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Dexter's Lake Mary


Colonial Town Park
1145 Townpark Ave.
Suite 1201
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407-805-3090
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Founded by Dexter Richardson and John Hoffmeister, Dexter's is a local and established contemporary restaurant where you can enjoy great food and live entertainment.

The executive chef of the Lake Mary location, Rich Kutza, has mastered creating and preparing dishes that are not only fresh, but locally sourced. Guests can enjoy the wine from the unique, extensive collection by the glass or bottle or choose one of the crafted cocktails from the full bar. Dexter's is known for excellent food and service including an award winning Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas.

From a simple build-your-own sandwich to a carefully prepared entree, everything is made fresh. Choose from the main menu or from the daily cafe menu that features seasonal ingredients. The cafe menu and wine lists change so often that you'll always find something new and different to enjoy.

Originally there was four separate Dexter’s locations, all headed up by the same group, but they have in fact been sold and split up between as many as three buyers.

Scott Joseph, the acclaimed original Orlando food critic was first with the information, stating that “Greg Peters, the founder of Graffiti Junktion will take over the Thornton Park and Winter Park Locations”.

“Jeff Hofmeister who was an original partner with Dexter Richardson and Adrian Mann in all four locations has sold the Lake Mary location to Hospitality Investment Partners, and ownership of the Windermere location has gone to Tom and Holly Ziupsnys, who also own a restaurant called Dulcetto in Championsgate”.


We started with an Appetizer of Fried Calamari, which ended up being very disappointing, because the calamari itself was very tender and not chewy at all, but it lacked breading and seasoning, and it was a shame really.


The cocktails we had were very good, on the left is a traditional Old Fashioned made with With My Crew Blended Scotch Whiskey, and a Holland Mule made with Nolets Gin...but a Mule not in a Mule Copper Cup is no Bueno!

We did enjoy the Dex-Mex Chicken Egg Rolls that feature Blackened chicken, fire-roasted corn salsa, black beans, sweet onions, peppers and pepper jack cheese all rolled in a crispy Won-ton and served with an avocado ranch dipping sauce.


Kutza's Dockside Catch with Blackened Mahi, Key West tartar, lettuce, tomato, and onion ring on a butter toasted Brioche bun, served with Kickin’ Old Bay Chips was really good, but this would have been much better served as a dish and not a sandwich. The bun got very soggy in only a few minutes and crumbled. The Mahi Mahi was delicious but needed to stand on its own and not be on a sandwich bun.


Did someone say Truffle Fries? The housemaid truffle fries at Dexter’s are tossed in a Parmesan scallion coating and were crispy and delicious.

The Spicy Shrimp Provencal is made with pan seared shrimp seasoned with curry, fresh garlic and sweet chili, tossed with Capellini Pasta, tomato chunks and green onions. This can be ordered mild, medium or hot. Of course we got HOT, with a side of extra red pepper and it was pretty darn good.

The Bar at Dexter’s Lake Mary is where all the action is at. This place was packed the whole time we were there, and it was a pretty happening place.

Overall, the food here is hit or miss here, some things can be really good, others, not so much, but they have an avid bar scene that seems to attract all the locals. I remember the famous tortilla pie that put Dexter’s on the map, but it was absent on our menu. 

Dexter’s is open on Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Thursday to Saturday they are open from 11:00 am to 1:30 am, and Sunday they open at 10:30 am for brunch and close at 10:00 pm.

Dexter's Lake Mary Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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