2720 W. Old US Hwy. 441, Mount Dora, Fl. 32757 352-385-1500

Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00a.m. –  8:00p.m.



Tender Clam Strips with our homemade sauce 9.99

Fried Oysters A local favorite, freshly battered and fried golden!   13.99

Homemade Onion Rings Thin sliced sweet onions made to order lightly coated with our famous breading  4.99 med  5.99 large

Sweet Onion Hush Puppies 4 for 1.99

Homemade Soups & Boston Gardens

French Onion   Homemade and topped with provolone and onion rings!  5.99

Maryland crab soup   Chesapeake classic, delicious  “Old Bay” seasoned broth with veggies and crab meat.

New England Clam “Chowda” Tender clams in a creamy  broth, seasoned “just right” and always fresh.

3.99 cup 4.99 bowl

House Salad fresh romaine with tomatoes, cucumbers, topped with cheddar and choice of dressing  4.99

Caesars Salad crisp romaine tossed in our original caesar dressing topped with garlic croutons and fresh shredded parmesan  4.99

Soup & Salad  7.99                        

       Bonnie’s Maryland Lump Crab Cake      Our “signature dish”,                       over a quarter pound, “Old Bay seasoned and broiled to perfection”                   served with choice of two sides.

Single    12.99    Twins   24.99             add 5 of our famous shrimp 5.99

Jumbo Soft Shell Crab Sandwich Served on onion roll with tomatoes and romaine, served with choice of two sides.  12.49

Seafood Baskets Seafood any way you like it; Lightly breaded in our secret recipe & fried in canola oil. Broiled in lemon butter, blackened seasoned, or topped with our special crumb topping! Choice of two sides

   Fish & Chips    10.99       Catfish           11.99        Haddock        11.99        Oysters    14.99    Shrimp    11.99   Clam Strips 10.99   Scallops  15.99              Whole Belly Clams 18.99

Seafood Duo’s   12.99    Oyster  15.99     Scallop  16.99     Trout  16.99 Whole Belly Clams 18.99

Seafood Trio’s   16.99    Oyster  20.99     Scallop  21.99     Trout  22.99 Whole Belly Clams 25.99

All combos are topped with onion rings!

Seafood Rolls  Golden fried seafood served on a toasted “New England” roll with Choice of one side

Fish Nuggets    8.99         Clam Strips     8.99      Shrimp 8.99      Oysters 9.99 Whole Belly Clams 10.99

Landlubbers Choice of one side, Chicken filet strips A generous portion of handbreaded fresh chicken strips with choice of dipping sauce.                           7.99  

Original Philly Cheesesteak     Tender thin sliced beef served on an “Amorosa” roll with onion, green pepper, and provolone!  with 1 side.        9.99

Bay*Side* Dishes    French Fries, Pasta salad, Homemade Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies with sweet onion, Baked Beans, Cheese Grits, Steamed Red Potatoes, Apple Juice Steamed Carrots, Cinnamon Apple Sauce,  Add 1.50 for our Fresh Cut Onion Rings, add .99 for sweet potato fries.


Iced Tea,  Coke Products, 1.99,   Coffee 1.49   Bottled beer 3.00     Wine 4.50

***Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness!

33 thoughts on “2720 W. Old US Hwy. 441, Mount Dora, Fl. 32757 352-385-1500

  1. Bill Peach says:

    Bonnie- Willy visited Mary (Barnett) and told us about your restaurant and we know you and I know Maryland, having lived there many years but found heaven in Florida!!! I plan to get the family together and call you to reserve a table for us.. Can’t wait to taste the crab again, hard to find in Florida!! See you Bon…

  2. Dick says:

    Wife & I grew up one the Chesapeake Bay. We know authentic crab soup and crab cakes. You have brought the secrets to Florida. Congratulations! Was much needed.

  3. michelle says:

    I had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant on September 17, 2011 for lunch and everyone at our table LOVED their meals! We are already planning to come back. It is hidden in a strip mall, but well worth looking for it. Service was great and restaurant was clean. Can’t say enough – visit and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed! Our only complaint is that it isn’t closer to our homes!!

  4. Shirley says:

    Low prices means we eat here often, great servings means the same things, the food’s extremely good, the cole slaw is excellent, the service is amazing. We recommend it to our dearest friends, see you soon.

  5. Mallory says:

    This place was amazing!! The service was great! The food was so delcious, fresh, and very fair priced! I hope this place makes it, because its the best seafood place I’ve ever been to in LAKE COUNTY!! Better yet, anywhere! Try it! Keep local business alive! 🙂

  6. Keith says:

    I’ll have to agree with other post here. This is probably one of the best M&P seafood restaurants around. Everything i have ever had here was delicious.

  7. donald steele says:

    My wife had your broiled haddock, and appreciated the fact there was no ugly skin or slime with her meal…she told me anytime I wanted fish she would join me,I had one of mary’s crab cakes and fried haddock, and they were both delicious! The fresh cut onion rings melted in my mouth…we will be returning for more quality meals in the future!

  8. Lynde and Ray says:

    We had an early dinner here in July of 2013 and enjoyed the food. If you’re a transplant from up north and need a seafood fix this is the place. Great wait staff and reasonable prices.

  9. Karen Johnson says:

    We have been going there since they opened. Love the onion rings , clam strips and shrimp. Try it, you’ll like it

  10. Melanie says:

    This place has the BEST seafood. I’m originally from New England and this place has the best shrimp, whole belly clams and onion rings and now scallops! Gives me my New England fix every time!!! THANK YOU!

  11. Chris says:

    My husband, daughter and I had lunch here in June and we’re bringing friends to the Whale’s Tale tomorrow We are all from New England and haven’t found a better place for fried clams, haddock, etc. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.


  12. Sherri says:

    So glad we found this place. We recently moved here and have been looking for some good seafood; we found it. This place is awesome…do yourself a favor and give them a try.

  13. I moved from Connecticut and spent the first 10 months searching for authentic fresh homemade (not prebreaded frozen) fried seafood…especially clams. I have been to a dozen or so places, mostly referrals , only to be disappointed time and time again. I was beginning to lose hope. As of today…FOUND IT. Whales Tale in Mount Dora was incredible. Not only real fried seafood but fresh real breaded clams and clam bellies. Everything was homemade…great onions rings, slaw, hush puppies, cheesy grits cakes and so on. The owners are really friendly and I highly recommend this place.

  14. Mary C says:

    I am from New England & I was missing the wonderful seafood of the north. My buff & I decided to try this place. OMG! I want to live here. The BEST whole belly clams I’ve had in a very long time. I love you guys! I’ll be back soon!

  15. B. Singleton says:

    I moved to Mt Dora in May by
    June I was enjoying the BEST SEAFOOD In town along with every person that came to visit me, which was many. It became the best kept secret , right not for long ,tho.
    The food esp fried grits! Never not enjoyed my meals.
    mnp n dayghter.

    Now it’s my favorite seafood place in Central Florida
    Thanks to the ” Great waitress (the daughter) & the outstandibg chefs”
    KUDOS !!!

  16. MaryJane Holmes says:

    Best sea food restaurant any where. Love the shrimp and soft shell crab. We eat out a lot and this restaurant is one of our top 5 places to break bread at. Consistent great quality of sea food.

  17. Debbie says:

    Food was excellent; the portions were generous. We walked in to an empty room but within 10 minutes almost every table was full. The lone waitress kept up with all of the tables – promptly and kindly. Our table ordered a mixture – shrimp, clams, haddock, trout, soft crab, chowda, crab soup & more. We will be back!

  18. Bingolee11 says:

    Since I amoved from Maryland and miss terribly good seafood, I love this place. Just wish I could get her to make cream of crab soup.

  19. Mallory Moore says:

    We visited tonight and had another amazing meal!! It’s wonderful to see all the hard work these wonderful people put into making sure the seafood is cooked to perfection. I’m from Maine and know seafood! Absolutely the best seafood place around!! Keep local business alive!!! The haddock and clams are amazing!!

  20. Tina says:

    We moved here from orlando and found whales tale , love this place, go more than once a week, great food, great service and fair pricing,
    Tina and Bats

  21. Ken Peters says:

    Real Maryland crab cakes in Florida!!!
    Got “custom” huge crab cakes for formal New Years dinner. Our close friends, originally from Phili, gobbled them up before touching the filet mignon and asparagus! Last night we’re at Bonefish. She comments to others with us: I’ll never have another non-Maryland crab cake. I’m spoiled. She proceeded to tell all about Whales Tale.
    Ken Peters, The Villages, formerly central Maryland.

  22. Tina DeWees says:

    20 of us arrived for a late lunch/early dinner(3pmish). We had great food and excellent service. I highly recommend their crabcake. Best I have eaten in Florida.

  23. Ray says:

    Being from the Eastern Shore we are sorta the crab cake connoisseurs. Let me tell you folks, this is the real deal! The crab cake was excellent and the hush puppies yum.

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