The Top Restaurants In Leesburg, Florida

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Marcelina Morfin

Located in Lake County, Leesburg is a small city in central Florida. Incorporated in 1875, the city has a rich history with many historical buildings worth exploring. The area is also popular with adventurers, as the county has 1,400 lakes. For all the activities in the area, visitors will need to fuel up before heading out or to replenish their energy after a fun filled day, so here is a list of 10 tasty spots in Leesburg.

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La Palma Mexican Grill

A family owned and operated establishment, La Palma Mexican Grill entices customers with its zesty Mexican fare with a twist. Within a lively atmosphere, which is often enhanced by live music, guests can enjoy a host of flavorful dishes that will appeal to the entire family. Using quality ingredients for its family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, this grill’s kitchen team creates everything from pork tamales topped with sour cream and lettuce and served with rice and beans to the Cajun burrito stuffed with ground beef or chicken and topped with chili sauce, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. Vegetarians also have several tasty choices.

Magnolia’s Oyster Bar & Café

Founded in 1954, Magnolia’s Oyster Bar and Café is a beloved establishment popular with an eclectic group of people from rowdy bikers to regular, laid back folks. This is the type of place people go to relax and have a good time with friends while enjoying cold brews and fresh seafood. As the name suggests, diners will find oysters on the menu, along with other seafood items, like crab legs, shrimp, and mussels, and non-seafood dishes, including chicken quesadillas and wings.

Stavro’s Pizza House

While the name might make people think of Greek food, Stavro’s Pizza House is a family owned and operated restaurant specializing primarily in Italian cuisine. A welcoming environment makes this establishment a wonderful place to take the entire family. The menu is brimming with a variety of items from pizza to baked Italian entrées to pita bread to pasta dishes to Greek salad and more. An accommodating restaurant, Stavro’s offers in-house dining or take out orders.

Sully’s Smokehouse

Voted the Best BBQ in Lake County, Sully’s Smokehouse is a family affair run by Trent Sullivan and his son, Senjun. Serving mouthwatering BBQ, this restaurant is sure to satisfy any meat lover with options such as 1/2 slab ribs with choice of sides, the jumbo pulled-pork sandwich, and the smoked sausage sandwich. Side dishes include coleslaw, pasta salad, collard greens, and white potato salad made with mayo and red skin potatoes.

Turner’s Kitchen + Bar

Located in the heart of downtown, Turner’s Kitchen + Bar is a lovely restaurant featuring New American cuisine with a South Carolina twist. An upscale yet comfortable environment awaits guests who visit to try a delectable array of dishes made with the best, local, sustainable ingredients available. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu changes to reflects the freshest items possible, but may include the cornflake-crusted Gulf grouper sandwich with tomato, orange blossom-honey slaw, and jalapeño tartar all on a Kaiser roll and served with house-made kettle chips. Appetizers, entrées, plus desserts are also found on the menu.

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