Well for once I can report some new and interesting additions to the Mount Dora Dining experience.
The Mount Dora Sushi House:
This place the new rave of Mount Dora and after eating there more than twice, I can reccommend this place! They also have a few hot dishes other than sushi. I wasn't real crazy about the chicken kabobs but they wern't bad! Service was a little slow but nothing that bad to ruin the experience. I noticed that if you wan't better service you need to sit at the sushi bar. If you Live near mount Dora and don't want to drive the 30 plus miles to O-town for GOOD sushi. This is your place!!
The Orange Blossom Resturaunt:
Located on OLD OBT(old hwy 441or Highland Street) in Mount Dora. This is the Towns first Late Night dinning establishment. These people don't open for biz until 11pm!!!! I received a flyer and read that they will be serving light meals and breakfeast from 11pm to 11am except for Monday and Tuesday nights. I haven't tried this place but plan on doing so this weekend!
Arts Of Palm:
Mount Dora's first successfull(I hope) attempt at a carribean place. It's kinda discombobulated as far as the menu goes. You see alot of different items from around the globe with an emphasis on carribean dishes. I especially loved the jerk Chicken dish and the appiteisers and salads are also made fresh. I was Impressed with the overall freshness of the food. The only thing i didn't like on one visit was the freezer taste to the jerk wings. Other than that, Everything seemed very fresh. As far as price goes, It is not your usuall mom and pop Jamaican place. The prices here are around $15 for a complete meal. The place itself is very clean and comfortable which may explain the higher price. Service was a great disappointment These people have their children waiting on you! I am dead serious!!
It didn't ruin the meal but there were a few "waits"! If you don't mind slack service you'll like Arts of palm!
Backyard Boys BBQ:
Think of Sonny's BBQ and DixieCross roads in one resturaunt. This place used to be a Dixie crossroads but They closed down about a year ago. I guess they still have the rock shrimp shelling machine because it is on the menu! Portions were kinda small but the prices seem to be reasonable. I really wouldn't go out on a limb and reccommend this place but if you want to get full and don't want to spend a lot of cash,,this might be your place!!
If none of these sound appealing I am sure you'll find something good here on the mountain to sink your teeth into.