Restaurants We Like 'In Dunnellon'
Bell Restaurant & Motel
S Williams St Dunnellon
(This is the restaurant you
can walk to just 100 yards away from the condo on Highway 41.
It has good & consistent food all the time and is very reasonable
in cost. We eat breakfast & lunch here, but is also good
for inexpensive dinners)
Porch Restaurant & Pie shop
12039 N. Florida Avenue Dunnellon
front porch is about a 2 minute drive from the condo. Go out
to highway 41 in front of the Dinner Bell and Make a right turn.
Follow Highway 41 as it curves to the left and over a bridge
(1/8 mi.) as you come down the bridge the Front Porch is on
the left. This is a simple restaurant with good southern cooking,
large portions and great homemade pies! I always get the ‘Cuban
Sandwich’ and a bowl of Spanish Bean soup here. The Greek
salads are good also.)
20049 E. Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon
is about 4 minutes away. At Highway 41 turn left and go to the
light (Penn. Ave, make a right and Mackies is on the left about
1/3 or so down the road. Mackies is where we sometimes eat dinner
when we want to stay very local and serves cocktails, no reservations
Rose Tea Room & Gifts
20744 W. Pennsylvania Avenue Dunnellon
We haven’t eaten here but friends like it for lunch)
We Like 'Outside Dunnellon'
Bar & Grill, Crystal River
NW 6th St
Crystal River, FL
is located 20 minutes away in Crystal River on the north end
of town on Highway 19 (ask anyone where it is, very popular!)
and has waterfront views. The food is good, fast and reasonably
priced. Full Bar. Good for Lunch or simple Dinner.
Fish House, Crystal River
is just South of Crackers, also has some water views and is
where a lot of people go to get local seafood
Fine Dining, Inglis
is in Inglis on Highway 19. To get to Inglis take highway 40
out of Dunnellon and go West to Inglis, about 15 miles, and
turn left (south) at light at Highway 19. Decembers is on your
left just down the road. This is more expensive and you should
call for reservations, Good Food, no views.)
of course, in Ocala is everything you find in any significant
city: Chili’s, Outback, Olive Garden, etc…)
Small Sample Of Near-By Day Trips
Key is a quiet island community nestled among many tiny keys
on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Long admired for it's natural
beauty and abundant supply of seafood, it is a tranquil village,
rich with the almost forgotten history of old Florida. Cedar
Key is one of the oldest ports in the state, and when Florida's
first railroad connected it to the east coast, it became a major
supplier of seafood and timber products to the northeast. Today
it has become a haven for artists and writers who find the unspoiled
environment inspirational to their work. Many people visit each
year to walk the historic streets browse the shops and galleries,
explore the back bayous and enjoy the world-famous restaurants
featuring seafood fresh from local waters. Annually, thousands
of visitors come to enjoy the "Sidewalk Art Festival"
City of Saint Augustine
St. Augustine is the perfect place to visit. Its Spanish-styled
architecture, its outstanding natural surroundings and its perfect
climate makes St. Augustine a favorite of visitors.
M. Flagler saw the city's enormous potential and purchased a
railroad to bring passengers from New York to St. Augustine.
The ride took less than 24 hours. His two grand hotels, the
Ponce de León Hotel and the Alcazar, were grand enough
to attract the rich and famous. St. Augustine was definitely
on the map!
St. Augustine is one of the most favored Florida destinations.
Its charm, its history and its beautiful surroundings all make
it a place to discover and explore. St. Augustine and the surrounding
area have an amazingly varied and rich fine arts environment.
Working in every medium imaginable-pastel, oils, sculpture,
leather, glass, wood, cloth, pottery, stone and many other materials
— the community of St. Augustine and the Beaches turns
out first-rate pieces destined to become prized possessions.
History buffs, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers will find
St. Augustine and its beaches a natural place to discover La
Springs (East Side of Ocala)
Springs has appeared in countless movies, TV shows and commercials.
The park's credits include six "Tarzan" movies, the
"Sea Hunt" TV series and the horror classic "Creature
from the Black Lagoon."
continue at the 350-acre nature park, but that doesn't prevent
crowds of tourists from enjoying the famous Glass Bottom Boats
and Jungle Cruise, Lost River Cruise, Jeep Safari and Doolittle's
Petting Zoo. A major new exhibit, the Silver Springs World of
Bears, opened last year.
Waters (In Ocala)
a few hours for an action-packed time at this six-acre water-fun
park. Enjoy a cool swim in the giant man-made wave pool. Shoot
down thrilling flume rides and plunge into the blue waters below.
There is also a special Water Bonanza playground for tots, miniature
golf, a picnic area and more.
Springs State Park (in Homosassa)
for kids!! See the Manatee & lots of alligators!! Visitors
can stroll along unspoiled nature trails and see deer, bear,
bobcats, otters and cougars at close range. Many varieties of
birds, from colorful wood ducks, and flamingos to birds of prey,
herons and egrets, also make Homosassa Springs their home. See
the famous underwater fish bowl!
Wachee Springs Waterpark & Buccaneer Bay Beach:
of Hwys. 19 & 50 Weeki Wachee)
Wachee: Great for Kids!! For more than 50 years, the enchanting
Weeki Wachee Mermaids have been entertaining thousands upon
thousands of people with their beautifully choreographed fairy
tales in front of the world's only 400 seat underwater artesian
showing is an original production based on Hans Christian Andersen's
classic tale of the "Little Mermaid". Capture a lifetime
of memories with the legendary Weeki Wachee Mermaids.
Bay: Take a refreshing dip in the cool crystal-clear waters
of Weeki Wachee Spring. Relax or make sand castles on a pure,
white sand beach. Challenge the exciting Thunderbolt flume or
navigate the twists and turns of the Pirate's Revenge waterslide.
Then, plummet down three stories in the dark, through the Cannonball
flume... if you dare! Relax on the lazy River Ride or play some
beach volleyball while the kids enjoy Li'l Mates Caribbean Cove.
Pack a picnic and drop anchor for a day at Weeki Wachee Springs