Whether you are visiting Disney’s theme parks or just planning to stop for a bite in Orlando, you can choose from a wide range of restaurants, including upscale restaurants, ethnic establishments and buffet-style eateries. 

Here is a list of the top 10 places to eat in Orlando:

Chef’s Table at the Edgewater

Location: Winter Garden, FL

If you want to have an intimate gourmet dining experience, look no further than Chef’s Table. Foodies come from all over the world to taste the cuisine and locals rave about it all the time. It is just a few miles away from Disney’s theme parks. So the people who are visiting Disney and looking for an upscale meal at the end of the day should definitely check out this place.

Yellow Dog Eats Cafe      

Location: Gotha, FL

This place offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The food here includes everything from salads, sandwiches, daily specials to delicious BBQ-styled smoked meats. There are also a variety of vegan and vegetarian options available.

The Melting Pot 

Location: Sand Lake Road, FL

The melting pot is a fun place to eat. Their menu specifically focuses on different types of Fondue (vegetables, meat, cheese, and chocolate). They also have gluten-free options available. All in all, The Melting Pot is the best place to enjoy an interactive dining experience with family and friends.

The Big Easy      

Location: Windermere, FL

The Big Easy in Windermere is just 10 minutes away from Disney Springs. This place offers great food and is heavily influenced by New Orleans style cooking. They also serve some fantastic specials and cocktails.

Dixie Cream Cafe

Location: Windermere, Fl

This is one of the best places to get home-style breakfast. Their menu includes some popular food items like strawberries and whipped cream pancakes, lemon-ricotta pancakes, bananas foster french toast, and smoked brisket hash. Having breakfast at the Dixie Cream Cafe is the perfect way to start your day.

Seasons 52    

Location: Sand Lake Road, FL

This famous restaurant serves everything, including seafood, tempting desserts, cocktails, and even small plates. The food they offer is fresh, has a seasonal flavor, and is filled with locally sourced ingredients. Also, this place is great if you have specific dietary requirements.

The Ravenous Pig    

Location: Winter Park, Fl

The Ravenous Pig has a comforting environment, where people come to enjoy fantastic drinks and seasonal food. The restaurant is famously known for providing sustainable food items and seasonally inspired high-quality food with local Florida ingredients.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango     

Location: International Drive, Orlando

Cafe Tu Tu Tango is one of the authentic places to eat in Orlando. This restaurant is a vibrant and fun place to eat. They offer diverse and eclectic drinks and small plates and include a variety of food items such as tacos, pizzas, seafood, meats, etc. They also serve some amazing desserts like the ‘chocolate-dipped cheesecake lollipops’.

Thai Blossom

Location: Winter Garden, FL

If you are looking for an authentic Thai food place in Orlando, you must visit Thai Blossom. If you are not a fan of anything spicy, they adjust the spice level according to your taste. Their best food items on the menu are the ‘Green Curry’ and the ‘Pad Thai’.

El Potro Mexican Restaurant      

Location: Kirkman Oaks Shopping Center

This place is well-known for its Mexican cuisine. They serve a buffet-style lunch and dinner. Their menu includes everything: salads, nachos tachos, Quesadillas, beef, and famous desserts like Banana Chimichanga, flan, churros, etc.

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