Best Restaurants in Orlando Our favorite travel destinations include renowned restaurants—from simple fare to fine dining. After you’re worn out from exploring incredible travel sites and theme parks all day, renew your energy with fresh and colorful dishes that will leave you craving more.
Once upon a time a variety of chain restaurants covered the land, leaving Orlando and its kingdom only a few places of note fit for foodie royalty. With the explosion of new attractions, and a young and diverse populace, however, Orlando has cast a spell—drawing culinary magic from not only nearby states but also the world—to make Orlando a destination about fun and food. There are nearly endless places to eat, with unimaginable variety. Whether you’re participating in large or small group travel, you’ll find cuisine to satisfy every palate here. Sampling Orlando’s incredible cuisine is one of the most fun things to do with friends during your vacation.
Where To Eat Mouthwatering Seafood
The city’s location long ago opened the gates to seafood originating in both the Gulf and Atlantic oceans. Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, for example, draws diners into a comfortable setting with not only fresh fish but also crab, oyster, and lobster. Dragonfly Robata Grill-Sushi Lounge features tapas and a sake bar; try the Krispy Krunch or Florida maki (rolls) for tastes and textures straight out of a Japanese lounge.
Fresh Seasonal Meals
Head toward nearby Winter Park for another kind of culinary delight. Ethos Vegan Kitchen Inc. serves hearty plant-based meals. Try “sheep’s pie” with veggies or a meat substitute—instead of the original, beefy shepherd’s pie.
If you’re ready to be enchanted in Orlando, there are some refined local restaurants at the ready. If you’ve got a specific food craving from one particular boot-shaped corner of the world, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano may be the way to go. It offers favorites like fettuccine alla Christini’s—its version of fettuccine Alfredo—in addition to other homemade pasta dishes. At Mediterranean-inspired, Primo , meanwhile, you can find everything from salad from the resort’s organic gardens to duck sausage. That’s if you prefer tableside service rather than oysters and a drink at the copper- and wood-adorned bar.
Courtesy of Victoria and Albert's
You’ll be out-of-this-world, however, for Walt Disney World Resort®'s Victoria & Albert’s , which earns its competitive AAA Five Diamond Rating for regal food, service and setting. If you’re looking for romantic things for couples to do, enjoy a fancy meal here. With dishes such as shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, there’s no doubt the restaurant can create a meal suitable for your trip’s fairytale ending.
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