Winter Haven Bites

Photo courtesy of Tempo 1930

Photo courtesy of Tempo 1930

OVATION BAR & BISTRO
7130 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
www.ovationbistro.com
(863) 656-1972
Mouthwatering ribs and in-house smoked meats
 
DI MAGGIO’S PIZZERIA
6980 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 293-9200
Warm Italian pizzeria serving thick-crust Sicilian-style pies plus pastas and meat dishes. 
 
SCHACK’S BAR-B-QUE
3000 Cypress Gardens Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 324-1537
This longtime BBQ outpost, with all-you-can-eat nights, serves slow-cooked meats in a secret sauce. 
  
J BURNS PIZZERIA
5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 256-0200
A contemporary, counter-serve pizzeria also featuring subs, salads and wings in casual surroundings.
 
SOUTHEAST EATERY
3378 Cypress Gardens Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 326-1110
Unassuming eatery whipping up hearty American breakfasts and lunch plates in modest surrounds.
 
HARBORSIDE
2435 Seventh St. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.harborsidefl.com
(863) 293-7070
Seafood, steaks and casual American fare, plus a patio with water views and a lower-level lakeside bar.
 
ARABELLAS
346 W. Central Ave.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.arabellas.us
(863) 293-1797
Refined Italian cooking is offered in an elegant dining room with brick walls and big, draped windows.

BISTRO PIZZA
326 W. Central Ave.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.arabellas.us/bistro-pizza
(863) 875-4894
Adjacent to the Ave cocktail bar, this eatery offers creative Italian entrées and pizzas.
 
THE FIRE RESTAURANT          
325 W. Central Ave.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.thefirerestaurant.com
(863) 875-5544      
Bar and grill with an American menu that features Angus steaks, plus a patio and occasional live music.
 
TEMPO 1930
58 Fourth St. NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
www.tempo1930.com
(863) 875-5323
Popular locale offering craft cocktails, pub fare and live jazz in chill digs with sidewalk seating.
 
EL OLIVO MEXICAN RESTAURANT
223 W. Central Ave.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 293-5885
This traditional spot serves up Mexican fare from tacos to fajitas in an unfussy space.
 
NUTWOOD
132 Ave. B SW        
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.nutwoodwh.com
(863) 229-7770
An intimate, casual eatery offering New American cuisine and seasonal plates plus wine and beer.
 
TANNERS LAKESIDE RESTAURANT & BAR
1006 Lake Howard Dr. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.tannerslakeside.com
(863) 662-5948
Waterfront hangout with American fare, including several seafood options, plus frequent live music.
 
OLD MAN FRANK’S
1005 Lake Howard Dr. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.oldmanfranks.com
(863) 294-9179
Rustic lakeside hangout with a deck, live music and dancing, plus a raw bar and a casual seafood menu.
  
EGG HAVEN
301 Third St. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.egghavenwinterhaven.com
(863) 268-8269
Known for breakfast, this modest spot with a covered patio also serves homestyle American lunches.
 
THAI HAVEN
309 W. Central Ave.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.thaihaven.com
(863) 291-8085
Sizable menu of Thai classics, plus veggie options served in brightly painted, minimalist surrounds.
 
MAMA DILO’S DELI
93 First St. S
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 294-3397
Take out, deli
 
THE TWISTED TEAPOT
200 First St. S
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.twisted-teapot.com
(863) 299-5000
Tea room
 
BAMBU CAFÉ
371 Third St. NW      
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 280-6346
Take out
 
TSUNAMI SUSHI
Two locations:

317 W. Central Ave.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.tsunamisushi.net
(863) 293-2395
 
5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd #300
Winter Haven, FL 33884
www.tsunamisushi.net         
(863) 324-6777
Sushi meets tempura and other Japanese fares at this cheerful orange-walled cafe with bento lunches.
 
SAKURA JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE ANS SUSHI BAR
787 Third St. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.sakurajapanesesteakhousefl.com
(863) 299-3388
Standard Japanese fare and sushi, plus teppanyaki dinners, in a nightclub-style space with low lights.
 
HUNGRY CRAB JUICY SEAFOOD & BAR
1551 Third St. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.hungrycrabseafood.com
(863) 201-8888
Hungry Crab Juicy Seafood offers a diverse range of juicy seafood, including King Crab, shrimp, blue crab, snow crab, crawfish, clams, oysters, mussels, Dungeness crab, and lobster! All cooked with our unique blend of spices!
 
BEEF “O” BRADY’S
300 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.beefobradys.com/winterhaven
(863) 299-3388
Pub chain for the whole family, with Irish-inflected grub plus TVs and sports memorabilia galore.
 
MANNY’S CHOP HOUSE
1100 Third St. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.mannyschophouse.com
(863) 293-0069
Steaks, barbecue and American pub-grub galore dished out in a lively roadhouse-style tavern.
 
ANDY’S IGLOO
703 Third St. SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
www.andysigloo.com
(863) 293-0019
American standard fare featuring burgers, seafood, steaks and ice cream in a simple setting.
 
FLORIDINO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN
Casual parlor for calzones, pizza and subs plus American breakfast, wine and beer in homey, simple digs.
1919 Eighth St. NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
www.floridinositaliankitchen.com
(863) 293-0077
Casual parlor for calzones, pizza and subs plus American breakfast, wine and beer in homey, simple digs.
 
HARRY’S OLD PLACE
3751 Cypress Gardens Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
www.harrysoldplace.com
(863) 324-0301
A diverse array of seafood and Florida-centric dishes served in nautically themed lakeside surroundings.
 
GIOVANNI’S PIZZA
6959 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884        
www.giovannisnewyorkpizza.com
 (863) 324-9100
Home of the Big Mama 30-Inch Pizza. Varied pizza styles, red-sauce plates and more dished up in an ultracasual joint with a pool table.
 
SCORES FAMILY SPORTS CAFÉ
324 Ave. A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 875-8499
Family-friendly café. Great breakfast.
 
SOMEWHERE SPORTS BAR & GRILL
5622 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 324-7542                              
A storied nook in a strip mall with pizza, wings and other pub grub, plus TVs and covered outdoor seating.
 
MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
6035 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Publix Shopping Center
Winter Haven, FL 33884
www.mediterraneanfreshgrill.com
(833) 633-4745
Fresh Mediterranean food, prepared fresh daily and cooked to order, authentic Lebanese Cuisine Fresh Mediterranean
 
AZTECA D’ORO
5860 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
www.aztecadoro.com
(863) 295-9080
A local chain of festive, family-friendly eateries serving diverse Mexican dishes and margaritas.
 
SAIGON GARDEN
5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 875-6975
Casual Vietnamese restaurant with a bar seating area and menu of noodle soups, salads and rice dishes.