ABOVE: Rendering of the upcoming Mount Dora location provided by The Yardery.
In what has become a dining destination, downtown Mount Dora will be adding a new restaurant concept with construction of a new building set to begin in June or July. The 5,480 square-foot restaurant will be built on a quarter-acre lot and include a 2,058 square-foot bar on its open-air second floor. The ground floor will feature al fresco dining, another bar, and fun yard games like cornhole, foosball, Connect Four, ladder toss and Giant Jenga.
The Yardery (think yard plus eatery) will have a modern farmhouse style and feature casual outdoor dining with plenty of entertainment options for guests to add to their experience. The restaurant’s friendly and apropos motto is “Eat, drink and play in the yard.”
The menu features “backyard food with a twist” and includes favorites like the Yardery Burger, Cajun fish tacos, barbecue chicken flatbread, in-house smoked ribs, and honey hot fried chicken. Guests can also imbibe in The Yardery's signature cocktails, craft beer and wine selection.
The Yardery will be built on the vacant land at 221 N. Baker Street between the municipal parking lot and the downtown parking garage. Its original Sanford location took two years to complete and opened to the public February 12, 2022. If all goes smoothly, the family-friendly and pet-friendly restaurant will open in January, 2024. Stay tuned to Mount Dora Buzz Facebook page and Instagram for updates.
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