2751 US Highway 27 S, Avon Park, Florida | Tel: (863) 452-5284

Open for Dinning In

Pickup Available

(863) 452-5284

Our Story

About The
Wild Turkey Tavern

Opened on Halloween in 1980 by Mike & Kay Reark. “The Turkey” is a regional landmark, known nationwide for their irreverent signs and great food. “The Turkey” has been a haven for fisherman, hunters, golfers and other great embellishers fo the truth. It has also been host of tradesman, professionals, lawyers, bikers, cowboys, race care drivers and stunt pilots, even retirees and kids have always fit right in. This diversity is what has always defined this special place hidden in camp and protected by T-Rex on the side of Highway 27.

Mike & Kay after 35 years are passing the legacy of this great place on to the next keepers of the Wild Turkey Tavern tradition. We look forward to keeping the Wild Turkey heritage alive and well in Highlands County for years to come.

Wild Turkey Tavern

2751 US HWY 27 South, Avon Park, Florida 33825

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Only the Best

Fresh Ingredient, Tasty Items

Signature dish Gatortail is absolutely amazing, huge hot wings full of flavor,
lightly breaded frog legs, oysters fried to perfection and much more.

Wild Turkey Tavern

A fun friendly place to enjoy great food.

What People are Saying

Country-redneck movie style atmosphere

Interesting place. From the outside, it clearly stands out with the camo paint and beer signs. It looks like a tough biker gastro-pub. Worth a shot, right? Guys I travel with only say good things about it. I walk in on a Weds after work and it’s almost like bingo night. No disrespect to the elderly but a lot of them were also drawn in by word of mouth or the extreme camo. The tavern has the typical country-redneck movie style atmosphere. Wall hangings, animals, lights, darts,games, bar, TVs. Comfortable setting for the name Wild Turkey Tavern. I’m enjoying my beer, waiting on my Gator tail (which you have to try, especially dipped in the tables complimentary house sauce which gives it its gator bite). I then hear a boom! Shakes the heart. Kendrick Lamar comes through the speakers, probably busting eardrums and shaking tables with the bass. I couldn’t help but laugh. Continuous bass hitting rap music the whole evening. All in all this place was great and extremely unique. Who knew, you travel to Florida and eat local to get some fresh food, you walk into a tavern full of old people listening to rap in a really country setting.

I’ll be coming back for more gator.

Nick Precek

Pleased As Usual

Great stop; we ride over about 100 miles each way, great place for lunch and a couple cold ones. Love the gator bites with the special hot sauce, then I usually get a steak sub with a side of taters and onions. Yesterday I tried the deep fried pork loin absolutely delicious and juicy too. There was five of us yesterday and everyone was very pleased as usual. If your really hungry the rib eye is to die for!

Kenneth Couto

Love the food

Love the place since i moved to sebring 13 years ago….past and present ownership and the food is great especially the Gator Tail. Have never had an issue with service and enjoy the atmosphere….

Jennifer Crawford

Amazing Food and Staff

Was told by a friend to check the place out, food and staff were both amazing!  

Rachel Savage

Definitely Coming Back

We were there about 1:15PM or so..lunch crowd was departed it seemed and several sits available. The only distraction at our table was a couple guys hanging out shooting pool talking smack about stuff and dropping the “f” word too loud for my comfort zone but other than that our waitress was pleasant and helpful, we had never been, she made a couple suggestions but went on our own with food choice. It was pretty good, prices were not too terrible for what we got realizing afterwards that beer would have been less expensive than coke but who knew!!! We definitely go back…would love to take advantage of happy hour (2-6PM) and try an appetizer or two.

Deborah Castro Steuer
Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 5 ratings)
Hours of Operation

11:00am – 9:00pm

7:00am – 10:00pm

7:00am - 9:00pm

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