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Dexters of Thornton Park

4.3
4.3
267 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Café, International

  • Hours of operation

    Hours: Mon-Wed: 10am-10pm - Thurs-Fri: 10am-1am - Sat: 11am–1am - Sun: 10am-10pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 648-2777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Whitener

  • Catering

    Weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby and bridal showers, corporate events. lunch deliveries.<br />Call 407-648-2777 for details

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Orlando

  • Cross street

    Summerlin

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

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

What 267 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RD

    RegularDiner

    Orlando

    114 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After driving 15 miles for our 5:45 reservation, fe found a sign on the door saying "Closed Until Further Notice."
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Great food.
  3. B

    Brian

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server wasn’t super personable. Shrimp & Grits ordered did not state an egg was included. I do not like eggs. I was able to get the egg off without it bursting on my food. The server didn’t make any mention of the solitary egg on a side plate. I could’ve complained, I suppose.
  4. CN

    ChristopherN

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Liked the service. Liked the food. Parking is an issue.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very friendly and very helpful when answering question. Food was prepared perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for a better meal.
  6. r

    rickyl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Business lunch with group of 6. was much too loud to talk when we first sat down, and it was not crowded. Once the loud group left it was great. Atmosphere is fun, and food was terrific. 5 of 6 of us had something different and each raved about what they had. definite recommend.
  7. T

    Tiziano

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Great service and good food
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible wouldnt even take my table. Had an 815 reservation I was running late due to horrible summer weather and they said kitchen closed at 845 pm on a saturday night!!! Happily took my birthday party of 8 to maxines...dropped a decent amount of money on food apps drinks and desserts. Plus their owner personally was there with live music. Way better than Dexter's
  9. DG

    DanielG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casey was amazing and always ready to help. Perfect birthday celebration
  10. PJ

    PJFz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Rainy evening and not crowded yet noise level very high. There was no band just a very loud room.
  11. JF

    JosephineF

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome customer service, and great food! Super fun atmosphere!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great service, great food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good times!!!
  14. PD

    PattiD

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Pasta and Mexican lasagna were awesome! But Server was not very attentive. Burgers were charred and dry. Very loud interior as open set up and high ceilings.
  15. DP

    DonnaP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This was our 2nd visit to Dexters before a concert at Amway Center (short drive). This time I had blackened shrimp tacos and my friends has burgers. We all really enjoyed our food. Service was good. Kind of noisy. Very casual atmosphere. Would definitely return.
  16. TP

    TPIV

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Our server was great !! The food just seemed a little off today ???
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greta night out for drinks for appetizers. Friendly service and great place to watch a basketball game on TV
  18. S

    Scott

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Jeremey.... great Server, super nice guy.
  19. KL

    KennyL

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were not open at the time they said they would be
  20. TP

    TonyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We absolutely love Dexters in Thornton Park. Food is always creative and delicious. We happened to just get a very poor waitress this time which made our dining experience terrible. Manager was very apologetic....will definitely go back again but will make sure we get an experienced server.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just got promoted on job
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The restaurant was quiet upon arrival yet our server didn’t seem to have it together. As she got more tables the wait for our requested items took longer than usual.
  23. GC

    GiaC

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Bartender was arrogant. Ordered a premium vodka three ingredient cocktail. It is my go to cocktail of choice and I know the flavor well. My guest and I ordered the same and when it arrived it had the sharp aftertastes of a cheap vodka. She noticed as well. Nothing smooth about it. The waitress was darling and offered to return them, we asked her to check to make sure he didn’t use a well vodka. Bartender showed up at our table all in a huff that he’s been making that drink for 10 years and how dare we question his abilities. We stopped him mid rant to ask what ingredients he used...well there were a few additional ingredients not necessarily needed for a Grey Goose Cosmo. I have been drinking this longer than he’s been bartending and sorry, stick to the basics, and don’t substitute without doubling back to the customer. Burger was good, waitress was sweet, manager never made an appearance, not a fan of Dexters.
  24. j

    jmanc

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a great meal outside on their patio. Menu was outstanding and food was flavorful and interesting. Good experience on a nice evening.
  25. J

    Jmyers57

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Delicious! We began with salads, their homemade ranch with feta... delightful. I had one of the specials, Chicken Schnitzel... others had the French Dip and Mahi-mahi with shells. All were winners. Topped it off with peanut butter chocolate mousse, that was only ok... the rest of the meal was so, so good though!
  26. JS

    JohnS

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    NIce dinner before Billy Joel concert. 1st time at this location. Wasn't disappointed. Service was spot on and food was hot when served. Mac and cheese dish needs a little more flavor.
  27. RB

    ReneB

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dont remember our waiter name BUT he was great. He was attentive to our table but still allowed us to hang out as we had not seen each other a couple months. There is definitely something's going on outside at the restaurant that he was able go take care of and make our experience who wonderful experience. For girls hanging out for the holiday first day of vacation it was a great way to start our vacation.
  28. MH

    MarthaH

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Quite disappointed—noisy, no ambiance at all; flat bright lighting, live music was excellent but much too amplified for the small space. Restaurant was not very full at any time during our visit, yet our large party had to speak very loudly to converse at all. Food was ok, but only the calimari shone. Our server was attentive and kind.
  29. A

    Anonymous

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was quite loud. It was more of a bar than a restaurant. Not my preference. However, the seafood burrito was very good. Also, the host didn't ask for my name when I said that I had a reservation. I had to call the restaurant the next day and make sure that I got my dining points.
  30. M

    Marn

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Parking is normally dicey but we got lucky and found a space in the back. Server was great (Trevor?) and food was too. Although we were early and it wasn’t very crowded, it was so noisy that I realized my throat was hurting when we left because I had to yell to be heard by my friends. Reliable neighborhood spot.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The server was a disaster. Not his fault he should’ve never been hired into that position unfortunately. I’ve been there before and enjoyed it. Bad experience we walked out after being there an hour and our food had not been put in.
  33. DP

    DonnaP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    3 of us had dinner here before an event at the Amway Center. 2 of us had salmon, one a salad and one a dinner. Salmon was coked perfectly and we were very happy with it. The 3rd had chicken schnitzel and her verdict was just okay. Waitress was delightful and checked in with us often. Very casual, comfortable atmosphere. Short drive to Amway Center. Will definitely return.
  34. DA

    DARRYLB

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, the food was amazing and prepared at the 5 star level. Place looks like a normal chain restaurant; but it’s far from that. It’s a very casual looking place with high end grub!!!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Dope food and dope service
  36. MC

    MarkC

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Really hate to write this review but need to. 4 of us went for a hopefully nice dinner. Our server was very responsive but we had major issues with the food. We did let the server know that we were headed to a concert so could they please be aware of this in terms of bringing our food out. Well, two of our dishes were woefully undercooked. My wife ordered chicken and it was literally still not cooked AT ALL in places. I mean - just by looking at it you could tell it was not cooked. My buddy ordered the pork chop and exact same thing. Raw! The manager took care of us by removing them both from the bill but I've really got to wonder what is behind the kitchen door with meals like this. Do better Dexters! You're a local Orlando place and we want to see you do well! Step it up!
  37. LA

    LalaA

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks but, most impotantly, the servers were fantastic.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not many options for brunch
  39. AL

    ALittleNightMusic

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food and service but a very loud place.
  40. P

    Phlockteacher

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have just moved to Lake Eola Historic District and decided to try Dexters at Thornton Park for a Father's Day dining experience. Our reservations were at 8:45 and it was perfect timing. The staff was very welcoming and our waiter, Sam, was the best. He was friendly, great for recommendations, and great with his quick checks while we were dining. My meal was the Bayou Rib Eye and it was perfection. The roasted potatoes and arugula mix was a tasty sensation. My husband was happy to see his favorite-seared Ahi on the menu. He said it was delicious but must admit that the wasabi rice was a shock. He did have to leave that on the plate but otherwise, he said Dexters would be hard to beat for the Ahi tenderness and flavor. We are excited to know East Washington Street is filled with fun restaurants and we'll be returning to Dexters for different occasions often.

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Dexters of Thornton Park is rated 4.3 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Summerlin

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Orlando

  • Hours of operation

    Hours: Mon-Wed: 10am-10pm - Thurs-Fri: 10am-1am - Sat: 11am–1am - Sun: 10am-10pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Café, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Whitener

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (407) 648-2777

  • Catering

    Weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby and bridal showers, corporate events. lunch deliveries.<br />Call 407-648-2777 for details

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