Meet Tillie

Originally, from New Jersey, James Tilquist (known to all as “Tillie”) has been a restaurateur since 1989.  He opened his first restaurant at age 22.  Since then he’s owned 8 restaurants, (including the popular Crazy Wings in Mount Dora) and three bars.  As a high school student, Tillie delivered Seven Up and RC Cola to his neighborhood food establishments during the summer vacation.  He liked what he saw and has never lost his love for the food industry.  That passion is evident in the attention to detail and dedication to serving quality food to his customers


Currently, Tillie owns and operates two local establishments here in beautiful Eustis.  The El Marie Pizzaria and Sub Shoppe and Tillie’s Tavern and Grill bring reasonably priced good food to the area. 


In late 1987, Tillie joined the Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling organization as well as seeing action in the WWE.  Tillie was featured in numerous events and matches for over 12 years.  When his son was born in 2015, Tillie retired from the ring to devote his attention to the restaurant business and family life.


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Texas Hold'em Poker

Every Monday and Wednesday Starting at 7pm

Super Bar Bingo

Every Tuesday Starting at 7PM

Bingo Blast 

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Tel. 352-602-7929

31 E Magnolia Ave,

Eustis, FL, 32726



Sunday - Monday: 11am - 11pm

Firday and Saturday: 11am - 12am




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