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Dexter's - Lake Mary

4.5
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229 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Founded in 1984 Dexter's is a local and established contemporary American-Fare 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 Saturday and 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 229 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good 10 min to be greeted 10 more for drinks, slowest restaurant in the area we see why. Food horrible best describes it.

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Kristin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dexter’s is a wonderful place for brunch, lunch, or Dinner. The food is excellent and the service was amazing!

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JEFF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dexters Lake Mary Fl. is always good and price is good for quality of food

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Kmbm
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with wonderful live entertainment. Loved our meal and plan to be back soon

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vipImpresme
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A great night out to relax and enjoy some company. We sat outside on the patio and it was a great atmosphere. All the food was great, it was cooked correctly and tasted amazing. The server was very attentive and nice. Overall it was great!

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FlairK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were given a wine list that didn't have any prices and of course the servers recommended wine turned out to be $10/glass. That would never have happened with Gary.

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Al7103
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service with good food and reasonably priced.

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vipsonia
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always very good service and wonderful atmosphere.

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BrittH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time this past weekend! Impressed by their service and cleanliness!

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BrittanyS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love brunch on Sundays!

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Mike
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only reason for the four stars is because of them running out of Roast Beef for the French Dip sandwiches! Always a great place!!!

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Fredmofla
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they are back open again even though limited. Thanks to Gary and Julia for helping make it a happier Mother’s Day.

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HeatherN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Dexters for brunch on a recommendation from a family member, and it was fantastic! The food was great...I had the shrimp and grits and my friend had some kind of pasta with a garlic-pesto sauce and truffle fries. We both had a endless mimosas, which were stronger than I expected. The server was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We sat inside, which got a little loud as more people were seated, but it wasn't unbearable. I'll definitely recommend to others!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has terrific food and is reasonably priced. Lots of choices and the spinach dip is amazing!

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SueS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was unimpressed by the food. It wasn't bad and it was not outstanding. I was disappointed with the lack of knowledge of the server with regard to gluten allergies. When asked about a gluten-free menu or gluten-free options, she informed me that both rice and potatoes in general are gluten free. Otherwise she had no other suggestions to offer.

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Lori22
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 of us on a girls golf trip to the area. Everyone enjoyed the food, drink and restaurant. Several ladies made note to eat here again if back in the area. Will return to Dexter’s again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent .. great follow up. Food outstanding and prepared as ordered.

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vipChels
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing here and we had excellent service.

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vipImpresme
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was a little slow and my guest had to ask twice for a refill instead of the server anticipating it but overall it was good and the food was good.

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vipBatonwaver
Orlando
70 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Disaster cacophony beyond comprehension.

Special occasion to meet our daughter-in-law and our two grandchildren for our annual visit. Good food and service spoiled by raucous party of ten loud lunch time party goers on a Saturday. We couldn’t even hear the person sitting next to us, Craig, our waiter, apologized. Maybe management should have stepped in. Didn’t happen. Last time for Dexter’s.

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MarkC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Winter Park Dexter’s is much nicer - all around. This experience wasn’t that great.

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vipImpresme
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I sat at the bar and Kevin was excellent! He was really attentive and was having great conversations with everyone that was at the bar.

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vipWesB
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!!!!

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Ferg19
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

there was a large party which backed up the kitchen for about 45 minutes, which was frustrating. However a free basket of chips was offered due to the wait. it was a nice enough gesture, but really need to figure out a better way to handle large parties.

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CandS
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at this location. Server Kevin was very nice. Food was really good and we were there for a later lunch (1pm) so we were able to get a quiet table since there was business to discuss. Would suggest adding Stevia to sugar options and noting gluten-free options on the menu :-) Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julia is an amazing waitress. Food was great. I loved it!

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scubasmith
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. They had Blue Stone Circle there playing music which was why I went there. The food was very good as was the service. It was a completely enjoyably evening. Save room for the salted caramel cheesecake.

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Ferg19
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for my moms 70th birthday and was treated to her meal for free by the manager. Brunch was delicious but it was a little loud.

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vipImpresme
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a wonderful night out. The food was great and the ambiance made it a great date night.

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DevinT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Mimosas were great food was could have been hotter, it was a little cold....

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Jimmyhowforever
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place is looking a bit run down, is not nearly as busy as it used to be and the food and service was average at best. They need to create some excitement to interest me in a return visit.

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vipSharonN
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

In my opinion, the Lake Mary Dexter's is the weakest link in the chain. We had brunch there for the last time yesterday. The coffee was served luke-warm. We had to wait a few minutes to get our servers attention. She took the coffee away and said she would make some more. After about 10 minutes she returned with a hot cup. We then ordered and the food and it was brought out in a reasonable amount of time. It was average and nothing that would make us want to return. I had one Bloody Mary and ordered a second. After about 10 minutes of waiting for it, I called our server over to ask when I should expect it. She said the bartender was backed up and she didn't know how long it would be. We finished our food and I again called our server over to cancel the 2nd drink. When the check was presented our server said the charge for the 2nd drink was removed from the check. I almost said, why wouldn't it be removed? She did not offer a refill on the coffee, and quite frankly we didn't want to linger any longer than necessary. The atmosphere is loud with high energy. Lots of day drinking going on and not the place to go if you want to have a good brunch in a relaxed atmosphere.

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vipsonia
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Ambiance was great! Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCharlesH
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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Shoosh
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipAdda
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had excellent service and food was delicious

FAQs

Dexter's - Lake Mary does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dexter's - Lake Mary also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 805-3090.

Dexter's - Lake Mary is rated 4.5 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.