Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where to eat in Orlando

I often get asked where people should eat when visiting Orlando, well here is a list of some of the best restaurants in Orlando in no particular order and some key dishes that we love.

  • The Ravenous Pig - Pub Burger(1855 angus beef, caramelized onion, buttermilk bleu cheese, truffle fries), Gruyere Biscuits
  • Smiling Bison - creative ever changing menu, small but quality beer selection.
  • 4 Rivers Winter Park - Order the Beef Brisket and make sure you ask them to leave the bark and fat on it, it makes it even more delicious add a side of Corn Salad & Krispy Kreme bread pudding
  • Sushi Pop Oviedo - Far East Flatbread - a duck fat seared Chinese scallion pancake topped with blue cheese, caramelized onions, roasted Japanese mushrooms, Furikake seasoning. Hamachi(Yellowtail) with jalapeños
  • Q'Kenan Venezuelan Restaurante  - Cachapas (corn cakes) w/ handmade cheese
  • Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria - Fu Man Chu Sandwich – Asian Pulled Pork, Watercress, Goat Cheese, Ginger Cranberry Chutney & Red Onions
  • K Restaurant -  K Tomato Stack - tomato, herbed goat cheese, 3 Boy’s Farm local greens, citrus dressing
  • Luma Winter Park - Heirloom Tomato Salad - watermelon radishes, EVOO fried bread, anchovy vinaigrette, burrata
  • Croissant Gourmet Winter Park - Almond Croissant, Hot Chocolate
  • Brick & Fire Pizza - Bruschetta with balsamic vinegar. Goat Cheese pizza with Sauteed Spinach, Roma Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Fresh Basil
  • Rusty Spoon - The "55 Burger" - 1/2 lb of Grass-Fed Beef Stuffed with Bacon & Gruyere, Smothered with Onions, Rusty Aioli, House-made Pickles on a Soft Roll
  • Anh Hong - Iced Coffee, Summer Rolls, Rice Vermicelli with grilled pork, shrimp, shrimp paste and spring roll
  • Mediterranean Blue - Gyro with Feta, Greek Cheese Fries, Housemade Baklava
  • Tako Cheena - Empanada with Ginger Guava Salsa, Panko Fish Taco

The Ravenous Pig on Urbanspoon

4Rivers Smokehouse on Urbanspoon

Sushi Pop on Urbanspoon

Q'Kenan Venezuelan Restaurante on Urbanspoon

Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria on Urbanspoon

K Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Luma on Park on Urbanspoon

Croissant Gourmet on Urbanspoon

Brick & Fire Pizza & Pasta Parlor on Urbanspoon

The Rusty Spoon on Urbanspoon

Ánh Hông on Urbanspoon

Trattoria Toscana on Urbanspoon

Mediterranean Blue on Urbanspoon

Tako Cheena by Pom Pom on Urbanspoon


  1. Unless the visitor comes from the South or a state that has a tradition of good BBQ. Then, stear them away for 4Rivers, the Paris Hilton of BBQ restaurants.

    1. I think you are giving 4Rivers a compliment?

    2. Sour grapes from Anon above. 4Rivers is good food. It may not be the greatest but it is some of the best in Orlando. And it's local, which is the point of this blog.

    3. The grits are fab. And I'm a southern boy!

  2. man that almond croissant is the bomb fiyah at croissant gourmet

  3. Great round up! Their are a few restaurants on this list that I haven't tried yet. I am a BIG fan of Pom Pom's!

  4. Epic foodie round up, Chris! Thank you for all the recommendations. I'm going to tuck all of them away on my Evernote for future noms. :D