Beyond the Parks: Best Dining in Orlando

There's a whole city beyond Disney. Let this list be your guide to the best restaurants... that don't require an entrance fee.
Le Coq Au Vin

Le Coq Au Vin

Le Coq Au Vin

When I think of Orlando, only four things come to mind: Disney World, The Orlando Magic, Tiger Woods, and now, of course, Harry Potter World. There's no question that Orlando is built on the deep-rooted American passion for Mickey Mouse, and tourists rarely venture beyond the parks for any other kind of amusement. But that is a disservice to yourself as a diner  — Orlando is no culinary wonderland, but like most places, if you know where to look, you can find something great to eat.  So if you get sick of the Epcot food, here are some great places that are worth eating at.


Le Coq Au Vin

Cuisine: French

Neighborhood: Holden Heights



Cuisine: New World

Neighborhood: Williamsburg


Ravenous Pig

Cuisine: American Gastropub

Neighborhood: Orwin Manor



Cuisine: Hawaiian Fusion

Neighborhood: Restaurant Row


Charley's Steak House

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighbohood: Doctor Phillips



Cuisine: American

Neighborhood: Florida Center



Cuisine: Contemporary Italian

Neighborhood: Williamsburg



Cuisine: Japanese

Neighborhood: Restaurant Row


Emeril's Tchoup Chop

Cuisine: Hawaiian

Neighborhood: Florida Center


Seasons 52

Cuisine: Healthful Grill

Neighborhood: Restaurant Row


Funky Monkey Wine

Cuisine: Fusion

Neighborhood: Downtown


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