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Pisces Rising is a celebration of Florida cuisine located in beautiful Mount Dora. Established in 2003, the restaurant offers sweeping views of Lake Dora with multiple options for dining in the main dining room, semi-private, private, and outside areas of the establishment. Pisces Rising is a proud supporter of regional sustainability and utilizing fresh, local ingredients in culinary dishes first and foremost whenever possible. The scratch kitchen, referred to as the "Heart of the House", consists of a team of passionate Chefs who put their love and care into each dish. That passion stretches to the service team whose goal is to deliver the best hospitality delivered with warmth and grace.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Cajun & Creole, American, Bar, Seafood
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The atmosphere was lovely and the waitress and the food were great. It took a very long time to get our lunch.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant I wish I could have eaten here again unfortunately I was only in Mt Dora for 4 night and had a few restaurants to try Pieces is my # 1 restaurant now in Mt Dora we had Poke(absolutely the best) Cuban spring roll...a filet mignon salad and to round it off a chicken sandwich The host was awesome our server was excellentMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were both absolutely outstanding. We sat inside with a lovely view. Had the Cuban Spring Rolls as a starter which were very tasty but the accompanying mustard mixed with pickle juice is AMAZING!! We actually asked for a cup to enjoy with...a side order of excellent onion rings. Daughter had the brisket on a biscuit- this is a very large biscuit! Her only thought for the next time would be to get the delicious slaw on the side so it wouldn’t make the biscuit soggy. I ordered the brisket poutine appetizer as my entree and believe me it’s plenty big enough to enjoy as a main. I would get the fries on the side when ordering again as I prefer my fries crisp and they were served in between the grits and the brisket etc so got soggy quickly. Flavors were delightful. Even the iced tea was excellent! Highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night in Mt. Dora, we ran across this jewel! We sat outside and had an amazing view of the sunset. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, even though they were packed. The food was amazing! Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a casual spot to grab a nice quick dinner. They serve sandwiches burgers and steaks etc. the zucchini fries are out of this world. We shared a nice bottle of wine which was not overly priced. Overall this was a positive experience. One...of the people we were with received ribs that were well over cooked however they did take them back and give him a new set which was acceptable to him.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 20, 2022

Beautiful outside setting. Nice atmosphere throughout. Helpful staff. Great selection of food and drinks. Try the white sangria. One of our favorite places.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 12, 2022

Stopped in for dinner one night during our first trip to Mt. Dora. The food was good, but not crazy good. service was good, not great. With how many other great restaurant offerings there are within walking distance, I'd prioritize other offerings before returning here.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

This is what Florida is all about, a melting pot of cultures and flavors. From the waffle and chicken, poke to the avocado tacos… this place is amazing

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 22, 2022

My first maskless outing since Covid and I haven’t been here in years. Risky venture. Wasn’t sure what to expect, especially when I saw the prices. Yikes! Okay.. I’m here. Let’s give it a try. Love it here on the deck overlooking Lake Dora. Ordered...an interesting beer called Mango Cart. Turned out to be an excellent choice. Delicious mango aftertaste. You need to try it to believe it. Also had Avocado Tacos as an appetizer. My mouth still isn't sure what I just ate. Sure was tasty though! For my meal I chose Mushroom Ravioli and my wife got Crab Stuffed Salmon. Both excellent choices. The food here is incredible! Add in the great service and ambiance and this was an amazing outing! Totally worth the cost. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 11, 2022

We joined friends in Mt. Dora for a few days and had dinner here the first night. Initially seated on the deck outside but just before being served drinks the heavens opened up. Everyone rushed inside and the staff sorted everyone to tables. The food...was excellent and the wait staff very polite and friendly as well as efficient.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 25, 2022

Sat outside at the bar so I could see the lake and enjoyed a nice margarita at the all day Monday happy hour price. The bar has drink specials every day. The menu had many great choices but I chose the brisket poutine, which was...a delicious combination of barbeque brisket, fries, creamy grits, cheese sauce and roasted corn. It was also beautifully plated with a flower. Staff was friendly and my food arrived quickly- great spot for a drink or a meal especially if you'd like a view.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant that had outdoor seating and would also allow us to have our 2 small dogs with us. We have been to Mount Dora many times, but had never tried this restaurant. We arrived shortly before noon and were seated...out on the deck immediately. The waitress took our drink order and also brought a bowl with water for the dogs. Shortly after ordering our food I could hear the hostess saying here was a 25 minute wait. This was lunch in the middle of the week, so obviously a busy place. You could see the lake in the distance and there were plenty of umbrellas for shade. I had the turkey/bacon sandwich with cranberry aioli on a pretzel roll. It was delicious. Lots of thinly sliced turkey, tasty bacon and also lettuce and tomato. My husband ordered the paradise burger and added bacon. We both had the side salad that was very freshly done without any iceberg lettuce at all. The burger was stacked high and looked to be cooked to medium as my husband ordered it. Unfortunately, the patty was so thick, when he cut the burger in half, it toppled over. He also mentioned that the bun was quite dry and the meet could have used some more flavor. The service was good, we did enjoy the view and sitting outside was delightful.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 16, 2022 via mobile

Nice spot on the water. Lunch was very good. Signature cocktail was excellent. Sat at the outside bar which was very comfortable.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 26, 2022

Tons of outdoor seating, heated in the winter and shaded in the summer. You get a glimpse of Lake Dora but you have to cross the street to really see the lake and the sunsets. But it is a great spot for a drink!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed January 22, 2022

This has been a go-to place for my husband and I when we want a relaxing atmosphere, sitting outside, looking at the lake and drinking the best Sangria around. Most of the food items are excellent and we appreciate the local ingredients. However, it may...be a while before we return...or if their prices ever become reasonable again. We had plans to eat here recently and perused the menu online before we went (their menu changes seasonally) and we were shocked at the prices...$18 for a hamburger! And it's really not that big...just average. My husband usually gets this hamburger because it is so good, but for $18 it should feed 2 people! And Poutine for $18? C'mon, it's fries and gravy! Another local spot has the best poutine for $12 and it is sharable. Needless to say, we chose another place. I'm sad that we will not be back until they become reasonable, or maybe never if they don't. This is also the place that I bring friends and family to when they visit and they always say they wish this place was in their hometown. I hope the pizza place they are opening next door is reasonably priced so that we can give it a try. We are not alone in our assessment. The local Nextdoor app. is discussing the price increases at this place in a pretty lengthy conversation. I think everyone is understanding of labor shortages, supply chain issues, etc., and we are seeing restaurant prices increase a little--a dollar or two here and there. But some of the items on this menu??? WOW!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Trek609017, Owner at Pisces Rising, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2022

I appreciate your nuanced review. Just as I said in the social media thread you mentioned, I would rather be able to talk directly to guests, rather, than invite all the unconstructive comments an anonymous post does. I live and work local. I don't like...More

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March 19, 2022|
Response from PattyMroch | Reviewed this property |
We sat outside and no dress code.
February 17, 2022|
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I don't know what it is. Sorry
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Yes you can tell the waiter to give seperate checks, and the music will go till 8 or 9. You might want to make a reservation with greg.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5