It doesn’t matter if you are taking a trip with the whole family, as a couple, or by yourself, there are so many things to do in Orlando that you will have more trouble choosing from all of them. Whether you spend time at the many famous amusement parks or spend time golfing, you will enjoy your time here from beginning to end.
If you are a foodie, you are in for a real treat with all of the restaurants that Orlando has to offer. From fine dining to easy going cafes, there is something for every taste and budget as well. With all of the different restaurants available, it can be really overwhelming to try and narrow down the choices.
We have provided you with a list of the best places to eat in Orlando to help you get started on your culinary adventure. The restaurants on this list are some of the best of the best Orlando has to offer. One thing is certain no matter what order you try them in or what others you may add to the list, you will not come away from any of them hungry.
Café Tu Tu Tango
Visit: Café Tu Tu Tango
Café Tu Tu Tango is an eclectic place that you will love for many reasons. It is the perfect place for those who love art or who are artists or performers in some way themselves. The colorful walls and abundance of art give the place a unique and appealing atmosphere. While you dine you can watch local artists painting right there in the restaurant. Don’t be surprised to see dancers weaving their way through the tables as the guests enjoy tasty dishes that have been carefully prepared in the kitchen. The bohemian ambience lends itself to creativity and community. If you see artwork that you like, you can purchase it right there in the restaurant. The menu is made up of all small plate offerings that have been prepared by exceptional chefs that are led by Executive Chef Jose Camey. Some of the choices you can select from include Baja Fish Tacos, Blackened Chicken Sliders, a variety of pizzas, appetizers and much more. Dining at Café Tu Tu Tango is a feast for all of your senses and brings you back to a time when artists gathered together to socialize, celebrate their craft and relax. Don’t forget to try one of their unique beers or wines or try one of their popular red and white sangrias.
Visit: NYPD Pizza
In 1996, NYPD pizza was established because Paul Russo, native New Yorker, was not able to find the kind of authentic New York style pizza that he enjoyed back home. The first NYPD pizza place opened in the center of Orlando and was an instant success. There are several things that are guaranteed when it comes to all the food on the NYPD Pizza menu. Only the highest quality ingredients are used to prepare the pizzas and other dishes that are on the menu. They only use secret family recipes that have been passed down for generations and hold dear the dedication and passion Russo’s ancestors had for creating delicious pizza that was truly unforgettable. Choose from one of the many specialty pizzas available on the menu such as the Queen’s Deluxe Pie that features onions, pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, sausage and fresh mozzarella cheese or try the delicious Staten Island Stuffed; a double layer of pizza dough that is stuffed with two toppings, delicious fresh cheese and sauce on the side. The unmistakable New York atmosphere feels like home to those who have lived in New York before and provide those who have never been with an experience they will enjoy. The menu also has tons of other choices for those who don’t feel like pizza such as soup or salad, a number of pasta dishes and much more. At NYPD Pizza, every guest is treated as part of the NYPD family and there is something on the menu for everyone.
Moonfish makes it a top priority to serve the freshest seafood available from the Ocean. They also offer Prime mid-western steaks that have been aged and cooked over a natural wood-burning pit. They also have a wonderful sushi menu. Fresh selections are flown in daily which has given MoonFish the well-placed reputation for serving the highest quality steaks, sushi and fish in Orlando. MoonFish focuses on providing every guest that walks through the door with exceptional tasting food that will make your dining experience special. The chefs that prepare your dishes support local farmers and growers by sourcing the ingredients they use in their dishes from these local places. The menu changes often to reflect the seasonally available ingredients, seafood and meats. The special process that is used to flame-grill their fresh seafood and steaks include cooking them over an oak and citrus wood-burning pit that reaches 1200 degrees. This special cooking process enhances the tenderness and quality of the food and adds an exquisite flavor that makes this restaurant one of the top ten seafood restaurants in the United States. Choose from such selections as the 22 ounce Bone-in Kansas City Strip or the Macadamia Crusted Mahi-Mahi from the Pacific that is served with a fresh-made pineapple mango salsa. This is just a couple of the delectable dishes that you have to choose from on the MoonFish menu.
Yellow Dog Eats
Visit: Yellow Dog Eats
Yellow Dog Eats is a casual eatery that features a menu of salads, barbecue, sandwiches and delicious daily specials that are created by Chef and Proprietor, Fish Morgan. The Yellow Dog Eats standard is to only use the highest quality ingredients available including flavorful deli meats, homemade pastries, and 15 different varieties of baby greens that are grown locally. The pork, bacon and other meats are smoked right there on the premises over a fire of apple and natural wood. The focus of the staff at yellow Dog is to raise the spirits of every guest that walks through the door while providing them with a creative array of flavor combinations that delight the palette. Yellow Dog Eats has an extensive selection of wines to choose from that range in price from $6 dollars all the way up to the higher dollar $200 wines. There is also an assortment of condiments, sauces, jellies and jams to purchase as well. The staff wants to provide you with a unique experience that is casual and comfortable and that provides you with a culinary experience that you will never forget.
Vito’s Chop House
Visit: Vito’s Chop House
At Vito’s Steakhouse you can experience a classic steakhouse with a distinct Italian flair. Vito’s holds the distinction of being one of Orlando’s premier steakhouse restaurants. They focus on exceptional service and exquisite cuisine served in an intimate atmosphere that makes your night even more special. Vito’s menu includes a selection of fresh fish, classic Italian specialties, and aged steaks. The corn-fed USDA Prime beef is hormone-free and aged between four and six weeks on-site and is hand cut by the managers to ensure consistency and quality. Choose from delicious entrees like the Truffled Lobster Ravioli or the Chilean Sea Bass that is wrapped in potato. If steak is what you’re craving, think about trying the huge, 30 ounce Wagyu Tomahawk Long Bone Ribeye. The superb Italian dishes that Vito’s offers include the Farmhouse Chicken Parmigiana and the delectable Meatballs Pomodoro. Don’t forget to choose a delicious wine from the 850 different wines that Vito’s carries. They have the most diverse selection of wines in Orlando and have even earned awards for it. They also offer guests a specialty martini list to choose from and an array of cigars as well. Your dining experience at Vito’s will be one to remember. The hardest part of the evening will be trying to decide what to order!
Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Visit: Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Hawker is a term that is used in Asia to describe the street vendors who use locally grown ingredients to create special dishes that are sold in stands and on carts. Recipes that have been passed down for generations tend to be the most popular and usually have flocks of people ordering them. At Hawkers, the chefs have selected the best street food recipes from all over Asia and have brought them here to this hip, relaxed environment that encourages sharing. The menu is large and includes a variety of delicious, Asian inspired food including their signature wings that can be prepared batter-dipped, grilled or naked with a selection of sauces or the Kimchi Fried Rice that is a twist on traditional fried rice by adding a distinct Korean flavor. Made from savory kimchi, onions, jasmine rice, and steak strips all stir fried together. Hawkers offers guests salads, small plate selections, noodles and much more. You will find more than enough to satisfy your cravings here.
Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Visit: Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
Not everyone that is looking for something to eat wants to find a sit down, fancy restaurant. Sometimes you just want to find something simple yet delicious. This is where Hot Krust Panini Kitchen shines. Hot Krust offers guests salads, cookies, brownies and of course an array of delicious Panini sandwiches including the Volcano Steak Panini that is made with slow-cooked steak, Jalapeno peppers, red onions, banana peppers, Swiss cheese, tomatoes and topped with a chipotle ranch sauce. There are loads of different paninis to try at Hot Krust. It is the perfect place to go when you want excellent food without spending a whole lot of money. Hot Krust makes the perfect place to go for lunch. Once you taste the fresh ingredients that Hot Krust uses you will be able to taste the difference freshness and quality make and you won’t want to go anywhere else to satisfy your Panini cravings.
Visit: Seito Sushi
Sushi is very popular all over the United States and Orlando is no exception. At Seito Sushi they used an artisan approach to creating sushi that is delicious and unique. They source their ingredients locally and also procure exotic provisions that are rare to offer guests dishes that show the creativity of Coastal Asian food and how innovation can make something great even better. The daily menus feature such choices as hand-pulled noodles, fresh sashimi or nigiri, seasonal Izakaya offerings, signature rolls and much more. They also have an extensive beverage menu that includes craft beers, extensive wine list, full liquor bar and Japanese whiskey. The knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect bottle or glass of wine to go with your food. This chic, urban restaurant is the perfect place to go to satisfy your sushi cravings.
Keke’s Breakfast Café
Visit: Keke’s Breakfast Café
It’s always great to find a delicious place to have breakfast. Keke’s Breakfast Café‘s mission is to provide guests with a breakfast that is out of this world. Everything is homemade using the best ingredients possible. The breads, dairy, fruits and vegetables are all fresh with the vegetables and fruits arriving at the restaurant every day. Part of the whole excellent breakfast dining experience is due to the exceptional servers that know how to make a guest feel welcome while taking caring of their every need. From the day the doors opened the focus has been on having an incredible breakfast. Consistency is key and at Keke’s they remain dedicated to providing tasty, perfectly prepared foods on a consistent basis. Menu selections include a large selection of freshly made omelets for breakfast and a variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches and more for lunch. Keke’s even has a kid’s menu for the little appetite. There are plenty of delicious choices for breakfast and lunch that will satisfy any food craving and give you the energy you need to finish the day strong.
Visit: Season 52
Seasonally inspired menus are part of what makes Season 52 such a popular restaurant. Choose ingredients that are in season ensures that they are at the peak of freshness. This is reflected in the taste and flavor of the different dishes the chefs prepare. The brick oven is perfect for roasting and doing open-fire grilling that also enhances the flavor of the different dishes. The menu will change regularly to reflect whatever fresh far the chef has gotten. This varied menu is exciting and fun and allows the chef to be creative and choose dishes that reflect the guests’ preferences. Choose from dishes like Carmelized Grilled Sea Scallops or the delicious Seafood Paella that includes Maine lobster tail, Mahi-mahi, chorizo, sea scallops and mussels. Season 52 offers private dining rooms as well for your private parties or events. Whatever you choose from the large menu has been prepared with care from high quality ingredients that will give you an unmatched culinary experience while giving you a casual yet comfortable place to hang out too.