During the evening hours, the intersection of 5th Avenue and Highland Street is a hub for dining and adult beverages. Now the southwest corner, a converted gas station, is home to a new Southern-fusion restaurant Fifth Avenue Streatery dishes out everything from ahi tuna and steak sandwiches to a Southern Caprese salad and fried green tomatoes.
Mount Dora Buzz was invited to try the casual outdoor dining spot that whips up a wide range of offerings from scratch daily. We ordered the ahi tuna appetizer and the southern caprese salad and corkscrew shrimp. All the dishes were fresh and flavorful and were generously portioned. Unfortunately, there was no room for dessert, but foregoing their port wine peaches crepe, flourless chocolate cake and the bananas foster crepe was torturous.
There were plenty of items on the menu for adventurous and traditional diners, as well as ample gluten-free and vegan options. For those needing something to pair with their food, the restaurant also offers a selection of beer and wine.
The good news for local diners is the prices are refreshingly reasonable for the quality and quantity of food, plus they offer nightly specials. Our prediction is that Fifth Avenue Streatery will fast become a local favorite.
The owners, Eustis residents Tim Habjan and Deborah McGann have hefty restaurant management experience and it shows. McGann develops most of the recipes and manages the back of house duties while Habjan handles the restaurant’s other operations.
Fifth Avenue Streatery is open for lunch and dinner and is located at 846 E. Fifth Avenue in uptown Mount Dora. Discover more new area restaurants by signing up for the free Mount Dora Buzz' monthly updates here. For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, visit the area's websiteand download the area's free mobile app.