Restaurants in Orlando

In Orlando, there are plenty of restaurants and counting, and virtually every type of cuisine. Every theme park offers multiple standout full-service restaurants, while areas like Disney Springs, Universal CityWalk and International Drive all feature a high concentration of dining outlets.

The Orlando restaurants below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over US$45)
Moderate (US$20 to US$45)
Cheap (up to US$20)
These Orlando restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including sales tax but excluding tips, unless otherwise stated.

Ocean Prime

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: American

As the name suggests, you are entering surf and turf territory here, but it is classier than many places operating in the same arena. The menu focuses on quality ingredients sourced from some of the most highly regarded suppliers. The incredibly well-briefed staff will guide you through the menu and craft cocktail selection.

Address: 7339 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: +1 407 781 4880

Victoria & Albert's

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: New American

Frette linens, Riedel crystal–this is a pull-out-all-the-stops kind of place. Located within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the restaurant itself is on a much more intimate scale in comparison to many of the Disney resort restaurants. There are only 18 tables in the main dining room and another five in the private fireplace room, plus a chef's table in the kitchen. It has a kind of old-timey fancy restaurant ambiance, but Executive Chef Scott Hunnel's culinary vision is emphatically 21st century.

Address: 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: +1 407 939 3862

La Coquina

Price: Expensive

It’s rare to get an interactive dining experience at such a high-end restaurant, but the Chef’s Table here is fantastically popular. Guests can sit up in the exhibition kitchen while chef Orlando prepares a gourmet five-course meal for them. Book well in advance for this incredibly fine fare.

Address: 1 Grand Cypress Boulevard, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: (407) 239 3853.

Wild Jack's

Price: Moderate

If you want to throw yourself into the all-American practice of eating intimidating amounts of meat, then here is the place. Steaks and ribs are the order of the day, and you’d be foolish to stray elsewhere on the menu. Huge slabs are served with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.

Address: 7364 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: (407) 352 4407.

Café Tu Tu Tango

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Spanish

The theme here is quite original–an artists’ colony that even comes with its own resident artist. The tapas-style small plates go beyond the usual patatas bravas and calamari, with dishes such as roasted pears. The staff are enthusiastic, and there is even live entertainment some nights.

Address: 8625 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: +1 407 248 2222

B-Line Diner

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: American

This 24-hour diner features an amazing range of comfort food around the clock and is located inside the lovely Hyatt Regency Orlando. There is an art deco feel to the interior, and it has the requisite retro booths as well as a chrome counter. The pot pies and sandwiches are especially good.

Address: 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: +1 407 284 1234

Little Saigon

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Vietnamese

There are satisfying numbers of the local Vietnamese community that eat in this restaurant, and even better, a distinct lack of tourists. The menus are authentic, especially the rolls and pho. It is noisy and lively, and everything a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant should be.

Address: 1106 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: +1 407 423 8539

Panera Bread

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: American

The fresh soups and salads make for an attractive light lunch here, but it is the sandwiches that are the main draw. Freshly baked bread and a variety of inventive fillings keep a steady line going at this trendy bakery.

Address: 8600 Vineland Avenue, Suite 101, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: +1 407 842 1300

Sweet Tomatoes

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: New American

Salad lovers should make a beeline for this buffet-style diner, which also offers pizza, pasta and fresh breads. All the dishes are made from scratch each day, so they taste reassuringly fresh.

Address: 6877 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida, United States
Telephone: +1 407 363 1616
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