Where to Eat in Lake Placid: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Lake Placid is a town in Highlands County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,223, and in 2015 the estimated population was 2,164. It is part of the Sebring Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Lake Placid

1. Jaxson's

443 Lake June Rd, Just North of Lake Placid on Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852-5667 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 25 +1 863-465-4674
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 384 reviews

Jaxson's

Reviewed By Donald G

Sit on the back porch overlooking the lake and enjoy a nice lunch. A nice selection on the menu at reasonable prices. The fish portions were large and served any way you like it, fried, blackened, grilled. The special was shaved steak with onions and cheese on a good bun with home made chips.

2. Cow Pie's Country Store and Creamery

212 County Road 621 E, Lake Placid, FL 33852-9479 Takeout, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American Lunch SGD 20 +1 863-659-1445
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Cow Pie's Country Store and Creamery

Reviewed By 35larryb

We were visiting Lake Placid for the Caladium Flower Festival and decided to visit Cow Pie's for some of their soft-serve custard. It has been one of our favorites for years but we had to ignore the fact that "Rustic" meant cluttered with tourist-trap "collectibles" and art-work, some of the latter now hanging in our house. Surprise, it is now cleaned-up. Floors have been mopped, new paneling installed, and most of the jumble removed. The custard has now been replaced with frozen ice-cream. The flavor of the day was key-lime, which was very good.
We had already eaten at Bo David's so we did not eat at Cow Pies' II but we looked at the menu and intend to try their Dragon Sandwich in a few days when we have business in the town.

3. Coffee Pharm Coffee and Tea House

212 N Main Ave, Lake Placid, FL 33852-2606 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 863-699-1129
Excellent
73%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Coffee Pharm Coffee and Tea House

Reviewed By KALOS177 - Lake Placid, Florida

My husband first found this quaint little coffee spot.
The coffee is great and made with love.
The ladies that are there are so friendly and please don't forget to have them
give you the interesting story behind the making of this business.
I was also happy to hear how many years they have been there.
If your ever in Lake Placid, stop in, you will be happy you did.

4. Casa Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Bar

1979 Placid Lakes Blvd, Lake Placid, FL 33852-6625 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 863-531-5100
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Casa Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By 2berries - CT

Definitely worth a stop if in the area. Our dinner entrees included a chicken chimichanga and chicken fajita. The chicken was nicely spiced and delicious. The accompaniments were all fresh and very good. The service was very friendly. The atmosphere was casual and clean. We’d definitely stop again.

5. Main Street America An Eatery

22 S Main Ave, Lake Placid, FL 33852-1807 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 863-465-7733
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Main Street America An Eatery

Reviewed By 959clintonh - Waterville, Maine

I am a Snowbird who Winters in Lake Placid for four months each year and have become very familiar with Maine Street America Eatery. The place is charming with great food and excellent wait staff. Seems like the staff have worked there a long time and have great experience. The food is excellent with generous portions. Prices may be a little generous as well but competitive. They DO NOT accept credit or debit cards, so be warned. Also avoid going on Mondays as they are closed and I have been disappointed a time or two as other breakfast opportunities in town often disappoint.

6. Chef Buddy Italian Deli

381 E Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, FL 33852-6432 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available Italian, American Lunch, Dinner +1 863-465-6800
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Chef Buddy Italian Deli

an EXCELLENT find ! tucked away in a quint strip mall. exellent food, reasonable priced

Reviewed By rwrrsrrrr - Lake Placid, Florida

Great pasta, meats, wraps, anti-pasta, sides, with fun service. The ladies hustle with your order. If the crowd is large, the service is a tad slow. Reasonably priced, right in the heart of downtown Lake Placid, the Readers Digest's "most interesting town in America."

7. Dock 633

633 Lake June Rd, Lake Placid, FL 33852-5671 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 863-699-6330
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 146 reviews

Dock 633

Reviewed By Sandtom - Florida

On our way home from Kissimmee Prairie Preserve we took a 30 mile detour to eat lunch here. Despite it's name, it is not on the water and looks out on a scruffy field. But we'd heard it was good. Smokers filled the tables on the outdoor patio, we sat at high tables in the bar room whose large windows were open onto the patio, and there was a back interior seating area. TV's played 3 different sports and the news around the perimeter of the rooms.
My husband had the specialty fish and chips and the piece of haddock was enough to feed two hungry people! I must have had a dozen and a half small shrimp in my basket. Excellent coleslaw. The waitress even asked us if we wanted tartar or cocktail sause, which was nice we didn't have to ask for the one not brought.

8. Havana Nights Cuban Cafe & Bakery

204 N Main Ave, Lake Placid, FL 33852-2606 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts American Express, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Cafe, Spanish Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast SGD 5 - SGD 20 +1 863-699-2233
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Havana Nights Cuban Cafe & Bakery

Authentic Cuban cuisine. We are open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner. We have a variety of coffee choices along with pastries and desserts. We have takeout and delivery available. Our menu gives you a wide variety of choices. We have the most "Authentic" Cuban sandwich around. We were voted #1 Cuban Cuisine in Highlands County in 2016 & 2017. With different daily specials, you are always in for a treat. Enjoy our modern decor with a relaxing atmosphere!

Reviewed By Sevaman99 - Lake Placid, Florida

Very good Cuban/Spanish food, from this diner on Main Street in Lake Placid. Try the Cuban cafe con leche (coffer with steamed milk), and the pastries; for lunch just about anything but the mondongo (tripe) or chicharrone (hog skin with meat. Fortunately neither of these Hispanic specialties are on the menu, so you can enjoy everything else practicar su espanol.

9. Smoke Shack BBQ

123 US Hwy 27 N, Lake Placid, FL 33852-7932 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, American, Barbecue, Seafood Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 25 +1 863-699-2221
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Smoke Shack BBQ

Smoke Shack BBQ offers fresh, homemade, award winning BBQ and southern sides as well as fresh cut to order steaks and select seafood dishes. Lots of Burger and sandwich choices as well.

Reviewed By dwightd1 - Kingsport, Tennessee

Oh wow!! Two thumbs up! Driving up from Miami to Orlando and got a craving for some BBQ. Saw the sign as I drove past and whipped it around. Glad I did. Nothing fancy on the inside but the food is amazing!! Loved the beans especially!! Made my Father's Day a little happier.

10. Golden Corral

322-US 27 South, Lake Placid, FL Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 863-465-1151
Excellent
47%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Golden Corral

Reviewed By Eating2012 - Dover Foxcroft, Maine

I've only eaten at one other GC and it was in Alaska. That one was excellent. This one seemed a lot smaller and awkward as you are constantly dodging people.
We were a party of 5 and the only table available was in the room that had 'reserved' signs on ALL tables. Another group was in there and said 'we're not worried about sitting in here. Just take a table!' So, we did. Pretty soon, an angry waitress comes to the table and says 'This area is closed!! You couldn't find a seat out there? She's pointed to other rooms with hostility. 'Ummm, no', we meekly say. It set the tone for the entire visit as we felt we were breaking some sort of rule.
The food was bland and prime rib had no flavor except salt. Even the carrot cake tasted like a cheap mix and frosting didn't taste like cream cheese.
I don't care to visit again.

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