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Lakeside Village 1569 Town Center Dr Lakeland, FL 33803
1569 Town Center DriveUSFloridaLakeland33803
(863) 688-8844grillsmith.com
$$Steak House, Bar & Grill
Steak House
Bar & Grill
American Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Today 11AM–10PM
Monday 11AM–10PMTuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–10PMFriday 11AM–11PMSaturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–9PM
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The idea for GrillSmith was born in 2000 when the owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. fondue restaurant franchise out to develop a casual dining restaurant offering a truly gourmet menu for the value-conscious consumer.


 The menu was developed with the help of some nationally recognized chefs who developed various dishes over the curse of multiple food-tasting sessions. Every Friday, the Johnston’s would gather together to test five to six new creations. Even children’s dishes were prepared and tasted tested by their children since kids always tell the truth.


The first GrillSmith location opened in Clearwater, Florida in April 2004. Today, GrillSmith has four locations in the Tampa Bay area: Carrollwood, Clearwater. Countryside, Lakeland, and New Tampa. The concept is currently exploring further expansion opportunities in the Tampa Bay and throughout Florida.


Over the years, GrillSmith has established itself as a refined-casual, chef-inspired concept that specializes in innovative and creative interpretations of classic American dishes that surprises the palate, engage the mind, and excite the senses. 

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Local chain serving globally influenced New American fare & cocktails in a casual, stylish space.- Google
"I got mine topped Mediterranean-style with a side of au gratin potatoes."
"Outstanding service and food."
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David Gardner
a week ago
I loved it. Outstanding service and food. I am picky about quality of food and service and they exceeded at Grillsmith. My father and I ate here while on vacation and were both pleased as can be. I had a Ribeye steak and veggies. It was seasoned and grilled to a perfect medium rare. It was huge, tender and juicy. I can only hope that anyone visiting has as great of an experience as we had. It was one of the finest places we ate on vacation other than Captain Anderson's in Panama City.
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David Kaplan
a month ago
Service can be hit or miss. However the food is amazing. Voodoo fries are killer! Great for a date.
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chad roberts
a week ago
Great diversity of appetizers and of the main menu, small or large portions. They also have a loyalty app that saves you money when you accumulate enough points.
Riley Schill
2 months ago
Pretty good food for a good price
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Marcus Caselles
3 months ago
I know we make fun of the "spiced pumpkin latte" craze, but the chefs at Grillsmith have really done a good job with fresh pumpkin. Their Caribbean Pumpkin Crab Bisque is an incredible combination of rich pumpkin and spicy crab flavors. We recently came back for the soup for my wife's birthday, had a really nice & human server, then continued the night in the bar with some hefeweissen, stout, and a football game. All in all a lovely evening, even though our team lost.
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Dave Miller
3 weeks ago
Good food at good price with nice atmosphere.
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R David Paine III
9 months ago
Fix the pricing on local draft beers and it would be perfect I dined solo at this location after walking from my hotel on a Wednesday evening April 15, 2015. I was greeted by the hostess and has to wait a few minutes to be seated only about two minutes went by and I was taken to the last booth located by the restrooms. My hostess said that someone will be over in just a moment to take my order. She had mumbled the statement so I didn't really understand her and asked her to repeat it and it was then that I gathered that it was going to be some gentleman. I was never actually visited by a guy server and instead was shuffled off through several young female servers before ultimately ordering the wonderful, "Rock Brothers Highroad" pale ale to accompany the chef's fish special which was amberjack. I got mine topped Mediterranean-style with a side of au gratin potatoes. Service ended up being still a little rocky when I received my entrée I managed to almost eat half of the plate before I was checked on. Ordinarily this might not of mattered but in this particular case my potatoes were actually served to me cold. She did bring out another fresh order that was hot and delicious. In fact, my amberjack was so good and prepared so well that I was ready to graze over the entire mishap of service and the beginning of my experience when I was visited by a the front of the house manager who explained that he was going to for the service that I received. I never complained mind you, so somehow something must've triggered him to come to my table and offer. Initially I refused because well stuff just happens in restaurants but upon his polite insistence I relinquished. I finished up the amberjack and my grilled vegetables of zucchini, yellow squash and snap peas after ordering another pint. For dessert I decided to try the Grand Marnier crème brûlée. This dessert is holy crap good! It's a kind of dessert that you definitely want to save room for regardless of whatever you order for an entrée. The décor is quite appealing and lighting was pleasant and comfortable. I was seated by the bathroom and amazingly it didn’t “feel” like it was a bad spot. This location didn't seem to have any wireless that I could get to an I wasn't told about any either. I did spot a TV in the bar area however. The only real disappointment I have with this establishment is the fact that they price a pint of ale at $6.50. For a local beer made out of Tampa this price is completely ridiculous. Reasonably priced was dessert at $5.99 and the entrée at $24.99. But honestly they need to fix their beer prices. If I'm ever in the area again I'll definitely check this place out because of the incredible food but I'll probably attempt to skip getting any alcohol until the pricing is fixed. As a result of this I'm going to deduct one star.
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sagar reddy
7 months ago
This is the best place I have ever been too. The staff treat the customers at 10 out of 10. The are the BEST

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