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20349 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34715-8797
+1 352-429-0705
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Leesburg, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Tried to eat there today. Yried calling several times and never did gat an answer. Drove to Thai & Friend And the hotel was closed. The resturant was closed. No cars around, sign on door said "Office hours 8PM to 20 PM.

Thank Bob W
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

all the previous reviews, the good, the bad and ugly are all true. I have been to Thai and Friends numerous times and each time it gets weirder and weirder. I finally gave up on this place, too zany for me. I guess the the topper is they are so inconsistent in every way. I mean really, the door thing... More 

Thank yogababe04
Clermont, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2014

This will be the best Thai food you will eat. Period. Run by a husband-and-wife team, the food (cooked by the very talented Rudee) really is exceptional and the service (provided by her husband Otto) is wonderful - together they will provide you with a great experience with authentic cuisine and true hospitality. Fair notice, you should not be in... More 

1 Thank dirckdf
Middletown, CT
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Decided to give this place a shot after all rather good reviews. Drove all the way out there to find out that it was located inside a run down old motel. The open sign was on but there was a handwritten sign on the door indicating they only take reservations. Drove all the way out there for nothing. STAY AWAY!!!

1 Thank Karly T
Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

Every time we visit Disney or surrounding areas we HAVE to visit Thai and Friends! Easy to find from Disney, and a great place to share an authentic Thai meal with friends. Service and food is outstanding. You must call ahead or make a reservation. If you call and are unable to reach anyone, the owner is most likely with... More 

1 Thank Nicknliss13
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Call ahead before visiting... not a traditional restaurant as they dont have a large staff. if he gets too many people, rather than the service going downhill... he locks the door and takes care of his current customers. once your in the the door, you will get great service. Make reservations! small groups only. not the best location but a... More 

Thank d m
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Surprised by this place. Best pad Thai I've had aside from Thailand itself.... I'm eager to come back here again and try more. Almost didn't come in when I found the door locked at 7 pm, but the owner opened and wow am I glad I came in. One word. Authentic. Will return with my family and I live over... More 

Thank Fishybashi
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Please don't let the old hotel keep from this place. The food is amazing, the owner is so friendly. Please help support this place, so they may be able to find a better location to show case their out of this world food.

Thank pandi04
Jalisco, Mexico
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268 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Wasn't sure if we made the right choice for dinner as the restaurant is located in a much to be desired motel. Our doubts really climbed when the only entrance was on the exterior, the door was locked, and we had to wait for the owner to peruse us through the glass before letting us in. However, once inside, things... More 

Thank solara13
Clermont, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Love Thai & Friends. Great Thai food and wonderful people. The owners are very personable, go out of their way to make you comfortable and give you the thai food experience.

1 Thank swasden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20349 US Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34715-8797
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Clermont
  • Phone Number: +1 352-429-0705
Located inside "The Palace Motel"

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