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Whales Tale Fish House

) #21 of 84 Restaurants in Mount Dora ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
2720 West Old 441 Hwy, next to Mt Dora Pizza, Mount Dora, FL
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“clam strips” (17 reviews)
“hush puppies” (15 reviews)
“haddock” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Healthy
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2720 West Old 441 Hwy, next to Mt Dora Pizza, Mount Dora, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very laid back place in a non-descript strip center. But that will fool you. The food quality is very good. We had the fried shrimp and haddock. It was very lightly breaded and crispy. There is a homemade dipping sauce that is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to have a nice fish dinner on the recommendation from a few clients of mine. I was looking forward to it. The menu was confusing with trying to figure out the Seafood duo's but we made our choices. My son had the Fish fry...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I had the haddock, wife had the crab cakes. Both cooked pretty good. Very impressed with the food. The location is kinda run-down, so for the area it seemed overpriced. Iced Tea in Styrofoam cup. Food served on an 9 inch plate. Probably won't go...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome claim strips and great haddock. Fried to perfection. If you like seafood this is the place. Don't miss it

Thank Ronald E
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Love their clam strips and fried shrimp basket! The breading is light and crispy, good tartar sauce, yummy onion rings as a bonus to the combo basket. The coleslaw's dressing is lighty mayo (could use some celery seed or grated onion but coleslaw is not...More

Thank SweetDilly
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We tried this place and it was pretty good. My husband enjoyed the fried catfish and shrimp and I enjoyed the fried oysters. The onion rings were fried perfectly while two of my hush puppies were not cooked in the middle. Also the Caesar salad...More

Thank Lwomack
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stopped here on the way back from the scorching Blueberry Festival in Mt. Dora. It is a small place in a stripmall but we did manage to find it. It is nothing fancy, but it does have a cute nautical decor. It is a...More

1  Thank jotucker13
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a great seafood this is the place. Casual, yes, service was very friendly and accommodating, food was great. I had the trio with scallops, clam bellys and shrimp, it was very fresh and the breeding was very light. Others had their...More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Do not let the outside fool you - GO IN!! The onion rings are excellent ! We had 4 people and had crab cakes, shrimp, fried oysters and fish - we are so happy we went in !

1  Thank LindaK6248
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We dined at Whales Tale for the first time and we were totally amazed. The service was above excellent and the Food was not greasy and the onion rings were truly homemade. I can't wait to go back. Keep up the Excellent Work it is...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 West Old 441 Hwy, next to Mt Dora Pizza, Mount Dora, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Mount Dora
  • Phone Number: 352-385-1500
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