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orlando dining/drinking suggestions?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DocTalk, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Attending a conference in Orlando on Sunday for a couple of days. Likely will see a spring training game but any suggestions for places to eat or have a beer?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Last time I was in Orlando, I wanted to stop by Ice Bar, or whatever it's called, for a drink. Never made it, though. Entire place made of ice, so bring your coat.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    My problem with Orlando is that it is so spread out it seems like it takes forever to get where you want to go and then get hit with $30 cab ride each way.

    Usually have not been a fan but did have a good steak at Shula's in The Dolphin last time I was there.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Depends on what part of Orlando. Lots of good Cuban restaurants. That would be my first choice.
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member


  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They have an Ale House chain of sports bars in Florida that I always thought was really good.
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Big fan of Charley's Steakhouse

  8. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    Second Charley's Steakhouse recommendation.

    Advice: If there is a logo on the eatery and that logo is a Mouse, try somewhere else.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I do like both the Mexican and Italian restaurants in EPCOT.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    When in Orlando I always find myself going somewhere by default. Nothing really overwhelms me. Most have a generic touristy feel.

    One that comes to mind is ESPN- crowded and below average food but if you want to watch a few games it works.
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Food is slightly above average at Ale House.

    Best happy hour in town is at O'Charley's on the corner of Sand Lake and Turkey Lake (on the western side of town, not far from Universal); half off all appetizers from 2-7 and 23-ounce draft beers are $2.50.

    Shula's and Charley's steakhouses have been mentioned; you won't get out of either one for less than $50 pp.

    But Orlando IS very spread out, so without knowing where you'll be, I'll refrain from further suggestions. Bring sunscreen.
  12. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    the ravenous pig in winter park is outstanding -- a great burger and pork sandwich and a fine beer list:

    city fish, just off of downtown is decent enough.
    wild side does barbecue and is near city fish.

    le coq au vin is a neat little french place, but like others have mentioned, not exactly downtown.
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