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What to eat in Orlando

A traveling insider's guide on where to eat in Orlando. | By Lisa A. Beach | April 20, 2022 (Updated March 9, 2023)

Whether you’re on vacation with the family, meeting up with friends or on a much-needed date night, you can plan the ultimate day of drinks, meals and dessert at some of the best restaurants in Orlando. If you’re not sure where to eat, here’s a fresh look at old standbys and local favorites.

Disney Springs

Nestled near the Disney theme parks, you’ll find a dining mecca to please every palate — from light bites and handhelds to fine dining and decadent desserts. Disney Springs serves up a smorgasbord of top-notch Orlando restaurants.

Restaurant Row

After a long day spent visiting nearby Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando, located in Orlando’s ICON Park and I-Drive neighborhoods, head to Restaurant Row. You’ll find a cluster of gastronomic delights lining Sand Lake Road in Orlando’s Doctor Phillips neighborhood.

Downtown dining districts

In the downtown hub of Orlando, explore these neighborhood favorites — perfect for date nights, casual get-togethers or special celebrations.

Make your Orlando dining memory

With so many amazing restaurants in Orlando, you might want to try more than one while you’re in town. You’ll return home with a bellyful of memories that’ll keep you satiated until your next trip back.

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Lisa Beach is an Orlando freelance writer whose work has been published in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Parade, USA Today, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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