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“Worst meal”
Review of Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn
Ranked #29 of 122 Restaurants in Mount Dora
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 26, 2013

A group of 12 ate at the Lakeside Inn for lunch. Only 4 of us did not have major complaints. We had terrible water, undercooked rolls, burned chicken and toast, unannounced substitutions or omissions, inedible veggie burgers, floury soup, and slow service. I could not recommend this restaurant to anyone even though the setting is lovely. Unless they get a real chef in the kitchen, no one should try to eat there.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

All the current reviews paint the picture...old world charm, window air conditioner, chipped paint, etc. but the real draw for me is that you can launch a boat at a public ramp just a few blocks away, park your vehicle and boat trailer at the inn and leave your boat docked at the Inn's dock! How cool is that? It is a nice circular dock with 8 or 10 slips plus a seaplane at the dock if you want to take a $50 fifteen minute flight around Mt Dora's lakes. There is a nice large pool and a huge grassy area with chairs to view the sunset, boat dock and seaplane. All in all, a pretty cool place. There are several lakes that connect by canals or rivers. One canal boasts that scenes from The African Queen were filmed there. It is a primeval canal with abundant wildlife, including gators. Extremely cool. If you aren't too picky about having to walk to the main building for coffee (there are several buildings on the property where you may stay) and watching a the tv with standard definition and a noisy window AC, this is the place to stay. If you bring your boat, there is no question.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Nice bar, good appetizers, decent food, you can sit out on porch and watch people coming and going - relaxing.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a truly delightful holiday for everyone at any age. There is no end to the many shops and activities Mount Dora has to offer. The Lakeside Inn should be your first stop. Easy check-in and ideally situated within walking distance to everything you need. Make sure not to miss the aerial tour via seaplane from the dock right at the inn. Food portions are healthy and be sure to plan for meals in advance. I met up with a group of old friends/classmates and this place is now an important and memorable haven to revisit again and again.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Only orderd soup and an appetizer, plus glass of wine, took almost an hour to receive.Server stated that a party of 66 from an event was ahead of me. Would have stayed anyway as the piano bar was good, just would have been nice to know. Customer service was not up to the ratings I had previously seen.

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