The weather in Central Florida can be described as fickle at best. Even the local weathermen around here don’t even know how to predict the afternoon’s shower chances. Taking the chance for a beautiful sunny afternoon, I decided to visit the Taproom at Dubsdread with a friend for some outdoor lunching.
Located on the scenic, historic Dubsdread Golf Course in College Park, the Tap Room offers classic American fare with a sophisticated touch. Though the interior may be showing signs of aging, the outdoor seating is timeless old Florida: watch as golfers ride around in their carts, in search of the next tee on the rolling green hills of the Dubsdread golf course, so named after the “dreaded” difficulty of the course.
For starters, we order the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Maryland style, served with remoulade sauce, a pretty large sized crab cake with a comparable price tag. The crab cake was good and full of fresh crab, but ultimately it appeared a tad too pricey.
The Tap Room classic cheeseburger is fantastic and truly a “classic” – half-pound burger with Tillamook cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. I ordered a variant of the classic burger with some avocado on top, named after local College Park.
Some in Orlando have called this the best burger in Orlando, and although I agree it is pretty good, I thought the bread buns could be a little more fresh and fluffier. The onion rings that accompanied the burger were among the best I’ve had, fried perfectly and still juicy.
My friend ordered the Slow Roasted BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, a tender, flavorful sandwich chock full of pulled pork, not a single complaint about it.
Slow Roasted BBQ Pulled Pork
Despite its aging interior, the Tap Room at Dubsdread continues to serve up tasty dishes, if not altogether too adventurous, with great service and a little finesse.
Sitting on the outdoor patio for an afternoon lunch and enjoying the beautiful view of the golf course, it makes one feel blessed to be a Central Floridian.