December 04, 2021

Every Publix in Orlando, ranked

Few things inspire loyalty like a favorite grocery store. Throw in the already cultish adherence to the chicken and subs-sling grocery chain and any cross words about a favored Publix Supermarket are bound to start a fight.

With that in mind, we asked folks in the r/Orlando subreddit what their favorite (and least favorite) Publixes are in the Orlando area. Springing from that, we put together the definitive, unquestionable list of the best and worst places to get a Pub Sub in Orlando.

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The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips
2. 7524 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
This Publix earned praise for its cooking classes.

The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips

2. 7524 Dr. Phillips Blvd.

This Publix earned praise for its cooking classes.
1. Orange & Michigan
2873 S. Orange Ave.
This SoDo Publix was far and away the winner. Fans cited the amenities like hot Chinese food.

1. Orange & Michigan

2873 S. Orange Ave.
This SoDo Publix was far and away the winner. Fans cited the amenities like hot Chinese food.
3. The other SoDo Publix
3171 S. Orange Avenue
This Publix across the street from our top-winner won plaudits for being not-too-busy. Probably has something to do with the established Publix that's almost literally across the street.

3. The other SoDo Publix

3171 S. Orange Avenue
This Publix across the street from our top-winner won plaudits for being not-too-busy. Probably has something to do with the established Publix that's almost literally across the street.
4. Winter Park Village
440 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park
Everyone had a different reason to like this Publix, from cleanliness to food options to easy-to-access restrooms. Together, that pushed it high on this list.

4. Winter Park Village

440 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park
Everyone had a different reason to like this Publix, from cleanliness to food options to easy-to-access restrooms. Together, that pushed it high on this list.
5. College Park
2015 Edgewater Drive
This Publix lost points for not being the greatest source of all your groceries. However, everyone is still enamored with its retro styling.

5. College Park

2015 Edgewater Drive
This Publix lost points for not being the greatest source of all your groceries. However, everyone is still enamored with its retro styling.
6. Hollieanna
741 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park
Winter Park shoppers talked about this one in hushed tones, worried that the Winter Park Village-lovers would find out about their secretly great Publix.

6. Hollieanna

741 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park
Winter Park shoppers talked about this one in hushed tones, worried that the Winter Park Village-lovers would find out about their secretly great Publix.
7. University Palms/UCF
4250 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo
It all comes down to your tolerance for college kids at the UCF Publix. If you can push past it, this older stop has some incredible hot food.

7. University Palms/UCF

4250 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo
It all comes down to your tolerance for college kids at the UCF Publix. If you can push past it, this older stop has some incredible hot food.
8. Vista Lakes
6485 S. Chickasaw Trail
We're getting into the part of the list where people are relatively good-spirited, but not particularly enthusiastic. Lee Vista is the first of these aggressively mid-tier Publixes.

8. Vista Lakes

6485 S. Chickasaw Trail
We're getting into the part of the list where people are relatively good-spirited, but not particularly enthusiastic. Lee Vista is the first of these aggressively mid-tier Publixes.
9. Aloma Walk
2871 Clayton Crossing, Oviedo
Just fine.

9. Aloma Walk

2871 Clayton Crossing, Oviedo
Just fine.
10. Alafaya Square
81 Alafaya Woods Blvd, Oviedo 
We have already forgotten about this Publix.

10. Alafaya Square

81 Alafaya Woods Blvd, Oviedo
We have already forgotten about this Publix.