About Us

Eaton’s Beach is dedicated to providing top notch hospitality with a mouth-watering menu and a full service bar in a relaxing atmosphere. Award winning Chef Dave Del Rio has developed a “Florisiana™” menu inspired by both Florida and Louisiana cuisine.  The Eaton’s Beach staff look forward to providing new memories for locals and visitors alike just as Jay Eaton envisioned nearly 90 years ago. Eaton’s Beach Sandbar and Grill is conveniently located just north of The Villages in Weirsdale, FL on Lake Weir.

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Chef Dave Del Rio hails from Ybor City, the heart of old Tampa’s Latin community. He began his career in the restaurant industry in 1978. This “spicy guy,” has been instrumental in opening over 100 restaurants. Del Rio’s accomplishments include being the Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Research and Development for Lee Roy Selmon’s and one of the corporate R&D chefs for OSI Restaurant Partners, the parent company for Outback Steakhouse. He has received several awards throughout his career including the ‘Maitre du Gout,’ which is the ‘Master of Taste’ distinction, awarded by Corporate Chefs of America.

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The best thing about Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill is that it provides something for everyone: a mouthwatering menu, a full service bar, waterfront deck dining, fantastic service, and a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. We’re on a mission to provide top-notch hospitality and the best restaurant experience in the area.

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Chef Del Rio combines “3 C’s and a little BS,” jovially referring to the five melded cooking styles of Cajun, Creole, Low Country, Barbeque and Spanish. He calls his cuisine “Florisiana™” because it combines wonderful influences from both of these Southern states. Chef Del Rio states that “Louisiana is the Cajun/Creole piece based on the Spanish, French, Italian cultures influenced by the African. Then the Florida piece with its melting pot of cultures, including the Spanish and Italian plus the Caribbean influences and of course the “Florida cracker,” which also includes the Southern Soul influence as well as the “country” barbeque, hush puppy and collard green eating folk.”

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Need a place to hold family, weddings or corporate events? Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill is a great venue for casual or formal birthday celebrations, corporate dinners and luncheons and other special events. We welcome you to inquire about space for large parties or get-togethers. For more details, call Juli at 352-259-2444 or email her at Juli@eatonsbeach.com.

Eatons-Beach-Shuttle-PicShuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus service available for parties between 10 and 14 people. Our friendly driver “Tony” will pick up your group up and bring you to the restaurant and then take you back when you are ready. Call the restaurant for more information or to reserve the shuttle for your party.

Life-Buoy2Giving Back to the Community

Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill would not exist without such caring supporters and customers. For that reason, we are glad to help the community in return. We ask that you please solicit all donation or charitable requests on Letterhead of organization and send to givingback@lifebuoy.org.