Dexter's - Lake Mary

4.4
166 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

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

Thursday Ladies Night

Ladies! Enjoy $5 drinks all night long from 7pm - close

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 14, 2019

Ends: March 15, 2118

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

What 166 People Are Saying
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Richmond
18 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.

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

Great food!

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

St Patrick’s Day,

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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

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T
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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OT
1 review
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!

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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.

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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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LZ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I drove past two other Dexters (Thorthon Park & Winter Park) to meet a friend as this Dexter.. The drive was well worth it .. Super nice people, Great food & Fun people watching!

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CH
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good overall. Busy Friday lunch but service excellent.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blackened chicken and shrimp salad was excellent!

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s
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always treated with excellent customer service. I love coming here. This is my husband’s and my favorite place.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server!

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KC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice business lunch. They were very accommodating and helpful. Chris is great!! Will definitely recommend!!

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w
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing all the way around - food quality was terrible.

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s
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Paul, for making our wedding anniversary special.

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s
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Come here all the time for brunch.

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a delightful, delicious Sunday Brunch here. The food was great, the place was pretty and it was a great time.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish and salads, friendly efficient staff and the delicious meal!

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ST
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had brunch here with the family. The food was very good & bottomless mimosas were awesome! We had a great time!!

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PG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday dinner. It was fun

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N
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Best for casual dining; lively atmosphere prevents conversation.
Good for quick meal before or after movie; theater is close by.
Chef special was a hit.
If sitting outside don't sit close to the double doors unless you like the sound of doors banging shut
with each entry & exit by servers and customers.

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s
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live this place. We come here every Sunday for brunch. Never disappoints. Service is outstanding!

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OT
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was tasty and the service was top Notch.

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RM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Awful experience. Craig out waiter made fun of my neck injury and made a rude comment to me when he saw I was wearing a neck brace.

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S
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time as always. Service was great. Food a mimosas beyond good.

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MS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, good happy hour options. Great location.

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CW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dexter's Sunday brunch is worth the trip! Excellent dishes, and an energetic atmosphere. The bartenders and servers are excellent; the best in the area! Heather was exceptional for us Sunday! Enjoyable way to celebrate Mother's Day!

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day brunch a day early. Excellent food, great waiter, and nice atmosphere.

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KG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always.

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j
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

This was my second visit to this restaurant in the past four weeks. Both times I had a reservation and both times I was seated in the same section where they must also seat large groups for parties, The first time it was really noisy. They have concrete floors and on wall is glass, which must amplify the noise.

This past Sunday, the noise was unbearable. It was created by a large table celebrating a birthday, and another table of eight who at times, stood up and shouted to the person at the end of the table.

My guest for dinner did not finish the meal, said they could not take it any more, and left.

What is so disappointing is that no one from the management staff cared, or did not walk thru their restaurant to see how things were going.

There is no way I can recommend this restaurant unless you are a glutton for punishment.

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D
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience!! Heather was a great server, food was Awesome and worth the drive.

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived with 2 more that reserved for and were quickly seated with no issues. Food was very satisfying to all in group, child, teens and seniors.

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F
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Fish and chips heavy on the greasy side. 2 in group ordered fish and chips

A wedding rehearsal dinner was set up. Two tables running across the width of the restaurant. When the group came in to be seated, it was extremely noisy and some of their party stood behind our table talking loudly.

I don't fault the wedding party, Dexters should have completely blocked off ample room for such a large group.

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RR
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great salad and service. We will dine here’s again

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L
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Shame you changed your menu !! We used to loved the crab cakes. ..The breakfast is just not the same !!

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