Where to dine out in Orlando on New Year’s Day

Let someone else do the cooking on the most hung-over day of the year

Seito Sushi
Seito Sushi Photo by Rob Bartlett

When we started this project, we thought it would be tough to find any place open on Jan. 1. We made a random list of some of our favorites, pulling a mix of price ranges and neighborhoods from the restaurants we've written about in the past year or so. We were hoping to find maybe five or even 10 restaurants that were serving.

Well, color us surprised. About half of the places on our list said that yes, they'd be open on New Year's Day. (Don't be surprised if they're a little late in opening the doors – phoning first would probably be a good idea – or a little slow, service-wise.) At first we were a little sad for the employees who had to work the day after the biggest party night of the year, but a Stardust employee informed us that it can be a great day for tips. And at Christo's they said it's one of the most fun days of the year – but "don't push it past 2."

So, with that in mind, feel no guilt in using this list of 30 places that will feed you today. Recharge with the restorative powers of brunch, rehash the high points over burritos, drown your party-foul regrets in a bowl of ramen or start 2016 right by sticking to your resolutions with a healthy salad. Something to keep in mind: Epicurious.com reports that, according to Dr. Reem Sharaiha, a gastroenterologist at New York–Presbyterian Hospital, chocolate and bacon are both foods helpful to the body in recovering from a hangover. Do with that information what you will.

And if you absolutely can't make it off the couch: Doorstep Delivery tells us that they will also be on the job Jan. 1, so all you have to exert is your dialing finger to stave off starvation.

Audubon Park

Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux (8 a.m.- 5 p.m.): 3022 Corrine Drive, 407-427-1440, bikesbeansandbordeaux.com

Stardust Video & Coffee (9 a.m.-midnight): 1842 Winter Park Road, 407-623-3393, stardustie.com

Baldwin Park

Osprey Tavern (5:30-11 p.m.): 4899 New Broad St., 407-960-7700, ospreytavern.com

Seito Sushi (5-11 p.m.): 4898 New Broad St., 407-898-8801, seitosushi.com

College Park

Christo's Café (8 a.m.-2 p.m.): 1815 Edgewater Drive, 407-425-8136, facebook.com/christoscafeorlando

RusTeak (11 a.m.-11 p.m.): 2625 Edgewater Drive, 407-540-1100, rusteakwinebar.com

Colonialtown/Mills 50

Kabooki Sushi (5-11 p.m.): 3122 E. Colonial Drive, 407-228-3839, kabookisushi.com

Pho 88 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.): 730 N. Mills Ave., 407-897-3488, pho88orlando.com

click to enlarge Pig Floyd's - Photo by Rob Bartlett
Photo by Rob Bartlett
Pig Floyd's

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa (11 a.m.-midnight): 1326 N. Mills Ave., 407-203-0866, pigfloyds.com

Quickly Boba & Snow (noon-11 p.m.): 3214 E. Colonial Drive, 407-270-4570, facebook.com/quicklyorlando

Smashburger (10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.): 3162 E. Colonial Drive, 407-286-3390, smashburger.com

Dr. Phillips

Slate (brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 5-11 p.m.): 8323 Sand Lake Road, 407-500-7528, slateorlando.com

Urbain 40 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.): 8000 Via Dellagio Way, 407-872-2640, urbain40.com

The Whiskey (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 7563 Sand Lake Road, 407-930-6517, downatthewhiskey.com

Ivanhoe Village

The Hammered Lamb (brunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m.): 1235 N. Orange Ave., 407-704-3200, thehammeredlamb.com

Santiago's Bodega (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 802 Virginia Drive, 407-412-6979, santiagosbodega.com

White Wolf Café (8 a.m.-9 p.m.): 1829 N. Orange Ave., 407-990-1367, whitewolfcafe.com

Thornton Park

Anthony's Pizza (11 a.m-11 p.m.): 100 N. Summerlin Ave., 407-648-0009, anthonyspizza.com

Baoery Asian Gastropub (11 a.m.- 11 p.m.): 617 E. Central Blvd., 407-849-9779, baoery.com


Artisan's Table (5 p.m.-midnight): 22 E. Pine St., 407-730-7499, artisanstableorlando.com

Gringos Locos (11 a.m.-3 a.m.): 22 E. Washington St., 407-841-5626, gringoslocos.com

Winter Park

310 Park South (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 310 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-647-7277, 310parksouth.net

click to enlarge Cask & Larder - Photo by Rob Bartlett
Photo by Rob Bartlett
Cask & Larder

Cask & Larder (brunch 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.): 565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 321-280-4200, caskandlarder.com

The Parkview (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 136 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-647-9103, facebook.com/theparkviewwp

The Porch (11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.): 643 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 407-571-9101, theporchwinterpark.com

The Ravenous Pig (lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner 4:30-10:30 p.m.): 1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 407-628-2333, theravenouspig.com

Umi (5-11 p.m.): 525 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-960-3993, umiwinterpark.com

Milk District

Drunken Monkey (7 a.m.-11 p.m.): 444 N. Bumby Ave., 407-893-4994, drunkenmonkeycoffee.com

Gringos Locos (11 a.m.-3 a.m.): 2406 E. Robinson St., 407-896-5626, gringoslocos.com

Pom Pom's Tea House & Sandwicheria (11 a.m.-midnight): 67 N. Bumby Ave., 407-894-0865, pompomsteahouse.com

UCF area

Insomnia Cookies (11 a.m.-3 a.m.): 12101 University Blvd., 877-632-6654, insomniacookies.com

Lazy Moon Pizza (5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.): 11551 University Blvd., 407-658-2396, lazymoonpizza.com

Sus Hi Eat Station (11 a.m.-10 p.m.): 4498 N. Alafaya Trail, 407-826-1682, sushieatstation.com


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