Dining in Orlando is an adventure for the senses, with an inviting scene that matches the city’s playful energy. Each region adds its own special flavor to the mix, creating a blend that teases your tastebuds no matter where you dine.
To start, theme park dining is a must at Disney World Parks, from the family-friendly ‘50s Prime Time Café to upscale Jiko for fine dining in style. The other major theme park player, Universal Studios, adds theater to its dining options, with open-flame cooking at Bigfire and Bob Marley, an open-air Jamaican eatery that celebrates the king of reggae.
The food truck movement is also alive and well in Orlando, with Woodson’s Wrap Shack twisting gourmet ingredients in fresh flatbreads and Toasted focusing on grilled cheese sandwiches will fabulous fillings.
If you’re not in the theme parks, there are myriad Orlando neighborhoods to offer fun for foodies. Audubon Park has funky, casual options like Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux, a local café with a biking-themed menu — and the P is for Pie Bakeshop for diners with an obsession for sweet treats.
Nearby Baldwin Park provides a welcoming upscale haven, with The Osprey serving sustainable seafood and Provisions and Buzz Steak Co. exploring exciting New American recipes. For simple burgers and beer in a cheery setting, head to Ford’s Garage in Curry Ford West.
Try Thorton Park’s Soco for contemporary cuisine with a side of Southern hospitality, or fast-casual BBQ at 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Lake Eola pleases the discerning eater with Osphere, an inventive eatery that combines cultural influences from the community with local ingredients.
Safe to say when you search for a unique dining experience in Orlando, you won’t be disappointed with what you find.