local favorites in tavares


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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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BRU Taphouse/BTW and

Crafted Concotions

Brewed for adventure! Nautilus Coffee Co. is an artisanal beverage and coffee bar that serves those in the midst of adventure!

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tiki west

Upbeat cafe with a cozy patio offering comfort eats, a raw bar & craft beers in a colorful setting. Our favorite for seafood in downtown Tavares!

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Tavares dog house

Lake County's newest Sports Bar serving delicious eats and serving up cold beverages. Plenty of indoor and outdoor games, and all your favorite sports on TV! We have a full bar, an amazing view of the lake, and tons of games for everyone to enjoy. Bring your kids or bring your grandparents - we’ve got something for everyone! Come play with us!

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ruby street grille

Casual American restaurant overlooking Lake Dora, featuring regular live music & a covered patio.

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kaula beach bar

Lakeside bar & American eatery with a chill vibe, live music & patio tables overlooking the water.

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 their lounge style seating while enjoying music and cocktails from the upper and lower deck bars."

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Cruisin' tikis Lake dora

Bring your friends & favorite beverage and take a cruise around Lake Dora with one of our US Coast Guard licensed Captains.