We at Palm Gardens Restaurant and Marina hope that everyone stays safe and healthy.
Our outside deck is open for your riverside dining enjoyment. We are also open to call in and curbside orders. We have a full menu and Raw Bar. You may call ahead for food beer and wine. Pontoon boats are available for rent as well. Please call 352-343-2024 to reserve one.

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Palm Gardens Restaurant, Marina and Shucker Tom’s Raw Bar on the River, connecting the Harris Chain of Lakes and in Central Florida is a great place in Lake County to gather together with friends and family in that beautifully timeless “Old Florida” atmosphere.  Surrounded by tall breezy palms and lots of shade on the Dead River connecting the beautiful Dora Canal, Lake Harris, and Lake Eustis, it’s a perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage and scrumptious food outdoors on the deck or oysters and more at Shucker Tom’s Raw Bar.

Besides a beautiful and shady place to relax, we offer access to a public boat off ramp, pontoon boat rentals, bait & tackle, and much more. We sell non-ethanol marine fuel for your boat and of course, carry all the other standard amenities for your coolers such as cold beer, soft-drinks, bottled water, and snacks. We have everything you need to enjoy the river; just bring your boat, rent one of ours or call ahead to schedule a tour with Captain Ray of Native Boat Tours to depart from our marina and tour the beautiful Dora Canal- Call 352-223-1806 to schedule.

Have lunch on the deck, enjoy Shucker Tom’s raw bar, or come out for dinner! No matter what meal you’re having, you can enjoy the view of our beautiful river.

Driving Directions: By car, we are located at the base of the bridge right on the river between Leesburg and Tavares off Highway 441 close to Mount Dora and just minutes away from other central Florida attractions. When entering from 441, follow to the 2 story building to your right and park between the palm trees or in front of the river.

1661 Palm Gardens St. Tavares, FL (Our driveway is between the Dollar General and the bridge.) Enter safely and keep to the right all the way down towards the river.


Restaurant & Raw Bar Open 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM or until everyone is full – 7 Days a Week

Our Marina opens at 9 AM – 7 Days a Week

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