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“Dock whatever floats at The Port” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Port Steak & Seafood

The Port Steak & Seafood
Ranked #14 of 57 Restaurants in Haines City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Orlando, Florida
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1,003 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,756 helpful votes
“Dock whatever floats at The Port”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Only at The Port in “suburban” Haines City do you have to pay $7.99 for Alligator Bites, an appetizer to enhance delightful seafood, salads, pastas, and yummy steaks and chicken—whatever floats your boat. Compared to restaurants that overload plates, The Port has reasonably sized portions, what you’d expect in Europe. Not all Americans eat more than they need. I had the Early Bird grilled mahi-mahi served with a vegetable melody and baked sweet potato for $9.99, the most expensive Early Bird item. A chicken breast “cooked your way” is only $7.99, but Early Bird specials end at 6:00. Both interior air-conditioned seating and exterior screened areas have phenomenal views of Lake Hatchineha. Recorded music is a bit too loud, but after a few of The Port’s specialty cocktail, “Whipped Sunset” that Ali from Solivita holds in the photo below, who cares? Whipped Sunset is grenadine, pineapple juice, whipped cream, and vodka. Yum…sounds like a dessert, but that came in the form of the “Orange Kist Cheesecake” depicted in the photo.

Service staff, Daran, Dawn, Joey, Paige, and Russell on a Tuesday night were courteous and efficient. I never had to request a water refill. As guests poured in and service slowed for late comers, an impressive lake view made the time pass too quickly. The Port does not rush guests out the door, we sat long after finishing the meal and enjoyed waning sunlight, but there is no sunset view over the water.

16000 Hatchineha Road, Haines City, www.ThePort.pro, 863/949-4835. Open 7 days a week, Early Bird specials until 6:00. Residents of the active adult community, Solivita, receive a 10% discount with resident photo ID.

  • Visited June 2013
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania, United States
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our 3rd time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

My hubby, myself, and our mothers went here for lunch on a Saturday. They were not busy at all and it was pleasant to sit on the screened porch for lunch. Our mothers both ordered the Mahi Mahi and were very pleased with their choice. I had the Tropical Chicken Salad and it was very fresh and satisfying. My husband got Gumbo and middleneck clams. We enjoyed watching the activity on the boat ramp beside the restaurant. It can get a little noisy on the porch with the comings and goings but overall was not bad. We will definitely be back again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A True Central Florida Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Not only is the food here delicious, but everything else is awesome as well. To go to the Port is an all around fun event. It is located at the end of Hatchineha Rd. (end of civilization). To get there is not convenient but well worth the trip. Great menu, great staff, and great atmosphere. I even met a real cowboy in the bar, you don't see, much less, get to meet real Florida cowboys anymore. I called the location the end of civilization because when you get there you are located right in the middle of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes which has recently been designated as the Northern Everglades because the lakes in area are the headwaters of the Everglades. So, it is very easy to see all kinds of wildlife as well. You won't be disappointed to make the trip off the beaten path. The Port anything BUT a theme park. To me, the Port represents the REAL Florida.

Visited March 2013
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Winter Haven, Florida
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Delicious Food, Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

There were 9 of us who had lunch. Some of us have been there several times and 5 of our group have only heard about the place. Clam chowder, gator bites, salad, fried clams, fried frog legs, grouper sandwich, smoked fish dip, blackened catfish are just some of the food we ordered. Everyone raved about the food. Prepared perfectly for a reasonable price. We had a great server Staci who was attentive to our every need. It's too hot now to sit on the deck at lunchtime so we ate inside where the air conditioning was great! Of course, we'll be back.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place is really great and no doubt will get better as time goes on. The staff are really nice and very friendly. Can't wait to go back in September when we go back to Florida.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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