When you are in Orlando in Florida, you may be taking your kids to one of the many Disney theme parks or resorts. Or, you may be soaking up the beautiful weather and fantastic sights on offer while catching up with friends and family. While you are taking in all that Orlando has to offer, you will need to eat and drink. Where you eat out and dine out matters, and it can have an impact on your visit. So, where are the 8 best places to dine out in Orlando, and what type of food is on offer at each place?. Being able to have what you fancy and when your fancy is possible in Orlando. So, if Italian is your thing or you fancy Turkish cuisine, then where should you be heading, and what should you be expecting at each location?
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Villa Italiano Chophouse
“The frontage is both inviting and welcoming”.
If you are in the mood for Italian food, or you are just craving tasty, fresh food, then you need to head to the Villa Italiano Chophouse in Kissimmee. This is one of the great Orlando restaurants where you can make and create your own dishes to suit your taste buds. For example, you can create your own Bolognese dish that can feature linguine and meatballs. Or, if this is not what you fancy, you could have a light salad and soup, or even an authentic artisan pizza if you are looking for your pizza fix. The welcoming atmosphere coupled with great attentive service makes this a restaurant that you will want to visit on more than one occasion. The chophouse is located at 7700 Westgate Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL 34747, just a few miles away from the world-famous Disney parks and resorts and is ideal for families or couples alike.
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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
“Hazelnut Baklava and Turkish Coffee. A taste of the authentic dishes on offer.”
If you are after a taste of middle eastern cuisine or have a favorite Turkish dish that you just love and cannot get enough of, why not head to Bosphorous. This Turkish cuisine specialty restaurant can be found easily in many areas of Orlando, and one of these is 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd Suite 100. With a range of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, as well as more traditional options such as grilled lamb Adana kebap and Lamb Köfte also taking center position on the menu, you are sure to find something that everyone in your family or party will love and enjoy. Open all week round, and offering both a lunch menu, and dinner menu, you can visit this restaurant for a snack after visiting a theme park, or even later on in the day to help unwind from a packed sightseeing day.
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
“The Shrimp New Orleans looks tasty and delicious”.
If you are a fan of seafood, then you definitely need to head to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, where the menu features dishes such as Shrimp New Orleans and Forrest’s Seafood Feast. This location is family-friendly and is ideally located on Universal Blvd, which is home to the Universal studios, which can be visited all year round. The location can get busy around peak times, so you must be prepared for a short wait. The atmosphere and service will more than make up for any wait times you experience. The homely and Southern-inspired décor that is featured throughout the restaurant will leave you feeling as though you are in a movie.
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Senor Frogs Orlando
“The bright decor makes this a great venue for parties and get-togethers”.
If you love Mexican food in a great atmosphere, then you will love Senor Frogs. This location is lively, bright, vivid, and welcoming, and it is ideal for families and groups alike. If you fancy some nachos, or you want to grab some wings to share, then this is the place to visit. The brightly colored, delicious-looking menu that also features favorites such as hamburgers is guaranteed to be a bit hit with diners of all ages. Located at 8747 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, this location is just a stone’s throw away from all the buzz and activity of the theme parks. If you are after some burritos or other Mexican delights in a fun and lively setting, then this is just the place for you.
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Ana’s Brazilian Kitchen
“The interior of Ana’s kitchen is bright and welcoming”.
Located just a few miles away from Seaworld, you will find Ana’s Brazilian Kitchen. This is not the biggest of locations around, but it has a hearty menu on offer that includes dishes such as Parmigiana Sirloin Steak, Hand-breaded chicken breast, and Salmon with Leek Risotto. The location and the food on offer are both true to Brazilian cuisine, warm and homely, and it will give you the opportunity to recharge before you return to one of the many theme parks in the vicinity. You can eat 7 days a week (daytimes only), and you can find them at 8865 Commodity Cir Suite 5, Orlando, FL 32819.
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The Melting Pot
“A loaded cheese fondue ready to be enjoyed.”
If you are a cheese lover and you are after your cheese fix, then why not head to The Melting Pot. Located at 7549 W Sand Lake Rd, Florida 32819, you can experience the joy and taste of melted cheese fondue made with Wisconsin Cheddar or made with Spinach Artichoke. Cheese fondues are ideal for date nights or ideal for family parties and get-togethers. The Melting Pot utilizes local ingredients, and they offer an a la carte menu, as well as four-course dinners for two. Open all week. This location also offers specials on weeknights which are definitely worth checking out.
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“Ambient and welcoming interiors await you and your guests”.
If you are looking for a more formal restaurant or steakhouse, then you need to head to Kres Chophouse. Located at 17 W Church Street, Orlando, FL, 32801, this restaurant has a more formal dress code that must be adhered to. Even though this restaurant is also well-known as a steakhouse, it also offers a full vegan menu that complements its lunch and dinner offerings. Making a reservation will help you secure a table in this welcoming restaurant that allows you to sip cocktails while enjoying award-winning food. Open all week, but on weekends they open the doors a little later, so worth checking opening times before you visit.
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Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar
“The location is authentic and beautifully lit at night”.
If you are after an authentic taste of Cuba in a lively, bright, and friendly atmosphere, then you have to get to Cuba Libre Restaurant. With a menu that explores and offers tastes that are true to Cuban heritage, your taste buds will be in for a treat – whenever you choose to visit. The restaurant regularly offers live shows and themed nights – and these are things that you will not want to miss out on. If you are looking for Vaca Frita (Shredded steak) or Camarones Enchiladas (Sauteed shrimp) for your dinner, together with a cocktail and dance, then this is the venue for you. Well located at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819, this venue is great for all-week dining and ideal for those fun get-togethers with friends or family.
Choosing and Finding the Right Place to Dine Out
When it comes to choosing and finding the right place to dine out, you have to think about what you fancy, and you have to think about your budget too. Great restaurants can be highly affordable, too, so don’t be put off. If you do not eat what you fancy, or if you do not go for what you want, it will affect your whole dining experience, and it will affect your impressions of what Orlando has to offer. In Orlando, you have a pick of where to go and when, and having this choice and selection available to you and to other diners is fantastic. Planning out where you want to eat can ensure that everyone is happy and content at all meal times. When you find out where it is great to eat, it will also save you a lot of stress and hassle, and this will mean that everyone can have a great experience.