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“Delicious Seafood - Outside dining - Musician blah”
Review of Pisces Rising

Pisces Rising
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Ranked #7 of 116 Restaurants in Mount Dora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Delicious Seafood - Outside dining - Musician blah”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Heard about Mt Dora for some time so decided to come up for the weekend. Overall impression of the town? Touristy & Kitschy. Expected unusual designer type stores - all very predictable and boring merchandise one can see in any tourist town. It was recommended we go to Pisces Rising. We sat outside on a Sunday afternoon - ordered La Te Dah - a signature dish of seasoned broth with two shrimp and two scallops. Sounded delicious and it was - but frankly they could have put 3 shrimp and 3 scallops in the dish and it would have been filling. Another note - it doesnt come with any bread. We inquired and found out you had to order a basket of bread. Sort of silly as this dish screams for bread with the broth.
We sat outside upstairs on a Sunday evening. There was a guy playing guitar who seemed more interested in calling out to a woman on the lower level to wish her a happy birthday and get her to come sing with him than he was with the rest of his audience. As it was, he wasnt that good, but if he played a few more than 3 songs it might have made the afternoon experience a bit nicer.
I noticed this restaurant has many accolades and awards. We only had the La Te Da meal so cannot comment more other than - serve some bread with the dish or have the waiter tell the customers to order bread basket.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank FLTraveler88
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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful sunset”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Excellent service and food. Our waiter was very friendly and amusing. We had a great view of the sunset over the lake. Reservations are needed. They seated us right on time. Food was very well presented and excellent quality.

Visited April 2014
Thank Wendell S
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pisces Rising”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

My daughter and I went to Pisces Rising last weekend and enjoyed the wonderful food and the band was awesome! There is a really good view of Lake Dora and the service is really good too. Plan to go back very soon. :)

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank coolbreezejohns
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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Great View & Pleasant Staff”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

For a gorgeous sunset head over to Pisces. The staff are warm and welcoming. During happy hour, local music will get your toes tapping as you meet the locals. What was especially a breath of fresh air was their welcome to the gay community, as I am told they meet here after a long week to socialize. It is a nice space with a good vibe.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank savedade
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“Great spot for sunset cocktails”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stopped in at the bar at Pisces Rising just before sunset for a drink and some local ambience. T. Scott Walker was entertaining on the guitar and truthfully it was his music that drew us in, but it ended up being a fabulous location to drink in the local flavor, have a nice cocktail and enjoy the warm Florida breezes overlooking beautiful Lake Dora. T. Scott Walker is worth listening to anywhere, but Pisces Rising provided the perfect ambience in central Florida with a Key West vibe.

  • Visited April 2014
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