Mount Dora's Guided Food & Wine Tour

A Guided Tasting Tour of Local Food and Wine…

Seasoned with a Dash of History and Scenic Highlights. Join us as we explore our historic town of Mount Dora. We will drop in on some charming restaurants, quaint food shops, and local wine and specialty bistros. As we stroll through tree-lined streets, we will also savor a “Taste” of Mount Dora’s rich culture and lakeside beauty.

Come join with us for a Taste of Our Town Tour to find out much more about Mount Dora’s captivating history and culture.

Our Guides

“3 hours of amazing food, wine, and company!”

We love traveling and being able to explore culture and cuisine, so this was a perfect adventure. We walked all around this beautiful little town at a leisurely pace and made eight stops over the course of 3.5 hours. The hosts were great and every stop had something incredible to offer- wonderful local art, amazing food and wine, and plenty of laughs!

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For a “Taste”… Mount Dora was settled in 1874 by David M. Simpson, his wife and 2 children. In 1880 it was named “Royellou” by the postmaster, Ross Tremain after his children Roy, Ella and Louis. In 1883 the town was re-named “Mount Dora” for Dora Ann Drawdy. In 1887 the railroad arrived and brought tourists who enjoyed a winter retreat for hunting, fishing and boating. Today our town is noted for its crafts, antique shops, historical buildings and beautiful scenery. The John P. Donnelly House, The Lakeside Inn and the Old Mount Dora Railroad are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Mount Dora’s Culture is a relaxing mix of antique shops, one of a kind artisans, diversified dining, historic bed & breakfasts, and beautiful lakeside living. The town is know as the “Festival City.” We host some of the largest and finest art festivals, craft fairs, music and wine festivals in the county.


Every Thursday and Saturday

Private Tours of 6-12 can be booked for other days by calling 352-729-6291


at 2:00 pm Approximately 3 hours


Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce, 341 Alexander St Mount Dora FL 32757


Tours take place rain or shine!


Wear comfortable shoes and clothing


12 people per tour


6-7 tastings


$65 per person


All the plentiful food and various libation tastings, sharing of fun history facts and work of local artists, exclusive discounts with local merchants and our Mount Dora Food Tour neighborhood guides


Our selection varies daily. Call to find out what’s on tour .

Juliannes Coastal Cottage

Julianne’s Coastal Cottage Works of Many Florida Artisans Along with Florida Gifts, Decors, and Gourmet Regional Wines.

Magical Meat Boutique

British Style Carvery Restaurant Specializing in Freshly Carved Meats, Authentic Fish and Chips and a Large Variety of British Beers.

Wave Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar

Experience the “WAVE” of Asian Dining in Historic Mount Dora.

The Loft Cafe

Rustic-Chic Traditional and Plant Based Comfort Food.

Las Palmas Cuban Restaurant

Family Owned and Operated…Bringing the Flavor and Culture of Cuba into Mount Dora.

Bev Neal’s Gallery & One Flight Up Cafe & Wine Bar

Painting Outside the Lines with Bev Neal and many Local Artists While Enjoying a Glass of Wine and Delicious Treat from One Flight Up.

Mount Dora Olive Oil

Tasting bar with 70 varieties of Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White and Dark Balsamic, and Specialty Oils and Vinegars!

Copacabana Cuban Cafe

Specializing in Delicious and Reasonably Priced Authentic Cuban Cuisine.

The Gatehouse Gift Gallery, Located at Lakeside Inn, Features the Handmade Works of Regional Artisans and a Selection of Lakeside Inn Keepsakes and Souvenirs.

Olive Branch Mediterranean

Olive Branch is an Upscale Mediterranean-Italian Restaurant and Bar. Specialties Include chicken Broccoli Franchaise, Shrimp and Scallop Pesto, Osso Bucco and Steaks Cooked to perfection. Enjoy a Delicious Meal Along with the Best House Wine in Town.

Fiesta Grande

Tucked Along a Side Street in Picturesque Mount Dora, You Will Find an Authentic Taste of Mexico.

Cody’s On 4th

A Friendly Atmosphere That Celebrates the Special Charm of Mount Dora.

Frog and Monkey

This old-school pub in a cellar offers fish ‘n’ chips & other bar eats plus live music.


John and Paula moved to Mount Dora in 2000. Their passion for food, wine, history and culture, inspired them to bring a tour to the town they love so much. Doing so allows them to share a “taste” of their city with locals and visitors alike. John is a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer with a passion for history. Paula is a retired postmaster born and raised in the Central Florida area. When not guiding tours, John and Paula take pleasure in all the beauty that comes with living in beautiful Mount Dora. This includes frequenting local restaurants and wine bistros while enjoying the company of friends, family, or their sweet pup, Panda.



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The wish of “Taste of Our Town Tours” is to give our guests a sample of how local Mount Dorian’s live daily. People who live in our town are attracted to a certain life style. This includes gathering with friends and family while enjoying wonderful food, a glass of wine and the outdoor beauty which often includes a perfect sunset over Lake Dora.

Mount Dora is a quaint and inviting town with enchanting history and culture. We desire to share a “taste” with each one of you.



(352) 729-6291.

Mount Dora Chamber Of Commerce, 341 Alexander St Mount Dora, Fl 32757


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