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What to Eat in Orlando-Walt Disney World

Orlando's popularity with domestic and international tourists is reflected in its varied dining scene. Though American fast-food joints and restaurant chains are prevalent throughout the Greater Orlando area, everything from Japanese to Italian is served here. Popular American eateries include the Waldorf Astoria Orlando's Bull & Bear steakhouse and Eddie V's Prime Seafood, while Seito Sushi & New Japanese and NYPD Pizza are must-try locales for sushi and pizza. For a more upscale atmosphere, dine at Chatham's Place Restaurant or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa's Victoria & Albert's.

Latin American fare is also noticeably present in Orlando. But unlike South Florida's cuisine, which features many Cuban dishes, Orlando's menus are more commonly filled with Puerto Rican staples like mofongo (fried and mashed green plantains with onion, garlic and olive oil topped with a protein like shrimp or pork), arroz con gandules (rice mixed with pigeon peas, pork and vegetables) and pastelón (a dish similar to lasagna that's made with mashed sweet plantains and ground beef). Other Latin American cuisines, such as Venezuelan and Spanish, are also represented on many restaurant menus. To sample some of Orlando's best Latin-inspired bites, check out Q'Kenan Restaurant, Melao Bakery and Padrino's Cuban Cuisine.

If a stay at Universal Orlando Resort or Walt Disney World Resort is part of your Orlando visit, odds are you'll want to dine at Universal CityWalk or Disney Springs. These dining, shopping and entertainment complexes offer an array of cuisines, including Irish, Southern and Cuban. But meals served in both properties' eateries are pricey (for those who don't have resort dining plans), and tables are hard to come by, so finalize dining reservations well in advance for popular places like Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Morimoto Asia and The Boathouse.

Find the Best Restaurants in Orlando-Walt Disney World

  • #1
    The Melting Pot
    #1 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2175 reviewsTripadvisor (2175)
    $ - $$ | American
    7549 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819-5109
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  • #2
    La Luce
    #2 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1994 reviewsTripadvisor (1994)
    $$ | Italian, Pizza, Tuscan, Central-Italian
    14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL 32821-4023
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  • #3
    Victoria & Albert's
    #3 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1596 reviewsTripadvisor (1596)
    $$ | American
    4401 Floridian Way Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Orlando, FL 32830-8451
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  • #4
    NYPD Pizza
    #4 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 782 reviewsTripadvisor (782)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    2589 S Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32835-6316
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  • #5
    Pineapple Lanai
    #5 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 372 reviewsTripadvisor (372)
    $ | Fast Food, Hawaiian
    1600 Seven Seas Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8423
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  • #6
    Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
    #6 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 180 reviewsTripadvisor (180)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32827-7589
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  • #7
    Bull & Bear Steakhouse at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
    #7 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1523 reviewsTripadvisor (1523)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821-4024
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  • #8
    Chatham's Place
    #8 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 765 reviewsTripadvisor (765)
    $$ | Italian, French, American
    7575 Dr Phillips Blvd Ste 270, Orlando, FL 32819-7216
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  • #9
    Ginther's Swirls Ice Cream
    #9 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 243 reviewsTripadvisor (243)
    $ | American
    11036 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-7322
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  • #10
    Krispy Kreme
    #10 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 318 reviewsTripadvisor (318)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    4080 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839-2426
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  • #11
    Seito Sushi
    #11 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1342 reviewsTripadvisor (1342)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    8031 Turkey Lake Rd #700, Orlando, FL 32819-7384
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  • #12
    Dandelion Community Cafe
    #12 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 264 reviewsTripadvisor (264)
    $ | American, Cafe
    618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803-4634
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  • #13
    The Gnarly Barley
    #13 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 205 reviewsTripadvisor (205)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    7431 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32809-6056
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  • #14
    Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Dr Phillips
    #14 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 611 reviewsTripadvisor (611)
    $ - $$ | Turkish
    7600 Dr Phillips Blvd Ste 108, Orlando, FL 32819-7231
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  • #15
    Q'Kenan Restaurant
    #15 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 783 reviewsTripadvisor (783)
    $ | Latin, Venezuelan, South American
    8117 Vineland Ave Regency Village Plaza, Orlando, FL 32821-6847
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  • #16
    Aloha Isle
    #16 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1377 reviewsTripadvisor (1377)
    $ | Fast Food
    1600 Seven Seas Dr Suite B, Orlando, FL 32830-8423
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  • #17
    Zeta Asia
    #17 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 370 reviewsTripadvisor (370)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Asian, Japanese, Sushi
    14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821-4023
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  • #18
    Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
    #18 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1088 reviewsTripadvisor (1088)
    $ | American, International, Fusion
    8015 Turkey Lake Rd Suite 200 Next to Wholefoods & Dunkin Donuts, Orlando, FL 32819-7383
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  • #20
    Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    #20 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1077 reviewsTripadvisor (1077)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    7488 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819-5108
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  • #21
    Strong Water Tavern
    #21 of 3,740 Places to Eat in Orlando
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripadvisor (367)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Pub
    6601 Adventure Way Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL 32819-7602
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