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1921 by Norman Van Aken

142 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5584
+1 352-385-1921
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
142 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5584
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Reviewed today

Wanted grilled fish tacos instead of the fried fish offered. When I requested grilled the waiter never said I could not get grilled. Served fried, when asked to redo, he walked away. Really? Manager said it was his language barrier? No, it was the chef...More

Thank betsyhamilton814
Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous chef Norman van Aiken has his own restaurant in mt Dora Florida. Our group was not hungry for a big dinner so we heard about how delicious their hamburgers are, so that is what we did. Indeed we enjoyed the very juicy meat and...More

Thank lindambrooks28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice artwork throughout the restaurant. Great service. The food created here is on another level from other eateries. The Korobuta pork with tamale is amazing. Vaca Frita was outstanding. Shrimp and octopus salpicon is incredible. Their desert items are equally amazing. One of the...More

Thank jim h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met a friend in Mount Dora for dinner. The ambience is charming, much nicer than anything else you'll find in Lake County. Service was mostly good. We split a starter of conch fritters and the creme brûlée dessert, which was the highlight for me....More

1  Thank Abigail S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited intending on having few cocktails and an appetizer before dinner elsewhere. The bartenders were so personable, the drinks were amazing and the app was delish so, we decided to go ahead and have dinner here. Amazing doesn’t begin to describe...More

Thank LinzBray84
Adam C, General Manager at 1921 by Norman Van Aken, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for staying for dinner with us! Come back and do it again some time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely great restaurant. The quality of the food and the service is what you would expect in an upscale large city but located in the beautiful and quaint town of Mt Dora. The food was done perfectly and had the opportunity to meet...More

Thank Jed172014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Artwork everywhere, even the furniture. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. We had duck and triggerfish - both excellent. Desserts were inventive and tasty. We are recommending it to all of our friends.

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This is one of an upscale chain. Actually quite a great choice. Don’t come here for a casual bite. This restaurant is world class! Hands down the most professional and entertaining waiter I ever met. The food, quite excellent. Memorable to say the least.

Thank Iratdog
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We arrived quite late for dinner but our host ensured we could have a relaxed order before the kitchens closed for the evening, The food was excellent and we enjoyed several different glasses of wine from the very varied wine list.

Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise, not that I had low expectations it’s just a little off the beaten path for most BUT worth it trust me. House made charcuteries where exceptional, the Italian country salad was perfectly balanced and crispy cold as it should be,pork...More

Thank Corey C
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11 March 2017|
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Response from Mike R |
We have been there twice on the patio with our dogs. Not only is the food incredible but they all seem to be dog lovers too.
6 January 2017|
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Response from BellaTavares | Reviewed this property |
They do not turn away customers, and fundamentally do not care how they are dressed as long as they are respectable. It's all about the money...so stick to a glass of wine with an appetizer if you don't want your pants... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5584
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Mount Dora
  • Phone Number: +1 352-385-1921
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