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FishBones - Lake Mary
FishBones - Lake Mary

FishBones - Lake Mary Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://talkofthetownrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (407) 585-0470
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Saturday 4:30-6:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Chris Michael
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three dining areas inside that can accommodate groups from 14 to 100. We also have an outdoor patio that can be used for groups from 20 to 150.
  • Private Party Contact: Group Dining (407) 581-3236
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday through Saturday on our patio

Getting there

  • Cross Street: International Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from FishBones - Lake Mary
With a menu as unique as its name, FishBones offers the freshest just-caught seafood, aged steaks and prime rib. Cutting-edge sushi and fresh oysters round out the menu at this “local favorite” restaurant. FishBones’ gourmet cuisine is prepared on a custom-built pit over a Florida citrus and oak wood burning fire at 1200º searing in the fabulous flavors. FishBones is listed as one of America's Top Ten Seafood Restaurants and Orlando Magazine has crowned FishBones with the titles of “Best Restaurant”,“ Best Seafood”, “Best Outdoor Dining” and “Best Place for Cocktails”. Experienced, friendly service in a Key West inspired atmosphere creates a comfortable setting for any dining event. An impressive wine list compliments the seafood and steak making FishBones the ultimate dining experience. We look forward to amazing you very soon!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "It was a wonderful experience. It was my first time there. My brother and myself celebrated our birthdays on Saturday evening. We wanted to try something different and upscale. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was terrific. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent. And the food was awesome."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Well executed classic that knows how to feed a group well with good food and very good service. Struggles a bit with identity as it is a mix of bar scene, steakhouse, seafood place, sushi bar, happy hour. Could use updated ambience and flavors but executes well on what it's been doing for many years."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I went with a group of family members for dinner and it was outstanding! Our server had good knowledge of the menu and steered us in all the right directions. He could tell what kind of drink we all would like ad helped us order our meals. The service was also very good because my drink would almost be gone and all of a sudden I would have another one, I wouldn't even see him put it down. Also the atmosphere in that place is very romantic and clasy. I will be going back very soon!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Typically the food quality is great at Fishbones. I dine here with clients very often. This night I ordered the strip and it was literally like trying to cut shoe leather. VERY grisly cut of meat tonight and it did not appear to be aged at all. The young girl who served us tried her best, but, unfortunately, she was just to green. (probably a brand-new server) The combination of both the steak quality and the service really disappointed me this time."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A cordial greeting at the door, a smile from our waiter who exhibited pure professionalism throughout our dining experience and properly prepared and excellent presentation on all plates. For the truly fussy diner, this is Nervana."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Took family of 4 out to FishBones to celebrate my son's birthday. My son ordered a 12oz Filet Mignon which was cooked exactly to his specifications and delicious. My wife and I both ordered shrimp dishes that were flavorful, perfectly cooked, and large in size. Unfortunately, my daughter ordered a plank salmon that was woefully undercooked. Basically raw and mushy. We were very surprised since everything else was excellent. Manager came over and tried his best to make things right to his credit. We had dessert that was very good - chocolate cake, key lime pie, and carrot cake. Lastly, I was somewhat disappointed they didn't comp my son's dessert on his birthday, especially in light of the salmon issue. No military discount either."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "If so this is your place. This restaurant is one of the family of restaurants associated with Charlie's steakhouse. The absolute best steak I have ever had. It has a comfortable dining area and a staff that was very attentive. Thanks Jen"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had the blackened prime rib. As a non fish eater this is my favorite item on the menu. My husband and I dine here regularly so I've had the opportunity to try several different dishes. On this occasion we dined with friends one room over from the bar entrance. We've sat here before and I have to say it is the worst place in the restaurant to sit. The constant opening and closing of the door outside to the bar is disruptive. The music outside is obnoxiously loud so mid conversation one must stop and wait until the door closes EVERY TIME it opens, which is often. We made our reservations a week in advance, so I'm not sure why they stuck us in the "you walked in last minute with no reservation, you're lucky to eat" room. Never again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The waiter we had was very good. He was very attentive and made sure we were doing well."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was excellent. They have an interesting wine list. Definitely a place to visit again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The noise level was rather loud. But the item that caught my guests attention, was how utterly filthy the servers uniform was."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Overall, I thought it was a great place and it was my first time there. The service and our food were excellent! Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu items, she took the time to answer questions and explain them, and provided the best service. The menu had a very good and wide selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We definitely enjoyed our dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We loved our experience! The waitress was very attentive to our needs. It was a lovely dinner! My husband loved the crab and shrimp."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Made the reservation at the last minute and got a table, no problem. (On a Friday night) My prime rib was cooked perfectly and was very good. The wife had seafood that was very good too. It was ALOT of food. It was worth the drive and the $$$."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I have wanted to FishBones. Glad we finally did. The table setting was clean. Our server was wonderful. We enjoyed watching other couples come in and we checked out what they ordered when it came by. The manager came by several times, and brought us a sample from the sushi bar. Our food was done to perfection. All in all it was a wonderful evening (never felt rushed). We will return again."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Not a complaint to be made. Our food, waitress, and seating were spectacular. The lobster was cooked perfectly and the fillet was a pefect medium rare and tender."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "A meal at Fishbones is an experience you will not soon forget. It's a place where there is virtually no chance of being disappointed by the quality, service, ambiance or vast selection of excellently prepared dishes. The servers must come from "server heaven" as they are extremely knowledgeable, well-versed on the nuances of each dish and impeccable to a fault when it comes to providing relaxing and efficient table service. Do enjoy the various areas of Fishbones for there is a fun and lively sushi bar, an outside bar/restaurant which is a perfect place to kick back and unwind after a long day at the office, a more intimate area for dining out on a special occasion and a comfortable private dining room for parties or business meals."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had special diet restrictions, our waiter made every effort to fulfill our needs and make the meal enjoyable"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Second time we've been there and have not found anything we do not like. The portions are expensive, but HUGE. Left with a bag of leftovers rather than hungry (unlike other "fine dining" places we've tried)."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Received a Talk of the Town Gift Card for my Birthday and decided to use it here.The waiter was very pleasant & friendly. Ambiance was nice & it wasn't too loud. The food, however, was a huge disappointment. Their lobster bisque included lump crab meat -found shells & too much paprika. I had the dried cherry & goat cheese salad- hardly any dressing & no flavor. My husband had the wedge salad- drenched in too much dressing. The steaks are cooked in an Oak & Citrus flavoring- does not blend well with the steak. Frankly, it ruined the steaks for us. We had high hopes for this restaurant since it was on the list with other top dining establishments such as Johnnie's and Charley's, but unfortunately it was a huge disappointment."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "we eat at fishbones for special occasions throughout the year. it started with anniversary dinner when the place opened and continues each year. we have never been disappointed with our choice of celebrating our important dates at this excellent place"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Beware. If you order a scotch, for example, and it is listed or quoted at one price, you get charged 2 to 3 dollars more if you want ice and water or soda water and they do this without your permission or foreknowledge. This is deceptive. I felt tricked. This is not a respectful way to treat customers."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Everything about fishbones is terrific. We have been to the Lake Mary Fishbones 3 times in the past few months and every time we had a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I had a night out recently at Fishbones and the food was great as always. We highly recommend the steak and lobster combination."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I figured we were in for trouble when our OpenTable reservation couldn't be located. The surly young ladies @ the front seemed nonplussed by our OpenTable confirm, but did find us a table. We ordered 2 of the featured "oyster flights", but only 1 arrived; the 2nd came quite awhile later after we pointed out the error - with lots of shell bits added in, really unpleasant. On taking away 1 of the oyster plates our server dumped the water on my wife, me & our side of the table. The clean-up was slow in coming & perfunctory. The fish we ordered was fresh & well prepared, my son's steak was tough & sinewy. The "gingered" vegetable side was devoid of ginger & featured undercooked zucchini & overcooked yellow squash. Definitely an off night."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Waiter very adapt to taking care of guests. Great food. Great beer. Great coffee."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "One of the worst meals I have had in recent memory! I had a bone in ribeye and my wife and daughter had the flounder special. The steak was so tough it was pretty much inedible. My wife and daughter's grouper was to say the least "not very fresh" even though it was on the special-you could smell it the old fish odor as they brought it to the table. The waiter tried very hard, but the kitchen seemed not to be in sync. We saw several other tables complaining and sending back food. I do not send food back nor do I complain and try to get a free meal. I noticed when we arrived on Saturday night at 730 pm that there were plenty of parking places and there were plenty of tables available..I guess the word is out, what a shame, Used to be great"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This place is my husband and I favorite restaurant. The food is amazingly fresh, well prepared, nothing short of delish! You got to try the house margarita- OMG, amazing! Our dining experiences here is always money well spent!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was my first time here and it was fabulous. Great food and ambience!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Met another couple for dinner. Appetizer (Bleu Chips)was fair, not up to standards. It was a bit too salty, and greasy. One salad (house, not wedge types also served at table) had a bit too much dressing. Main courses were fair."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was good, but the server was very slow to great, failed to clear extra place settings and menus, and was generally unattentive. Our table was in the back by the bar, and every time the door opened we where hit with a strong breeze, and overwhelming smell of Citrinella Candles. I've eaten here before, and not had a bad experience. The timing was unfortunate since it was my wife's birthday."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Inattentive and slow service. Errors on plate went unnoticed. Missing elements were also unnoticed. 2 hours between seating and meal. Food arrived cold. Drinks were the cost of entire bottles of alcohol, and were weak. On the other hand, dessert was very good"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Portions are very generous is what stands out most. Also pricey. Really nice salads. Fresh lettuce and ingredients. Seafood best option as the fried shrimp was excellent. My sister had the grouper which was also delicious. Great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " My friend introduced me to your place. She comes here every year for her birthday and she loves it. I must admit I am fascinated by the food and atmosphere. I will visit you guys soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. We had a dinner reservation at 6PM and were seated promptly in the dinning room. Also, we were offered a sushi appetizer of the chefs choice verses the standard birthday /dessert, which was Dish. Try the whole red snapper for taste and presentation served with vegetables and rice, superb. I did note though we did not attend the happy hour from 4-6:30 pm offered in the lounge indoors had a sushi bar and the outdoor patio had some tabletops with fire-pits with attractive outdoor decor seating was standing room only...the place was buzzing."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "So I ordered a starter salad and got through most of the salad when I realized the metal plate was dirty, no I'm not overreacting. There was food caked on the sides of the plate, like lots of food (probably just didn't come off in the dish washer) but I was grossed out to say the least. I wish I would've noticed it sooner. My salad was covering up the dirtiness so I didn't realize it. Other than that, service was mediocre and the food did not wow me for the price. Could've got better food at Bonefish."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our experience was not too good. We were a little upset that most of the fish entrees were already pulled from the menu prior to our reservation at 6:45 PM. I feel that running out of grouper, tilapia, and mahi-mahi on a Holiday is not acceptable. My two kids meals also were brought out about 10 minutes after the rest of the table."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Four issues: my steak was served lukewarm; side item was forgotten; requested that steak bone be cut off and it was not; wife's shrimp was cold"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated Father's Day at Fishbones and requested our favorite server Jim. His service was excellant, as always, and the food was delicious. The only downside was I had attempted to increase our seating number from a party of two to a party of three on Friday and when I phoned to do this was told there was no more capacity available and an increase could not be accomodated. So my party of two arrived on Father's Day and were promptly seated at a booth that could accomodate a party of four - go figure. This is not the level of customer service I have come to expect from Fishbones."
    Dined on 6/15/2014