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Magnolia's Oyster Bar & Cafe

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201 W Magnolia St, Leesburg, FL 34748-5836
+1 352-323-0093
15:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, the place doesn't look like much. In fact, you would think it is primarily a bar. Likewise, the inside is rustic with a wood bar and a separate dining area with wooden tables. The place can best be described as a throw-back to the old-fashioned oyster bars. Nothing is pretentious, but the oysters are fresh and delicious.... More 

Thank robertrudy
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there because our friend wanted raw oysters. My wife had the fried oysters and I had the buttermilk dipped shrimp. WOW cooked just right. The hushpuppies were the best I've ever had. Asked the cook what the secret was - sweet onions.

Thank Tom B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find. Oysters as fresh as you can get. A dive but large peel and eat shrimp..good but all seasoning was on the shell and did not pent rate into shrimp. I felt the calm chowder was over rated for the price but over all will definitely go back for more oysters and try other menu items

Thank jackiejackshaw
Weirsdale, Florida
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

we went last night , had steam clams butter garlic .they were delicious and steamed perfect , the beers were cold my daughter had ice T and it was pefect . finally we had 35 oysters RAW . nice size oysters good and cold . CHAD the owner was very friendly and served us our clams oyster, if u like... More 

Thank scalpmnoles
The Villages, Florida
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The place doesn't look like much from the outside and it doesn't get much better once you're inside - but the seafood is the greatest! They call it atmosphere and I must agree. Try the bucket of steamed garlic clams or the you peel shrimp. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Fred N
Lady Lake, Florida
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The atmosphere here is dubious since there is no air conditioning, but if the weather is cool it is worth going, especially if you like oysters on the half shell. They have the best in Lake County.

Thank gerholdstudios
Barrington, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Oysters are good and they run specials which make them 75 cents a piece for a dozen. Oysters are their specialty. The place is not fancy but go with an open mind!

Thank Andrea B
Leesburg, Florida
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158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

WHAAAAT? Lol. Dont be afraid. They sell tons of oysters and all their fried and other types of sea food is just great. Go and enjoy. Tables in and under a canopy outside. Bar inside. Cold beers .

Thank Joe Z
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to Magnolia's for dinner. I was a little disappointed because the online menu showed Chicken Wings, so that is what I planned to eat. When we got there, the menu no longer had Chicken Wings and had been replaced with Chicken FIngers, not my favorite and definitely not Gluten free. So I had to find something else that... More 

Thank Carolyn M
Wanaque, New Jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I just love a fun pub-like atmosphere where the food is as great as the people who serve you! I don't value "fancy"... as much as I value atmosphere. This pub has that and more☺️. This cafe is a fish-lovers dream come true on the back street of a quaint little town. The fish & French fries are fresh, crispy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Magnolia St, Leesburg, FL 34748-5836
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Leesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 352-323-0093
The Mag is a Leesburg, Florida locals bar founded in 1954. Boasting a reputation catering to crowds ranging from rowdy bikers to laid back land lubbers, If these walls could talk, the foul mouthed slurs would be considered nothing short of piracy!!! Now-a-days we spend our time relaxing in the Florida Sun, as we enjoy an Ice Cold Beer and the Freshest Seafood Around. Don't be fooled by our hit or miss tropical atmosphere, our Dive Bar Attitude is what makes the magic happen. Being off the beaten path and far, far away from any hint of "corporate" is what keeps our guests coming back for more!! Always Fresh and Sometimes Friendly, See You at The Mag!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?