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“Stopped by for a drink after exploring the town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Goblin Market

The Goblin Market
Ranked #1 of 115 Restaurants in Mount Dora
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stopped by for a drink after exploring the town”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Went upstairs to the bar for a break after walking and Segwaying around the town. Great bar with excellent service. Perfect ending to the day.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent atmosphere, food and service.”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

My wife Irenne and I had a wonderful meal this past Tusday evening. Soups were excellent as well as food and service.

  • Visited November 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Always Fun, Great Food And Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We live in the area and return to The Goblin Market regularly - and have for years. Goblin Market is in a terrific spot in old Mt. Dora, down an alley way which immediately becomes part of the atmosphere. The small pathway up to the restaurant sets the mood and the decor inside is warm and friendly - a library atmosphere - makes you feel like you are in someone's home. The seating upstairs is just fine - a bit different though to me. The bar is ample and very fair about its portions, the wine list is a nice one. The menu offers a good variety but is not over done with choices. They are clearly focused in the kitchen on doing fewer things, better. The consistency of meals has been our only hesitation over the years. Nine out of ten times they hit a home run. And then sometimes? Well, it is average. Our recent visit netted a combination - outstanding pork special, but the salmon was only fair, a little dry. Service is always good, efficient. You never lack for attention as you need it. We will continue to go back particularly to support a local business. The value is pretty good with the prices being a shade high - but what restaurant isn't these days?

  • Visited November 2013
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Bushnell, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Awesome food, wonderful staff”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Awesome food, superbly presented and served by an extremely knowledgeable, friendly wait staff. Everyone working there is concerned about your enjoyment. Nothing too small for them to take care of. Tho you have one waiter, if another sees you are in need then they fill in. This is the first time here but it has been recommended by many of my friends and they were right. This is for the discriminating diner who enjoys excellent cuisine. We had the 3 starters ... Irish Whiskey Onion Soup, Crab Bisque and Tempura Dipped Artichoke Hearts as we didn't want a large meal. The Onion Soup was the best I've ever had. They are not open holidays. I intent to go back and would highly recommend the experience to everyone.

  • Visited November 2013
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Hernando, Florida
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283 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A LITTLE HIDDEN GEM”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Walking down a little "alley" you come across a garden door that one would not expect to lead to a courtyard entrance to this little gem. The interior is larger than the exterior would indicate. Warm decor is almost "hobbity". The menu is eclectic for mid Florida but Mt. Dora is a charming lakeside village and this restaurant fits right in. Many locals love to hang out here.

  • Visited October 2013
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