Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
6:22 pm EDT
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Where should we eat?

Here at Style, we wracked our brains trying to figure which restaurants we should recommend as the places to go for the best food and atmosphere in town. We flipped a coin. We tried rock, paper, scissors. We even held an old-fashioned duel in the parking lot. But alas, the light bulb went off and we decided to throw the hard work to the people whose opinions really matter — our readers. We asked you on Facebook and you responded, so here are your choices for the top 11 restaurants where you want to dine in 2014.


POPULAR PICK! Cotillion Southern Café, Wildwood, 352.748.1223

[span4]“Hands down, no question, the favorite place for family and friends to meet and enjoy divine Southern cooking and incredible desserts!” — Joanne Robertson-Springer Joanne Robertson-Springer[/span4][span4]“The absolute best Southern food and delicious desserts!” — Kimberly Fleming CarterKimberly Fleming Carter[/span4][span4]“…you will feel like you are eating with family.” — Michelle Reid Michelle Reid[/span4]

[span4]Palm Tree Grille & Bar, Mount Dora, 352.735.1936
“They have great food and wine dinners, too!” — Lacey Ryan ExumLacey-Ryan-Exum[/span4] [span4]Kiku Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Eustis, 352.483.8288
“My entire family loves the hibachi grill, and I crave the sushi at least once a month. And the restaurant is kid friendly! My grandchildren love the show and chow down on the food!”
Barbara FairserviceBarbara Fairservice[/span4] [span4]The Goblin Market Restaurant, Mount Dora, 352.735.0059
“First of all, the food is always spectacular; it never disappoints. The atmosphere is beautiful, the service is great, and the bartenders make an awesome cocktail.” — Amanda Brumley QuanceAmanda Brumley Quance[/span4]

[span4]Sully’s Smokehouse, Leesburg, 352.483.7427

“First of all, it’s a small, local, family owned place. Trent Sullivan and his family have lived here their whole lifetime. Second, it is true smoked barbecue — pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. Some of the best I have ever eaten. Third, I love supporting the ones I grew up with.” — Billy Fussell

Billy Fussell[/span4][span4]Oudom’s Thai & Sushi, Mount Dora, 352.385.4700

“Nice atmosphere, great food.” — Elizabeth Shenk

Elizabeth Shenk[/span4][span4]Race Car Diner, Astatula, 352.253.6940

“Great home-cooked food, family owned diner!” — Jamie Nicole Brown

Jamie Nicole Brown[/span4]


POPULAR PICK! Graziella’s Melody Lounge, Clermont, 352.394.1106

[span3]“The best new homemade and fresh Italian food, amazing live entertainment, friendly wait staff, the best chef, and amazing owners.” — Jennifer AragonJennifer Aragon[/span3][span3]“Loving Graziella’s. Great food and what a beautiful view of Lake Minneola. Simply breathtaking all the way around.” — Peter BolañoPeter Bolaño[/span3][span3]“Best Italian food around town. Great service.” — Danielle FoxDanielle Fox[/span3][span3]“… the new kid on the block. Great atmosphere… wonderful food and entertainment.” — Carol CinaCarol Cina[/span3]

[span5]Lake Dora Sushi & Sake, Tavares, 352.343.6313
“(I love the) early bird specials and Monday night trivia fun.” — Jeffry GayJeffry Gay[/span5][span5]Sidelines Sports Eatery, Mount Dora, 352.217.0751 “Sidelines in Mount Dora has the best hamburger in Lake County.” — Shirley IveyShirley Ivey[/span5]

EDITOR’S PICK! The Crooked Spoon, Clermont, 352.404.7808

“The food is unlike anything else in Lake County. Chef Steve Saelg is bold and unapologetic with his menu. Not to mention the atmosphere is comfortable yet sophisticated, perfect for a girls’ night out or a fun date night with your significant other.” — Shemir Wilesshemir

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