The Tap Room

An Orlando Classic Since 1924

The Tap Room Restaurant at Dubsdread boasts a heritage of culinary excellence. Our spectacular setting and award-winning food have made us a perennial favorite for Central Floridians. Politicians, local celebs, friends and families join us for lunch, dinner and happy hour on the Verandah. We proudly offer fresh fish, prime cuts, homemade desserts and Orlando’s best burger!

Our Heritage

golferfadeCarl Dann was born into a poor family in 1885. A man who never passed fourth grade, Carl used his natural business sense and charismatic personality to make up for his lack of education. He founded the Dubsdread golf course, which opened in 1924. The name Dubsdread originates from the era’s slang expression for poor golfers, or “Dubbers.” The “dread” refers to the difficulty of the original course.

During World War II, Dubsdread gained popularity significantly. With over 100,000 serviceman stationed in Orlando, Dubsdread became the unofficial Officer’s Club. This popularity continued after the war was over.


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