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“A little piece of Seafood Heaven in Mt. Dora”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pisces Rising

Pisces Rising
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Ranked #8 of 115 Restaurants in Mount Dora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A little piece of Seafood Heaven in Mt. Dora”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

As you probably know, there are no actual mountains in Mt. Dora, Florida. There is, however. a big beautiful lake, and Pisces Rising restaurant has a wonderful view of it. Their raised outdoor deck, complete with Tiki torches and its own bar, is about a block away, so you don't feel the wind but you can certainly enjoy the sunset! The food is excellent, the drinks outstanding, the servers accommodating and cheerful. The waiter was willing to let us make our own hot toddies, bringing us large glasses of rum and the other ingredients--hot water, lemon slice, cinnamon stick, pat of butter--separately, so we could add them ourselves. This was January, so we enjoyed the warming effect! There was also still a giant Christmas tree next door, with changing colored lights moving up and down the face of it. All in all, a cozy and satisfying experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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“key west mount dora style.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Im a local and this is one of my favorite watering stops. Best lake and sunset view. Ive spent many a night dancing , eating and drinking at pieces. This has been my 5th new year at pieces, and hope to celebrate another new year there. mz

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Martin Z
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Mount Dora, Florida
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Pisces Rising great Thanksgiving meal”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is one of the top restaurants in the area. Our thanksgiving family meal was as good this year as the one we had here 10 years ago, and most of the years in between. The food was excellent (some had traditional thanksgiving, some fish, some vegetarian), the proprietor wonderful, wait staff the best. Overall excellent - we're glad we went out.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank granitegraphics
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Not sure where the other reviewers went...”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

...but the only thing "cold" about Pisces Rising was the weather outside today. Had a great ecperience here with friends tonight. Waitress Jessica was delightful, accomodating and took great care of our various needs with a smile and sense of humor - regardless of whether it was to fulfill a request for more mashed potatoes, extra hot tea or asking a question of the chef. The shrimp & grits was deemed to be "perfect" by a very discriminating diner, the grouper special was tender & tasty. Delighted that the sauce was not drenched over the fish, but was served with the fish sitting atop the sauce - just the right balance to compliment one another. My jambalaya was the best I have had - a great balance of chicken, shrimp & andouille sausage over rice. It was wonderful to be able to taste everything separately, yet also have the components subtley enhanced by the sauce. I recently had the same dish at a different venue &, while it was tasty, the red sauce overpowered everything including the rice. Desserts were great, with the orange cake & key lime pie winning out over the chocolate flourless cake (chocolate not as deep flavored as I had expected). Only other downside was that the shrimp was served with tail shell on, but that is the fault of almost every restaurant in America....We were especially delighted with our experience since it had been about 2 years since we had dined here & at that time felt Goblin Market was a much better venue - not sure what has changed for either one, but say "boo" to the Goblin - Pisces has risen!

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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“A good time!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Our family of five stopped in to Pisces Rising as a spur-of-the-moment, late-night nosh after walking around the festive, downtown Mt. Dora streets. Matthew, our waiter, was really a pleasure - very friendly and quick. We ordered a number of appetizers (crab cakes, calamari, soup, etc.), and all were nicely presented and delicious. We sat inside with a view out to the back, outdoor deck where there was live music, which made for a fun atmosphere. Everyone in the family was glad we had chosen Pisces Rising - it was a good time!

  • Visited December 2013
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