Food & Lodging

Featured Food & Lodging

This byway features a wide variety of choices for food & lodging. We arrange them by community. We don’t include all communities, since some have sparse restaurants. Options for lodging include a mix of hotels, bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals, and campgrounds/cabins.

Mount Dora

Mount Dora has the most diverse selection of restaurants in one place along the byway, and is a popular destination in Central Florida for a weekend date or getaway. Many restaurants here fill up during the many festivals and events, so be sure to call first if possible.

The selection includes all levels of dining, and many varieties, including fine dining, pubs, bakeries, an English tea room, barbeque, German, Cuban, Italian, and Mexican.

Interactive Guide to Mount Dora Eating
Featured Mount Dora Restaurants on TripAdvisor
Featured Mount Dora Restaurants on Yelp


The restaurant scene in Montverde is exploding…relatively speaking.

Coffee Shop of Horrors
17415 7th St Ste A
Montverde, FL 34756

Mr Willies Grill
17436 7th St
Montverde, FL 34756

Black Bear Kitchen
17440 7th St
Montverde, FL 34756

Winter Garden

Winter Garden has a fun variety of restaurants for any occasion, whether you are driving in for a fancy date, or cycling through the center of town on the byway and want to grab a bite or chill at a café. It’s a perfect destination after hiking, biking or paddling around Lake Apopka, or wandering through the Oakland Nature Preserve.

Interactive Guide to Winter Garden Eating
Featured Winter Garden Restaurants on TripAdvisor
Featured Winter Garden Restaurants on Yelp


Clermont has a huge selection of restaurants, and a historic downtown. Eat in the shadow of the historic Citrus Tower!

Featured Clermont Restaurants on TripAdvisor
Featured Clermont Restaurants on Yelp

Lodging opportunities along the byway vary by community culture and demeanor.  Clermont, a newer community has multiples of newer chain hotels, yet maintains several resorts and RV resorts with long histories.  Mt Dora, on the other hand, has many bed and breakfast facilities and cottages.  You can find lodgings using trip advisor and yelp.  Below are individual historic facilities.

Mount Dora

The Lakeside Inn is the oldest hotel along the byway, established in 1882. Additional rooms and buildings were added every few years to keep up with the growing number of visitors. Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge arrived in mid-January 1930 for a month-long stay following his retirement. Extensive photos and history can be found on their website.

Lakeside Inn
100 Alexander St
Mt Dora, FL 32757


The Oakland Manor House was established as a private home in the early 1900s. Renovated in 1990s and named the Oaktubb Inn, it was a very popular bed and breakfast. After more recent renovations and a change in ownership, it is now known as the Oakland Manor House.

Oakland Manor House
620 N. Tubb St.
Oakland, FL 34760
(407) 614-8219

Winter Garden

The Historic Edgewater Hotel is on the TripAdvistor Hall of Fame! This is an ideal place to stay in order to
enjoy the Green Mountain Scenic Byway. The place is an attraction all its own, a historic landmark, situated in downtown Winter Garden within walking distance of the historic museums and a great place to start a bike ride, or head off for a day of exploration towards Mt. Dora and back.

Historic Edgewater Hotel
99 W Plant St,
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Video about this historic hotel

For TripAdvisor ratings and more Winter Garden lodging click here.