27 Closest Places to Eat Near Legoland

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When Legoland closes it’s doors and kicks you out, you’re gonna be hungry. Maybe you’re exiting the park and on your phone right now looking for the closest places to eat near Legoland. If you’re a visitor looking for a convenient place to eat, this post is for you.

Not only are these restaurants near Legoland, they are the absolute closest ones to the theme park. Every single restaurant on this list is less than 3 miles (4.83km) from the LEGOLAND entrance.

Perhaps you were too busy waiting in line or walking from the back of the theme park because you didn’t follow our Legoland Waterpark Hack (#5 of our post 13 Things to Do When You Visit Legoland), or maybe you purposely didn’t eat so you could save a few dollars by eating somewhere cheaper.

Regardless of the reason for your predicament, we’ve got you covered. Below are the closest places to eat and their approximate distance from the famous Merlin Entertainment theme park.

When possible, we have inserted links to their menu. A few don’t have menus online and in those cases there are links to their websites, Facebook pages, or a picture of their physical menu.

This post is organized differently than others, it’s literally intended for people leaving Legoland and looking for somewhere to eat so it’s organized as described below…

When you exit the Legoland theme park, you’ll come to a stop light on Cypress Gardens Blvd.

This post based on which direction you go at the light (left, straight, or right.)

 

If You Turn Left at the Intersection…

Ruby Tuesday – 299 ft. (.305 meters)

Image of outside of Ruby Tuesdays near LegolandPhone #: 863-324-6300

Physical Address: 5995 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Website/Menu: http://www.rubytuesday.com/menu

Type of Food: American (Burgers, fries, steaks, chicken, ribs, etc.)

Style: Semi-Formal (sit-down restaurant with servers and salad bar.)

Prices: Moderate prices on the menu

 

Things You Should Know: If you plan to go here, you’ll have to turn left and then go into the plaza by Dollar Tree to get into the parking lot. If you make a U-turn at that turn you’ll get stuck on Cypress Gardens Blvd., so turn left into the plaza at Dollar Tree.

The salad bar here is a great option.

Also, this restaurant is so close to LEGOLAND you can read the signs together. So if you stay across the street at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat and plan to walk to LEGOLAND to save on parking, you’ll pass right by it.

image of Ruby Tuesdays next to Legoland sign

Taco Bell – 486 ft. (148.13 meters)

Image of Outside of Taco Bell near Legoland

Phone #: 863-324-3418

Website/Menu: Taco Bell Menu

Physical Address: 5975 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Mexican (kind of… tacos, burritos, etc.)

Style: Fast food style (order at counter and then sit and eat)

Prices: Cheap

Things you should know: If you plan to go here, you’ll have to turn left and then go into the plaza by Dollar Tree to get into the parking lot. Again, don’t make a u-turn here or you’ll get stuck on Cypress Gardens Blvd. going the wrong direction.

Tsunami Sushi – .2 miles (321.87 meters)

image of outside of Tsunami Sushi near legoland florida

Phone #: 863-324-6777

Website/Menu: Tsunami Sushi Menu

Physical Address: 5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Suite 300, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Sushi, soup, salads

Style: Semi-formal

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: Once again, you’ll need to turn in at the Dollar Tree to get to this restaurant. If you like Sushi though, this is a fantastic option. This is one of my favorites in all of Winter Haven, not just the restaurants close to Legoland.

Saigon Garden – .3 miles (482.80 meters)

Phone #: 863-875-6975

Website/Menu: Saigon Garden

Physical Address: 5937 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Vietnamese

Style: Casual

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: I’ve never been here, so I don’t know what you should know.

Tijuana Flats – .3 miles (482.80 meters)

image of inside of Tijuana Flats including hot sauce bar

Phone #: 863-324-3262

Website/Menu: Tijuana Flats Menu

Physical Address: 5935 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Mexican (Actually, like Taco Bell it’s better classified as Tex-Mex)

Style: Family/Casual (order at counter and sit down, food is brought to you). Indoor and outdoor seating.

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: After turning left at the light on Cypress Gardens Blvd., make your next left (at the Dollar Tree) to get access to the restaurant. Be sure to try their chips, salsa, and queso if you go here.

This is one of my family’s local favorites. Be sure to try one of their many proprietary hot sauces from the hot sauce bar.

Golden Corral – .35 miles (563.27 meters)

image of outside of golden corral buffet and grill in winter haven

Phone #: 863-324-5600

Website/Menu: Golden Corral

Physical Address: 5722 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Traditional American

Style: Buffet / Casual

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: It’s one of the easiest to navigate to.

Wendy’s .5 miles  (804.67 meters)

At Cypress Grove Plaza (a.k.a Golds Gym Plaza)

image of outside of wendy's near legoland florida

Phone #: 863-326-9838

Website/Menu: Wendy’s Online

Physical Address: 5610 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: American Fast Food

Style: Fast food style (order at counter and sit down)

Prices: Cheap

Things you should know: This Wendy’s is older and could use an update.

Domino’s Pizza .6 miles (965.61 meters)

At Cypress Grove Plaza (a.k.a Golds Gym Plaza)

Phone #: 863-324-5636

Website/Menu: Domino’s Pizza Menu

Physical Address: 5622 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Pizza (American Style)

Style: Casual – Limited Seating

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: Focus is on delivery or carryout, so there’s limited seating. This would be a great option to call and order pizza carryout when you’re walking out of Legoland, then simply swing by and pick it up if you’re in a rush.

Schack’s Bar-B-Que (.6 miles (965.61 meters)

image of schacks bbq near legoland

At Cypress Grove Plaza (a.k.a Golds Gym Plaza)

Phone #: 863-324-1537

Website/Menu: Schack’s BBQ

Physical Address: 3000 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Bar-B-Que

Style: Casual (sit and be served)

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: You’ll love it or hate it. Every American BBQ joint has it’s own style, flavors, and BBQ sauces. If you’re into BBQ it’s worth a try. Not exactly in the plaza, but close enough.

Somewhere Sports Bar & Grill .5 miles (804.67 meters)

At Cypress Grove Plaza (a.k.a Golds Gym Plaza)

Phone #: 863-324-7524

Website/Menu: Somewhere Sports Bar & Grill 

Physical Address: 5688 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Pub food (wings, burgers, beer, etc.)

Style: Casual

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: Local favorite with outdoor seating, this sportsbar sometimes has live music at night and can be a hoppin’ place to be. If you’re looking for an energetic, loud environment you may get lucky depending on the day and time you go. There’s plenty of parking as well.

Saltwater Grill .5 miles (804.67 meters)

At Cypress Grove Plaza (a.k.a Golds Gym Plaza)

Things you should know: SALTWATER GRILL HAS CLOSED!

(even though it currently still shows up on some searches including this one)

Ciao’s Bistro at the Shergill Grand Hotel .5 miles (804.67 meters)

Phone #: 863-212-6479

Website/Menu:Ciao’s Bistro 

Physical Address: 5665 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Italian, French, & American

Style: Fine Dining

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: Breakfast and dinner only. Ciao’s Bistro closes at 11AM and reopens after 6pm.

Havana’s Cuban Sandwich Shop .7 miles (1.13 kilometers)

image of Havana's cuban sandwich shop near legoland florida

Pick up a Cuban sandwich at Havana’s.

Phone #: 863-875-5636

Website/Menu: Havanan’s Cuban Sandwich Shop

Physical Address: 3001 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Umm… Cuban

Style: Casual

Prices: Cheap to Moderate

Things you should know: Notice this shop is on Cypress Gardens ROAD, not BLVD. So turn left coming out of LEGOLAND, then you’ll need to turn right off Cypress Gardens Boulevard onto Cypress Gardens ROAD, then it’s immediately on the left.

Paddywagon Irish Pub .7 miles (1.13 kilometers)

Phone #: 863-875-5708

Website/Menu: Paddywagon Irish Pub (Facebook)

Physical Address: 5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Irish Pub (beer, liqueur, beer… and food)

Style: Casual

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: Popular local destination, if you want a pub environment, this is your venue.

Moe’s Southwest Grill .7 miles (1.13 kilometers)

image of moe's southwest grill near legoland florida

Phone #: 863-229-5576

Website/Menu:Moe’s Southwest Grill

Physical Address: 5535 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Mexican and Tex-Mex

Style: Casual

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: This restaurant is like a subway sandwich shop but for Mexican food. You’ll go through a line and they’ll build to order what you want. Then you pay, get your food and have a seat.

 

If you’re heading back to Orlando, the options below are the most convenient.

If You Go Straight at the intersection…

Winter Haven Square Plaza

When you’re exiting the LEGOLAND parking lot you’ll automatically be on LEGOLAND Drive. This road is more like one long driveway and it will dump you out at the intersection of Cypress Gardens Boulevard at a traffic light.

If you go straight across the intersection, it will take you to the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat area and you’ll also have easy access to the eateries at the Winter Haven Square shopping plaza.

The food available in this plaza are the most convenient and easy to get to without getting on Cypress Gardens Boulevard and/or making awkward u-turns.

Perkins – 318 ft. (96.93 meters) At Winter Haven Square

image of perkins near legoland

Phone #: 863-875-0620

Website/Menu: Perkins Menu

Physical Address: 6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: American fare

Style: Casual

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: I feel breakfast is their specialty but they have lots of options.

Subway – .1 miles (160.934 meters) At Winter Haven Square

image of subway near legoland

Phone #: 863-324-2273

Website/Menu:Subway Menu

Physical Address: 5692 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven, FL

Type of Food: Sandwiches and salads

Style: Casual

Prices: Cheap to Moderate

Things You Should Know: Just drive across the intersection and immediately past Perkins on the right is Subway. The restaurant is fairly new and clean but sometimes the service is slow.

They do have a drive through that you can order your food at if you’re on the go (not typical of a Subway Restaurant) and they can also be a much healthier option than typical fast food.

China Garden –.2 miles (321.87 meters) At Winter Haven Square

Phone #: 863-398-1900

Website/Menu: Website unavailable, menu below

image of china garden menu near legoland

Couldn’t find a China Garden Menu online but here’s a pic (quality isn’t good but it’s still readable).

Physical Address: 6027 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Traditional Chinese

Style: Casual

Prices: Cheap to Moderate

Things you should know: If you’re just leaving Legoland and want to pick something up quick, call in your order so it will be ready (or close to ready) when you arrive.

There seems to be some online reviews of people not happy with the portion sizes. This has never been an issue for me and my family but you’d have to decide for yourself.

Publix – .2 miles (321.87 meters) At Winter Haven Square

image of winter haven publix near legoland

Phone #: 863-324-1182

Website/Menu: Publix is a Supermarket, but they also have an awesome Deli

Physical Address: 6031 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Deli food -sandwiches, soups, fried chicken, & sides (plus a full grocery)

Style: American Sub Sandwiches

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: My family lives very close to Legoland and we eat at the Publix Deli more than I’m going to admit to in this post. Restaurants are great, but when you want food on the go or to eat at home (or in your rental, hotel, LEGOLAND beach resort house, etc.), you can’t beat the Publix Deli.

Family favorites in my house include: Chicken Tender Sub with honey mustard, Boar’s head turkey sub, popcorn chicken (w/ken’s honey mustard packets), and southern style potato salad.

If you order online (no credit card necessary) 20-30 min. before you arrive, you can just pick it up when you get there.

There is also a Publix Liqueur store if you need to pick up some wine and spirits.

If You Turn Right coming out of the LEGOLAND Intersection…

Hurricane Grill and Wings .7 miles (1.13 kilometers)

image of hurricane grill near legoland

Phone #: 863-324-5157

Website/Menu:Hurricane Menu

Physical Address: 6370 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Pub Food (wings, burgers, beer, and a full bar)

Style: Laid back/casual (tropical theme)

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: Hurricane Grill and Wings boasts over 35 different flavors of wings from sauces to rubs. If you’re a chicken wing fanatic, don’t leave Winter Haven without giving them a try.

Hurricane Grill is to chicken wings what Tijuana Flats is to sauces. If you like variety, these two are in close competition for what to try if you’re only here for one day.

Crazy Greek .7 miles (1.13 kilometers)

image of the Krazy Greek near legoland

Phone #: 863-875-2753

Website/Menu:Crazy Greek Menu

Physical Address: 6344 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Authentic Greek

Style: European

Prices: Low to Moderate

Things you should know: I have never eaten here but checked it out for this post. Clean, casual environment with lots of good traditional Greek food options.

Giovanni’s New York Pizza 1.8 miles (2.90 kilometers)

image of Giovanni's Pizza near legoland

Phone #: 863-324-9100

Website/Menu: Giovanni’s New York Pizza Menu

Physical Address: 6959 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Pizza, salad, Italian foods, calzones, strombolis

Style: Ultra-Casual

Prices: Low to Moderate

Things you should know: One of three Giovanni’s pizza joints in the area. This is a family owned and operated local eatery and home of the Big Mama 30″ Pizza.

McDonald’s 2.0 miles (3.22 kilometers)

Phone #: 863-324-7744

Website/Menu: McDonalds Site

Physical Address: 6890 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Prepackaged, processed, systematized goodness.

Style: McDonalds IS the style

Prices: Cheap to Moderate

Things you should know: Fairly new McDonalds, but there are over 20 other places on this post that aren’t major fast food chains. Try something other than McDonalds and support the local small business (No offense McDonalds, they probably saw you on their way in and will stop by anyway).

Not typical American Burgers. If you want a real American Burger, turn left when you exit Legoland and drive until you get to an Olive Garden on the right (approximately 3 miles (4.83 km). Pull into that Plaza and have a real authentic American burger at Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

DiMaggio’s Pizzeria 2.4 miles (3.86 kilometers)

(Miller’s Landing Plaza)

image of dimaggios restaurant near legoland florida

Phone #: (863) 293-9200

Website/Menu:DiMaggio’s Menu

Physical Address: 6980 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Italian

Style: Casual

Prices: Cheap to Moderate

Things you should know: Not sure about this one, will eat there and update this post in the future.

Burger King 2.4 miles (3.86 kilometers)

(Miller’s Landing Plaza)

image of burger king near legoland florida

Phone #: (863) 875-5550

Website/Menu: Burger King near LEGOLAND

Physical Address: 7350 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: Burgers and Fries

Style: Fast Food

Prices: Cheap to Moderate depending on what you order

Things you should know: If you must eat fast food, their business model or something has left them behind McDonald’s and I’m not sure why. I love their Whopper Burger w/cheese.

Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings 2.9 miles (4.66 kilometers)

At the Super Wal-Mart

image of zaxby's near legoland in winter haven florida

Phone #: (863) 875-9499

Website/Menu: Zaxby’s Menu

Physical Address: 7454 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884

Type of Food: American Fare (Fried food, salads, and desserts)

Style: Order at counter and sit down to eat

Prices: Moderate

Things you should know: Chicken wings, great fries, and awesome bread! My wife has a sweet tooth and she swears by their cookies, a must have with every meal.

January 25, 2017 |

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