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Pisces Rising

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Cajun & Creole, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene


Tinga Chicken Slideres
marinated chicken tinga, pepper jack cheese, white onion, cilantro, balsamic reduction, jalapeno jam
Fresh Baked Bread
served with rosemary infused olive oil
Cubana Mix Spring Rolls
mojo marinated pulled pork, ham, swiss, mustard-pickle dipping sauce
Islander Calamari
fried calamari and cherry peppers tossed in black and white sesame seeds and green onion, with remoulade sauce
Grilled Octopus
swiss chard, green beans, crispy potato gnocchi, fresh tomato, fresh tarragon, red chimmichurri
Mussels & Clams
New England Mussels & Cedar Key Clams sautéed in garlic, butter and white wine tossed with red onion, andouille, and shallots.
Fried Green Tomatoes
with pimento spread
Paradise Burger
florida beef ground in house, lettuce, tomato, onion, your choice of cheese, house made bun
Jerk Smoked Chicken Sandwich
jerk smoked chicken, pineapple salsa, latin sauce, muenster cheese, frisee lettuce, telera roll
Chicken Pesto Panini
grilled chicken, basil pesto, tomato, aioli, provolone
Tuna Burger
sushi grade tuna, honey wasabi mayo, wakame seaweed, pineapple, house made bun
Po Boy
choice of shrimp or mahi-mahi, tomato, lettuce, cherry peppers, remoulade sauce, media noche bread
Herb Marinated Chicken Sandwich
herb marinated grilled chicken breast, arugula, tomato, bacon, cranberry aioli, pickled onion, house made bun
Carnitas Sandwich
carnitas, gouda, pecan honey mustard, potato straws, southern slaw, house made bun
New York Strip Sandwich
beer marinated new york strip, apple horseradish jam, crispy onion, lettuce, tomato, red dragon cheese, hot honey sauce, house made panini bread
Add to Your Salad: Grilled Chicken 4 | Seared Scallops 12 | Sautéed Shrimp 9
Arugula Salad
arugula, blue cheese, figs, roasted pumpkin seeds, red onion, grape tomato, spiced pecan vinaigrette
Beet Salad
red beet, goat cheese, strawberry, cucumber, bordeaux cherry vinaigrette
parmesan cheese, house made croutons
Chef’s Soup of the Day
ask your server for today’s creation
House Salad
tomato, cucumber, carrot, onion, choice of dressing
Insalata Italia
burrata buffalo mozzarella, tomato, arugula pesto, balsamic fig reduction
Tableside Bananas Foster
Brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter caramelized with bananas, Bacardi 151, and banana liqueur over ice cream
Cherry Pie
with homemade citrus ice cream
Poached Pear
chocolate crunch mousse, creme anglaise, blackberry sauce
Monkey Bread
jack daniel's caramel sauce, homemade vanilla ice cream
BBQ Pork Tacos
pork butt, mango slaw, green onion, jerk BBQ, tortilla
Florida Gator Jambalaya
shrimp, chicken, gator andouille, rice, tomato, bell pepper, onion, celery, toast point
Fried Fish Basket
roasted red bell pepper polenta bites, tropical slaw, tartar sauce
Fried Shrimp Basket
roasted red bell pepper polenta bites, tropical slaw, cocktail sauce
Potato Gnocchi
arugula pesto cream sauce, asparagus
Welcome to Pisces Rising. Located in Central Florida and established in 2003, Pisces Rising is a celebration of Florida cuisine. Lovingly wrapped around a Florida cracker bungalow style home build in the 1920's, the restaurant overlooks Lake Dora and the setting sun. We bring a commitment to Regional Sustainability. Whether it is our Craft Cocktails from our Jazzy 239 West Lounge to our Chef's colorful creations we shop local where possible, and take advantage of the bounty of the nearby Gulf and the Farms that dot Central Florida up through the Panhandle. By empowering local Farmers and Fishermen, we empower ourselves and future generations.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Cajun & Creole, American, Bar, Seafood
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth the visit to Mount Dora to eat at this restaurant! Every time we visit it has been great. The burger is amazing with its triple meat combinations. Service is good, and the sunset is awesome so try to have your sangria in hand...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank D-n-P-Global
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place for a happy hour drink, meal or appetizer, and to watch the sun set! I think the entire town was out there. Locals and tourists alike. The food is great, service very friendly, and just lots of energy to enjoy the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch. Every local we spoke with recommended Pisces Rising. It did not disappoint. We sat at the outdoor bar. The food and atmosphere were great. The place was packed. The two guys working the bar were extremely busy,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 4 meeting to celebrate a 70th birthday. We ordered 2 calamari, 1 octopus and 1 mussels as our appetizers. The mussel dish was fine, the octopus was small but ok. The calarmari was very overcooked to the point of being...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Annie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here and the food was great. Everyone was happy with what they ordered. Was excited to see that they served Banana Foster for dessert. They prepared it at the table and it was great. There is a partial view of the lake...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LGude
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed a glass of wine and fried green tomatoes as an appetizer while watching the sun set over Lake Dora -what a great way to spend a late afternoon. Then a very entertaining band started playing and we had a second...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DSimonFL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the octopus appetizer while waiting to see what my wife felt like eating for dinner. It was amazing and paired so well with the beans and tomatoes. Worth visiting for this alone.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank WarrenD181
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their fried green tomatoes are worth the visit alone! Ample menu and good prices. We ate outside although there is inside seating. Very friendly staff. We returned to the bar in the evening for a drink and to watch one of the most amazing sunsets...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dawn E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over busy, understaffed and poor quality food that's not cheap. The burgers looked OK, if that's the limit of your range. The talent-less over-loud live music did not help the unpleasant experience of trying to eat at this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank D590OMdavidm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went to Pisces Rising for dinner with a group of friends. The only hot vegetarian meal on the menu was a beet linguini which according to one of the party, was quite good. I don't however like beets and was therefore relegated to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank LinButter
PiscesManager, Manager at Pisces Rising, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit with us. The vegetarian dish you referred to on our menu is a Beet Risotto, and we would have been happy to fabricate a different dish for you such as a Wild Mushroom & Herb Risotto, or...More

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September 29, 2016|
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Response from scooterberger | Reviewed this property |
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.
Vicki C
December 16, 2015|
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Response from Lou9407 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is outdoor seating. No need to dress fancy. Casual dress is appropriate. If you are going for dinner I do not recommend short for men.
Jeanne C
February 16, 2015|
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Response from PiscesManager | Property representative |
We do have our Live Jazz Brunch every Sunday. Our Brunch menu is available from 11 to 2, and we feature Live Jazz from noon to 3.
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