Dining while on the Harris Chain of Lakes
You launch your boat in Tavares for a day of fishing or relaxing and you feel the need to feed. There's no reason to pull your boat out of the water and drive anywhere.
There are many choices for you to check out by boat on the Harris Chain of Lakes. The Harris Chain of Lakes consists of Lake Dora, Lake Eustis, Big Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Beauclair and Lake Griffin.
Here is a guide to dining while boating in the Harris Chain of Lakes:
Tavares sit on Lake Dora with a public dock in Wooton Park. There are numerous options within walking distance for food from sushi to steak to ice cream. Alcohol is permitted in the waterfront entertainment district so you can walk in the park or meet friends at another restaurant using approved plastic cups. Tavares restaurants are pet friendly on outside dining patios.
Here are how the cities and lakes are connected:
Lake Beauclaire is southeast of Lake Dora past Mount Dora but there are no restaurants or business' on Lake Beauclaire.
The city of Mount Dora sits on Lake Dora and has a public dock. The town is very quaint and charming. You can dock and walk into town where there are many shops and places to eat from cafes with sandwiches and salads to fine upscale cuisine.
Many of the restaurants have outdoor seating so if you're traveling with your dog, feel free to bring them along.
The city of Eustis is on the north end of Lake Eustis. To get to Lake Eustis from Lake Dora, take the Dora Canal.
There they have a public dock where you can walk directly into Crazy Gators or take a short walk into town where you can find everything from Mexican or Italian fare to pizza.
To get to Big Lake Harris and Little Lake Harris from Lake Eustis, take the Dead River The city of Leesburg
is wide and rests on many of the lakes but the downtown core of the city can not be reached by docking and walking.
To get to Lake Griffin from Lake Eustis, take Haines Creek (There is a lock) On Lake Griffin, there are very few options for dining.
There are many hidden restaurants and bars that are accessible along the rivers connecting the lakes and in quiet coves. This guide below will help you find just the right meal that will be the perfect compliment to a perfect day on the Lakes.
See a MAP of the Harris Chain of Lakes and how they are connected.
Lake Dora-Tavares Waterfront DistrictLake Dora Sushi & Sake
227 E. Main St.
Tavares, FL 352-343-6313
Japanese family owned and operated.Come see Fumiko and enjoy the freshest sushi and creations by Tokyo chef, Takashi Kobayashi. We also have the best fish and chips, teriyaki and bento boxes for lunch
AL'S Sand Bar 123 S. Joanna St.
Tavares, FL 352-742-1113
Serving up casual food with soft sand under your feet at the edge of Lake Dora.
Ruby Street Grille
220 E. Main St
Tavares, FL 352-742-7829
We offer a friendly relaxing atmosphere with live music and great food with a lakeview patio and bar on Lake Dora. We are pet friendly!
O'Keefes Irish Pub
115 S. Rockingham
Tavares, FL 352-343-2157
Irish- American owned and operated since 1984. Lakeview patio dining on Lake Dora and we are pet friendly!
Lake Dora-Downtown Mount DoraLakeside Inn
100 N. Alexander St
Mount Dora, FL 352-383-4101
Water view with private boat dock.This 128 year old landmark hotel will take you back in time with its rocking chairs on the front porch and grand lawn. Porch dining available
2050 U.S. Hwy. 441
Tavares, FL 352-552-8849
Waterfront with private boat dock. Full liquor bar, entertainment,light appetizers PLUS kayak rentals and tours. Come by car or boat. Open 7 days.
402 N. Bay St
Eustis, FL 352-589-5885
Public boat dock. Casual waterfront dining. Screened in patio on side. Wings, ribeyes, seafood gumbo. Full service bar
Big Lake HarrisLake Harris Hideaway
11912 Lane Park Rd Tavares, FL 352-343-3585
Waterfront with private boat dock. Enjoy entertainment and a meal with your family and pets with a beautiful view of Lake Harris. Bikers Welcome!
Little Lake HarrisJB Boondocks
704 S. Lakeshore Blvd Howey in the Hills 352-324-3600
Waterfront with private boat docks.Indoor/outdoor dining with a casual atmosphere at the base of the "Florida Alps".
Little Lake Harris Pub
13721 Country Club Dr
Tavares, FL 352-253-0053
Waterfront with private boat docks. Biker friendly corner pub out on CR561. Full service bar and snacks. Live music, karaoke and occasional veggie vendor in the parking lot.
Dead RiverHurricane Dockside Grill
3351 W. Burleigh Blvd.
Tavares, FL 352-508-5137
Waterfront with private boat docks. Casual indoor/outdoor dining. Fresh fish, sandwiches, salads, entertainment, a volleyball court and banquet facilities. Open 7 days.
Palm Gardens Restaurant and Marina
11801 U.S. Highway 441
Tavares, FL 352-343-2024
Waterfront with private boat docks. Old FLorida style. We offer a modern day fish camp with cabin and pontoon rentals. Live entertainment on the dock. Fuel and bait available.Open 7 days.
Alphabetical Listings of places to dine on the waterfront.