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About Dexters of Thornton Park

Dexter's has been in business since 1984. A local and established casual hangout that takes food and wine very seriously. Enjoy over 30 wines by the glass or bottle, full bar, excellent service, and award winning Sunday brunch (peoples choice).
Enjoy a simple build your own sandwich or a carefully prepared entree, everything is made fresh when you order it.
Choose from the main menu or one of the cafe menu inserts that takes advantage of ingredients that are in season. These inserts and winelists change every other month, so there is always something new and different to enjoy !
The cuisine fuses many different culinary styles, there is something for everyone.
The sidewalk cafe is popular as it is located on an old cobblestone street in an eclectic neighborhood.
Wine List pricing is very fair and makes for a nicer bottle to enjoy.
Check insert menus for organics and local farm raised fruit, vegetables and meats.

808 East Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Café, International

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Mon-Wed: 7am-10pm - Thurs-Fri: 7am-1am - Sat: 11am–1am - Sun: 7am-10pm (Breakfast Mon-Fri until 10am)

Cross Street:
Summerlin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 648-2777

Website:
http://www.dextersorlando.com/

Catering:
Weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby and bridal showers, corporate events. lunch deliveries.
Call 407-648-2777 for details

Parking Details:
Private lot in rear, also street parking all around as this is located in a residential area.

Executive Chef:
Mark Whitener

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:00AM - 11:30AM 2:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

Tue - Fri 11:00AM - 11:30AM 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

Sat 11:00AM - 11:30AM 2:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

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Dexters of Thornton Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.2

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4.2

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 30, 2015

We frequent Dexter's Thornton Park every Sunday for brunch! We've been regulars for 15+ years and love being treated like family!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2015

The meal was excellent and the service very attentive. Noise level is rather high which makes conversation a little difficult, but the food and bar service were quite good. A nice neighborhood find.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2015

Had a nice lunch - a little pricey and service was a little slow, but overall, would be back and do recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 7, 2015

This neighborhood gem is a must. Everything from brunch to dinner and late night drinks. I make this my normal go-to when looking for a place to grab dinner and drinks with friends. They have daily specials to add variety on the menu, along with nights such as $1 Burger night every Tuesday. I've also had some of the best service here. If you go ask for Lacey! She kept our drinks full and made some great recommendations from the menu. A couple of my friends had special adjustments to items on the menu and she made sure everything came out according to our requests. Great experience overall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 6, 2015

Amazing food & beautiful scenery

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 4, 2015

We had been to Dexters before as a party of 2, and went back with a party of 5. We were greeted prompty and in a friendly manner. Our server was very interactive and informative. His knowledege of the menu and specials was in depth. The dinners were delicious from Egg Plant Napoleon, to Lobster/Salmon Mac & cheese, and a BBQ Chicken thigh special that was well constructed and amazing (for such a simple dish). Wine list was good without being too extensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 11, 2015

Innovative food, friendly service, overall, terrific dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 10, 2015

This was our first visit to the Thornton Park location. We loved everything about it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 17, 2015

This dexters crammed a large group in a small spot with tables that werent even the right height. Our food was over cooked or burnt. My wife and I ordered chicken and waffles both our breaded chicken crusts were hard as a rock and our egg yolk was cooked because they were sitting under heat lamps. We had to ask for syrup which was in the description for this entrée. They brought us out the smallest Togo cup and left before we could ask for more. We really enjoyed the dexters winter park but the Thornton park dexters we will never go back to.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2014

Excellent location and fabulous food - definitely will go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2014

We booked this location blind because it was so close to the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center and we wanted to have brunch before our matinee and we weren't disappointed. They have at least 5 or 6 mimosa flavors and the apple pie French toast was dessert for breakfast. The service was impeccable! We had 8 in our party ages 82 to 20 and each one of us had a great time. This restaurant is a must visit!! I would strongly suggest reservations as there was a line waiting to get in starting 15 minutes before the doors opened.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2014

Dexters will always please. Menu has something everyone will enjoy! Tucked away in a quaint area in Thorton Park, the atmosphere is eclectic but will please the "foodie!" Brunch is always busy so make sure you get there early especially since Dexters has great Bloody Mary's and mimosas. The Winter Park and Lake Mary locations are great as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2014

whenever we get to Orlando, we always gets dinner in at Dexter's Had the RibEye and cooked to perfection after the Chicken spring rolls which are delicious. Always good and service was great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2014

This is my go to in the Thorton Park area. Parking is limited but we had one of the Dexter employees actually direct us to a spot as they noticed us pulling up. The service was amazing, extremely attentive and friendly staff. The Salmon salad was amazing as well - 3 out of the 4 of us ordered it and wished we could have had a second helping :). Cant say enough positives about Dexters as a lunch spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2014

Just 2 blocks from Lake Eola, has a very nice brunch/lunch menu with food served quickly and hot. Waiters and waitresses were friendly and quick to serve.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 5, 2014

beer was a little to pricey . food was okay. over all its a nice location for something new

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2014

the food was great. I had the watermelon salad with sesame yellowfin tuna. The portion was just right. It was quiet when I got there at 5:30pm but picked up around 7. They offer specials everyday of the week. Tuesdays are $1 burger night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 10, 2014

The food was average. The price point is good. Usually service is adequate, but on the last visit, the waitress did not check in after either the cocktails or appetizers were served. We had a problem with the order and only were able to have it addressed when the entrees were brought. I probably won't go back. There are too many other restaurants in town.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 31, 2014

After having viewed Dexter's menu numerous times online and receiving recommendations from others, I decided to take my fiance for the two year anniversary of our engagement. The decor and ambiance was not what I expected and not aligned with the quality of the menu and thus we were over dressed. It was by no means unappealing, I just expected something less casual. The server took an inordinate amount of time to initially greet us but after that was very attentive and provided great service even receiving a special request for my meal with grace. As an appetizer we had brie and duck empanadas they were fantastic and served with a smokey cold tomato chutney. Our entree's were great too. Only negative, need to update cocktail menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2014

Great food and great prices in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 12, 2014

Hostess was rude, unfriendly and unaccommodating. This unfortunately set the mood. Thankfully the server made up for it.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 11, 2014

Excellent food and excellent service. First visit, will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 18, 2014

This place was excellent only downfall was we had a large lunch party and couldn't carry on a conversation. But hey the place is busy right. Excellent Staff!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 15, 2014

We had a big party of 9 and had great service and food. Thank you!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 13, 2014

The crab cakes were not that great but other's who ordered the Special and 2 of the salads expressed satisfaction with the taste of their food. The location and ambience were good. We would go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 31, 2014

This is the 3rd consecutive time Dexters has failed to award Open Table points after checking us in. Something is wrong with their system. We've brought it to their attention in the past, but they don't seem to fix it.

As for this recent visit, the appetizer and entrees all came out at once, then they returned with them and they weren't hot...probably stuck them under a heat lamp. The server handled it well.

When the food is hot, it's good, and the menu is good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 30, 2014

I was a little surprised how well Dexters worked well for our group of nine at a back table since the place overall isn't large: it was why we used Open Table to reserve a spot. But we were seated right away and enjoyed the setting. Our service was a little more brusk and a little less friendly than we might have liked, but it was relatively efficient and worked out fine. Dexters menu has a great mix of upscale and casual stuff: my Pork Osso Bucco was tender and fell of the bone with a touch and matched perfectly the smoked gouda polenta. But the bar nachos were great too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 16, 2014

Hit up Dexters on the way to the Cher concert at the Amway. For a neighborhood bar, Dexters ramps up expectations. We were well attended by our waitress and waitress-in-training. And the food was exceptional. We were even able to find a parking spot nearby - and on a Friday night! Our only complaint was that the beer was not as cold as we like it. But that will not stop us from returning next time we are on our way to the Amway.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 15, 2014

We had brunch there in the past with a large group and thought then we would come back some time for dinner. This was a dinner visit. The wine list and choice of beer is excellent. The service was quick. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the portions just right.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 27, 2014

Dexters is a good place to go after a matinee with a group of friends that speak loud and like that kind of atmosphere. Food is great especially the home made dressings, but would not suggest taking someone there for a romantic evening.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 5, 2014

Come in from out of town two to three times a year. This is one of my favorite places for brunch - first for the chicken and waffles and second for the location. Wonderful area to walk after the meal and take in some of the sights of the Lake and vendors. Service is great. Staff are professional and attentive. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 30, 2014

We always have great service and great food at Dexters!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 1, 2014

I have been coming to Dexter's for years. I made this reservation for a Saturday on Tuesday evening. We had a large group for brunch at noon. When we arrived there was no table ready. 12:15, still no table. We finally had to point one out to the hostess that would fit us. The food was good and waitress great. I am just not sure why I made a reservation if they has nothing ready and no intent to reserve the table.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 27, 2014

I always try to eat lunch here when in Downtown Orlando. Service can be a little slow at times but its always very friendly and the foodis great. I will continue to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Our Valentine started at this restaurant large Terrance but NO heater for the outside :( no one was in the terrace ... As we enter the restaurant the hostesses did get our table quietly and left ( no friendly words) then our waitress was just doing her job without giving more attention just the necessary to get by ...
The food was good it will have been very nice to have special napkins or candle anything to make us feel a little in the StValentin mood :( that was very desapointing no effort and no capuccino machine :( oh well!! But overhaul this will be a great neighborhood hangout .
Will go back on a regular day No special occasion !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Had the signature dish of Maui on grits...FANTASTIC! Look forward to second visit soon...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Crab cakes were tasty but served barely warm, almost cool in the middle. I would have sent them back to be heated but we had to leave for the airport and I was afraid it would take too much time. Others at my table enjoyed their entrée salads.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 30, 2014

I visit downtown Orlando often and eat lunch here every chance I get.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 29, 2014

I've been in Orlando for quite some time and I can't believe I have never been to Dexters! My friend and I booked a table on a Wednesday night which proceeded our trip to the Bob Carr. We informed the server (using Open Table) of our need to be out at a certain time, and she was very accommodating. We enjoyed our meal. I was impressed by the variety of dishes on the menu, many of which I had not seen at any other Orlando restaurant, and chose the swordfish with pepper jack cheese grits. My friend, who grew up in New Orleans, said they were the best grits she had ever had. Her lasagna was delicious also. I look forward to returning and exploring the menu some more!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2014

Dexter's always gets it right! Everything on the menu is great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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