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Whales Tale Fish House

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2720 West Old 441 Hwy, next to Mt Dora Pizza, Mount Dora, FL
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Forest Hills, New York
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161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A hole in the wall in a strip mall with surprisingly excellent seafood. The seafood (both fried and broiled) was expertly prepared. The staff is very pleasant and attentive. A definite to return to.

Thank Gingerbreadjoe
Mount Dora, Florida
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of a group of male senior citizens out for lunch. Service was excellent for a group of 15. Food was very good and the prices very reasonable. This place continues to do well.

Thank Orlando-Mike2
Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favorite place for lunch. Our favorite meals are fried clams and fried shrimp. They claim to have the best shrimp and I would agree. The shrimp are perfectly cooked and of a decent size.

Thank Lisa D
Sorrento, Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

small restaurant all homemade. so good going back again. going to try the chowder. large shrimp better than red lobster.

Thank Dg1313
Twinsburg, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

In the mood for fish and based on Trip Advisor reviews, this was a good spot to go. The clam chowder was creamy, not too many potatoes and just the right amount of clams. We both had the halibut, my husband's with breading, mine broiled with a lemon butter sauce. Both were excellent. It's a little hole in the wall... More 

Thank Gennieann1
deerfield beach, fla.
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Have been there twice and have never failed to have a good time and great dinner. This place has the freshest food, homemade and great service. It is in an out of the way shopping center but worth the drive. My favorite is the broiled scallops with the crumb top haddock, hushpuppies to die for and their onion rings are... More 

Thank tripalong-7
Tavares, Florida
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This great restaurant almost hidden away in an old shopping center off Old-441 is a real treasure! The fried shrimp were absolutely delicious, very large, and priced very reasonably for the quality and quantity. My friend had the Soft Shelled Crab sandwich and raved about it. Their Clam Chowder is outstanding too!

Thank Thomas P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My mother and I were googling places to eat at for lunch and were in the mood for seafood. We seen this place had good rating on here so we gave it a chance and it was the best decision! I ordered the lunch special fried shrimp with Cole slaw and fries , and my mother ordered the fried clam... More 

Thank Payton M
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Friday night. We were greeted immediately by a very friendly waitress. We found a booth and were waited on right away. Our drinks and food were brought out quickly. The food was good and hot. The restaurant is very clean and the service was great. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good... More 

Thank steve n
Leesburg, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My attempts to eat here were thwarted by the crowds during the winter. Returning in summer was just the ticket, as the place was less than half full at dinner time. Just a little place in a shopping plaza, in the less traveled section of town. Simply done seafood in an unpretentious way. Lots of seafood choices, cooked to your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 West Old 441 Hwy, next to Mt Dora Pizza, Mount Dora, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Mount Dora
  • Phone Number: 352-385-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?