April 24, 2022

The essential restaurants in Mount Dora you should try right now

Man can not live on blueberries alone.

Luckily, the cute lakeside home of that famed festival has more than a few restaurants to get a full meal. From traditional German eats to high-minded New American, there are plenty of spots in Mount Dora that are worth the trek out of town.

Check out a few of our favorites below.
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Fiesta Grande
421 N. Baker St., Mount Dora, 352-385-3540Expect huge portions for both food and margaritas at Fiesta Grande. You can’t beat their daily drink and food specials.
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Fiesta Grande

421 N. Baker St., Mount Dora, 352-385-3540
Expect huge portions for both food and margaritas at Fiesta Grande. You can’t beat their daily drink and food specials.
The Frog & Monkey Restaurant & Pub
411 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, 352-383-1936Mount Dora’s designated gastrobar is known for its yummy drinks and flavorful tapas. Their patatas bravas and pork empanadas are classic shareables.
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The Frog & Monkey Restaurant & Pub

411 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, 352-383-1936

Mount Dora’s designated gastrobar is known for its yummy drinks and flavorful tapas. Their patatas bravas and pork empanadas are classic shareables.
Magical Meat Boutique322 Alexander St., Mount Dora, 352-729-6911This kitschy, British-inspired pub serves easy comfort eats and beer with live music and a chill atmosphere. Their beer-battered onion rings and sausage rolls make for the perfect appetizer.
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Magical Meat Boutique

322 Alexander St., Mount Dora, 352-729-6911

This kitschy, British-inspired pub serves easy comfort eats and beer with live music and a chill atmosphere. Their beer-battered onion rings and sausage rolls make for the perfect appetizer.
PizzAmore
722 E. 5 Ave., Mount Dora, 352-383-0092This family friendly pizza parlor serves hot entrees, beer and wine, and specialty pizzas. Their Palermo pie is a hot menu item, topped with mozzarella, red sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, roasted onions, spinach and olive oil.
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PizzAmore

722 E. 5 Ave., Mount Dora, 352-383-0092

This family friendly pizza parlor serves hot entrees, beer and wine, and specialty pizzas. Their Palermo pie is a hot menu item, topped with mozzarella, red sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, roasted onions, spinach and olive oil.
The Salted Fry
342 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, 352-720-3755Although fries are the main star here, the sandwiches cannot be ignored. Their cheese steak panini is served on a basil-infused bread and filled with chicken breast, chipotle havarti cheese, bacon, tomato and a spicy chipotle gourmaise sauce.
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The Salted Fry

342 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, 352-720-3755

Although fries are the main star here, the sandwiches cannot be ignored. Their cheese steak panini is served on a basil-infused bread and filled with chicken breast, chipotle havarti cheese, bacon, tomato and a spicy chipotle gourmaise sauce.
Shiva Indian Restaurant
140A W. 5 Ave., Mount Dora, 352-735-4555Shiva has plenty of yummy traditional Indian dishes with lots of vegetarian options. Their tadkewali daal is a classic lentil curry cooked with onions and aromatic spices.
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Shiva Indian Restaurant

140A W. 5 Ave., Mount Dora, 352-735-4555

Shiva has plenty of yummy traditional Indian dishes with lots of vegetarian options. Their tadkewali daal is a classic lentil curry cooked with onions and aromatic spices.
WAVE Asian Bistro & Sushi
301 N. Baker St. #106, Mount Dora, 352-729-6287Wave’s fusion fare is filled with sushi burritos, sushi hotdogs, sushi donuts and plenty of beer. While there, check out their heavenly taro matcha no-bake cheesecake.
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WAVE Asian Bistro & Sushi

301 N. Baker St. #106, Mount Dora, 352-729-6287

Wave’s fusion fare is filled with sushi burritos, sushi hotdogs, sushi donuts and plenty of beer. While there, check out their heavenly taro matcha no-bake cheesecake.
Windsor Rose Tea Room & Restaurant
142 W. 4 Ave., Mount Dora, 352-735-2551High-tea service and British-style plates are offered at the Windsor Rose. Tag along with a friend and order the full English tea meal, served with fresh-baked scones, strawberry jam, Queen Victoria sponge cake, finger sandwiches and tea.
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Windsor Rose Tea Room & Restaurant

142 W. 4 Ave., Mount Dora, 352-735-2551

High-tea service and British-style plates are offered at the Windsor Rose. Tag along with a friend and order the full English tea meal, served with fresh-baked scones, strawberry jam, Queen Victoria sponge cake, finger sandwiches and tea.
The Goblin Market
330 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, 352-735-0059Mount Dora’s Goblin Market has been serving its new American cuisine since 1995. Pro tip, make sure to start the meal off with their Irish whiskey onion soup. It’s filled with caramelized onions, Irish whiskey broth, croutons, swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese.
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The Goblin Market

330 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, 352-735-0059

Mount Dora’s Goblin Market has been serving its new American cuisine since 1995. Pro tip, make sure to start the meal off with their Irish whiskey onion soup. It’s filled with caramelized onions, Irish whiskey broth, croutons, swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese.
Whale's Tale
2720 W. Old US Highway 441, Mount Dora, 352-385-1500This family-owned seafood destination specializes in Maryland crab cakes and New England lobster rolls. Their seafood basket is the perfect way to get a nice sample of their menu.
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Whale's Tale

2720 W. Old US Highway 441, Mount Dora, 352-385-1500

This family-owned seafood destination specializes in Maryland crab cakes and New England lobster rolls. Their seafood basket is the perfect way to get a nice sample of their menu.