Dexter's - Lake Mary

4.5
242 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 242 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JojiSunshine
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my son's girlfriend out for dinner and drinks on a Saturday night to celebrate her 21st birthday. We had wonderful service and the food was delicious. The bartender/server (we were seated at a high-top in the bar) even prepared a margarita flight for us that wasn't served anymore even because it was on the website menu. Our only complaint was that the live band was loud and there was a loud group behind us as well. We felt that we had to yell to be heard across the table from each other. I would definitely go back, maybe on a night that didn't have a live band.

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vipADRJ
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, delicious tcha tcha chips and amazing outside seating.

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CrispyTaco
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a great experience and was great for a buniess meeting.

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Janice
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Made reservations 10 days before event and requested table close to the band. Was seated 2 tables from the back. We abandoned table and sat at the bar for a better view

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TerrieH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to see a particular band that we like, made a table reservation. The hostess seated us within minutes of our arrival. The service was very good, all around. I ordered the Eggplant Napoleon and it was to die for. I believe due to a shortage of staff that evening the manager was waiting on us. Thank you for a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AJ was a fantastic server!!
A visit from the chef to make sure the food was to our liking~
Great atmosphere for a weekend family meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food, music, and drinks. However, definitely think they need to hire more servers because table attentiveness and food service was a bit more slow than I prefer. Overall, 4 stars!

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GreyB
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price. A variety of American classics with flair.

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RobS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was sub-par. Chicken was dry. Burger was dry (asked to be cooked medium). Service was so slow that the food came out cold. Our server rarely came by the table and when she did, we actually had to call her to the table. After the live music ended, the DJ had his speakers so loud none of us could hear each other speak even when we were sitting right next to each other. Overall, a terrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food was delicious I had the salmon salad and was the best I have had.

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jg1941
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service very good. Due to civid19 not many people when I was there

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Luis
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Highly recommend the calamari and tuna poke bowl. Couldn't ask for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess sat us down and we never got to order food nor drinks and waited 25 minutes. We just told the hostess that we were leaving and left to another restaurant.

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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
16 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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vipMike
Orlando
6 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
10 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
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing here and we had excellent service.

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vipImpresme
Orlando
16 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
16 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
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent!!!!

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vipFerg19
Orlando
8 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!

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 242 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.