For six months, Mount Dora diners have felt the absence of one of downtown’s most acclaimed bistros. Since COVID-19 resulted in limiting the capacity of restaurants, some smaller eateries opted to remain closed until reopening was more economically feasible. The owners of the Goblin Market announced the restaurant, the winner of two Best of Mount Dora awards this year, will reopen on October 1 with extra safety precautions, and fifty percent of its seating capacity. To ensure social distancing, larger parties are limited to eight patrons in the eclectic fine dining restaurant. Due to the limited number of seats in the quaint alley building, making dinner reservations a week or two in advance is highly recommended. The restaurant's popular lunch will be first-come, first-served, as it was in the past. Guests can be added to the waiting list via phone on the same day. The intimate upstairs bar will also reopen on a first-come, first-served basis, but there will be no standing room or waiting in the bar, so staff will take guests into the bar when seats are available. Beginning October 1, Goblin Market’s new hours will be: Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: Lunch 11:30-3:00. Dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday: Lunch 11:30-3:00. Dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday: Lunch 11:30-3:00. Dinner 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday: Lunch 11:30-3:00. Dinner 5:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday: Lunch 11:30-3:00. Dinner CLOSED.
Before October 1, reservations can be called in to (352) 735-0059between 12 pm. to 2 pm., Tuesday through Friday, to accept reservations. Goblin Market is located at 330 Dora Drawdy Way in downtown Mount Dora.
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