Eating Out / Food

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Eating Out

Whether you are looking to grab a small snack from a café, dine for two in a romantic restaurant or feast at a family-friendly cuisine, Orlando has over 4,000 eateries and cuisines to choose from.

To help give you an idea, here we list a brief description of some of the most popular recommendations of places to eat in Orlando for those on a low, medium or high budget.

Whilst many restaurants provide accommodate for certain dietary requirements, we further list some eateries in Orlando that specially cater for such dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and kosher.

Popular food choices on a low budget include:

Hot Krust Panini Kitchen

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 20:00 pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 20:00pm
Cuisine type: American fast food, Gluten free choices, fusion
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Average price: £4-7

Serving a range of tasty panini’s, sandwiches, soups and salad, Hot Krust Panini Kitchen is a great choice if you are looking for healthy meal. Popular with children and adults, here you can expect delicious and fresh food at very affordable prices!

The restaurant offers available parking, free Wi-Fi and is wheelchair friendly.

Border Grill Fresh-Mex

Opening times: 
Monday – Friday: 11:00am-00:00pm
Saturday: – 11:00am– 00:00pm
Cuisine type: Mexican
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late night
Average Price: £5-9

In the mood for some authentic Mexican food? Then look no further. For its kid-friendly atmosphere and cheap prices, Border Grill Fresh-Mex is one of the most popular Mexican cuisines in Orlando. Featuring typical Mexican dishes such as fajitas, burritos and enchiladas, your mouths will be watering with delicious flavours!

NYPD Pizza

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 22:00pm
Saturday: – 12:00am – 23:00pm
Sunday: 12:00am – 21:00pm
Cuisine type: Italian, Pizza, American
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late night
Average Price: £4-8

Suitable for large groups, families and/or couples, this Italian restaurant is great to grab a fresh’ new York style’ pizza or other Italian dishes at low costs. Choose from a range of creative pizza toppings including both meat and vegetarian options. Portion sizes are typically medium – large.

Five Guys

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 22:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: American, fast food
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Average Price: £4-8

Famous for its tasty selection of hamburgers, choose from a range of veggie or meat hamburgers and grab a side of chips. Alternative food includes hot dogs and sandwiches. Five guys has become a increasingly popular fast food choice due to its cheap prices and family-friendly oriented dinner.

Here you can either dine in the restaurant of get a take out. Parking is further provided.

Q’Kenan Resturat

Opening times:
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 21:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 21:30pm
Cuisine type: Venezuelan, Latin
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Average Price: £4-12

With low prices, and large portions, enjoy this Venezuelan restaurant featuring Beef dishes, chicken dishes, Empanadas, rice dishes, soups and much more! Family friendly and popular with the locals, you are sure to be in for a treat!

iHOP

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 23:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 07:00am – 00:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 23:00pm
Cuisine type: American diner
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late night
Average Price: £5-10

Choose from a range of savoury and sweet dishes at any time of the day. Ihop, known for its pancakes, also features waffles, egg dishes, hash browns, milkshakes and so much more! Proving additional gluten free options, enjoy large portions at cheap prices!

A family-friendly orientated diner.

Panera Bread

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 06:30am – 22:00pm
Saturday: 06:30am – 22:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: Café, American, Gluten free
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Lunch, Dinner
Average Price: £4-8

Want somewhere where you can grab a quick but tasty meal? Then Panera Bread may just be the choice for you. Providing a wide range of fresh sandwiches, soups and salads, there is plenty of healthy combinations to choose from!

Featuring a bakery, why not treat yourself and further chose from a selection of their sweet, freshly baked pastries.

and don't forget about desserts...

Cinnabon

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 07:30am – 23:30pm
Friday – Saturday: – 07:30am – 00:30pm
Sunday: 07:30am – 23:30pm
Cuisine type: American, fast food, cafe
Meals: Breakfast, snack
Average Price: 3-6

A fan of cinnamon and/or sweet sugary snacks? Then make sure you stop at a Cinnabon café, either for breakfast or a snack throughout the day. Featuring lots of amazing smells and sweet baked pastries, you are sure to find something for that sweet tooth!

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 08:00am – 00:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 08:00am – 00:00pm
Cuisine type: French, Café, fast food
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, late night
Average Price: N/A

This French themed café features a range of savory dishes including freshly baked sandwiches, baguettes, puff pastry and soups. Further choose from a large range of pastry desserts including croissants, crème brulee, tarts, macaroons and more.

Take out or dinning in options are available – cafes have limited seating.

Floreans Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour

Opening times: open when the park is open until one hour before park closes
Cuisine type: French, Café, fast food
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, late night
Average Price: N/A

Located in Universal studios in the land of harry potter, this ice cream parlour provides lots of delicious ice cream flavours. From the usual flavours, such as chocolate and vanilla, to more unique flavours, including some that are harry potter themed, such as the butter bear ice cream.

Can be a bit pricey for ice-cream, but is on the average side of prices within the theme park and a delicious treat!

Popular food choices on a medium budget include:

Seito Sushi

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 17:00pm – 22:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 17:00pm – 23:00pm
Sunday: 17:00pm – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Meals: Dinner
Average Price: £12-14

Seito Sushi has been given a certificate of excellence and is rated as one of the best sushi places to dine in Orlando.

whether you want to dine in a romantic setting, go out for a special occasion or just enjoy sushi with the family, then Seito Sushi is the perfect place! Featuring a diverse range of dishes including duck fried rice, yaisoba noodles and different types of fish, enjoy a delicious meal full of flavours.

Don’t forget to take advantage of their happy hours and get great prices on drinks!

Yellow Dog Eats

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 21:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 21:00pm
Cuisine type: American, BBQ, Gluten free
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, late hours
Average Price: £16

Yellow Dog eats provides a range of foods including Hot-dogs, BBQ ribs, pork, fish, salads and accommodates for gluten free diets. Enjoy dinning at this family fun restaurant and catch a great atmosphere featuring live music which takes place weekly on Thursday nights!

First Watch

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 07:00am – 14:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: 07:00am – 14:30pm
Cuisine type: American, Healthy, Gluten free
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Average Price: £8-10

Given a certificate of excellence, First Watch has been rated as one of the best places to dine in. It features traditional breakfast and brunch meals including eggs, yoghurt, salads, pancakes, sandwiches, waffles and much more.

They also serve coffee and a range of teas (breakfast and herbal), as well as fresh smoothies and juices.

Kick start your day with a healthy meal as much of their food is made from fresh ingredients and without using a deep fryer.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am– 22:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 23:00
Sunday: 12:00am – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: Italian, Gluten free and Veggie friendly
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late hours
Average Price: £16-39

One of the most popular Italian restaurants in Orlando, enjoy lots of tasty dishes including salads, soups and pasta featuring chicken, fish, cheese and/or vegetables. A family-orientated restaurant that accommodates for all ages; delicious dishes to suit most, if not all diet preferences.

Fish Bones

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 16:30pm– 22:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 16:30pm – 23:00pm
Sunday: 16:30pm – 22:30pm
Cuisine type: Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten free
Meals: Dinner, Late hours
Average Price: £16-39

Voted as one of the top ten sea food restaurants in America, Fish bones offers a range of freshly prepared sea food and meat dishes including steaks, ribs and lamb.

Further featuring a large selection of red and white wines and funky cocktails, Fish bones creates a wonderful dining experience for a celebration or special occasion!

And for some dessert...

The cheesecake factory

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am– 23:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 00:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 23:00pm
Cuisine type: American, European, Italian, Gluten free
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late hours
Average Price:

The clue is in its name! famous for over 40 kinds of delicious cheesecake flavours, the cheesecake factory is a local and tourist favourite for desert! From funky cheesecakes, such as warm apple crisp and wild blueberry white chocolate…to more traditional cheesecakes such as the New York style, you are bound to find the ultimate slice for you!

Whilst the cheesecakes are a treat in themselves, the cheese cake factory is also a restaurant and features many savoury dishes including burgers, salads, sandwiches, fish and more! You will be spoiled for choice! They also provide a special child’s menu.

Note: Portions tend to be large and the restaurant is often very busy, so be prepared for a small waiting time when you arrive. (Worth the wait though!)

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 09:30am– 23:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 09:30am – 00:00pm
Sunday: 09:30am– 23:00pm
Meals: Late hours

If you’re a fan of sugary treats, then make sure you check Ghirardelli! Be hypnotised by its sweet aroma and choose from a range of desserts including ice-cream sundaes, banana splits, flavoursome chocolates and so much more! Located in Disney Springs, this is a perfect place to unwind and indulge in after a long day at the theme parks!

Beaches & Cream

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 11:00am– 23:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 23:00pm
Cuisine type: American
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late hours
Average Price: £16

Located at Walt Disney World Beach Club Resort, it is a great place grab a bite or treat to eat. Featuring mainly burgers, sandwiches and a delicious selection of ice-creams, relax as you listen to a range of classic tunes playing on the jukebox.

Welcome to all guests staying at the resort and those not staying at the resort.

 

Popular food choices on a high budget/fine dinning include:

Chatham’s Place

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 17:30pm– 22:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 17:30pm – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: Italian, American, French, Gluten free
Meals: Dinner, Late hours
Average Price: £32 – 60

Perfect for a special or romantic occasion, this intimate restaurant offers a fine dining experience to remember! Serving a set dinner or banquet menu, choose from several meat/fish dishes with a range of sides and wines to compliment the main meal. Provides Gluten free options.

Features of the restaurant including dim lighting and live piano music which creates the perfect calming and relaxing atmosphere.

Chatham’s place has been ranked as one of the locals favourite for fine dining in Orlando.

Bull & Bear Steakhouse at Waldorf Astoria

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 18:00pm– 22:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 18:00pm – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: American, Steakhouse, Gluten free
Meals: Dinner
Average Price: £40-80

Great for a special occasions and groups, this fine dine restaurant is another popular restaurant for a unforgettable dining experience. Serving a selection of steaks, seafood’s, soups and salads, you can expect phenomenal service as Bull and Bear is highly recognised for its personalised service.

Book a reservation and enjoy a spectacular view overlooking the resort as you dine. You may even be able to catch a view of the Disney theme park fireworks from certain tables.

Jiko – The cooking Place

Opening times:

Monday – Friday: 17:30pm– 22:00pm
Sunday: 17:30pm – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: African, Gluten free
Meals: Dinner, Late hours
Average Price: £25-32

Found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom lodge, experience dining at this mixed African, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine. This themed restaurant offers a wide selection of tasty dishes such as Sikhumbuzos Peri Peri chicken, Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Curry and Seared Barbarie Duck Breast. Indulge In the restaurants theme and further experience African flavours by trying the popular ‘Taste of Africa’ appetizer featuring “African inspired dips with pappadam, whole wheat lavosh and house- made naari”.

Jikko also provides special wine and dine experiences. You can find out more about this by visiting their official website.

La Luce

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 18:00pm– 23:00pm
Sunday: 18:00pm – 23:00pm
Cuisine type: Italian, Gluten free
Meals: Dinner
Average Price: £28-48

Featuring a range of homemade pasta, thin crust pizzas, and other traditional Italian inspired dishes, this Italian cuisine is suitable for all ages of all occasions. Accommodates for vegan and gluten free diets.

Victoria & Albert’s

Opening times:
Monday – Wednesday: 16:00pm– 22:00pm
Thursday – Saturday: 14:00pm – 01:00pm
Sunday: 15:00pm – 22:00pm
Cuisine type: American, European, Gluten free
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late hours
Average Price: £48-95

Sounds like something in royalty? Well expect to be treated like a royal! This fine dining restaurant provides exquisite set menus to accommodate their different dining choices including the Queen Victoria room and chef’s table dining experience. Catering up to 10 course meals, you will be mesmerised by their flavoursome dishes such as the Australian Kobe-style Beef, Alaskan Sablefish with Baby Bok Choy and Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Siberian Caviar.

Menus are subject to seasonal change; a vegetarian set menu is also available.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the restaurants, but just gives you a few ideas. To find out more about any of the restaurants listed above, go onto their official websites. There are endless places to eat from in Orlando. Whether at the theme parks, along the I-drive or among the shopping centres, you are bound to find food to satisfy all taste buds!

Many restaurants will give you large portions relative to the UK for example. Check with your waiter/waitress before – it may be worthwhile asking for a half portion/or sharing a dish between two.

Some restaurants (especially for fine dining) may suggest you book in advance/make a reservation as they can get very busy! To avoid disappointment of having no availability when you arrive, check before hand on the restaurants website and give them a call to making a reservation!