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Eighteen East Restaurant

€€ - €€€American,
18 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3943
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (9 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
€€ - €€€
18 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3943
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant once and will not be back. The service was the worst I've ever had anywhere. You must seat yourself, and hope one of the untrained, inept waitresses spots you...and when she does, she acts as though she really would prefer to...More

Thank Suzanna C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great Steaks, Fish specials, appetizers & home made soups. Full Bar, Nautical themed decor. Owner visits each table to check on your meal & service.....and he even cooks ! Good help thru out from start to desert finish. Entire staff help each other in this...More

1  Thank Mike M
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

What nice things to say about us!!! Thanks for visiting and I sure hope you'll come back in to see us!! Be safe over the weekend!!!!

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Enchanting place, modern and cosy, excellent food and service, great experience altogether! Second time and very pleased! A must try in Ottawa!

1  Thank Jean-Daniel B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very good food, nice atmosphere, no live music because we were there so early. Waitress was spot on, owner came out to check on us. I had the grilled chicken nachos. The others had burgers and one friend had the prime rib Reuben. All the...More

1  Thank Debra C
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

First of all, thanks for coming in!!! Next, for taking the time for the review!! I hope you'll continue to visit and bring in new and other friends!!!

Reviewed 28 May 2017

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....More

Thank Chimera-shaman
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank 1975Janie
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank luckydotty
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

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!!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

Thank tammy k
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

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

Reviewed 7 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 reviewResponded 11 April 2017

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

Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank KandJFL
David A, Owner at Eighteen East Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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