About Citrus City Grille

At Citrus City Grille, we believe dining should be an experience. Our inventive, contemporary dishes, extensive wine list and upscale atmosphere provide the ultimate in gastronomical pleasure.

At Citrus City Grille, we take family seriously. Not only is our business family owned and operated, but we consider our customers and community close as kin –  and you’ll feel that moment you walk through our doors. From our upscale-but-friendly ambiance to our hand-selected, globally curated wine selection, outrageous cocktails, and expertly prepared cuisine, stepping into Citrus City Grille is like coming home – it just tastes even better.

Happy Happy hour every day….Be sure to try any of our innovative and outrageous martinis. Join us for lunch, dinner and Live Performances Thursday – Saturday evenings.

Let us help you celebrate your most special of occasions!

Book your party today or let us bring the party to you. Call now to book all your catering needs. We can host all types of events including, but not limited to: Corporate Luncheons and Dinners, Awards Banquets, Political Fundraisers. We will cater an event at your location or rent our entire restaurant, as we can accommodate large groups and off-site catering is limitless. From the smallest to the grandest, your event is important to us!

How It All Started

The City of Orange was originally called Richland. Agriculture and livestock were its mainstay, although raisins were its largest source of income in 1886.

The first orange trees were planted in 1872. The City’s name was changed a year later, after the U. S. Postal Service complained that the name was similar to another postal service in Sacramento.

Legend has it that four gentlemen; A. Glassell, A. B. Chapman and two others played a poker game, with the winner naming the town. (A. Glassell grew up in Orange County, VA). Guess who won the game?

  • 1886 – Built in 1886 by D. C. Pixley, 122 North Glassell was the second brick building in all of Orange. Pixley Hardware opens, owned by D. C. Pixley, President and Paul Kogler, Vice President

  • 1909 – D. C. sells the business to his son and it continues as the Pixley Furniture Company

  • 1919 – Fordson Tractor Agency in business

  • 1922 – Daniel’s Food Market begins servicing the citizens of Orange and remains until the 1960′s

  • 1970′s – Aames Rents and Sells, a party rentals and sick room rentals business occupies the building until the mid-1980′s

  • 1985 – Chris and Mary Barner open the Stained Glass Eye, a stained glass and lead glass studio

  • 1990′s – The Old Towne Antique Mall, a collaboration of antique dealers, remains until 1995

  • 1996 – Citrus City Grille, three friends from Old Towne built the modern restaurant as a neighborhood destination

  • 2000 – With a lot of enthusiasm and years of restaurant business experience, Steve Tsirtsis and Steve Xenos take over the Citrus City Grille. They renovate the concept and the menu to create the “new look” of the restaurant. These renovations promise a lot of extraordinary and outrageous tastes to come.

  • 2010 – 3rd Generation Joins the Citrus City Grille Team Citrus City Grille is a family-owned and operated business. Owner, Steve Tsirtsis, works alongside his wife, children, and now his grandchildren.

  • 2020 – COVID-19 Threatens All Forced to close its doors to the public, Steve and his team worked around the clock to come up with innovative ways to continue serving his community. From creating special takeout menus, online orders, and delivery, to expanding the outdoor seating area, CCG hung on to the hope and support of his community to survive such a devastating time.