Dexter's - Lake Mary

4.7
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194 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Founded in 1984 by Dexter Richardson and our General Manager, John Hoffmeister, Dexter's is a local and established contemporary restaurant where you can enjoy great food and live entertainment. Our executive chef, Rich Kutza, has mastered creating and preparing dishes that are not only fresh, but locally sourced. Enjoy the wine from our unique, extensive collection by the glass or bottle or choose one of the crafted cocktails from our full bar. Dexter's is known for excellent food and service including our award winning Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas. From a simple build-your-own sandwich to a carefully prepared entree, everything is made fresh. Choose from the main menu or from the daily cafe menu that features seasonal ingredients. The cafe menu and wine lists change so often that you'll always find something new and different to enjoy!

Specials

Thursday Night Out

HALF OFF ALL DRINKS starting at 7 pm to close with LIVE DJ Every Thursday Night

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: June 13, 2118

Availability: Thu 7:00PM-11:30PM

Happy Hour

Enjoy Happy Hour Specials

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 14, 2019

Ends: March 15, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-7:00PM

What 194 People Are Saying
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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dexter's sets the bar and continues to be on top.

CH
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience at a local favorite. Early Saturday dinner, meal and service were top-notch. Nice seasonal additions to the menu, along with their long time favorites. Nice range of by-the-glass wines.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We sat outside and the only compliant was the music from the mall conflicting with the music from Dexters.

S
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four had a great meal, great service, and we will be back again. From a burger to a gourmet meal, Dexters does it all very well.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!

A
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had excellent service and food was delicious

s
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place for brunch!! If you have not been here yet, you’re missing out!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome experience. It’s also 80’s theme.. Good ambience. Great service overall

SF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! Our server, Samantha, was friendly and took incredible care of us. The Dexter signature Chardonnay was very good, and we were able to order it by the bottle. The band Star 69 was AWESOME! Our party stayed the entire night, enjoy excellent wine and great rock music! We can't wait to come back and hear them again!

G
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Food was decent and service was good for the most part. I enjoyed my lamb burger and my wife said her Mahi dish was fine. Main cons were the high noise level that limited our conversations (even with it being daytime, the place half empty and no live music playing), salad arriving 1 minute before main dishes, and being seated uncomfortable close to a large party and another dining couple. It also seemed weird that one host ignored us and other guests for 5 minutes until another host came and spoke to us. Perhaps the 1st hostess was being trained at the time. We saw what looked like an '80s hair band coming in to set up for later in the evening so we were intrigued to go back later...but we didn't.

NF
Orlando
68 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Monday family night out.

WB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!!

OT
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John gave the ultimate evening by providing a rsvp for a booth at last minute and atmosphere was beyond expectation!!

DR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Our service was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant.

AG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent.
The decor was a bit lacking. The large tile floor gives it a bit of a warehouse look.
Overall, I would definitely recommend it.

OT
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great brunch. Good food

VB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Father's Day Brunch. The menu choices were excellent. Service was good, even though the restaurant was jam-packed. It was a bit noisy, but again, it was very crowded. Enjoyed the food, the endless mimosas, and the yummy salted caramel cheesecake!

SM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not much options on the brunch menu. Would like more options.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the dexters Benedict... the eggs were cooked perfectly. I also split a lamb burger... the tzatziki sauce was amazing!!! I can’t wait to go back!!

GB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time. Great service. Great food. Very loud but it was packed so can’t be helped. Highly recommend!!

WB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!

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CM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great brunch/lunch. Robbie was attentive and professional.

J
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Could be more food for the price. Very small portion of Mahi in the salad

v
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mahi with pineapple salsa lacked flavor. Good menu selections though. Just ordered the wrong thing.

HR
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was excellent

CS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, good food, and friendly, professional wait staff make Dexter’s a favorite. It was a beautiful evening so we sat outside. Happy Hour drinks and apps were followed by dinner. We felt like we could take our time and enjoy it all.

SE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for Easter brunch. Food was very good and prices were decent. My family of 8 had a great time and we will definitely be back

CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Our visit for Easter brunch was disastrous! We have dined at Dexters many times for regular dining as well as on special occasions so I know this was an aberration. However, management should have handled this situation more openly and aggressively. Kitchen was getting orders wrong requiring waiters to return orders thus slowing other orders. We waited over an hour for our food. Two members of our party had to leave before eating. When our food finally came out it was cold. I did speak with a manager who was called in to try to take control. He was very apologetic but by that time there was nothing to do for our situation. I will visit again. I hope they learned some lessons from this terrible experience.

F
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been eating at Dexters for many years, and they seldom disappoint. Our brunch was no exception. The food was very good and fresh. And the service was great.

PF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

St Patrick’s Day,

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dexters food is always awesome and their list of wine and cocktails are impeccable!
Always my first choice if there is one near me

T
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive and ensured that we had an enjoyable brunch.

NF
Orlando
68 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch. I always enjoy then tuna poke.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic but I don’t remember his name. He has been with Dexter’s for 3 years.

AF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place awesome food I love the Shuffle fries I highly recommend it.

AF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to brunch at Dexter’s with some girl friends! The endless momosas were delicious and the French toast was to die for!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with three coworkers for the first time. We all enjoyed our food and the server was awesome. She even hear us talking about the birthday of one of us and she gave her the dessert for free with a candle!

T
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food took a long time and was cold, the server was very nice and accommodating, but it was loud, and the food was not very good.

AA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Made reservations for 8 pm did not get a table till 8:30 p.m and was not even the table that o requested.

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