local favorites


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BRU Taphouse/BTW and

Crafted Concotions

Delicious craft beer, speciality burgers, tacos, waffles, and crafted coffee/cocktails!


Fish camp lake eustis

Seafood, sandwiches & other American fare, offered with full bar in a casual, lakefront space. We like to paddle in for lunch!


the deli lama

Friendly, Relaxed Atmosphere offering Unique Paninis & Appetizers. 

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puddle jumpers

Casual lakefront dining with a fully stocked bar, fresh seafood and delicious traditional fares, and experienced and friendly staff to ensure you have a great time.

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tiki west

Some of the best seafood in downtown Tavares including a raw bar!

places to stay


Key west resort Tavares

A relaxed hotel overlooking Lake Dora in the downtown Tavares entertainment district.

more adventures


Jones brothers

Seaplane adventures

Jones Brothers offer seaplane adventure tours around Central Florida. Flight tours begin at 15 minutes in duration and last an hour. Jones Brothers also offer exciting seaplane packages including seaplane bar hops, dinners, lunches, breakfasts at the springs and wedding proposals and wedding flights around the Tavares, FL area.

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Dora queen

The Dora Queen is an 80-foot New Orleans style paddlewheel boat located in Tavares, Florida. They offer 2 hour cruises Wednesday through Sunday and provide a unique venue for private events. Take in the majestic views of beautiful Lake Dora from the comfort of thier lounge style seating while enjoying music and cocktails from the upper and lower deck bars."