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About The Rose Plantation Restaurant


The Rose Plantation Restaurant is casual-elegant dining amidst a beautiful serene atmosphere.  This century-old home, built by the prominent Dwight family of Massachusetts, sits on four acres of Rose Avenue along Fountain Lake.  Eclectic china, fine silverware, stemware and linen tablecloths enhance the setting for the Americana-style food and wine that awaits the discerning evening diner.  Lunch is served in a more casual setting, consisting of delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and smoked meats.  The Rose Plantation is family owned and operated.  

A Brief History of Our Restaurant
Newspaper publisher William Dwight of Holyoke Massachusetts built the estate in 1917 as a winter retreat. The Dwights were the "Gatsbys" of Fruitland Park. All through the Roaring ’20s, the Dwights hosted Christmas galas, Halloween masquerades, annual tennis tournaments and dozens of socials and garden tea parties.  Mrs. Dwight was extremely supportive of the Leesburg High School Senior class. After a handful of new owners over the century, we purchased the property with a vision of it becoming something special for the community. We turned the century-old lakefront plantation home into an upscale boutique restaurant called The Rose Plantation.

Dress code - We offer Indoor and outdoor Gazebo Dining. Lunch and Gazebo Dining are always casual. Appropriate dinner attire for Traditional Inside Dining is Smart Casual to semi formal.  Blue jeans and flat pocket cargo pants may be worn with a sport coat. We offer limited Relaxed Dress Dining. Dressy golf shorts or any neat-looking long pants with a collared shirt may be worn for Relaxed Dress dining. We will seat according to attire. This allows all guests to enjoy our dress code policy.

Smoking Policy - With respect to the age and beauty of The Rose Plantation, we ask that all traditional and non-traditional cigarettes/cigars/pipes be left in your vehicle.

Reservations for dinner can be made by calling the restaurant at 352-805-4340 or by clicking the red "Diner's Choice" button on our home page. Due to limited seating, please confirm reservations for Relaxed Dress dining with the restaurant.


Outdoor patio with patio furniture