Neighborhood Guide: Dover Shores

Old-school suburban neighborhoods overflowing with mid-century modern ranch houses from yesteryear encompass the Dover Shores community. Many NASA and Air Force families settled in the area during the 1960s and have remained. Quaint restaurants and stores are in walking distance, providing residents with a variety of options. Find out where nearby residents and Orlandoans venture to when in Dover Shores. (Photo by Sandra Carr)

Updated: January 22, 2010

A Nostalgic Neighborhood

Daybreak Diner

3335 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

Step back in time and experience a diner from yesteryear in East Orlando. The eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is known in the Dover Shores area for its home-style cooking.

Piper's Bar & Grill

4544 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32812

Get into the Scottish spirit and experience this bar and grill combo in the Dover Shores area. The haven has a family-friendly atmosphere, serves burgers and curly fries and features weekly dart tournaments.

Charlie's Gourmet Pastries

3213 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

Customers with a sweet tooth are tempted by gourmet desserts in the Dover Plaza. The renowned bakery sells cakes, pies, cupcakes and tarts. Specialized cake options are available for various occasions.


3207 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

Find vintage fashions and designer couture at this high-end thrift shop in East Orlando. The store sells women's and men's clothing, accessories, jewelry, antiques and collectibles and various home decor.

Jazzercise Orlando Curry Ford Fitness Center

3205 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando, FL 32806

Participate in 60-minute group fitness exercise classes at this workout facility. The program features cardio, strength and stretch moves. The classes combine hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dancing, kick-boxing and resistance training.

Clemons Produce

3325 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806

Purchase fresh fruit and vegetables in the Dover Plaza. The store sells various produce, including bananas, lettuce, green beans and organic products from area farms. Prices are cheaper than the grocery store and keep customers coming back for more.