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Whales Tale Fish House

2720 West Old 441 Hwy, next to Mt Dora Pizza, Mount Dora, FL
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“clam strips” (17 reviews)
“hush puppies” (14 reviews)
“haddock” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Healthy
$$ - $$$
2720 West Old 441 Hwy, next to Mt Dora Pizza, Mount Dora, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 10 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 1 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

Thank a1bucks
Reviewed 11 March 2017

we have been going there for a long time they have really cut down on their portions.Sorry to see that .We started going to our other favorite places.

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I have been looking for a seafood place close to home and we have found it. The food is excellent. Had shrimp and scallops with onion rings and hush puppies. Friend had catfish and clams with onion rings and red potatoes. There was nothing I...More

2  Thank Donna P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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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