Every now and then we like to venture outside of the Orlando proper area to visit friends, family, or simply to explore and get to know “our backyard” a little better. And often times that includes checking out the local eateries (honestly – one of the best parts of the discovery process!). Some of our favorite places, actually, are in other areas of Central Florida.
We were recently visiting the Mount Dora area and had the opportunity to pop into Fifth Avenue Streatery. We’d seen several pics of the food here over the past few months and have really been wanting to check it out. Located just a mile or so from the heart of charming downtown Mount Dora, in what appears to be an old converted gas station (not entirely sure of the backstory), Fifth Avenue Streatery’s menu boasts a thorough selection of “from scratch” food items – everything from tacos to hot dogs to burgers and entrées.
On our visit we stopped in for dinner (the restaurant is open until 8pm on evenings with the exception of Fridays and Saturdays, which is 9pm). The atmosphere is a tad dark so the pics aren’t the most appealing ever, but trust us everything was really great and we’d definitely recommend everything we ordered.
Let’s take a closer look at what we had:
The Caesar Salad is definitely nothing groundbreaking or “to write home about,” but as far as Caesar Salads go it was pretty delicious. Hand cut Romaine lettuce tossed in house made Caesar dressing topped with croutons and shaved parmesan.
Beer Battered Onion Rings
The beer battered onion rings were a given. We just had to try them so we ordered them as an appetizer. Don’t judge…. You can tell by the picture the rings were fried absolutely perfectly.
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions
The Bacon Wrapped Port Tenderloin Medallions were an immediate standout when we opened the menu. And it was certainly a perfect choice. The meat was tender and juicy, and the portion quite plentiful. The dish comes served with french fries and sautéed vegetables, both of which were just as tasty as the tenderloin. We would one hundred opt for this dish again on a future visit (although there are so many other items on the menu we want to give a try).
PRO TIP: Fifth Avenue Streatery is closed on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials so it’s a good idea to check the Fifth Avenue Streatery menu before heading out to the restaurant for a meal.
While we didn’t have the time–or room in our stomachs–to try any of the desserts we’re definitely planning on going back sometime soon simply to give a few a try. What’s on our hit list? The Flourless Chocolate Cake, the Peanut Butter Pie, and the New York Style Cheese Cake. Already drooling just thinking about them.
Fifth Avenue Streatery
846 East 5th Avenue
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Have you ever dined at Fifth Avenue Streatery? What was your experience like?