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Legacy Restaurant

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17135 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32162
+1 352-753-1475
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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The Villages, Florida
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our go to restaurant for visitors and special occasions but for lunch with out of town company very disappointed. Menu was limited and quality of salads and sandwiches have gone down. Service was attentive, but had very few customers to wait on.

Thank misselle2016
Raleigh, NC USA
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've eaten at pretty much every other country club in The Villages but never made it to Nancy Lopez. Our mistake! Our party of nine was seated quickly for our early dinner service. Thursday night was steak night so every steak item on the menu included made-at-tableside bananas foster. My 9oz filet on top of a potato pancake was cooked... More 

Thank Pszychojoe
Mont Tremblant, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent rack of lamb, good/very good chicken Marsala, good but slightly overlooked swordfish, good but huge portion of shrimp tortellini, and strange meatloaf (looked like two hamburg patties, one on top of the other. Great service, in a semi private room.

Thank exGazebo
Brick, New Jersey
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154 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is lovely and the welcoming staff and wait staff were the proper mix of friendly and professional. It appears this is "the place" for country club style dining. We had entrees of steak and fish and both were done perfectly. I was a guest of a resident and if I wanted to impress, this is the place I... More 

Thank Anthony P
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be my "go to restaurant "for company. However on the last three occasions at lunch in Oct and November, the quality has notably slipped. Legacy is pricey, so one expects quality. In October a golf friend and I had a great lunch of soup and sandwich, mushroom brie and roast beef sandwich on a baguette with au... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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604 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those of you who thought you need to be a member/gift card to reserve, this changed seven weeks ago. Now anyone can reserve. This used to be the go to place for foodie visitors from up north but now I am not sure. This was the number one place to eat in The Villages. It still has the best... More 

Thank Yori O
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Associated with Lopez Legacy golf club, Legacy Restaurant is a great place for special occasion dinners. Professional servers, excellent menu, and food is very well prepared. Reservations is recommended.

Thank Dave H
The Villages, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Has a little more fine dining atmosphere which you many find in a Club up north. No gimmicky decor. Their food and service is a step above most of the Clubs in the Villages.

Thank maflynch
Leesburg, United States
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Usually large group dinners & lunches are not all that good but in this case both the food and the service was very good. Our server, Wesley was excellent. I had Chicken Marsala and it was excellent. My only complaint was the sugar peas were almost raw and tough.

Thank Frank C
Alsager, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Of about 15 Country Club (golf) venues in The Villages Nancy Lopez is, by a mile, better than any and certainly the best food experience we have had in seven years of winter visits. The ambiance and service rivals top venues in UK - a massive compliment in a country of such poor cuisine. Surf & Turf on Monday evenings... More 

Thank Colonel1Sandbach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17135 Buena Vista Blvd, The Villages, FL 32162
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  The Villages
  • Phone Number: +1 352-753-1475

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?