Where to grab a late-night bite in Lakeland

Here’s where to go when those late-night cravings hit.

Stay late after Monday night trivia with a basket of fries. | Photo by @cob_and_pen

Picture this: You finish a double-header at the Silvermoon Drive-In and late-night cravings kick in. While most of Lakeland shuts its doors pretty early, here are a few options for night owls with midnight munchies.

Ax-Caliber, 204 E. Orange St. | Open Thursday-Saturday until 11 p.m. | Order up an onion ring tower from the late night menu for your ax throwing team.

Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Open Sunday-Thursday until 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday until 12 a.m. | Stay late to satisfy your cravings with crispy Ultimate Fries and your choice of dipping sauces.

The Back Nine, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Open Friday-Saturday until 11 p.m. | Grab a round of cocktails with your meal while you play a round of virtual golf.

The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Open Sunday-Thursday until 12 a.m., Friday-Saturday until 2 a.m. | Late nights call for beer + burgers, and the BBQ pulled pork burger is calling our name.

Nothing says late night quite like a cheesy quesadilla. | Photo by @justlakelandpics

Taco Bus, 126 S. Kentucky Ave. | Open Friday until 11 p.m., Saturday until 3 a.m. | End the night with tacos, burritos, or churros from this downtown spot.

Smokey Bones, 3901 US Hwy. 98 N. | Open Sunday-Saturday until 1 a.m. | Treat yourself to a savory rack of baby back ribs or something sweet like the roasted banana pudding.

Gator’s Dockside, 5147 US Hwy. 98 S. | Open Sunday-Saturday until 12 a.m. | Choose your spice level and indulge in a plate of award-winning buffalo chicken wings.

Salem’s Fresh Eats, 101 E. Memorial Blvd. | Open Sunday-Saturday until 4 a.m. | Out really late? Drive through this fast food go-to for a gyro or Philly cheesesteak.

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