October 28, 2017

Nicker’s Clubhouse Restaurant at Mission Inn

1.1 min read| Published On: October 28th, 2017|

By James Combs

Nicker’s Clubhouse Restaurant at Mission Inn

1.1 min read| Published On: October 28th, 2017|

Finger nickin’ good

To arrive at Nicker’s Clubhouse Restaurant, visitors drive around the winding roads at Mission Inn Resort & Club and enjoy a picturesque backdrop of Mediterranean-style architecture, spring-fed lakes, and pristine golf courses.

But the majestic views are still prominent once inside the restaurant. Glance out the floor-to-ceiling glass windows and you’ll see palm trees gently swaying in the wind and eagles soaring high in the blue Florida sky. The panoramic views and elegant décor—including chandeliers and beautiful woodwork—set the tone for a superb dining experience.

Thanks to the abundant sights of nature, I was in the mood for something that grows in the wild. So naturally I ordered the stuffed Portobello mushrooms for an appetizer. Within minutes, out came one large mushroom topped with homemade tomato relish and drizzled with balsamic glaze and pesto oil. The tangy flavor of the balsamic glaze perfectly complemented the juicy texture of the mushroom.

Next, I went fishing for something tasty on the menu and reeled in the restaurant’s popular crunchy grouper sandwich. This fried fillet came encrusted with almonds and corn flakes and was served on a toasted bun. Surprisingly, the sandwich was large enough to fulfill my almost always off-the-charts appetite. The grouper has a milder, sweeter flavor than other types of fish that taste…well…overly fishy.

With two award-winning golf courses, Mission Inn is best known for attracting golf enthusiasts from around the country. But food aficionados are increasingly swinging into Nicker’s Clubhouse Restaurant to enjoy an intimate dining experience.

It’s a place where sensational cuisine is par for the course.


Nicker’s Clubhouse Restaurant // 10400 County Road 48 Howey-in-the-Hills // 352.324.2718

About the Author: James Combs

James Combs was a pillar of Akers Media Group since its inception in 2008. Over the years, he had the honor of interviewing Lake & Sumter County's most fascinating personalities, from innovative business owners to heroic war veterans, bringing their incredible stories to life. Throughout his career, James earned over 50 awards for writing excellence, a testament to his talent and dedication. In 2021, he was inducted into the Akers Media Group Hall of Fame. Sadly, James passed away in 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer. His legacy of storytelling and excellence continues to inspire us all.

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