Restaurants in Orlando
Bubbalou’s Bodacious Barbecue has received recognition from major publications, such as USA Today, Southern Living, New York Times, and Food Network, for its barbecue. Items on the menu range from sliced or pulled pork to beef brisket, even fried catfish.
The comfort food comes in heaping portions at this cafe in Celebration, a Disney-designed town dating to the late 1990’s. Fashioned as an Art Deco-style diner, there are laminate-top tables and an old-fashioned soda fountain.
Modeled after the Italian restaurant in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, Tony’s Town Square is located at the entrance of the Magic Kingdom, just before Main Street U.S.A.
At Emeril’s Orlando in Universal's CityWalk, the high ceilings, huge windows and clean lines bring a simplistic, pleasing contrast to the intricate menu items.
The atypically upscale restaurant in Epcot's Italy Pavilion boasts ornate chandeliers and a menu created by star chef Joachim Splichal.
Pho Vinh's Vietnamese restaurant in Colonialtown North is known for its self-roasted pork barbecue; generous portions of shredded pork are combined with vermicelli noodles, vegetables, cilantro, and mint in dishes such as the Bun Bi Thit Nuong. For traditional Vietnamese fare, try the
Walking into this chic, glass-and-metal dining room, with its aquarium-blue lighting, wave-patterned wall art, and chandeliers resembling clouds of overhead bubbles, makes it immediately clear: this place is a temple to seafood.
Inside the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is the award-winning restaurant of chef Norman Van Aken, a member of the James Beard Who’s Who list. The New World cuisine of Norman’s fuses the flavors of different global regions including Latin, Caribbean, and Asia.
Go to this 30-year-old healthy café for a garlic-rich Med-meets-Middle East menu,
Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort features buffet dining for breakfast and dinner enhanced by a little Disney magic in the form of appearances by Mickey Mouse and his friends.
One of the few enclaves of authenticity in Disney-designed Celebration, Columbia has perfected old-style Spanish cooking—grilled meats, piles of paella, and a lengthy list of seafood dishes—since its first location opened across the peninsula (in Tampa’s Ybor City) in 1905.
When charismatic Chicagoan Mike Feld moved to Florida more than 20 years ago, he found one thing sorely lacking—a legit hot-dog depot. So he opened his own at a gas station on Highway 50.
At Primo in the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, the refeshing layout—open kitchen, rustic-colored walls, intimate but spaced tables—underscores co-owner and executive chef Melissa Kelly's style of “simplicity, seasonality and freshness.” Produce