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Reveille Coffeehouse Café

Reveille Coffeehouse Café has opened their first location in Florida here in The Villages®.  Last Wednesday the newest coffeehouse café started serving breakfast, brunch and lunch.  The menu includes a number of AHHH-MLETS, sweet deliciousness From The Griddle, Wake Up Call breakfasts, Salads and Sandwiches, The Mess Hall (from Daily Quiche to Biscuits & Gravy to Chicken Quesadilla or Shrimp & Grits and even The Kitchen Sink) and plenty of hot and cold beverages.

Outside view of the new Reveille Cafe at Magnolia Plaza in The Villages, FL

When I arrived on Saturday morning, there was a little bit of a line waiting to be seated.  However, I was able to get a seat at the counter within a few minutes – dining alone can have its benefits.  Plus, I got to chat with a fellow diner and make a new friend.  In addition to the counter, they offer indoor and outdoor seating. Although they are still in training mode, I feel this spot will be a huge hit once they find their rhythm…see what I did there?  In case you didn’t know, Reveille (rev-uh-lee) is a signal to get up and start the morning and in the military it’s a bugle call at sunrise to alert them for assembly.

What Did I Have?

The menu looked amazing to me, and I watched plenty of dishes going out to diners to help me decide.  But I ended up with the Spinach and Bacon AHHH-MLET, which comes with an English muffin and potatoes or smoked gouda grits – I’m a grits kinda girl and these were amazing in my eyes.  If you like spinach, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes and bleu cheese…this omelet is for you!  I was tempted to order their Mystic Stuffed French Toast or Crème Brulee French Toast and the giant Cinnamon Swirl Cakes looked great too.  I guess I’ll need to make another trip to satisfy my sweet tooth!

Spinach and Bacon Omelet with English muffin and smoked gouda grits

Where Are They?

Reveille Coffeehouse Café is located in the Village of Marsh Bend at 2109 Everglades Lane in the Magnolia Plaza.  They have several locations in Georgia and are family-owned and operated.  Hours are 7am – 2pm daily. They don’t have a location-specific Facebook page, but you can follow their corporate page here or check out their website.  They are also listed on our Restaurants tab and will include any daily or weekly specials if/when they become available.

Leave me a comment below if you’ve been there and tell me what you had.

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National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day with biscuits stacked on a blue plate with butter and jam.

Happy National Buttermilk Biscuit Day! Who knew such a thing existed? There is a special day for just about anything and everything! Do you tend to eat the foods on national “days”? I like to try and eat whatever day it is, when I know about them.

I remember my great grandmother making homemade buttermilk biscuits and grits when I was really young. The smell of homemade anything in her kitchen was always southern and delicious. Yummy! While I never got her recipe, making homemade biscuits require just the right balance of ingredients and bake time, and I don’t think she ever measured anything. With that in mind, luckily we have restaurant options here to find tender, buttery biscuits without making a mess in the kitchen.

Looking for a place to get your National Buttermilk Biscuit Day fix? Try one of these popular local favorites: The Flying Biscuit at Lake Sumter (my personal favorite), First Watch at either Trailwinds or on Bella Cruz, TooJay’s Deli-Bakery-Restaurant in Lake Sumter or Brownwood, Darrel’s Diner has multiple locations, and there’s Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel too (both are faves of my parents). Make sure to come back to Villager Eats to find the daily specials for dining and happy hour!

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is upon us, and Spanish Springs Town Square is set to celebrate!  Thursday, May 5th our original town square will host live music with Stella Beat, showcase lifestyle clubs including the Mystic Jewels, the Silver Rockettes, All That Ballroom, Spanish Folkloric Dance Group, Clown Alley #179, and the Original Villages Belly Dancers, and also feature food by the Big Hot Box, Kettle Corn Cabin, Biekes Bistro, Curbside Chef and Kona Ice. 

Not only is Spanish Springs ready, so are several restaurants throughout The Villages®.  Here are a couple to check out:

Lazy Mac’s – Mariachi Band 3-5pm Contests with prizes; Patron sampling and giveaways 3-5pm. Food and Drink Specials!  DJ – Scooter will work his magic from 2pm- 5pm, and they’ll have lots of games and prizes. Musical Sombreros. Best Decorated Sombrero Contest. Pin the Tale on the Burro.

Ruby Tuesday at Spanish Springs is celebrating with $5 Tacodillas All Day!  Only available Thursday, 5/5/22.  Drink specials: $10 Top Shelf Margarita; $2 Mini-Marg; $6 Espolon Blanco Margarita; Dos Equis Bucket 4 Bottles for $12 (minimum of 2 guests are required to order a bucket).

World of Beer at Spanish Springs will be celebrating the Mexican heritage of the square.  Live entertainment along with drink and food specials all day, including Happy Hour All Day!  Danny B is performing 2-5pm.

The FMK Country Clubs are also celebrating with $5 Margaritas All Day! Belle Glade and Evans Prairie will have a Taco Dinner (two beef or chicken tacos) served with Rice and Beans for $12.99. Bonifay and Orange Blossom Hills are serving Grilled Fajitas with Rice and Beans: Chicken $15.99 and Steak $16.99.

Olé!

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is Sunday May 8th

Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 8th and it’s time to treat Mom.  If you haven’t already made a reservation, now is the time to do it.  Here are just a few options to treat that special lady to a fabulous meal. (updated 5/3/22)

Amelia’s Restaurant at The Waterfront Inn – Mother’s Day Brunch 12pm-2pm.  For reservations call (352) 750-8265.

Augustine’s 1812 House – Mother’s Day Buffet 11am-6pm $24.99 per person.  Salmon, Ham, Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Soup & Desserts.  Reservations Recommended (352) 633-3007.

Belle Glade Country Club – Entrées: Bourbon Pecan Chicken $23; 6oz Filet & Seared Scallops $38; Wild Salmon & Blueberry Salad $22; Stuffed Chicken Caprese $24; Shrimp & Scallops Gnocchi $28; Coconut Mango Seabass $33. Chef’s Mother’s Day Specials: Roasted Tenderloin $34; Twin Crab Cakes $32; Veal Parmesan $26. Dinners served with your choice of soup or salad. See the full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 205-8208.

Bluefin Grill & Bar – Entrées: Hand-Cut Filet w/Mushrooms $30.50; Mango Golden Tile $36.90; Broiled Miso Salmon $25.90; Scallop Fettuccini $26.80; Peach Brandy Pork Chop $26.90; 14oz Prime Ribeye $56; Pan Seared Seabass $38.90; 1-1/4 lb Whole Maine Lobster MKT; Shrimp & Scallop Risotto $29.90; Filet & Shrimp $35.50; Fresh Catch MKT; Crusted Trout $24.80. See the full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 571-5344.

Bonifay Country Club – Entrées: Osso Buco $23; Pineapple Glazed Chicken $22; Snapper L’Orange $29; Chicken Florentine $22; BBQ Salmon Salad $22; Shrimp & Scallops Arrabbiata $26.  Chef’s Mother’s Day Specials: Garlic Herb Filet & Crab Cake $36; Crispy Duck L’Orange $37; Roasted Tenderloin $34. Dinners served with your choice of soup or salad. See the full Mother’s Day Menu here. Call for reservations (352) 204-7455.

Cheers at Stonecrest Country Club – 1st Course: Peach & Tomato Caprese Salad. 2nd Course: your choice of one of the following Entrees – Chicken Wellington or Shrimp & Scallops. 3rd Course: your choice of dessert – Chocolate Godiva Cake or Bread Pudding w/Bourbon Sauce.  $30.95/person (plus tax & gratuity).  Call for reservations (352) 245-1061.

Chop House at Lake Sumter – CHEF’S MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS: Petite Filet & Fondue Shrimp $36.50; Peach Brandy Chicken $26; Beef Wellington $38; Crispy Duck L’Orange #31.90; Scallop Risotto $34; Braised Lamb Shank $27.53; Salmon Portabella $26.90; Prime NY Strip Oscar $64; Short Ribs $29.90; Prime Delmonico $58; Fresh Catch $33; Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass $39.70.  See the full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 750-6000.

Cody’s Original Roadhouse – 6oz Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon & Grilled Sea Scallops $25; Fresh Seafood Trio (Fried Clam Strips, Grilled Sea Scallops & Grilled Gulf Shrimp) $24; Fresh Grilled Caribbean Grouper w/Mango Salsa $23.  Specials include Cody’s Bottomless Salad Bowl, Sweet Yeast Rolls w/Cinnamon Butter, Fresh Side Choice & Free Dessert.  All Mom’s will receive a free carnation.  MOM’S FEAST TO GO: serves 4; 1lb Roast Tom Turkey; 1lb Sugar Cured Baked Ham; Cody’s Stuffing; Turkey Gravy; Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Mixed Vegetables; Cranberry Sauce; Pineapple Sauce; Cody’s Roadhouse Salad & Fresh Baked Sweet Yeast Rolls w/Cinnamon Butter – $60.  Double order $115; Add 1lb of Turkey or Ham for $14. CALL:  Lake Sumter – (352) 259-8500 or Brownwood (352) 430-2996.

Eaton’s Beach Florisiana Cuisine – Free Mimosa for Mom with her meal purchase on Mother’s Day

Evans Prairie Country Club – Entrées: Chicken Florentine $23; Chicken Madeira $24; Steak Diane $32; Shrimp & Scallops Puttanesca $28; Veal Marsala $26; Baked Walleye $29.  CHEF’S MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS: Roasted Tenderloin $34; Lemon Brandy Scallops $30; Filet & Crab Cakes $37.  See the full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 750-2225.

Francesco’s Ristorante – Lamb Shank w/carrots, celery and onions in demi-glace served over Mashed Potatoes $22; Grouper w/Roasted Artichoke and Sundried Tomatoes in Lemon Butter Sauce over Linguini $25; 6oz Filet Mignon Oscar w/Crab Meat & Hollandaise Sauce w/Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus $30; Salmon w/Shrimp, Scallops & Portobello Mushrooms in Lobster Sauce, served over Capellini $26.50; Gnocchi Mamma Mia – spinach, bacon bits, sundried tomatoes and mushrooms in vodka cream sauce, tossed with gnocchi $22.  Entrées include choice of soup or salad.  Reservations encouraged, call (352) 693-2008.

Glenview Champions Country Club – Mother’s Day Brunch 9am-2pm. Then a special menu from 2pm-8pm – Entrées: Surf & Turf $38; Chicken Wellington $26; Twin Tails $38; Tropical King Salmon $34; 16oz Frenched Gorgonzola Crusted Pork Chop $34.  See the full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Live music 3pm-6pm.  Call for reservations (352) 753-0077.

Harvest Restaurant & Bar – Entrées: Coconut Cashew Chicken $28; Cherry Glazed Pork Chop $29; Carolina Gold Chicken $24; Nicoise Salad $18; Prime NY Strip $54; Salmon Soba $21; Shrimp & Scallops Bucatini $30; Roasted Vegetable Pasta $19.  CHEF’S SPECIALITIES: 14oz Prime Rib $44; Surf and Turf $55; Fresh Catch MKT.  See the full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 571-5514.

Havana Country Club – Entrées:  Ribeye $44; Atlantic Swordfish $34; Lamb Shank $46; Filet Diane $42; Seafood Risotto $52; Duck a l’orange $34; Prime Rib $44.  See details and full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 430-3200

Orange Blossom Hills Country Club – Entrées:  Veal Marsala $25; Chicken Florentine $22; Snapper L’Orange $28; Shrimp and Scallops Arrabbiata $26; Pineapple Glazed Chicken $22; Wild Salmon & Blueberry Salad $22.  CHEF’S MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS: Garlic Herb Filet & Crab Cake $36; Crispy Duck L’Orange $37; Roasted Tenderloin $34.  See full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 751-4501.

Legacy Restaurant at Nancy Lopez – Chef’s Gourmet Brunch (menu available upon request 11am-2pm): Steak & Eggs $26; Grand Marnier Crème Brulée French Toast $18; Lobster Benedict $36; Truffle Quiche $16. Entrées: Lamb Shank $46; Prime Rib $44; Chilean Sea Bass $46; Filet Oscar $52; Rainbow Trout $34; Lobster Ravioli $49.  See details and full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 753-1475.

Old Time Diner – Mother’s Day Special: Surf n’ Turf 10oz NY Strip & 4.5oz Lobster Tail w/2 sides $21.99.  (only valid 5/8/22)

Pasta Faire – Entrées: Carved Prime Rib $24.95 ; Grilled Swordfish Melanzana $19.95; Stuffed Shells Della Mamma $15.95; Chicken Fontina $17.95.  All served w/focaccia bread and choice of soup or garden salad.  See details and full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 347-3100.

Prima Italian Steakhouse – Entrées: Surf & Turf $56; Stuffed Lobster $44; Prime Rib $44; Lobster Risotto $52; Atlantic Halibut $39; Marsala Pork Chop $38; Lamb Shank $46.  See details and full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 391-9939.

Redsauce – Entrées: Italian Trio (Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna & Eggplant Rollatini) $28; Baked Chicken Caprese $26; Stuffed Pork Chop $34; Seafood Cioppino $36; Stuffed Shrimp $38; Lamb Shank $38; 14oz Ribeye $42.  See details and full Mother’s Day Menu here.  Call for reservations (352) 750-2930.

The Rose Plantation – Special menu on their website.  Noon to 8pm.  Indoors, Gazebo and Take-Out. (352) 805-4340

**as usual, this is just a sampling of special menus.  If you have a favorite restaurant that is not listed, please let me know in the comments and I’ll check it out and add to the list. And always make sure to come back to Villager Eats often for daily specials too!

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Happy National Pretzel Day

National Pretzel Day with World of Beer;  pretzel with French Onion Dip and beer

HAPPY NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY! World of Beer Bar & Kitchen is celebrating National Pretzel Day this week.  For a limited time, when you buy a German Pretzel or their NEW Everything Pretzel & Baked French Onion Dip for $13.95 you get a free Signature German Pretzel.  This deal is valid between 4/25 – 5/1 and can be redeemed 5/2 – 5/6.

The National Pretzel Day deal is available at all locations. However, you must be signed up with their loyalty program to earn free Signature German Pretzel.  I have the app on my phone and it’s super easy to use and track your points. You can get more info on their website here. And always remember to check back with us here at Villager Eats for daily specials.

Where Are They Located?

World of Beer has two locations within The Villages®:  Spanish Springs at 994 Alverez Ave., and Brownwood Paddock Square at 2751 Torch Lake Dr.  Hours are Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm; Friday – Saturday 11am – 12am; and Sunday 11am – 10pm.

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Taco Tuesday at Lazy Mac’s Taco Shack – Mariachi Fun

Mariachi Monumental de Mexico band performing on sidewalk at Lazy Mac's Taco Shack

It’s Taco Tuesday!  If you’re feeling festive, head over to Lazy Mac’s Taco Shack this afternoon for a little Mariachi Monumental De Mexico along with food and drink specials.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays Taco B’s are $3 all day.  Enjoy Happy Hour from 3-5pm and enjoy half-off house wine, domestic draft beer, house sangria, and house margaritas.

If traditional tacos aren’t your thing, they have plenty of other classic Mexican faire to make your taste buds do a little dance.  My favorites are their Chicken Taco Bowl and Street Corn.  And did I mention the Tequila Flights?!  Lazy Mac’s also offers live entertainment, comedy and trivia throughout the week.  Make sure to check them out here for schedules. Don’t forget to check in to VillagerEats.com daily for specials too!

Chicken Taco Bowl outside at Lazy Mac's Taco Shack in Lake Sumter Landing

Where Are They?

Lazy Mac’s Taco Shack and Tequila Bar is located in the Old Mill Playhouse at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square® – 1000 Old Mill Run, The Villages®.

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The Back Porch Mulberry

Image of The Back Porch Mulberry exterior building

Don’t you love it when we get a new restaurant?  I know I do!  I was excited to visit The Back Porch Mulberry, not once but twice last week.  Although they are still in a “soft opening” phase with limited hours, it was well worth it.

The Back Porch Mulberry is part of a small franchise with another location in Longwood and is very much welcomed in our neighborhood.  The restaurant is an American sports bar/gastro pub with lots of indoor seating and of course lots of seating on the back porch too.

image of side patio dining at The Back Porch Mulberry in The Villages
Side view of Patio Dining

First Time In

Both times we visited The Back Porch Mulberry we sat at the bar.  The first time my friend and I enjoyed meeting new friends and sharing our excitement for something new in the north end of The Villages®.  Jessica, Heather, and Darren took care of us behind the bar and did a fabulous job.  To start off I had the Zoe Margarita, a yummy blend of pomegranate and margarita, and my friend enjoyed a traditional Margarita (or two). For my meal I had the Beef Tenderloin Sliders which are actually on the Apps & Snacks portion of the menu and were cooked and seasoned perfectly.  My friend had the Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps which were also very good.  We were even treated to some Bread Pudding for dessert, and it was equally delicious.  Our new friends highly recommended The Classic Burger and Flank Steak Chimichurri for next time.

Bread pudding with ice cream on dish
Bread Pudding

Second Time Up

On my second trip I celebrated my birthday a day early with one of my girlfriends.  Another Zoe Margarita started off the evening, and she had a Mint Chocolate Martini.  Taking the advice from my previous visit, I ordered the Flank Steak Chimichurri w/Fries. Glad I followed up on the recommendation because boy, was it tasty!  My friend had the amazing Beef Short Ribs – I’ll be getting those on my third trip.  It was great meeting some of you on this visit and hope to meet more of you in the future! Let me know if you’ve been here yet and what you think.

Flank Steak Chimichurri with fries on plate

Flank Steak Chimichurri w/Fries

Beef Short Ribs over Orzo & Asparagus

Beef Short Ribs over Orzo and Asparagus

While the menu is still somewhat limited, everything looks amazing.  Currently their barbecue items are not available but I had the pleasure of meeting one of the managers, Melanie, and she tells me they will be coming soon.  Another thing that will be coming soon is live entertainment out on the patio.  Once the Grand Opening occurs, we will experience even more excitement, so stay tuned!

Where Are They?

The Back Porch Mulberry is located at 8761 SE 165th Mulberry Ln, on the north end of The Villages.  Their current hours are 3pm-8pm daily. Follow them on Facebook for updates, and make sure to check-in here for daily specials once they begin.

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McGrady’s Pub Mug Club

Beer mug on wooden planks with Villager Eats logo

Did you know the new McGrady’s Pub will have a Mug Club?!  How cool is that?!  For $40 annually you will enjoy $1.00 off every draft (not valid during happy hour), 10% off food, exclusive member offers and members only parties, and THE MUG CLUB members’ Facebook page.  Keep in mind this is an annual membership that needs renewed on your anniversary date of purchase.

Beer mug on wood planks with Villager Eats logo

How Do You Join The Club?

You can enter the lottery drawing to join the McGrady’s Pub Mug Club by signing up NOW at Tierra Del Sol Bar & Grill, Fenney Grill, or Lazy Mac’s Taco Shack.  Must be 21 years or older to join.  Once you’re in, you will enjoy your drafts in a special mug reserved just for you!

Where Are They Located?

McGrady’s Pub is a new Scottish culinary and pub experience located in Sawgrass Grove at 810 Marilee Place, The Villages.  We’ll keep you posted once their opening day is officially announced.  In the meantime, check out their Facebook page for updates.

Good luck, and Slàinte Mhath!!

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Easter and Lent Special Menus

Ham potatoes asparagus Easter Dinner
updated 4/11/22

We are more than half-way through the Lenten season and Easter will be here soon. Have you made dinner or brunch reservations yet? Here’s a list of just a few restaurants and what they will be offering for the Easter holiday (check back soon for updates). Click on the restaurant name to see their website with more details, and make sure to check in here daily for all of your favorite specials!

Augustine’s 1812 House – Easter Sunday Buffet 12pm-6pm $24.99 Adults, $12.99 Children 10 & under. Soup & Salad Bar; Prim Rib, Ham, White Fish, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Mashed Potatoes, Risotto, Pasta, Meatballs, Fresh Vegetables, Assorted Pastries & Desserts.

Belle Glade Country Club – Lent Features: Salmon Bigarade; Fish & Chips; Parmesan Panko Cod; Stuffed Flounder.   Now taking Easter Dinner reservations, 11am-close. EASTER DINNER (served w/your choice of soup or salad): SOUPS or SALADS: Tomato Bisque; New England Clam Chowder; House Salad; Caesar Salad. APPETIZERS: Mini Crab Cakes $13.90; Garlic Butter Scallops $13.90; Bruschetta Baked Brie w/crostini $11.90.  SPECIALS: Chicken Florentine w/Lemon Cream, Spinach, Mash Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables $23; Veal Marsala w/Mash Potatoes & Broccolini $29; Steak Diane – 6oz Filet Mignon, Creamy Mushroom Sauce, Mash Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables $32; Shrimp & Scallop Risotto w/Spinach, Tomato, Lobster Brandy Risotto $29; Coconut Mango Seabass w/Coconut Beurre Blanc, Mango Salsa, Seasoned Rice & Broccolini $33.  CHEF’S EASTER SPECIALTIES: 12oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib w/Mash Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Pan Jus $36; New Zealand Leg of Lamb w/Mint Yogurt Sauce, Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables $34; Filet & Scallops – 6oz Filet, Seared Scallops, Herb Garlic Butter Sauce, Mash Potatoes & Broccolini $38.  DESSERTS: Cheesecake $6.90; Mixed Berry Mascarpone $7.50; Dark Chocolate Crème Brulée w/Strawberries $6.90.

Bluefin Bar & Grill – Now taking Easter Dinner reservations.  Easter Brunch 10am-2pm: Lobster and Bacon Quiche $18.90; Shrimp and Grits $18.90; Single Lump Crab Cake Benedict, hash browns $14.50; Southern Chicken & Waffles $16.20; Steak & Eggs – 5oz Filet wrapped in Bacon w/2 Eggs any style, choice of side $24.90.  EASTER DINNER:  APPETIZERS: Oysters Rockefeller $19.80; Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $14.90; Bacon Wrapped Scallops $15.90; Fried Calamari $14.90; Stuffed Mushrooms $11.90.  ENTREES: Pecan Crusted Salmon $36.90; Petite Filet & Crab Cake $36.90; Crusted Trout $24.80; Braised Lamb Shank $29.50; Seabass Risotto $43; Stuffed Lobster Tail $46.90; Hand-Cut Filet w/Mushrooms $34.90; Shrimp & Scallop Fettuccini $28.80; Pork Chop Bourre $28.80; Chicken Parmesan $22.90; Blackened Ahi Tuna $25.80; Fresh Catch Grouper MKT.  DESSERTS: Pecan Pie $8.90; Peanut Butter Pie $9.90; Key Lime Pie $9.90; Carrot Cake $8.90.

Bonifay Country Club – Lent Features: Fish & Chips; Lemon Basil Butterfish; Pecan Salmon; Crab Stuffed Haddock. Now taking Easter Dinner reservations, 11am-close. EASTER DINNER (served w/your choice of soup or salad): SOUPS or SALADS: Tomato Bisque; New England Clam Chowder; House Salad; Caesar Salad. APPETIZERS: Herb Stuffed Mushrooms $12.90; Mini Crab Cakes $13.90; Shrimp Cocktail $12.90. SPECIALS: 12oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib w/Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pan Jus $34; Pineapple Glazed Chicken w/Mango Salsa, Seasoned Rice, Broccoli $24; Snapper L’Orange w/Seasoned Rice, Seasonal Vegetables $26; Ham Dinner w/Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes $23; Shrimp & Scallops Arrabbiata w/Peppers, Spinach, Linguine $26. CHEF’S EASTER SPECIALTIES: Garlic Herb Filet & Crab Cakes – 5oz Filet, Crab Cakes, Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetable $32; Lamb Shank – braised, port wine veal demi, Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables $28; Mango Scallops – seared Scallops w/Mango Beurre Blanc, over Rice and Seasonal Vegetables $29.  DESSERTS: Raspberry Cheesecake $6.90; Tuxedo Bomb $6.90; Mixed Berry Mascarpone $7.50.

Cane Garden Country Club – check back soon for Easter specials!

Cheers at Stonecrest Country Club – Easter Dinner $32.95 includes: Caesar Salad; your choice of: Honey Glazed Ham OR Herb Roasted Lamb, both served w/Cheesy Potato Casserole, Carrots & Peas; Vegetable Primavera; your choice of one dessert: Coconut Cream Pie OR Bread Pudding w/Bourbon Sauce.

Chop House at Lake Sumter – Now taking Easter Dinner reservations. Easter Brunch 10am-2pm: Steak & Lobster Single Benedict, hasbrowns $28; Crab & Spinach Quiche, choice of one side $19.90; Shrimp & Grits $18.90; Southern Chicken & Waffles, choice of one side $16.20.  EASTER DINNER: APPETIZERS: Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs $12.90; Chilled Jumbo Shrimp $14.50; Fried Green Tomatoes $12.90; Black & Bleu Beef Crostini $14.90; Seared Scallops $16.80.  CHEF’S EASTER SPECIALTIES: Braised Lamb Shank $27.50; Crispy Duck L’Orange $31.90; Ham Dinner $27; Scallop Risotto $29.90; 14oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib $38.90; Petite Filet & Crab Cake $35.90; Prime Steak Au Poive $55; Double Bone Pork Chop $26.90; Filet & Shrimp $43.50; Norwegian Salmon $26.90; Golden Tile MKT: Short Ribs $29.90.  DESSERTS: Carrot Cake $8.90; Strawberry Shortcake $8.50; Peanut Butter Pie $6.90; Peach Cobbler Cheesecake $8.90.

City Fire – The Villages – check back soon for Easter specials!

Cody’s Original Roadhouse – Lenten Specials (available now thru 4/14/22): STARTERS: Fried Coconut Shrimp served w/Creamy Pineapple Sauce for dipping $9.98; Fresh Sea Scallops (grilled, blackened, citrus glazed, fried or garlic fried) served w/Tartar Sauce for dipping $10.98. ENTRÉES (include Cody’s Famous Bottomless Salad Bowl, Sweet Yeast Rolls w/Cinnamon Butter & a fresh side item choice): Fresh Grouper (grilled, blackened, fried, beer battered or citrus glazed) served over Rice $18; Fresh Grilled Cajun Red Fish served over Rice $17. Easter Day Specials: Your choice $17 – Baked Sugar Cured Ham w/Pineapple Sauce; Roasted Young Tom Turkey w/Stuffing & Gravy; Roasted Leg of Spring Lamb w/Mint Jelly (all entrées include Bottomless Salad Bowl, Sweet Yeast Rolls w/Cinnamon Butter, A Fresh Side Choice & FREE Dessert. Easter Feast To Go – serves 4, $58:  1 lb of Roast Tom Turkey; 1 lb of Sugar Cured Baked Ham; Cody’s Stuffing; Turkey Gravy; Homemade Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Mixed Vegetables; Cranberry Sauce; Pineapple Sauce; Cody’s Roadhouse Salad; Fresh Baked Sweet Yeast Rolls & Cinnamon Butter.

Evans Prairie Country Club – Lent Features: Lemon Butter Haddock; Fish & Chips; Cajun Redfish; Mango Salmon.   Now taking Easter Dinner reservations, 11am-close. EASTER DINNER (served w/your choice of soup or salad): SOUPS or SALADS: Chicken & Wild Rice; Lobster Bisque; House Salad; Caesar Salad.  APPETIZERS: Smoked Salmon Crostini $13.95; Shrimp Cocktail $13.90; Stuffed Mushrooms $12.90.  SPECIALS: Bourbon Pecan Chicken w/Roasted Pecans, Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli $23; Shrimp & Scallops Puttanesca – Seared Scallops, Shrimp, Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Spinach, Garlic Herb Oil, White Wine, Linguine $24; Duck A L’Orange w/Rice & Broccoli $32; 6oz Filet & Crab Cake w/Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli $38; Stuffed Flounder w/Lemon Bechamel, Seasoned Rice & Seasonal Vegetables $32.  CHEF’S EASTER SPECIALTIES: 10oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib w/Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pan Jus $36; New Zealand Leg of Lamb w/Mint Yogurt Sauce, Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables $34; Seared Scallops over Rice & Broccoli $29.  DESSERTS: White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake $7.90; Chocolate Lovin Spoon $7.90; Banana Cream Pie $6.90.

Francesco’s Ristorante – Jumbo Ravioli Florentine $18; Honey Baked Ham $20; Pork Chop $22.50; Stuffed Salmon $28.50; Rack of Lamb $36.50; and more.

Glenview Champions Country Club – Brunch 9am-2pm. Special Menu 2pm-8pm. SOUPS: Lobster Bisque; Mushroom Brie Bisque. APPS: Shrimp Cocktail; Black & Bleu Crostini; Escargot Stuffed Mushrooms. ENTRÉES: Coconut Chicken Tango; Honey Glazed Ham; Filet Mignon; Au Poivre; Grilled King Salmon w/Meyer Lemon Relish; 16oz Frenched Bourbon Glazed Pork Chop. DESSERTS: NY Style Cheesecake; Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake; Florida Orange Cake.

Harvest Restaurant & Bar – Now taking Easter Dinner reservations.  Easter Dinner (served w/soup or salad): SOUPS: Ginger Mushroom; Butternut Squash. SALADS: Harvest Caesar; Blackberry Walnut.  APPETIZERS: Tempura Vegetables $11; Coconut Curry Shrimp $14; Lox Deviled Eggs $12.  ENTREES: Cherry Glazed Pork Chop $37; Prime NY Strip $62; Coconut Cashew Chicken $28; Seared Duck $40; Tuscan Salmon $30; Fruitti De Mare $30.  CHEF’S SPECIALTIES: 12oz Prime Rib w/Tri-Colored Sweet Potatoes & Broccolini $44; Surf & Turf – 6oz Filet w/Garlic Buttered King Prawns, Crispy Potatoes & Broccolini $55; Lamb Roast w/Pistachio Gremolata & Crispy Potatoes $40.  DESSERTS: Seasonal Cheesecake $8; Lemon Berry Cake $9.

Havana Country Club – APPETIZERS: Crab Cakes $18; Shrimp Cocktail $14; House Soup (Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda OR Lobster Bisque) $6.  ENTREES: Prime Rib 14oz w/Mashed Potatoes & Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts $44; Atlantic Swordfish w/Parmesan Risotto and Asparagus $34; Honey Ham w/Mashed Potatoes & Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts $26; Filet Mignon 6oz w/Dijon Fingerling Potatoes & Asparagus $42; Lamb Shank w/Mashed Potatoes & Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts $44; Ribeye 14oz w/Dijon Fingerling Potatoes & Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts $42; Golden Duck w/Mashed Potatoes & Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts $34; Seafood Risotto – 6oz Cold Water Lobster Tail & Pan Seared Scallops atop Parmesan Risotto $48.  DESSERTS: Coconut Crème Brulée $8; Chocolate Tuxedo Cake $9.

Legacy Restaurant at Nancy Lopez CC – APPETIZERS: Scallops Au Gratin w/Crostinis $19; Shrimp Cocktail $15; House Soup – Lobster Bisque OR Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda $6.  ENTREES: Prime Rib 14oz w/Mashed Potatoes & Herb Roasted Brussels Sprouts $44; Lamb Shank w/Garlic Whipped Potatoes & Baby Squash/Zucchini $46; Honey Ham w/Garlic Whipped Potatoes & Baby Squash/Zucchini $26 Alaskan Sablefish w/Parmesan Risotto $39; Filet Mignon 6oz w/Garlic Whipped Potatoes & Asparagus $44; Pork Osso Buco w/Vegetables, Parmesan Risotto, Baby Squash/Zucchini $36; Seafood Ravioli – 6oz Cold Water Lobster Tail & Pan Seared Scallops over Ricotta Stuffed Ravioli in Truffle Cream Sauce $52 .  DESSERTS: White Chocolate Crème Brulée $8; Chocolate Tuxedo Cake $9.

Metro Diner – Easter at Home Feast: Baked Ham OR Roasted Turkey; Cranberry Sauce; Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Green Bean Casserole; Mac & Cheese OR Cornbread Stuffing; Hawaiian Dinner Rolls – feast for 1 = $15.99, for 4 = $59.99, for 8 = $115.49.  Ask about add-ons like whole Apple Pies, Garden Salad, Sweet Tea and Champagne.  Pre-order by 5pm on Friday, April 15th.  Pickup: Friday 8am-close; Saturday 8am-close; Easter Sunday 8am-2pm.

Old Time Diner – Easter Special Ham or Turkey Dinner w/2 sides $12.99.

Orange Blossom Hills Country Club – Lent Features: Fish & Chips; Lemon Basil Butterfish; Simple Salmon; New England Baked Haddock.   Now taking Easter Dinner reservations, 11am-close.  EASTER DINNER (served w/your choice of soup or salad): SOUPS or SALADS: Tomato Bisque; New England Clam Chowder; House Salad; Caesar Salad. APPETIZERS: Herb Stuffed Mushrooms $12.90; Mini Crab Cakes $13.90; Shrimp Cocktail $12.90. SPECIALS: 12oz Slow Roasted Prime Rib w/Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pan Jus $34; Pineapple Glazed Chicken w/Mango Salsa, Seasoned Rice, Broccoli $24; Snapper L’Orange w/Seasoned Rice, Seasonal Vegetables $26; Ham Dinner w/Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes $23; Shrimp & Scallops Arrabbiata w/Peppers, Spinach, Linguine $26. CHEF’S EASTER SPECIALTIES: Garlic Herb Filet & Crab Cakes – 5oz Filet, Crab Cakes, Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetable $32; Lamb Shank – braised, port wine veal demi, Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables $28; Mango Scallops – seared Scallops w/Mango Beurre Blanc, over Rice and Seasonal Vegetables $29.  DESSERTS: Raspberry Cheesecake $6.90; Tuxedo Bomb $6.90; Mixed Berry Mascarpone $7.50.

Pasta Faire Italian Ristorante & Catering – Baked Honey Pit Ham, served w/Green Bean Almondine and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes $17; Lamb Osso Bucco served over a bed of Garlic Mashed Potatoes $19; Shrimp & Crab Stuffed Mahi Mahi over a bed of Sweet Pea Saffron Risotto $19.95; Gnocchi Vesuvio – Grilled Chicken, Italian Sausage, Sung-Dried Tomatoes, Pancetta & Scallions saut­éed in garlic white wine brown sauce, tossed w/Potato Pasta $17.50.

Prima Italian Steakhouse – APPETIZERS: Rustic Ribeye Wellingtons $18; Honey & Garlic Shrimp over Polenta $15; Smoked Salmon Crostinis topped w/Caviar $16; Soup: Cream of Tomato Fennel OR Lobster Bisque $6.  ENTREES:  Prime Rib w/Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts $44; Atlantic Halibut w/Mango Salsa & Sauteed Swiss Chard & Truffle Risotto $38; Veal Tomahawk w/Smashed Marbled Potatoes & Baby Squash $49; Filet Mignon 8oz Bleu Cheese crusted w/Blackberry Demi-Glace, w/Candied Bacon, Smashed Marble Potatoes and Baby Squash $52; Seafood Ravioli – Scallops & Shrimp atop Goat Cheese Ravioli w/Arugula in Brown Butter & Lemon Sauce $42; Baked Ham w/Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Baby Squash $26; Lamb Shank w/Truffle Mashed Potatoes, paired w/Bacon and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts $44.  DESSERTS:  Limoncello Crème Brulée $8 ; Tuxedo Bomb $9.

redsauce – 2pm-9pm SOUPS: NE Clam Chowder; Italian Wedding Ditalini. APPS: Eggplant Rollatini; Calamari; Bada Bing Shrimp. ENTRÉES: Italian Trio; Baked Chicken Caprese; Stuffed Pork Chop; Seafood Cioppino; Stuffed Shrimp; Lamb Shank; 14oz Ribeye. DESSERTS: NY Style Cheesecake; Tiramisu; Chocolate Mousse Cake; Limoncello Cake.

Roberto’s Ristorante & Pizzeria – check back soon for their Easter menu.

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New Restaurant Directory

Hi Village Diners!  You spoke (again) and I’m listening!  So many of you asked to have the Restaurants tab listed by geographic location instead of in alphabetical order.  Now the listing is so much easier to locate your favorite spots! 

The new format is broken down in groups by Spanish Springs™ Town Square and 42 to 441 area, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square™ and 466 to 466A area, Brownwood Paddock Square™ and 466A to 44 area, South of 44, Country Club Restaurants, and Nearby Community Favorites (just outside of The Villages®).

I have also added a few more restaurants that weren’t previously included.  The primary focus for Villager Eats is local restaurants, but there are some national franchises that offer daily specials which I decided to incorporate as well.  If you have a favorite that Is not currently listed, please let me know and I’ll get them added.  We have a few new spots that will be coming soon and I’ll make sure to let you know when they open.

CHEERS and HAPPY DINING!

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