Category Archives: Restaurants

The best places to eat around Orlando and the top restaurants and bars to celebrate annual events throughout the year.

Best Restaurant Choices for Orlando Magical Dining Month in September 2017

September is Orlando’s Magical Dining Month where the best restaurants around the city are showcased with a featured three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 that includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Orlando Magical Dining Month Taking a look at … Continue reading

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2016 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Downtown Orlando featuring the Celt, Wall Street Plaza, Church Street, and Lizzy McCormack’s

Celebrations and drink specials begin early for the true Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Orlando, on March 17, 2016. Church Street and Wall Street Two of the biggest venues in Downtown Orlando, Church Street Entertainment and Wall Street Plaza (see … Continue reading

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2016 St Patrick’s Day in Winter Garden at Hagan O’Reillys Irish Pub & Restaurant with Live Music, Dancing, and Free Babysitting in Orlando

A great place to hear bagpipes on Saint Patrick’s Day, Hagan O’Reillys Irish Pub & Restaurant in Winter Garden, will be celebrating the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday on Thursday, March 17th, 2016. St Patrick’s Day in Winter Garden Beginning in the late … Continue reading

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2016 St Patrick’s Day Events at Raglan Road in Downtown Disney at Disney World and Pat O’Briens at Universal Studios Citywalk in Orlando

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Downtown Disney in Disney World is the missing Ireland pavilion that Epcot never had, with live Irish music and dancing placed in the old Pleasure Island area of Downtown Disney. On St Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants around UCF for Valentine’s Day 2016 including Oviedo and Waterford Lakes

The University of Central Florida, or UCF, has grown to be the second largest University in the Country and the communities in east Orlando around UCF having grown up around it with the city of Oviedo to the North, the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Orlando for Valentine’s Day 2016 including College Park and Baldwin Park

Fresh Italian at Millenia and Lake Ivanhoe, American in College Park, and Sushi in Baldwin Park are some of the best places to have a meal to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2016. You will also find the best steaks in all of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants on International Drive in Orlando for Valentine’s Day 2016 including Pointe Orlando

For our recommendations on spending Valentine’s Day on International Drive, the top 10 romantic restaurant choices over the years may have varied over time but the dining scene definitely changed with the most recent incarnation of Pointe Orlando a few … Continue reading

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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Winter Park for Valentine’s Day 2016

Whether you are looking for Turkish cuisine, a restaurant on Lake Killarney, a restaurant by a movie theater, or a local gastropub, there is a restaurant for you to dine at this Valentine’s Day in Winter Park. We’ll let the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Downtown Orlando for Valentine’s Day 2016 including Lake Eola and Thornton Park

When it comes to a romantic evening out on the town for Valentine’s Day, there is no better place to be than in Downtown Orlando. From the modern and upscale restaurants, to the swanky clubs and wine bars, to finally … Continue reading

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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants at Walt Disney World for Valentine’s Day 2016 including Activities and Things to Do

The best romantic restaurants at Walt Disney World involve watching fireworks light up the sky behind Cinderella Castle whilst you enjoy a four course meal at your table. It might also be a modern French restaurant in the ballroom of one … Continue reading

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Free Mother’s Day Activities in Orlando 2015 for Mom where Moms Eat for Free at Restaurants and Admission is Free for Medieval Times

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th, 2015 and there are a few restaurants and places where Mom can eat for free and play for free with her admission. This is Orlando Local Guide’s Guide for free things for Mom to do … Continue reading

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2015 Best Restaurants and Pubs to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day around Orlando including Winter Park and Conway

On St Patrick’s Day, it’s all about the luck of the Irish, Corn Beef and Cabbage, and Guinness Irish Beer. We’ve already covered the best spots to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Downtown Orlando, Winter Garden, and the theme parks. … Continue reading

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Winter Park Olive Garden Getting Major Renovation and a New Menu

The Winter Park 17/92 corridor is one of the hottest commercial real estate markets in the Orlando area right now with new and renovated supermarkets,  restaurants, and retail now open or will soon to be open. The Olive Garden across … Continue reading

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Darden Restaurants Lead the Effort in Recycling Organic Food Waste

When visiting a Longhorn Steakhouse or Capital Grille for a night out on the town, the focus of the night typically revolves around whether you should choose the rib-eye or the filet and not what the restaurants recycling efforts are. … Continue reading

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Best Reuben Sandwiches Around Orlando featuring Jason’s Deli, Toojay’s Gourmet Deli, Pickles NY Deli, and C&S Brisket Bus

For the last year and half, I have been visiting many restaurants and delicatessens around Orlando searching for the best Reuben sandwich, a hot sandwich made up of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and a thousand-island type dressing. The sandwich bread is made … Continue reading

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2013 Easter Brunch Buffets on International Drive in Orlando featuring the Rosen Hotels, the Peabody, the Hilton, the Castle, and the Westin

On Easter Sunday, the big hotels on International Drive bring out their best buffets that are served throughout the day with some of the locations having other Easter activities as well. This is our guide to Easter Brunches on International … Continue reading

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Jack’s Place Restaurant at the Rosen Plaza Hotel Delivers a Romantic Night Out with a Touch of Nostalgia

Jack’s Place is a restaurant at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive that sounds like it could be a casual diner but in reality is one of the nicer restaurants in the area to take a date out for … Continue reading

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Rosen Shingle Creek Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Holiday Buffet and Brunch at Café Osceola

On Thanksgiving and Christmas Day at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel on Universal Boulevard, just off International Drive, a grande holiday buffet and brunch is prepared for guests and visitors to the hotel from 11:30 am until 7 pm at … Continue reading

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Marlow’s Tavern Restaurant Brings a Little Bit of Atlanta and Southern Cuisine to the City of Orlando

If you are looking for a restaurant that serves fried green tomatoes in the city of Orlando along with other great southern-inspired cuisines, then look no futher than Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando on International Drive (with several other Orlando … Continue reading

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Dining at the Disney Dream Restaurants including Remy, Palo, and Animator’s Palate

One of the best parts of going on a Disney Cruise is the luxury of being able to eat at a nice restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the entire stay of your trip. On our 5 night cruise … Continue reading

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Best Fast Food Chicken Sandwich in Orlando is the Spicy Chicken Sandwich Deluxe at Chick-fil-A

So there will probably be some complaints on this article that we are completely stating the obvious that the best chicken sandwich in Orlando can be found at Chick-fil-A but if you look at the restaurants locator map online, you can … Continue reading

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Treat Dad to Tijuana Flats on Fathers Day For Free in 2012

Tijuana Flats is celebrating Father’s Day with a free meal for dads when another entree is purchased at regular price. The promotion runs the entire day, Sunday, June 17th, 2012. Tijuana Flats is a independent Tex-Mex restaurant started in 1995 … Continue reading

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Best Breakfast Restaurants in Downtown Orlando featuring Zilly Bee Cafe

In the central non-Thornton Park area of Downtown Orlando, there are not a lot of breakfast spots to choose from but the one breakfast restaurant that was previously known as The Breakfast Club will fill you up with omelets, breakfast … Continue reading

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Best Easter Brunch Restaurants at Winter Park Village in Orlando featuring the Cheesecake Factory

When choosing a brunch spot in Orlando after our Easter Church service in 2012, we visited Winter Park Village in the city of Winter Park to see which restaurants were open for lunch. The answer was a majority of them. … Continue reading

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