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.


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

 

Norman's

Cuisine: New World

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

 

Ravenous Pig

Cuisine: American Gastropub

Neighborhood: Orwin Manor

 

Roy's

Cuisine: Hawaiian Fusion

Neighborhood: Restaurant Row

 

Charley's Steak House

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighbohood: Doctor Phillips

 

Emeril's

Cuisine: American

Neighborhood: Florida Center

 

Primo

Cuisine: Contemporary Italian

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

 

Amura

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

 

Have a favorite Orlando restaurant that you don't see here? Tell us in the comments below.


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