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Restaurants in Orlando

In Orlando, there are more than 4,000 restaurants and counting, and virtually every type of cuisine. Every theme park offers multiple standout full-service restaurants, while areas like Downtown Disney, Universal's CityWalk and International Drive all feature a high concentration of dining outlets.

The Orlando restaurants below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over US$45)
Moderate (US$20 to US$45)
Cheap (up to US$20)
These Orlando restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including sales tax but excluding tips, unless otherwise stated.


La Coquina


It’s rare to get an interactive dining experience at such a high-end restaurant, but the Chef’s Table here is fantastically popular. Guests can sit up in the exhibition kitchen while chef Orlando prepares a gourmet five-course meal for them. Book well in advance for this incredibly fine fare.Address: , 1 Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 239 3853.

Ocean Prime


As the name suggests, you’re entering surf and turf territory here, but it’s classier than many places operating in the same arena. The menu focuses on quality ingredients sourced from some of the most highly regarded suppliers. The incredibly well-briefed staff will guide you through the menu and craft cocktail selection.Address: , 7339 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 781 4880.

Victoria & Albert's


Frette linens, Riedel crystal - this is a pull-out-all-the-stops kind of place. It's on a much more intimate scale than many of the Disney resort restaurants, with only 18 tables in the main dining room and another five in the private fireplace room, plus a chef's table in the kitchen. It's a kind of old-timey fancy restaurant ambiance, but chef Scott Hunnel's culinary vision is emphatically 21st century.

Address: , Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 939 3463.


B-Line Diner


This 24-hour diner features an amazing range of comfort food around the clock and is located inside the lovely Peabody Hotel. There’s an art deco feel to the interior, and it has the requisite retro booths as well as a chrome counter. The potpies and sandwiches are especially good.

Address: , 9801 International Drive, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 345 4570.

Café Tu Tu Tango


The theme here is quite original – an artists’ colony that even comes with its own resident artist. The tapas-style small plates go beyond the usual patatas bravas and calamari with dishes such as roasted pears. The staff are enthusiastic and there’s live entertainment some nights.

Address: , 8625 International Drive, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 248 2222.

Wild Jack's


If you want to throw yourself into the all-American practice of eating intimidating amounts of meat, then here is the place. Steaks and ribs are the order of the day, and you’d be foolish to stray elsewhere on the menu. Huge slabs are served with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.

Address: , 7364 International Drive, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 352 4407.


Little Saigon


There are satisfying numbers of the local Vietnamese community that eat in this restaurant, and even better, a distinct lack of tourists. The menus are authentic, especially the rolls and pho. It’s noisy and lively and everything a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant should be.

Address: , , Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 423 8539.

Panera Bread


The fresh soups and salads make for an attractive light lunch here, but it’s the sandwiches that are the main draw. Fresh baked bread and a variety of inventive fillings keep a steady line going at this newly trendy bakery.

Address: , 8600 Vineland Avenue, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 842 1300.

Sweet Tomatoes


Salad lovers should make a beeline for this buffet-style diner, which also offers pizza, pasta and fresh breads. All the dishes are made from scratch each day, so they taste reassuringly fresh.

Address: , 6877 Kirkman Road, Orlando,
Telephone: (407) 363 1616.

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