Welcome to Café at the Ranch at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

We're open daily to provide you with fresh and healthy food choices prepared to your delight. The Café offers an assortment of grilled specials, entrées, salads and many other choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.

In addition to the Café, our staff prepares and delivers meals to patients in their hospital rooms. Our team of trained and certified dietitians works with patients to aid their recoveries through nutrition.

The Café also caters events inside and outside of the hospital.

Patient Menu

Our patient menu is designed to meet the needs of patients based on the dietary requirements set forth by their physician. 

Patient Menu


Breakfast selections include a made-to-order breakfast buffet featuring eggs, bacon, hash browns, breakfast sandwiches, hot and cold cereals and assorted pastries.


Choose from a variety of hot and cold beverages, including fountain and bottled drinks.

Lunch and Dinner Entrées

The Café features hot and healthy entrées that change daily with a mix of comfort foods, ethnic dishes, theme specials and health conscious features.

Grilled Selections

The grill features made-to-order items such as hamburgers, Philly cheesesteaks, turkey or chicken paninis, as well as mozzarella sticks and jalapeño poppers. We also offer daily specials such as blackened chicken sliders or Monterey black bean burgers.

Soups of the Day

The Café offers daily soup options and rotates through a variety of selections such as chili, chicken tortilla, New England and Manhattan clam chowder, French onion and chicken noodle. Daily soup offerings are listed on the Weekly Specials Menu.

Simply to Go

The Café’s grab-and-go area features assorted sandwiches, salads, yogurts, fruit cups, vegetable snack cups and other quick and fresh items.

Desserts and Snacks

Choose from an assortment of cakes, pies, puddings, yogurt parfaits, and snacks. We also have a variety of frozen desserts including soft-serve ice cream and yogurt.

Open for the Community

In addition to serving patients and their guests as well as staff, The Café at the Ranch is open to the public and offers delicious, nutritious options daily for dine-in or takeout. To reach someone in the café, please call 941-782-2348.

Hours and Location

Café at the Ranch is located on the first floor of the hospital, just down the corridor from the main hospital entrance.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: Monday to Friday 7 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Grab and Go: Monday to Friday 2 - 3 p.m.
Grill: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.