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Blue Palmetto Cafe

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
+1 863-676-1355
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (24 reviews)
“veggie wrap” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best thing about this restaurant/snack shoppe is the view from the patio seating. Otherwise, it is a typical lunch & snack stop at a tourist attraction.

Thank David T
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Ok first of all this cafe is located in one of the most beautiful places in Florida at Bok Tower Gardens. So once you soak in the gardens stop here for a nosh. I love when Chef Matt comes up with something special because it...More

Thank daddyxl
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I had the scoop of chicken salad on a bed of healthy greens. Sweet strawberries, large blueberries, and pecans were also added. Tasty. I had a glass of Chardonnay too. My friend had the chicken salad sandwich on a croissant, and a glass of Muscato....More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A simple and extensive menu for a good lunch that is reasonably priced and good portions, I had the turkey and cheese sandwich which was excellent. You order at the counter and are given a number and take a seat within minutes your lunch arrives,...More

Thank EAN44
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We visited here after a lovely walk through the gardens and listening to the carillon concert! It was a very hot afternoon for October so we were pleased to visit for cold drinks at a reasonable price! My only complaint is that my server wasn't...More

Thank casswife
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We visited Bok Tower for their annual Rootstock Festival and had a dinner at their Blue Palmetto Cafe. I had the veggie wrap, my wife had the BLT. My wrap was good with layers of cucumber, pepper cheese, tomato and sprouts. A the veggies were...More

Thank FloridaMeister
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our experience has been that restaurants on site are overpriced and not too good. This was outstanding. The Visitor Center recommend it to us. The prices were very reasonable and the food was very fresh. I had the chicken blueberry salad. Excellent They also have...More

Thank 13betty
Erica S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Palmetto Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review. The Blue Palmetto team does an amazing job offering delicious cuisine with wonderful service. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Go here every other week for lunch with my boyfriend. We always get the grilled cheese. The food is VERY good! The restaurant itself is always well maintained, and the staff is friendly.

Thank CedesRuth93
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We packed food and water and went on a Sunday. The home tour is nice and I have been three times before. The grounds are full of magical picture spots. This is not a theme park but a lovely heavily landscaped property with the most...More

Thank Beverly O
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a much needed soda after wandering in the Bok Tower Gardens. They had a good variety of soft drinks and the food menu looked very inviting. Staff were very friendly and the seating inside and out was kept clean. Great!!

Thank Ann H
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26 March 2017|
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Response from pamperedPennsylvania | Reviewed this property |
This is a cafe where you order at the counter and they give you a metal tepee number to place on your table. They bring the food to your table when it is ready. Inside seating and outside tables. It is a lovely cafe but not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake Wales
  • Phone Number: +1 863-676-1355
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