I have enjoyed banking with Washington Mutual. I have had no problems so far and have not been charged anything. They have a free checking and thats what it is. The only thing I dont like about the free checking is that the check card is not free, unlike at some other banks. The neatest feature of Washington Mutual is that as soon as you make a deposit your money becomes available . You dont have to worry about a 2:00 PM cutoff date anymore. This is good if money is tight and you have to have money available as soon as you get your check on Friday. Washington Mutual would make a good second checking account just for immediate money availability.
PROS: Immediate money availability
CONS: only two branches is Lakeland right now
I have been an Amsouth Bank customer for years now. The tellers are always friendly and smiling and there never is much of a line. I have hardly ever had to stand in line to wait for service. The Amsouth Bank slogan is that they are the relationship people and this is true. Each time I walk into the bank I am greeted by a smiling associate and sometimes they already know what I need just because they recognize me. I also like the fact that I have never been charged some stupid fee for anything. Everything is free and has been for a while. I would recommend this bank to anyone who is sick of the big bank mentality and feeling like you are just a number in a system.
PROS: Great customer service, never much of a wait
CONS: Only three branches in Lakeland compared to more for other banks
Sport Clips is equipped with a big screen tv in the waiting room and smaller tv's at every hair cutting booth. Either live sports or sports news plays constantly. The store is also decked out with sports memorabilia. I am a big sports fan so if I can get a hair cut and watch sports at the same time I am a happy man. They also only do guys haircuts and kids haircuts so you ladies are out of luck with your fancy hairdoes.
PROS: TV's broadcasting sports
CONS: they only do guys haircuts
It says 10 minute oil change in the name and that is what you get. The oil change I received was fast and well done. My car was also left clean and no grease stains or smudges were apparent after getting back in my car. You will pay a little more for having your oil changed so fast, but if you are in a hurry I would recommend this place. To me an oil change is an oil change and this is the place to go for a fast one.
PROS: Fast oil change, clean
CONS: Costlier than a normal oil change
I like this little restaurant. The best thing about this restaurant is the all you can eat buffet. It is relatively cheap and a good place to go if you are really hungry. You can get a salad, pasta, pizza, or dessert pizza. The pizza will not be the best you have ever had but they do a good job of always having a decent variety to choose from. If you dont see any pizza you want they will make a pizza just for you with whatever toppings you want on it. I would recommend it as a good restaurant if you are really hungry and dont care that you will be eating greasy pizza.
PROS: all you can eat, good selection
CONS: food isnt all that tasty and is real greasy
This pizza hut was not in the best part of town to begin with and I have never stopped there myself, but I have driven past this location and noticed just the other day that the store had closed up its doors and went out of business. The Pizza Hut on memorial also closed and the pizza hut by the Lakeland Square mall is closed as well. There are a couple of other pizza huts though if you must have pizza hut pizza. The store in South Lakeland near shepherd road is still open and the store on bartow road near the bowling alley is still open as well. Also the pizza hut on s. florida is still open.
CONS: closed-out of business
This pizza hut is like any other pizza hut franchise with one main difference. This pizza hut franchise is not out of business. I have eaten at this location before and nothing stood out as being either positive or negative. The pizza was just like every other pizza hut. I was driving past this location yesterday and noticed the sign was down and the lights were out and you would obviously tell that this location was closed for good. The good news is that the other pizza hut locations in Lakeland are still open for business and if you get craving pizza hut pizza you can still satisfy that craving.
CONS: out of business
Being one of only two seafood restaurants in Lakeland, and the only one on the northside makes this pretty much the only seafood game in town. What annoys me a little is that for a seafood restaurant the selection of fish is quite small and the fish that is available is mostly fried. Dont go here thinking for some fresh grilled fish, but if you like deep fried shrimp or clams then this is your place. I dont care for fried food that much and thus I am always disappointed when I go here at the small selection that is not fried. That being said the one dish I could recommend is the salmon in a bag. The bad news being that the last time I was there it was taken off the menu. Hopefully this is a seasonal thing and it will be back because without it I find it hard to talk myself into going.
PROS: good fried seafood and good biscuits
CONS: poor fish selection and most of the food is deep fried
The theme and motif of Harry's is cajun with New Orleans flair. It is the only place I have found to get authentic gumbo. The food is a little spicy but the menu includes something for everyone. The atmosphere is nice and the restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Lakeland overlooking Munn Park. This means a delightful stroll before or after your meal is just a step away. Come hungry and leave happy as the portions are large enough to fill even the largest appetite.
PROS: Cajun variety and upbeat atmosphere
CONS: downtown location means scarce parking
I needed to find a computer part the same day and no one in Lakeland carried it, except Pyramid Computers. I was able to get the part and it was reasonably priced as well. The store appeared to have a good selection of products. If you are looking in all the usual places for a part and still cant find one give these guys a call. You just might be like me and find what you are looking for.
PROS: Carries hard to find parts
CONS: small store