Aside from whizzing up and down on roller coasters, taking pictures with princesses, and lounging poolside, what is another favorite pastime of Orlando locals and visitors alike?
Eating of course! Orlando is becoming quite the foodie town for its locals, and who doesn’t enjoy noshing on all the treats while on vacation?! Throw in the locally sourced food movement, the craft beer brewing bonanza, and a general shift towards everything fresh, and you’ve got a city full of flavor waiting to burst onto your palette!
Yet, where to begin? Orlando is experiencing no lack of dining establishments, and with, presumably, limited time you’ve got to make some serious choices! Well, maybe not quite so serious but rather delicious choices.
Without further ado, here’s a brief list of the best Orlando restaurants, ones you simply won’t want to miss on your next trip!
Hot Orlando Restaurants
Boma Flavors of Africa
Location – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
In the mood to try something different? To get out of your comfort zone?! Let new flavors dance across your palate as you make your way through Boma’s breakfast or dinner buffet. Resembling a lively African marketplace, Boma is a full sensory experience and one you’ll immensely enjoy!
Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ
Location – Kirkman Road
No trip down south is complete without chomping on BBQ for at least one meal! Though there are many BBQ places to choose from, without a doubt the most delicious is Bubbalou’s. Not only has Bubbalou’s been recognized by a plethora of publications and given numerous awards, it’s also a local favorite.
Location – Dr. Phillips Blvd
By far one of the best restaurants in all or Orlando, Chatham’s Place is the pinnacle of Orlando hospitality and cuisine. Featuring continental cuisine that is seasonally inspired, the menu is constantly changing and improving. Fresh herbs from the chef’s own garden are used to season many of the dishes. Having been in operation for over 30 years, Chatham’s is experienced, delicious, and dependable.
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Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge
Location – Via Dellagio Way
Voted one of the best new restaurants by The Golden Spoon Award, Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge is a 1940s style eatery, and the decor and ambiance alone are well worth the visit. The fare features American and continental classics with French accents.
Location – Dr. Phillips Blvd
This is where you go for the most delicious burger in all of Orlando. For those who love burgers, every destination affords the opportunity to find the best burger, and in Orlando look no further than Graffiti Junktion. The burgers are all 100% Angus beef, and for those who love trying the unusual, there’s a burger or two that will give you a run for your money! Try the Green Mountain Burger or the Cheese Head.
Location – Downtown Disney Marketplace
Ahhh, the luck o’the Irish is always abundant in Orlando at Raglan Road. Besides delicious Irish fare, diners are treated to talented stomping Irish dancers and live music played six evenings a week. The pub was literally built in Ireland and then shipped to downtown Disney. Try the Guinness and onion bangers on mashed potatoes.
That should be enough to get you started! Between trips to theme parks, sunbathing, and eating, there will hardly be enough hours in the day! Let the delicious flavors satisfy your taste buds, soothe your spirit, and leave you with a desire to come back for more!
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