What’s old is now new again. Zellie’s Pub, the old school pub on Highway 19 in Mount Dora, changed hands and recently reopened after undergoing a top-to-bottom transformation.
Tilted Grill and Bar opened the first week in June after renovations were completed that include extending the bar and wrapping it in corrugated steel, restoring the original wood floors, new seating and fresh paint inside and out. The new owner, Tanya Evans, brightened the space by removing the dark paneling and using lighter colors for the walls.
The changes aren’t just cosmetic. After Evans came on board in January, she realized changes would be beneficial, including updating the menu. New items now include fish tacos ($9), a black and blue burger ($12), Buffalo chicken salad ($11), fish and chips ($14) and blackened fish salad ($11). Tilted also offers twenty varieties of wings and six different sandwiches or wraps. Evans also kept many of Zellie’s old favorites. Tilted will now be open for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 7 a.m.
Gone is the Zellie’s tradition of serving peanuts, which now makes the restaurant more friendly to diners with food allergies.
There’s good news for Tilted patrons that miss Zellie’s outdoor activities. Evans will eventually redo the large outdoor space that includes a bar and seating. The overgrown volleyball court will eventually be converted to cornhole and horseshoe games.
Tilted is located at 4025 N. Highway 19 in Mount Dora.
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