Mix Michelin Guide restaurants with celebrity chefs, homegrown culinary heroes, international flavors and farm-to-table goodness.
That's the recipe for a deliciously diverse Orlando dining experience. No matter where Orlando's world-famous attractions and fun-filled entertainment districts take you, vibrant dining destinations are close by with enough award-winning establishments to keep you eating well for days on end. Plan a foodie itinerary featuring several of these delectable dining options on your next visit to Orlando.
Top Restaurants and Celebrated Chefs
46 restaurants in Orlando received the prestigious honor of being featured in the Michelin Guide for Miami, Orlando and Tampa. The guide included Michelin-starred establishments, Bib Gourmand honorees and Michelin-recommended places. Inspectors said Orlando has much to offer food and wine enthusiasts. When you’re here, see why they raved about Capa Steakhouse & Bar, Kadence, Knife & Spoon, and Soseki Modern Omakase.
Sample menu items created by chefs seen on TV shows and find several celebrity chef hot spots at Disney Springs. Consider Jaleo and Pepe, both by José Andrés, in addition to Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Asia, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Guy Fieri at Chicken Guy! and Planet Hollywood, Rick Bayless’ Frontera Cocina, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. Near Disney Springs, other restaurants led by famous personalities include Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen, at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and Todd English’s bluezoo at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
If you’re near the Orange County Convention Center and Grande Lakes, visit Primo by Melissa Kelly at JW Marriott Orlando or Top Chef John Tesar-led Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando. ICON Park features Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, and The Florida Mall has Carlo’s Bakery by "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro. Local favorites who have appeared on Food Network shows include Wendy Lopez of Reyes Mezcaleria and Trina Gregory-Propst of Se7en Bites.
The celebrity chefs are matched by local culinary stars honored by the James Beard Foundation. Honorees include Brandon McGlamery of Winter Park’s Prato and Maitland’s Luke’s Kitchen, James and Julie Petrakis of The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park and The Polite Pig in Disney Springs, and Chef Henry Moso of two Kabooki Sushi locations.
A delicious entrée at the Ravenous Pig in Winter Park
Distinctive Dining Districts in the Orlando Area
Head to lively International Drive, known as I-Drive, and nearby Restaurant Row for great choices to fit any palate and budget. Along I-Drive's ICON Park, choose from country music singer Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in addition to Tin Roof, Yard House and Tapa Toro. At nearby Pointe Orlando, discover Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and Taverna Opa. Minutes away, Orlando’s Restaurant Row district includes acclaimed eateries such as Dragonfly, Robata Grill & Sushi, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood.
Impressive dining choices, including global and regional flavors, await in downtown Orlando and adjacent neighborhoods. Sample gourmet farm-to-table menu items at Artisan’s Table, and pair great views of Lake Eola with award-winning food at 310 Lakeside. For an upscale experience, try The Boheme, DoveCote Restaurant or Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe. In the North Quarter District, Reyes Mezcaleria features flavorful Mexican food and tasty tequila concoctions. Go to Mills 50 for French-influenced fare at Bites & Bubbles. Other downtown neighborhood favorites include contemporary interpretations of classic dishes at The Strand, music brunches and dinners at eclectic Maxine’s on Shine and Florida specialties in a scenic setting at The Tap Room at Dubsdread. In elegant Winter Park, north of downtown, continuously praised restaurants abound especially The Ravenous Pig, Prato, Chez Vincent, The Glass Knife and Hamilton’s Kitchen.
Patio dining at Bites and Bubbles in the Mills 50 neighborhood
Great Meals Near Top Attractions
An international array of cuisine awaits visitors to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World® Resort, where you can expect both innovative fusions and delicious counter-service options, as well as Orlando's largest concentration of celebrity chefs. At The Edison, savor a mix of classic American cuisine, craft cocktails and unique entertainment, including burlesque on weekend evenings. Downstairs, find the secret entrance to Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar. Wherever you choose to dine, don’t forget an indulgent cookie from Gideon’s Bakehouse.
At Universal CityWalk, enjoy shops, family entertainment and restaurants featuring some of Orlando’s tastiest cuisine. Delight in the steampunk theme at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, the fusion of flavors offered at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, wood-fired tastes at Bigfire and authentic recipes at VIVO Italian Kitchen.
The modern exterior of Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista
Fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO), Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) or Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) and rent a car to see the area at your own pace. Public ground transportation, including the SunRail commuter train, is also available.
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