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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.
Orlando, FL 32801
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)
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby and bridal showers, corporate events. lunch deliveries.
Call 407-648-2777 for details
Private lot in rear, also street parking all around as this is located in a residential area.
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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Dexters of Thornton Park Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
Early dinner on a Saturday night. Date night. To be frank, it was just OK. Dexter's used to be the hip gastropub before there was the foodie gastropub scene. We hadn't been for awhile, so we thought we would go back to the "go to". It was fine, but I guess I would say disappointed that is no longer the "wow, really good" that we used to say when we ate at Dexter's. Nothing in particular to complain about except that the bacon wrapped meatloaf was almost/not quite not thoroughly cooked and I didn't finish it. The appetizers were very good and my wife's meal was tasty enough. Wish I could say "outstanding" but it just wasn't. It was "good enough" to be average.
We went for a pre-show dinner, and the restaurant was not at all crowded when we arrived (two parties already seated besides our party of two). Took ten minutes for server to come by for drink orders. Both of us ordered daily specials for our meals. Once dinners were ordered, we waited more than twenty minutes for our food to arrive. Both meals arrived barely warm - mashed potatoes actually quite cold. One meal was the bacon-wrapped meatloaf ("returned by popular demand"). Bacon was so under done, red, and soggy it was not edible and had to be removed. "Chicken Gone Nuts" was tasty, but not served hot.
Overall, a very disappointing meal. Sadly, the meals at all Dexter's have gone downhill over the past few years. Will stick to drinks and skip the food at Dexter's from now on.
They maintain the rep of their other stores. Food is excellent. Friendly, attentive waitstaff. Portions are generous enough, my wife and I split salad, appetizer, entree, and dessert (their creme brulee is a treat). But we still spent almost $90 with tip, which is a little too pricey for regular visits. Recommend burger night on Tuesdays; it's a good thing in their other stores, so I assume it's the equal at this one.
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