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Eat + Drink (plus Kids Eat Free)

For a more comprehensive Kids Eat Free list separated by day, visit our Kids Eat Free Guide to see the kids meal deals all week long!

Also check out our Guide to The Best Ice Cream, Cookies, Yogurt & Cupcakes in Lakeland and Polk County.

 

Use the 3 bars on the top left to filter by subcategory. Use the map below to find Eat + Drink (plus Kids Eat Free) Near Me.

Andy's Frozen Custard

Andy’s Frozen Custard has a wide variety of treats from simple vanilla or chocolate cones, to sundaes, concretes and more. Limited time seasonal favorites include Pumpkin Pie Concretes, Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes, Key Lime Pie Concretes and more. You can drive-through or visit the walk up window.

4046 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Andy's Igloo Winter Haven

Andy’s will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, in the most perfect way. From their diner stools to the interior decor, the burgers and shakes will have you coming back for more. They have an extensive shake list, and they are all SO GOOD. In a hurry? Hit up the drive up/walk up window for a to-go order. Located on Hwy 17 in Winter Haven.

703 3rd Street Southwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Applebee's

Get a Kids Meal for $0.99 with the purchase of an adult entree after 4:30pm. 1 per adult, ages 12 & under. Valid on Tuesdays.

4835 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Kids Eat Free Tuesday | Outdoor Seating
AX-Caliber Axe Venue & Coffee House
Polk County’s Very First Axe Venue and Coffee House! Stop by for great food and coffee and schedule an appointment for ax-throwing.
204 East Orange Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Coffee Shops | Unique Indoor Activities
Baking Donuts Plus Winter Haven

Love bacon? Love donuts? Baking Donuts Plus is home of the Bacon Donut. YUM. They also serve boba drinks, sandwiches, a huge variety of donut flavors, and even a donut breakfast sandwich.

913 6th Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Donuts
BD's Mongolian Grill

Kids 10 & Under eat for $3.99 on Wednesdays. Call for restrictions.

1479 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Kids Eat Free Wednesday | Outdoor Seating
Beef O Brady's S. Lakeland

Kids meals are $1.99 on Tuesdays from 4-8pm. Tuesday only.
(As of Jan. 2020, Beef’s South Lakeland has switched to $1.99 instead of kids eat free)

(NOTE – North Lakeland location has Kids Eat Free on Wednesday, other locations vary)

4816 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Beef O'Brady's N. Lakeland

Kids eat free on Wednesday nights from 4-8pm with purchase of adult entree. 1 child per adult.
(NOTE – other Beef’s locations vary for Kids Eat Free or $1.99)

1070 Wedgewood Estates Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Kids Eat Free Wednesday
Beef O'Brady's - Winter Haven

Free kids meal from 4-9pm on Tuesday nights with purchase of adult entree. 1 child per adult. Age 12 & under.

300 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Beef O'Brady's Auburndale

Kids Meals are $1.99 on Tuesday nights.

102 West Polk Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Bob Evans

Free kids meal from 4pm-close on Tuesday nights. One child per adult. 12 and under.

3130 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Bruster's Ice Cream

We rarely drive by Bruster’s on any evening when there isn’t a line of people waiting to get a cone, bowl, or banana split of Bruster’s freshly made ice cream.  They carry a huge variety of flavors, and also serve frozen yogurt, sorbet, milkshakes, cakes, pies, and more. As an added bonus, they give free baby cones to children under 40″ and free ‘doggie sundaes’ to your furry friend, so bring the entire family for some Bruster’s fun! Located on 540A down the road from Christina Park.

955 East CR540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats | Outdoor Seating
Cake Makers Studio

Cake Makers Studio offers custom cakes beyond your imagination! They specialize in unique, out of the box and different cakes, you won’t believe it’s just a cake! Also offering working cow ice cream, shakes, cupcakes and more at their downtown Lakeland location.

117 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Charlie’s Mini Donuts and Coffee

Charlie’s Mini Donuts serves up mini donuts in a variety of flavors/toppings including maple bacon, chocolate pretzel, fruit loops, s’more, pop rocks, and more, plus special rotating flavors. A colorful display shows you all of the donut options making it easier for kids to decide! Donuts are made fresh to order, and a full menu of coffee drinks is also available.

Charlie’s Mini Donuts offers gluten-free donuts on Wednesdays – check their Facebook page or give them a call to confirm availability before you visit.

1029 East County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Donuts
Cold Stone Creamery

If you’ve never had a “Coldstone Creation,” do yourself a favor and get one this summer! You’ll be overwhelmed by the choices at Coldstone – freshly made ice cream flavors, mix-ins, sundaes, bowls, cones – but have no fear, Coldstone has plenty of Signature Creations for you to pick one and then watch the magic happen. They take the ice cream, mix-ins, and then chop and fold it all together using two spades on a frozen granite stone. Deliciousness. Located next to Cobb Theatres at Lakeside Village.

1615 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Cookie Jar Bakeshop

The Cookie Jar Bakeshop is a neighborhood bakery, serving its customers an assortment of fresh baked cookies, cakes, pies and treats. In addition to sweet treats, they also serve delicious options for breakfast, lunch, or just a cup of coffee. We speak from experience when we say that visiting for lunch is a good excuse to also sneak in a cookie or other too-good-to-resist dessert! The Cookie Jar also makes custom cookies, cakes, and other specialty items. Located on Main Street in Bartow.

305 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida 33830
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Crispers

Get a kids meal for FREE with paid adult entree on Saturday and Sunday.

1479 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Kids Eat Free Saturday | Kids Eat Free Sunday | Outdoor Seating
Denny's

Kids eat for free from 4-10pm on Tuesday nights. 2 kids per adult.

3250 County Road 700, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Donut Palace Winter Haven

Enjoy donuts, donut holes, or breakfast sandwiches at Donut Palace in Winter Haven.

2697 Recker Highway, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Donuts
Duke's Brewhouse

Kids ages 12 & under eat free from 11am – close on Monday. Receive 1 free kids meal per 1 adult entree.

4960 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Kids Eat Free Monday | Outdoor Seating
Fish City Grill

Free kids meal with paid adult meal on Mondays.

1485 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Kids Eat Free Monday | Outdoor Seating
Fred's Market Restaurant

Kids 12 & under eat free with the purchase of adult Market Table entree. Valid 5pm – close on Monday – Thursday nights.

2120 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Kids Eat Free Monday | Kids Eat Free Thursday | Kids Eat Free Tuesday | Kids Eat Free Wednesday
Gator's Dockside

Kids eat free 5:30pm-8:30pm on Tuesday nights, one per adult. Magician and Balloons from 6-8:30.

5117 U.S. 98, Lakeland, Florida 33812
Kids Eat Free Tuesday | Outdoor Seating
Gourmet Goodies Bake Shop

This is a Gourmet Cupcake & Bake Shop located in Winter Haven, custom orders are welcome but they also stock a variety of flavors for walk in purchase at the Bake Shop, including cupcakes, brownies, cookies, cake pops, cheesecakes, pies and more. Located in Downtown Winter Haven at Central Park near the Library.

68 Fourth St. NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Hole in One Donuts Plant City
1707 James L Redman Parkway, Plant City, Florida 33563
410 North Alexander Street, Plant City, Florida 33563
Donuts
Hole in One Donuts Lakeland

We can almost guarantee you’ll have trouble deciding what you want as you stand in front of the huge display of donuts at this favorite local donut shop. In addition to some of Lakeland’s best donuts, they also make breakfast sandwiches on bagels, croissants, and biscuits. They also get rave reviews for their reasonable prices.

 

2076 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Donuts
HTeaO Lakeland

Check out HTeaO Lakeland! Serving 24 flavors of the best 100% broadleaf iced tea, fresh brewed hourly.

Come in and grab a sample cup – try them all and find your favorites. Drive-thru available as well.

Flavors include Regular, Mint, Blueberry, Peach, Almond, Coconut, Watermelon, Wild Raspberry – in sweet & unsweet. Sweetened with cane sugar.

* All tea brewed with double-pass reverse osmosis water
* Double pass reverse osmosis water available by the bottle, gallon & 5 gallon
* Bagged ice available crushed and cubed
* Your local YETI retailer merchandising the full line of YETI products
* Healthy snack options
* Fruit Bar

HTeaO Lakeland Iced Tea
3920 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Eat + Drink (plus Kids Eat Free)
IKE'S Eats and Treats

Serving Working Cow Ice Cream, sodas, floats, milkshakes, sandwiches, hot dogs and more. Kids can play arcade games, or walk across the street to the AWESOME playground in Downtown Auburndale. Located at the corner of Park and Main Street.

103 Main St, Auburndale, Florida 33823
Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
La Imperial Bakery

La Imperial Bakery Lakeland is a full scratch Puerto Rican inspired Panaderia (bakery) offering a daily selection of fresh baked breads, pastries & desserts.

830 East Main Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Donuts
Lakeland Ice Cream Company

Over 60 flavors of hand-dipped premium ice cream, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and frozen yogurt! Try our shakes, malts, ice cream nachos, seasonal sundaes (that change monthly) AND our FAMOUS Cotton Candy Burrito!

2973 Duff Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Louis Pappa's Market Cafe

1 free kids meal per adult entree or large salad purchase. All day Sunday.

1384 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Kids Eat Free Sunday | Outdoor Seating
Miller's Ale House

Kids 12 & under eat free with adult entree purchase. 5pm-9pm on Tuesday nights.

5650 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Kids Eat Free Tuesday | Outdoor Seating
Nineteen61
215 East Main Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Outdoor Seating | Restaurants
Pelican's Snoballs

The “Original New Orleans” SnoBall! With fluffy snow, over 100 fantastic flavors, a great family atmosphere and Pelican’s is the hot spot to cool you down. Pelican’s was mentioned by more than one Lakeland Mom reader when we asked for “sweet treat” suggestions! Now with 3 locations in Polk County – Lakeland, Auburndale, and Winter Haven.

3056 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven, Florida 33884
1020 U.S. 92, Auburndale, Florida 33823
2510 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Perkins

Kids eat free from 4-10pm on Tuesday with paid adult meal.

150 East Van Fleet Drive, Bartow, Florida 33830
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Planet Grilled Cheese

Kids 10 & under eat free EVERY DAY with the purchase of $8 or more. Includes kids plain grilled
cheese and chips or juice.

3800 U.S. 98, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Kids Eat Free Friday | Kids Eat Free Monday | Kids Eat Free Saturday | Kids Eat Free Sunday | Kids Eat Free Thursday | Kids Eat Free Tuesday | Kids Eat Free Wednesday
Polk City Ice Cream Company

Proudly serving Award Winning Ice Cream Club Ice Cream. Over 40 flavors of hard served ice cream.

213 Commonwealth Avenue North, Polk City, Florida 33868
Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Reasey Donuts

Get your early or late morning breakfast fix at Reasey Donuts. Breakfast sandwiches on a bagel, biscuit, or croissant, turnovers, and a variety of donut flavors and donut toppings.

202 East Canal Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Donuts
Ruby Tuesday

One free kid’s entree with one adult entree purchase after 5 PM on Tuesday nights.

1710 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Smallcakes Cupcakery

Smallcakes bakes and frosts a variety of unique signature flavors every morning, fresh from scratch. If you’ve never had a Smallcakes Cupcake, check out their Facebook page for photos of their AMAZING creations. Not only are they fun to look at, they are delicious too. Custom orders are welcome for mini, medium, or jumbo cupcakes, and they make cakes too. Located near Crispers and Grillsmith in Lakeside Village.

1560 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Sonny's BBQ Bartow

Tuesdays & Saturdays, 1 free kids meal per 8.99 adult meal purchase.
(other Sonny’s locations vary)

595 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
Kids Eat Free Saturday | Kids Eat Free Tuesday
Sonny's Real Pit BBQ North & South Lakeland

Kids 10 & under eat free with adult meal purchase, Mondays after 4pm.
(Other Sonny’s locations vary)

3611 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Kids Eat Free Monday
Steak n Shake

One free kid’s plate per $9 spent all day on Saturday & Sunday.

3906 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Kids Eat Free Saturday | Kids Eat Free Sunday
Sugar & Slice

Stop in to grab a cupcake, cookie, or place an order for your next event! Custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, and more. Located on Central Ave in downtown Winter Haven.

222 West Central Avenue, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Cakes + Sweet Treats | Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Taco Bus Lakeland
128 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Kids Eat Free Sunday
Teriyaki Madness

**Mention Facebook post to redeem offer.** All day Sundays when you buy a Regular or Large Bowl you can get a FREE Junior Bowl! Not valid on online/app or delivery orders. Additional cost substitutions like extra spicy, fried rice and noodles not included in offer.

304 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Kids Eat Free Sunday
Texas Roadhouse

Tuesday is Kids Night at Texas Roadhouse! Kids Receive FREE ICE CREAM with any kids meal. You’ll also find games, a balloon artist, and Andy Armadillo. (**NOTE – this is not a typical kids eat free night, but they receive free ice cream)

3621 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Kids Eat Free Tuesday
The Donut Man Winter Haven

Known for their apple fritters, the Donut Man has been serving customers for over 27 years in Winter Haven. They also offer cake donuts, filled donuts, and a variety of donut flavors – all baked fresh daily.

1290 6th Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Donuts
Topper's Creamery

Last year a friend and I took the kids adventuring in Lake Wales, and ended our day with a stop at Topper’s for old fashioned soft serve ice cream. It was the perfect treat on a fall afternoon, and we all loved their variety of options for flavors and toppings. Seating is available outside in the shade. They do have a drive-thru if you’re getting your cold treat to-go. Located on Hwy 60 at the intersection with Buckmoore Rd, look for the giant ice cream cone!

2043 Florida State Road 60, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Ice Cream + Sweet Treats
Woody's Bar-B-Q Lake Wales

Kids Eat Free on Saturday from 11am – 3pm. Adult entree purchase required for each free kids’ meal. Children 10 and under. Cannot be combined with other specials offers or coupons. (Winter Haven Location is Monday)

19501 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Kids Eat Free Saturday
Woody's Bar-B-Q Winter Haven

Kids Eat Free on Monday Nights from 6pm – 9pm. Adult entree purchase required for each free kids’ meal. Children 10 and under. Cannot be combined with other specials offers or coupons.

1084 Havendale Boulevard Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Kids Eat Free Monday
Yogurt Mountain

What’s more fun than making your own frozen yogurt creation?? At Yogurt Mountain, you dispense your own frozen yogurt, add toppings, and voila – a masterpiece! Fun for kids, fun for adults, and pure deliciousness all around. Can’t pick just one flavor? Get a pre-mixed swirl, OR use a divider to make two different creations in one bowl. Located inside Books-A-Million at Lakeside Village.

1479 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Ice Cream + Sweet Treats