Feature Story and Photos by Larry H. Oskin

Legends Sports Bar and Grill

The Clermont Legends Bar & Grill Restaurant just opened with a talented new team, a delicious menu, and many special extras. The original Legends Golf Course and restaurant was closed for 3 years and now open again to the public, with new décor and features such as multiple TVs for sports events, a full bar, and a beautiful corner fireplace. There are many other welcoming advantages including a completely new state of the art kitchen facility.

Legends residents’ Richie and Marleen Olga are the new Clermont Legends Bar & Grill Restaurant owners. They are originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, and formally owned and operated successful pizzerias and award-winning deli restaurants in Upstate New York. They arrived in the Clermont area approximately 25 years ago and moved to Legends 5 years ago, impressed by the beautiful golf course community.  When the opportunity of starting a new Clermont restaurant and family business became feasible, they made it a reality.  Now, Richie, Marleen and their 3 adult children, Tony, Nick, and Lizzy are excited to welcome the community to their new restaurant.

The restaurant features a wide variety of Italian, Mediterranean and American foods. Choose from an assortment of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, wings, flatbreads, burgers, tacos, falafel, steaks, desserts. Domestic and Imported beers, wines and mixed drinks are available. The Jack Daniels Burger has already been identified as “the Diners Choice”.  The menu also has a selection of vegan burgers and foods with gluten-free options, as well as freshly prepared desserts. There is a kid’s menu for the younger set.  The goat cheese flatbreads, the Black & Blue Burger, and the Haddock Fish & Chips are excellent choices.

Entertaining Events such as Monday Trivia Nights, Taco Tuesdays, Karaoke Nights and Burger Nights will be scheduled on the calendar of events. Also, look forward to a weekend night DJ or musical entertainment with a mixed variety of music from the 70’s, 80’s and current music. Legends Game Room and Arcade is ready for family fun.  A Car Show is planned for Saturday, February 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Legend parking lot.

The Clermont Legends Bar & Grill Restaurant offers indoor or outdoor veranda dining, with an awesome view.   Also available is walk-up ice cream bar with dozens of frozen treats and refreshing slushies. Hot foods, frozen treats and drinks can be ordered and delivered to the Legends’ Pool and Golf Course, as well as free delivery to all Legends’ residents.  Convenient takeout and curbside pickups are also available.

A 10% discount to all police, firefighters, first responders, paramedics and military with proper ID is available.

For a small charge, the restaurant will provide deliveries to homes and businesses outside the Legends’ neighborhood. Coming Soon: On-site clubhouse party hosting and a full delivery catering menu

Due to the COVID pandemic, a large team of twenty furloughed Disney chefs and servers have been hired. The staff follow COVID guidelines and patrons are asked to wear facemasks when entering. Walk-ins are always welcome. Reservations are encouraged for weekend dinners.

Legends Bar & Grill is located at 1700 Legendary Way in Clermont. The restaurant can be easily entered with a quick left turn without going through the security gate. The restaurant is currently open weekdays, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 AM to midnight; closed Sundays until the Legends Golf Course re-opens this spring.

South Lake Tablet Offer: For anyone who brings in a copy of this article on their cell phone or in print will receive one complimentary glass of wine or a half-price appetizer with any two entrees, valid now through March 31, 2021. One per table.

Legends has 867 homes encompassing 5 neighborhoods; 450 homes have a scenic golf course view. Legends is located on Highway 27 in Clermont, just north of Hartwood Marsh Road. Legends Golf Course, an 18-hole Golf Course, will open to the public this Spring.

Most major credit cards are accepted. See https://www.facebook.com/LegendsBarGrillClermont. For more information and to make reservations, call 352-404-8020 or email legendsbargrillclermont@gmail.com.  Once there, you can use their QR Code for reservations pre-orders.



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