Twistee Treat

397 E Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, 32778
Reviews:
I love me some Twistee Treat. In my opinion it is the best soft serve in the area. The ice cream is simple but so creamy. It is a challenge to eat it before it melts on a hot summer day. I always get the same thing: vanilla waffle cone dipped in chocolate and rolled in rainbow sprinkles. Delicious! The only reason this Twistee Treat gets four stars instead of five is because of the location and seating. It is located in an old shopping center with a great view of rushing traffic. There are only two tables to sit at and the small umbrellas barely block the sun. Some fans, better shade (more/bigger umbrellas, trees) and more seating would add a star.
Light, fluffy and delicious!!!
There are not many ice cream shops in the area, so it's good to have a Twistee Treat around. They have a pretty decent-sized menu, mostly variations on soft-serve ice cream, and the staff is very friendly. Price is OK; most ice cream shops can get kind of pricey, so it's just par for the course when you go to one of these places. But I wholeheartedly recommend getting your ice cream fix at Twistee Treat!

(352) 343-6177

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Japan Express

456 E Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, 32778
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When in Tavares, there's only about 2 known Japanese places to go, being Kiku's and Lampu. But sometimes I don't want to crammed with a bunch of people to a table.. So Japan express was a totally new experience. It's super convenient for quick service although there's no hibachi tables in front of you, the quality and taste of the food is the same if not better. Service is always great for me, so give it a try! The sushi and hibachi is delicious!
I really don't understand why this place has such high reviews. I was visiting a friend in the area and I suggested we come here. We walked in and the staff was nice and suggested we seat ourselves. We ordered water with a plate of lemonS and the waitress brought us 1 a piece. When we asked for more, she asked us how many slices we each wanted lol. It was so strange because I've never had a server ask me that. Anyway, we both got the special that comes with soup, salad and 2 rolls. We also both got a side of fried rice. Our rice was pretty cold so we asked for it to be heated up or some fresh one if it wasn't any trouble. We got back some hot, extra crispy rice. It was like they popped it in the microwave and forgot it in there. The sushi was alright. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything special. The water is disgusting, btw. Damn near undrinkable. It had the most disgusting after taste. It also took forever for the waitress to come pick up the checks and there were only two of us in there. Would I return to this place? HELL NO!
Best of the best in Lake County. Delicious Hibachi chicken teriyaki with white sauce for just $6.95. Got to try this place located just 5 minutes from Mount Dora in Tavares Winn-Dixie plaza.

(352) 742-5088

Japanese, Sushi Bars

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Geronimo’s Grill

129 Juniper Way
Tavares, 32778
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Great place for casual dining. Geronimo's is also open for dinner on Friday night's. I had roasted chicken and it was delicious! Such a friendly place.

(352) 742-7432

American (Traditional)

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Chuck and Jacks BBQ

15037 Old Hwy 441
Tavares, 32778
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Big Slabs of Ribs are delicious. Ribs come slathered with sauce and slices of white bread on top to hold the sauce on the ribs. Sides are okay - cole slaw, baked beans, and potato salad. Open weekends only. Also has BBQ chicken and pork - both good but the ribs are the best. Prices are very reasonable.

(352) 874-5290

Barbeque

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Sunrise Grill

462 E Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, 32778
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Friendly Staff, great breakfast and good prices. We love to start our day here, and so should you!
Nice and clean inside, friendly workers, and really quick pick up orders. If you like breakfast food, give this place a try. Will definitely be coming back whenever possible.
Well that was awesome! Had never been here before but our son-in-law had heard it was great so we gave it a shot. Had a bit of a wait because they are so popular and busy but once seated the server was right there - very attentive. Food came out fast and was sooo good. This is definitely our new go to place for breakfast. Was getting tired of Haystax anyway.

(352) 343-7744

Restaurants

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Angelo’s Italian Restaurant

2270 Vindale Rd
Tavares, 32778
Reviews:
Actual visit 8/21/14 - To Go Order. My own off the menu creation of veggie spaghetti with broccoli, mushrooms and spinach with marinara. It was pretty darn good. I would go back for a return visit.
Came here recently for a family dinner while visiting Mount Dora. We were looking for something besides all the seafood we had been having on our trip. This was a great little place. We had a party of 6 and made a reservation for around 7:00pm on a Saturday night. The place wasn't overly crowded so we had a nice quiet corner where we could talk and catch up. The food was very tasty. We ordered the bruschetta and mozzarella stick appetizers. While the cheese sticks weren't bad, I would recommend just getting the bruschetta which was delicious. Although, not your average bruschetta because the put melted mozzarella on it so it really looks and tastes more like flatbread. They also bring out some amazing garlic bread, so make sure you bring some mints for afterwards! For dinner I ordered the baked spaghetti which was your average baked spaghetti but still good. One member of my party ordered the pasta special that they had for the day and that was delicious! I would definitely recommend asking what the specials are! The service was absolutely wonderful! Our server was very attentive and knowledgable. She always made sure we had refills on our drinks and answered our menu questions very well. We were able to make substitutions and changes with ease.
Wife and I stopped for a nice Sunday dinner. The place was very busy. Our waitress was extremely polite and very sweet. Food was very good. My wife had the gulf shrimp with spaghetti and I had the chicken parm. Portions were good size but not over the top..just enough. We left the place full..no room for their good desserts. Will def go back again. Oh, and it was getting near closing time but people kept coming in and were seated,,,

(352) 343-2757

Italian

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Casa Mia Cafe

505 W Main St
Tavares, 32778
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Great little Italian place in downtown Tavares. Friendly service and good food. Lunch specials are usually a best bet. Dining outside is pleasant... if construction isn't going on. One of several great small businesses making Tavares a pleasnt place to work or visit!
I came into Casa Mia Café jut about 45 minutes before they actually open and was greeted with such friendly, welcoming service. They were nice enough to allow me to start ordering and await for the rest of my party AND there was no attitude on the fact that I was completely there before the kitchen was even open. I awaited my party and when they arrived we considered going somewhere else as we didn't want anything heavy and let face it, Italian aren't too well known for their "light meals". As he paid my coffee bill, he returned with news of ordering a pizza pie with everything on it minus mushrooms. It wasn't greasy or heavy in fact it was delicious! The service was impeccable and our waitress was the owners daughter, Deborah. Very nice first visit, I would definitely return if I was in the area and craving Italian! I gave this Café 4 stars for the service and u loved how our pizza was full of fresh ingredients and sloppy/greasy/falling apart when I held it as many others are.
Don't know what happened, we stopped in for dinner about a month ago and the place was closed with a note saying temporary closed. Does anybody know any more?

(352) 742-9940

Italian

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Lake Dora Sushi & Sake

227 E Main St
Tavares, 32778
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If you are in Lake County and craving sushi this has to be a stop. It is not the fanciest of venues but the service is always great and the food is always good. Look for the special roll of the day, try something new, and save a few bucks!
The 2 of us just came back from dining there. Had the Gyoza app and 2 rolls- Jalapeño Popper Roll and Passion Roll. Delish! We read some reviews before visiting and not all were great but hubby wanted sushi while we stayed this weekend at the Lakeview Inn. We were NOT disappointed!!!!!! Our dinner meal included a jumbo Kirin was still only $31.56 and honestly, it was a ton of food! Definitely will be back.....
I have eaten sushi all over the country on my travels and I have to say I love Lake Dora the most! The Salmon lovers combo is heavenly! The staff and owner are always very friendly.

(352) 343-6313

Sushi Bars

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Ruby Street Grille

221 E. Main St.
Tavares, 32778
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Good place for bar food. Day we came, they had entertainment out on the patio. Was fun time. Portions were HUGE! If you order the blue cheese burger, ask for extra blue cheese crumbles. They use a confusing "slice" of blue cheese... not bad, just odd. The meatloaf sandwich was enormous and enough food for 2 people or one Paul Bunyon sized person.
Can't believe I forgot this location! On the water. Oldies music super friendly service with hot waitresses. :) Its right in the heart of downtown Tavares and you can fly your plane there, park, and walk a block to lunch. Huge portions, and lots of options. Seasoned fries, mixed green salads, and a full bar. This area of Tavares is like Burbon Street in New Orleans. You can walk from bar to bar to bar with your open container.
We stopped here for something after an away volleyball game. The place was q.u.i.e.t. The service was quick and efficient, but they weren't doing anything else. My hamburger was definitely better than fast food, but nowhere near as good as home. The girls had alfredo, which was bland.

(352) 742-7829

American (Traditional)

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Digino’s Italian Restaurant

219 E Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, 32778
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Ordered several pizzas for delivery last Friday for our guests. It was in time, hot, and just GREAT!! Love this place!
Amazing pizza pasta and best garlic knots ever!!!!! Oh and wings are fab too!!!!
Tried this restaurant becuase of the good reviews. The food lived up to expectations. Pizza was done just right and the chicken wings were big, well cooked and tasty. We loved the garlic parmesan ones. The place is very causual, but I loved the music!! They play classic oldies. Service was also terrific! Rating missed one star for the fly that kept interupting our lovely meal. Some one has to figure a way to get rid of these especially in restaurants.

(352) 508-5621

Pizza, Italian

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