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Mason Jar

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37534 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-8858
+1 352-589-2535
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Mount Dora, Florida
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231 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Too much rush for me. Prefer to be able to sit down and relax enjoying a good meal without feeling pressured. This restaurant states they have offering Homestyle Cooking since 1979 and it feels that way. We found the food to be Ok at best and their service is so-so. The servers are always in a hurry, either bringing food... More 

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Thank mountain22
Grand Island, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place smelled like mold. The waitress was not friendly. The basic breakfast was okay. We won't go back.

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Thank ski1960
Indianapolis,IN
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for breakfast while staying at a nearby campground. My husband likes "down home" cooking and this place fit the bill to a tee. Large menu variety for both breakfast and lunch. Prices are fairly reasonable, some items seems overpriced. We had standard breakfast fare of eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. Only got two strips of bacon but everything... More 

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Thank Sassi2746
Eustis, Florida
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I moved an hour away from my long-time home four years ago, but today I was back in the area, meeting friends for lunch at this long-a-favorite-of-mine Mason Jar restaurant. The place was crowded with the lunchtime crowd, and it felt and tasted like home to me. One of my friends eats there every Friday (says the fish is great)... More 

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Thank Marilyn I
Westerly, Rhode Island
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

"Meh" about sums it up for this restaurant. Food was "good", but nothing to write home about; think Cracker Barrel if you get my drift.

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Thank Dan K
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Mason Jar is a casual down home country kind of place. The servers are all friendly and you will become "honey" or "sweetheart". The food is very good, try the fried chicken, it is yummy. I think the breakfast is what really shines at the old jar. The eggs are cooked just like you ask, great grits, home fries... More 

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Thank billmc33
Weilerbach, Germany
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254 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

anytime we visit family in Tavares, we go to the Mason Jar for breakfast. Large portions and the price is reasonable. Popular place - we usually end up having to wait for a bit to get a table. Country style cooking.

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Thank HollyBerryElf
Eustis, Florida
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We went for dinner as a family here based on a recommendation. I'm so glad we did. This place has really good southern food. And it's not too greasy or cooked down (like my grandmother's food). The fried pork chops were so tender and flavorful; I really believe they are the best I've ever had. The house salad was good,... More 

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Thank DLL4
Barboursville, West Virginia, United States
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We are spending the winter in Umatilla this year and were looking for local places to eat. It was noted that the large parking lot was full all day. Found out why when we went in for dinner. Large servings of home cooked food with fast and friendly service. We will return many times over the next few weeks for... More 

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Thank Linda S
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. I've been coming here with friends at least 2 Fridays per month for the last year. The staff members are hard working, conscientious and friendly. The food is true Comfort Food. Awesome fish fry, great sandwiches (haven't had a bad one yet but the Open Face Roast Beef and Sloppy Joe are particularly good) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37534 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-8858
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Umatilla
  • Phone Number: +1 352-589-2535

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