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Hotel Jacaranda

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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22 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3943
+1 863-453-2211
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tpugwash,nova scotia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Jacaranda just before Christmas. The decor was beautiful. The piano music was an added touch! Food was great! Very enjoyable!

Thank novascot
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty much every year when I visit my parents in Avon Park we have Sunday brunch at the Jacaranda. It's well done, and buffet style so it's hard not to stuff yourself. My dad has a strategy of getting the desserts he wants from the dessert table at the start of the meal to make sure his favorite doesn't run... More 

Thank ZeeVenturer
Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday nights during the winter months features a seafood buffet for $12.99. No alcohol, but a wide choice of bottomless soft drinks is $1.79. During the holiday season, elaborate decorations add to the experience. On the street parking, or around the corner and in a lot behind the hotel, is free. The wood floor in the reception room is terrific,... More 

Thank James L
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on a TV recommendation, we decided to celebrate our anniversary at the hotel, which was a big mistake. We found it difficult to climb the stairs as the old elevator was only ran by employees. We found the resturant to only offer a buffet and the food, while plenty of it was not to our liking. The soup seemed... More 

Thank George F
Madison, MS
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel Jacaranda decorates beautifully for the holidays! I was there for the Sunday lunch buffet. We had called ahead for a table for 11 and were very glad we did as there was a long line waiting for tables. (we arrived around 11:45) The wide variety of food was plentiful and fresh. The different dishes on the buffet were... More 

Thank Lori S
Arcadia, Florida
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The decorations alone are worth the trip, and the food was very good. We were a group of 45, which this place handles all the time with ease. The food was not edgy or fusion or any of the new fangled terms being used now-delicious fried chicken, baked chicken wings, fish, rice, beef tips, mashed potatoes, yummy chicken gravy, various... More 

2 Thank valnal3
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Jacaranda was a destination hotel for snowbirds fleeing the cold during the 1920's. Today, it is owned and operated by South Florida State College. The dining area is part of the college's Culinary Arts curriculum and some of the former shops are operated as part of the Fine Arts program. You will need reservations but the food is delicious... More 

Thank 35larryb
Crystal River, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband surprised me with a weekend at the Hotel Jacaranda. We have stayed here before, and just love the ambiance. During the Christmas season, the hotel is beautifully decorated. The staff is super friendly, and we were upgraded to a newly renovated room located on the corner of the building. The room was beautifully decorated with antique furniture. The... More 

Thank bennifer227
Ottawa, Canada
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157 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My spouse and I went to the Jacaranda on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant is located just off the hotel's lobby. Parking in the rear of the hotel. Remember that on Sunday they only serve the buffet from 11 AM until 2 PM and do not have a Dinner seating. Mon to Fri they have lunch from 11 to 2... More 

Thank The-Sandman2
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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137 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Read up about this place.. Historical! It is a testing kitchen for the FSC.. and it works Service was fantastic. Food was buffet and some menu items. Good choices on the buffet. They do change some items each day. Make sure it is open before you go. Lunch during the week and Sunday.. Evening meals are seasonal. Very good dollar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Avon Park
  • Phone Number: +1 863-453-2211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?