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Mount Dora Brewing

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

405 South Highland Street
Mount Dora, Florida, 32757
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Added by mikep63 on 06-12-2010

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by PorterLambic:
Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The bad part: inside looks like a shrunken version of an A.L.F. dining room. The decor is inoffensive but more old folk restaurant than quality microbrewery.
The beer is very good. Five brewed on-site, an excellent porter, a blonde, a red, a blend of two ales called Dora Drawdy Drool and a light beer. They also have six others on tap, two from Orlando Brewing, a Cigar City IPA, Swamphead's Cottonmouth and Miller Lite. A couple of bottled ciders round it out for beers, they also have over a dozen wines for grape lovers, by the bottle or glass.
The food is good too. Appetizers, like everywhere, are expensive, $5-10. Salads start at $10 up to $15 for grilled salmon salad. Paninis, sandwiches and wraps all look very good (mine was) and run $8-10. They come with homemade ripple cut chips that are great, not overly salted and just slightly chewy. Sliders are $9-10, kids items are $6. The back and blue sliders look great. Several sandwiches come on toasted Berry wheat bread that sounds awesome.
Service is great and very friendly. Even met the owner/brewer and he said he makes the beers he likes.
Oh yeah, the beer is excellent, especially the porter. I tried almost all of the originals on a very wet day while trying to dry out after the ride in.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AndyEdgar
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.25

Good time at a nice little brewery in the heart of Lake County. Good food and great atmosphere

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Photo of bwbetts
3.33/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3

Photo of JKG
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
1.63/5  rDev -57.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1.25 | selection: 1.25 | food: 2

Photo of PostRockandCats
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Love this place!

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

2/5  rDev -48.3%

I've given this place way too many "second" chances, given the novelty of it being a hyper-local brewhouse. Every time I stopped in, the beer quality varied from bad to horrible -in fact, the last two times I was in, I was treated to what was basically malt vinegar. After the first vinegar bombs, I decided to come back in a few months later to give them a final shot. Vinegar again. I hear the food is good though. If only the "brewmaster" put as much effort into the beer.

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Photo of ramonjkk
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rmercer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of REWB
2.2/5  rDev -43.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Beer is absolutely awful Owner does not have expertise to brew a quality product
Hire a brewmaster and learn!!! Beer is unpalatable,couldn't even finish a glass
Owner other beer brand is is only the slightly better serving Orlando Brewing crappy beers
Definitely not a good place for a decent beer
Food has been in downward spiral as quality and service has declined progressively
since opening
Must say ambience can be nice with local musicians jamming and locals dancing
So drink & eat elsewhere & you will enjoy, otherwise avoid at all costs

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Photo of Whyemier
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Small, comfortable comes to mind though cramped could be use depending on where you're sitting and what the crowd is like. But if you're there for the beer or company it could be you'd say cozy. A good place to relax, try a new brew, which we did after a warm walking tour of the downtown area. You could have some conversation and enjoy the live music or sit out on the patio and enjoy the outdoors. People & staff are friendly.

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Photo of fishguts
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Quaint little Place in a Sleepy little town. Inside is quite rustic . Prior to it being a brew pub it was a furniture repair shop , so a lot of the decoration is vintage tools. A different approach , but very warm feeling. We sat out back on a really nice brick deck in a garden that really made our day after we had walked 10 minutes from our hotel to visit them.
Staff was extremely friendly and willing to show us the back of the house where the fermenters are kept in a large walk in cooler. Their brewhouse is in the bar area and you can get right up to it and check it out.
We did not get to try their food but will when we return to this historic town.

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Mount Dora Brewing in Mount Dora, FL
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