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Eighteen East Restaurant

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American, Bar
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18 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3943
15:00 - 23:00
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Avon Park, Florida
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is nothing special, but I ate most of it, so it wasn't all bad. They use heavy butter in their meals. Large portions, bar atmosphere would make it better for drinks and appetizers than dinner. Service, as usual in Highlands County, was poor. For example, both waters were left empty and no refills were ever attempted on bar... More 

Thank Chimera-shaman
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to eat and visit with your friends, family or guests sitting with you, don't go hear. VERY loud.

Thank 1975Janie
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry your experience wasn't up to par for you... It is a hundred and change year old building... brick, high ceilings and concrete floors make for a loud environment. More 

Lake Placid, Florida
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157 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Live music is such a draw for me, especially when I can include great food and friendly people. This place has it all! I was here on a Wednesday evening and got to hear a great duo playing classic rock, M Squared. I had one of my favorites on the menu, seared Ahi! It was done so perfectly! It's on... More 

Thank luckydotty
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks a boatload for the time it took to make this referral!! I appreciate your patience during our " off-season " rush!!! SO glad you enjoyed your meals!! It's a little loud, but a good atmosphere! Great to have your group!! More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome environment, superior customer service and attentiveness of wait staff and the food was exceptional. Loved the personal touch when the owner came around and introduced himself and asked how everything was. Bravo you don't see that much anymore. Was so impressed we returned for another meal two days later.

Thank tammy k
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

What a great complement!! Thanks for the great review!! ...and taking the time to do so!! Come see us soon!!! More 

Avon Park, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A cozy apmosphere, good drinks and excellent, high quality fare from a chef. A must go if you are in Avon Park.

Thank Roy B
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us!! And, thanks for the vote of confidence!!! More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We have been here numerous times and the food is always awesome! We love the calamari, the gator tail, and the Philly Steak sandwich- just to name a few. The staff is friendly and the gregarious owner usually makes his rounds to greet each patron to see how they are enjoying their meal.

Thank KandJFL
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

SO glad you took the time to review us, but even happier it was a such a nice one!!! The Tail is new, so it's good to get responses!! Thanks, again and come see us soon!!! More 

Moline, United States
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I came 1000 miles and ran into somebody from home… Owner is here after moving from Sweetser, Indiana. This restaurant is busy and efficient and very tasty. I had the burger which I highly recommend. A great restaurant and owned by a friend – way to go David Ailstock!!

Thank Rick C
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

SO good to see folks from a different era of my life!! Glad to have you get in here and even happier that you enjoyed yourself!!! Thanks a pile for inviting the Brunner's ( or vice versa ) !!! Great to see you!!!! More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Never did put in an order. Sat at the bar and was served our beers, then forgotten! Left money on the bar for the beers, had to guess at the amount, left hungry and pived. Terrible service!!

Thank Shireen M
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

So very sorry about the service!! I don't know the exact circumstances, but would like to make it up to you!! Give us another shot, it's worth it!!! More 

Sebring, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had tickets to a show at South Florida State College and decided on dinner before the show. My friend suggested Eighteen East. What a terrific meal! We both had the pork tenderloin sandwich and fries. The tenderloin was so large I had to cut it in half to fit on the bun. So tender and delicious.... More 

Thank Darlene S
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you found our little place in AP!!! ...and even more glad you enjoyed it!! I hope the show was great too!! Thanks for taking the time to rate us and thanks for the great rating!! See you next time!!! More 

Lecanto, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

just stopped for a menu since I usually take out for dinner, but the calamari appetizer tempted me, so I ordered it. It was ready sooner than they predicted (pretty quickly) and was pretty good! Usually Calamari is either hit or miss, and I'm a very picky Italian, so saying "pretty good" is actually a big compliment from me! :)... More 

Thank Lia G
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this review

lol Thanks for the compliment on the calamari!! I'm a fan of it, too!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Avon Park
  • Phone Number: 863-453-1818

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