Donahey is the owner and operator of Vic's Embers Supper Club. Celebrating
its 25th year of offering fine dining and entertainment to Lake County
and the surrounding area. The restaurant promotes itself noting "Great
Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Perfect Pasta and Fair Prices" a wonderful
example of understatement.
Vic has spent most of his life directing successful
restaurant operations. He operates with a basic formula quality food, careful
preparation, tasteful presentation and served in a friendly, efficient and professional
A native son of Ohio, the Donahey family has a
tradition of public service. Vic's cousins have served Ohio as Governor, United
States Senator, Lt. Governor and State Treasurer. Vic himself served as Montgomery
County (Dayton) Commissioner.
A US Navy veteran, Vic first lived in Florida while serving our country
as a military air traffic controller on the panhandle.
His first managerial challenge in the food service
industry came in Columbus Indiana where he served as general manager of the 150
room Imperial House Motel, restaurant and lounge. Vic moved on to become director
of operations of the 50 unit International French Cafes with headquarters in
Mount Prospect, Illinois.
A stint with Dutch Pantry Restaurants in St. Augustine and Jacksonville
brought him back to Florida.
Vic returned to Dayton, Ohio where he served as
general manager of the Paragon Supper Club.
Ready for ownership, Vic again returned to Florida and with two partners
opened Squires 3 in Leesburg.
Vic's Embers was built in 1988 and succeeded in
adding luster to an already superb reputation for fine food and service.
Vic built Dead River Vic's in 1998, the same year his son Victor joined
him in the management of the Embers, but sold the establishment in 2005.
Vic's Embers is open seven
days a week for dinner, plus Sunday Brunch from 11:30 to 2:30. Our
operating hours are as follows:
Sunday - 4:30 to 9:30
Monday thru Thursday - 4:30 to 10:00
Friday and Saturday - 4:30
Please note - Vic's Embers
does not take reservations.
VIC'S EMBERS GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THAT SPECIAL GIFT!