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O'Keefe's Irish Pub and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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115 S Rockingham Ave, Tavares, FL 32778-3819
+1 352-343-2157
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Plantation, Florida
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service and great food. I ordered a Jalapeno burger. If you like a spicy burger, this is it. I've also had the shepherds pie, Excellent...

Thank Hightide2014
Eustis Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive eaten here for lunch and also ate here one New Years Eve. The food is excellent....some standard burger fare and also some traditional Irish food. An absolutely HUGE number of foreign beer offerings. Seeing this reminded me I need to go there again soon!

Thank MikeFla
Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wee spot. Not too pricey and good selection ....cold beer and views over the lake to watch the sea planes land and take off. Tavares is a beautiful city...full of flower baskets and obviously well cared for. Peaceful and serene...pub inside is very dark but sitting outside is pure heaven.

Thank findlindatavares
Knoxville, Tennessee
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice replica of an Irish Pub. We had a light supper of soup, salad and edamame. All were excellent. The food, service and prices were very good.

Thank OttandBert
Leesburg, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

O'Keefe's is the best place to eat! Great food with a great atmosphere! You can even bring your dogs on the patio. They have a beautiful view of the lake and a great beer selection.

Thank Tina C
leesburg, fl
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256 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a few friends for some St Patrick's Day fun. If you wanted to only drink beer then it is fine. The food was basically unedible. The potatoes obviously came out of a can. The fish was soggy and cold. I think if you want a burger and fries you might be ok. But I do not intend... More 

Thank beach_mom_leesburg
Mount Dora, Florida
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250 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Classic Pub with traditional food. Located across Wooton Park, choose an outside table and enjoy the view of Lake Dora, and watch seaplanes taking off and landing. The service was friendly and good food. The tempura Green Beans were delicious

Thank mountain22
Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stopped in to O'Keefe's for lunch recently based upon its good Trip Advisor rating. The location is great, near the lakefront, and the inside looked cool and very "Irish". Our server was friendly and mostly attentive. That's where the positive's end. We chose to sit outside since it was a nice day. Three different tables around us had dogs... More 

Thank Late_Apex_014
Tavares, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice little neighborhood. The food was good and they have live music in the evenings. The only reason I didn't give five stars is the atmosphere. Nothing special and not Irish themed.

Thank wijames2016
The Villages, Florida
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Ten of my friends were looking for food and drink the last ride on the Orange Blossom Cannonball last ride between Tavares and Mt Dora. They welcomed us in and served us well. Lots of beers and spirit choices. Nice atmosphere. I ordered the fried haddock with two fillets. Only needed one as there were huge. I will be back.

Thank Choochoo20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 S Rockingham Ave, Tavares, FL 32778-3819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Tavares
  • Phone Number: +1 352-343-2157

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?