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12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5243
+1 352-288-3100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Wanaque, New Jersey
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The two of us had delicious shrimp scampi, salad, hamburger and 2 beers at lunch for $55. Pricey but decent food & atmosphere. Lake is clean and beautiful!

Thank Claudia W
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173 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even before other good restaurants arrived on the lake we enjoyed the food and service here as well as the beach. The restaurant can still hold its own against competition especially for value.. There is no better place for fish and chips and you will not leave hungry. You can dress down or come in your suit as it is... More 

Thank Pettitt5
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome location Superior environment surface 4 slow food was okay but after three different beer choices they were out of all of them I think I landed on a land shark the end of the day anyways it's a far cry from Michelob Ultra nevertheless five star review

Thank Marcusjlr
Salt Springs, Florida
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562 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for fish and chips awesome drinks right on the beach. You won't leave here hungry and great beach

Thank Ronald E
The Villages
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Not fancy. Fun place to go. Nice beach with soft sand and very shallow water for children to play in. Food was really good and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend the pollack. Also, really generous fish tacos. Menu does offer some healthy options. Parking lot was sufficiently large.

Thank lchard
Clarkston, Mi
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

we enjoy sitting on the dock overlooking Lake Weir and having drinks. Happy hour is 3-6 Mon - Friday. Have not eaten here.

Thank bikingkat
Saratoga Springs, New York
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249 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Two seniors went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon - and what a scene. We had gator tots and beer and spent the rest of the time people watching. It's a great spot on the water, with a surprisingly nice beach for swimming (gators?). I wouldn't go for the food, that's not what it's about. The beer was great and... More 

Thank lncclc
Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very casual place, happy environment. Good food, good friendly service. Grandson visited...he loved the burgers.

Thank Betty B
The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went tonight for fish sandwich and onion rings. Two pieces of fish were small, thin, & overcooked. Not much bigger than the pickle spear that came with it. At 1/3 of bun uncovered. Onion rings store bought. Not going back.

Thank retired712011
Lake Panasofsaee
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

this is a good place, sometimes slow service but not to bad, the food is decent and doesn't cost a lot .

Thank Renee R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12431 SE 135th Ave, Ocklawaha, FL 32179-5243
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ocklawaha
  • Phone Number: +1 352-288-3100

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