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Dexters of Thornton Park

4.5
248 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Café, International
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Hours of operation
Hours: Mon-Wed: 7am-10pm - Thurs-Fri: 7am-1am - Sat: 11am–1am - Sun: 7am-10pm (Breakfast Mon-Fri until 10am)
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Phone number
(407) 648-2777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Whitener
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Catering
Weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby and bridal showers, corporate events. lunch deliveries.
Call 407-648-2777 for details
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Summerlin
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Parking details
Private lot in rear, also street parking all around as this is located in a residential area.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Waited a long time for service, even beverages but all meals and drinks were very good. The bartender was bringing food to tables and running the bar! Wouldn’t be surprised if he was in back cooking!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great service and very good food ..... it’s time to clean up the place ..... paint, refresh !

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Brunch was AMAZING! I highly recommend Saturday over Sunday for crowd levels and would definitely make a reservation!

You definitely get your bang for your buck on the bottomless mimosas; mostly champagne with a drop of fruit! Plus there are a bunch of different fruit juice choices.

The food was delicious, the portions large, and the price in line for what you get.

We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dexter's is always good and never disappoints. Good food and wine. A great place to meet up with friends.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Pre concert bite to eat. Food was ok. Use to be better. Miss the spinach artichoke dip.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

WOW! What a find! First time in Orlando in nearly 20 years. Going to a concert and staying downtown. Looked for a restaurant nearby. Dexters came up. Menu looked good. Decided to try. COOL neighborhood. Street parking. Historic esidential neighborhood. Wait staff super fast and right on top of things. Ordered the truffle steak flatbread, tuna tataki and split a burger. Everything was GREAT. Would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Not that busy but service was very slow. From the kitchen, not th waitress. She was ok. Ordered salad with no onions, got onions. Sauce on the run was clearly from a bottle and sickly sweet.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food and cocktails were delicious! The service was on point —allowing us to enjoy each other’s company while never wanting for a thing! Best brunch ever!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Myself and 9 friends visited for dinner on St. Patrick's Day. The service was phenomenal. Sarah, our server, was helpful, spunky, and quick. It started off as 6, but as more joined, she gladly pulled up more chairs to accommodate. And the food was out super quick, especially for a holiday. And boy, was it delicious! Absolutely all the kudos to Sarah and the kitchen team for making our meal experience a pleasant one.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service!!! Relaxed and a nice break from the dining at the parks!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Server was excellent! Will return

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Was a dinner with extended family. Side of grilled chicken was a little dry, but sever made it right and removed it from bill. She did a great job with party of 8.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite local spots to go when I go to the Theatre and want to get-away from the downtown scene. Awesome food and great service!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food! Everything from drinks to dinners! Service a little slow but all in all a great place!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Exactly what we wanted.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice valentines- great special menu and service

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Made reservations 3 weeks in advanced for dinner at 5:30. After being seated 10 min later we were notified they were out of most of their menu selections. Very upsetting we decided to leave ....

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Server was very good except it took 20 minutes to pay the bill.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Quite possibly had the best French dip I’ve ever had. The jalapeño jelly was amazing for the duck sandwich and for the first time ever, the truffle fries were not overdosed in truffle. I highly recommend for any sort of pre-night out meal.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun time and great restaurant. Server was good, but good took much longer than we were told and we were on a tight timeline to get to a show.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Timely service good food. What more could you ask

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We made reservations for New Year’s Eve with parents and fiancé. Sever was pleasant and made drink recommendations. Ordered appetizers and our meal selections. I specifically said not to rush the meal as we wanted to enjoy the appetizers, salads and main course. Shortly after the appetizers arrived, the main course meal was delivered and last the salads. The manager apologized and said it was a kitchen mistake and comped the appetizers. It wasn’t the slow enjoyable meal we planned, but the food was good and the manager took responsibility.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service from John, love the dog friendly patio!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Exceptional service - friendly, engaging and warm. Food presentation was spot on with the flavors to match.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We were heading to a show that night and found out they offer a discount by showing our ticket. Service was excellent. Kara was friendly, prompt and very knowledgeable about the menu selections. Thanks for a good evening.

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2.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Very disappointing. Service very bad. After ordering drinks it took over ten minutes to get them. Server disappeared and had to track him down so we could order dinner. My friends dinner came after a rather long wait. My entree did not arrive until 15 minutes later after my friends had already consumed their dinners. I refused my dinner since it came so late and left not enough time to go to our next location for a concert. Waiter was very indignant and said it was not his fault. He made some snarky remark and huffed off. Manager came over a bit later
and I explained. She took mine off the bill. However, after we explained to her we needed to leave we had to wait another ten minutes to get our bill. By the way my friends said their meal was barely warm when it arrived.
Used to go here many times but will not return.

Bill Losen

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3.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Service & ambiance good. Food was so-so. Enjoyed sitting outside. I ordered the skillet salad. Expected a skillet, or at least grilled food. Was not what I expected. My friend ordered the salmon salad and was disappointed. Server and service were fine. But food could have been better.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

People and service were great but the food aimply was uninspired and nothing special

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food and the service. The chef is innovative and has many great meals I have yet to try. We will be back to try them all!

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

Amazing happy hour drink specials. Chicken eggs rolls are the best !

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

I had not gone there for some time for no reason except been to busy,i came across their Manic Monday special 50% of their menu gave me a chance to try all their new dishes and they are awesome!! The staff is great too!!! Now Dexter will be my go to for just about any occasion!!

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Tuna poke is amazing

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was good and service was also good. Happy hour prices are nothing special.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

We had 19 join us for breakfast and our server was FANTASTIC! We were hesitant to choose this location again (we go yearly with this large group) as last time our service was poor. This time everyone raved about how great their food was (all came out hot vs last time it was cold) and our server was very prompt and accommodating. We will definitely pick this place again in the future!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We always enjoy this Dexter's in Thornton Park. We like to go before shows or theater, they always get us out in time. Food is delicious and great bloody mary's. Good local specials as well.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

We are from out of state and found you online. Was so worth the trip! Loved the food but also the neighborhood and area. Great all around!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was great! Server was great! Very noisy, not exactly like the windermere or winter park locations.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Superlative service from Lacy. She was professional, friendly and timely.

We started with an Ahi appetizer which was fresh and well prepared. For entrees, we had the filet mignon with mash, pressed duck sandwich with a cranberry accompanying sauce and quesadilla. All were tasty and disappeared.

No room for dessert.

Dexter's is consistently good and a recommended food stop.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Creative American dishes, hits the spot every time.

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