap Tallahassee Restaurants and Cheap Miami Restaurants ).

Grainger and Sons (on 98N)

8121 US Highway 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809

Phone #: 863-858-7572

If you love BBQ you should check out one of Lakeland's best spots for a hardy meal. Weekly specials are available: Tuesday is cheeseburgers, Wednesday is pork chops, Thursday is steak kabobs, and Friday and Saturdays are steak nights. Grainger and Sons are famous for their steak and BBQ.


1833 East Edgewood Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone #: 863-688-9616

Looking for fine Italian food for a deal? Mario's offers early dinner specials placed before 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If you want a warm and filling lunch, try the hand-made cheese manicotti for only $7.99.

Black & Brew

205 East Main St.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone #: 863-682-1210

This cafe and bistro located right across from historic Munn Park is a great place to meet friends on a weekend. Black and Brew has a full range of drink options (think Starbucks with better prices), and they also have a variety of sandwich and salad choices to choose from. If you can't decide between a soup, salad, or sandwich, get the 2 for $6.95 deal. Whatever you pick, you won't be sorry at this cheap Lakeland restaurant.


101 North Kentucky Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone #: 863-686-2228

Harry's is a New Orleans-themed restaurant, but they offer excellent burgers and fresh seafood if you're not in the mood for gumbo or jambalaya. The succulent mahi-mahi (15.95) can be served grilled or blackened. Save a few dollars by ordering off their early bird menu from 4-6. Drink specials are offered throughout the day on Wine Mondays, Fat Tuesdays and Martini Wednesdays.

Sumo Sushi

5295 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33813

Phone #: 863-648-1480

This excellent Japanese restaurant has chefs with over 15 years experience who can prepare any roll you want. But if you decide to order off the menu, enjoy the Galbi lunch special for $10.95, which includes a hot onion soup and a bento box. The house salad with ginger dressing is delicious.

Spice Thai & Sushi

3615 S Florida Ave # 1350
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone #: 863-709-8321

At Spice Thai and Sushi, you can order anything from curry and Pad Thai to noodle dishes and sushi. Their $8.95 lunch special consists of two sushi rolls (20 to choose from), soup, and a spring roll. Filling and a great price for a fresh Asian lunch.

Tapatio’s Mexican Restaurant

6645 S Florida Ave # 11
Lakeland, FL 33813

Phone #: 863-646-2199

Choose from two Lakeland locations for very authentic Mexican dinners which are all under $10.00. Make a reservation online or e-mail your takeout order so that it is ready for pick-up when you arrive.

Red Door

850 South Tennessee Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

Neighborhood: Lakeland
Phone #: 863-937-9314

Every Wednesday night at this cheap Lakeland restaurant the $13.00 special starts at 5:30. It's called "One Plate Wonders" which are accompanied by "a short flight" aka-- 2 half glasses of wine. If the sky is clear their patio is always occupied with friendly Lakeland residents, and fabulous entertainment on the weekends.

Café Zuppina

4417 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813

Neighborhood: Lakeland
Phone #: 863-644-5144

Sharing is the name of the game at this authentic Turkish restaurant in the heart of Lakeland. With generous portions and a variety of excellent options, come with an open mind to try new things. The Zuppina's Delight (pureed white eggplant with beef or chicken) is a good choice at $13.95. Also try the feta rolls. Bring a bottle of wine to share too, as there's no corking fee!

Sources: /strong>




5 Cheap Romantic Getaway Ideas

Now that you've survived the holidays, it's time to start planning a cheap get-away with the one you love. AOL Travel can point you in the right direction.

Abundance of berths on cruise ships is good news for bargain hunters

If you're pining to take a Caribbean cruise, you'll have plenty of cheap choices this winter. According to the Miami Herald, a large supply of berths on ships sailing from south Florida means bargain rates even on high-end ships.

Where Is It Cheaper to Rent? New York City (Really)

If you're at that stage in life where you're trying to figure out whether to rent or buy a place to live, don't miss this report from Time. A recent survey by a residential research firm lists the cities where it's cheaper to rent (first on the list is New York City) and those where it's cheaper to buy (Minneapolis tops this list).

Cheapism.com on Facebook