Restaurants in Orlando

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This CityWalk spot is a great choice for kids (as long as you come before 9 p.m., when CityWalk begins to morph into an adult-oriented party spot).... Read More

One of Walt Disney World’s newest culinary offerings, this Beauty and the Beast-inspired spot within the Magic Kingdom’s new Fantasyland expansion is... Read More

Walking into this chic, glass-and-metal dining room, with its aquarium-blue lighting, wave-patterned wall art, and chandeliers resembling clouds of... Read More

Come to this expansive buffet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and stay for a leisurely walk around the property, which is home to more than 30 species... Read More

On the ground floor of the Grand Bohemian Hotel—Orlando’s downtown jewel—this lounge is a popular after-work spot for well-dressed Orlandoans. The walls... Read More

If you happen to be downtown, there’s no better happy hour choice than the swanky Bösendorfer Lounge at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.... Read More

A blissful find in a fast-food-clogged area just outside Walt Disney World’s borders, Bruno’s is the sort of place where the namesake chef... Read More

Bubbalou’s Bodacious Barbecue has received recognition from major publications, such as USA Today, Southern Living, New York Times,... Read More

Modeled after the restaurant of the same name at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, this Orlando outpost (set in the lobby of at the Waldorf Astoria... Read More

Those who want the best view of the Magic Kingdom's fireworks reserve a window table at California Grill, located at the top of Walt Disney World Resort... Read More

The premiere restaurant of Disney’s Contemporary Resort overlooks both the Magic Kingdom and the Seven Seas Lagoon, offering some of the best fireworks... Read More

They’re candy-coated apples, but they might as well be works of art. Try a traditional caramel or caramel-nut apple, or look for options clothed in... Read More

It’s important to note that all of the bars mentioned so far have something in common: Eric Foster. Before arriving behind the bar at Cask & Larder,... Read More

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort features buffet dining for breakfast and dinner enhanced by a little Disney magic in the form... Read More

This sprawling restaurant, inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is the most classic and well-known character dining establishment in Orlando. It... Read More

Formerly called Del Frisco’s, this classic steakhouse is off the beaten tourist path. Dark wood paneling and dim lighting set the mood, and the prime... Read More

Dine inside a fairy tale high above the Magic Kingdom, inside the theme park’s glorious Cinderella Castle. Cinderella and her friends make their way... Read More

One of the few enclaves of authenticity in Disney-designed Celebration, Columbia has perfected old-style Spanish cooking—grilled meats, piles of... Read More

With four locations in Orlando, this local chain is at their best on Saturdays and Sundays, especially in the Thornton Park (downtown Orlando) location.... Read More

While not technically a character, per se, SeaWorld’s iconic killer whale, Shamu, is still a favorite with many kids. Sit just beside Shamu’s huge tank... Read More

This soft-serve, sorbet-like treat is frozen perfection—and it’s one of the most talked-about snacks among Disney aficionados. The original Dole Whip is... Read More

Located in the Italian-themed Dellagio Town Center on the Restaurant Row stretch of Sand Lake Road, this trendy sushi eatery is a local favorite that... Read More

At Emeril’s Orlando in Universal's CityWalk, the high ceilings, huge windows and clean lines bring a simplistic, pleasing contrast to the... Read More

From Emeril Lagasse, whose name is practically synonymous with the term “celebrity chef,” comes a New Orleans-inspired menu filled with creative dishes... Read More

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