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Dexter's of Thorton Park

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808 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801-2904 (Summerlin)
+1 407-648-2777
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good service and will go back. Not a great place for a business meeting because it is loud but that isn't their fault. Crab cakes are delicious. Tried a quinoa side that I thought was okay but another person loved it. Mahi fish was very good. The shrimp and grits are worth ordering too.

Thank Alisa D
The Villages, Florida, United States
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313 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went to Dexter's for breakfast. Katie was our server, and she was wonderful and got everything right. Though she was busy, she took the time to answer my questions about the food preparation and the history of the building. This had once been one of the first Publix stores in Orlando. It has been Dexter's for the past 21... More 

Thank AttitudeofGratitude
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We "threw a dart" and the dart hit Dexter's. We stepped inside, and found the room on the "ambient side" (read: noisy) so, on this warm and pleasant evening, we opted for dining al fresco. We sat at a table closest to the street and felt immersed in the friendly, neighborhood vibe. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and... More 

Thank Shawn F
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It was our first time dining here and I must say I have NO complaints whatsoever. The service was 5 star, the food was 5 star and the location was very upscale and peaceful. I came here with my husband and furbaby and they were very kind and welcoming. They brought out a bowl for my pup and the staff... More 

Thank Aubrey G
Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Been going to Dexter's for years now. They are the only place in the area that has actual parking which is honestly a big draw to go there. I have always had good tasting food there. Drink prices can be a bit high, but food value is pretty decent.

Thank Loc R
Kerrville, Texas
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed food and drinks 3 times during our stay. The only negative was my Bloody Mary glass had a chip in it and cut my lip on the last visit.

Thank Steve B
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a long one but I need to write this one. Let me begin by saying that I've been to this location at least 100 times in the past 6 years, and have had multiple conversations with the manager, so I am not new to Dexter's...However my experience yesterday, on New Year's day, was so frustrating that I don't... More 

Thank Zahydie B
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while staying downtown. This restaurant continues to be great. Friendly service. Good tasting food. I had the Cuban sandwich black beans and rice. All were flavored well and good portions. The server had me try the smoked salmon chowder. Wow!! I recommend it. They have their own chips appetizer that's worth sharing.

Thank Greg D
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner. Was looking forward to their Neopolitan Eggplant as it has been good in the past. Today it sucked big time. Not sure what is going on in the kitchen but they might as well gotten it in the freezer isle at Costco. It was lacking crunch, sauce, and presentation. The draft beer selection also... More 

Thank Carlos C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This place looks super unassuming and casual, but after looking at the mouth-watering options on the menu, which was more upscale than I was expecting, I knew this was where we were eating. My mom, my dog, and I were promptly seated outside, and we were accompanied by 3 other dogs on the patio. The only reason I'm giving this... More 

Thank Randi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-648-2777
Four locations conveniently located in Winter Park, Windermere, Thornton Park, and Lake Mary. Since 1984 Dexter's chefs have used only the freshest and locally sourced ingredients to prepare our creative cuisine. For wine enthusiasts you'll find our selection of wines from around the world to be extensive and very reasonably priced.

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