October 22, 2021

Orlando area's 25 best restaurants, according to Yelp

While we have plenty of expert-curated takes on the best food in the Orlando metro, sometimes it can be helpful to break out of the bubble and see what your average Johnny-on-the-street thinks are The City Beautiful's best offerings. With that in mind, here are the best restaurants in the Orlando area, according to the self-appointed critics on Yelp.

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Orlando area's 25 best restaurants, according to Yelp
StreetWise Urban Food 
407-367-5705, 4434 Hoffner Ave.
StreetWise’s funky interior immediately prepares guests for unique burgers, sandwiches and make-your-own bowls and tacos. Their chicken and waffle hot mess and cajun chicken tacos are the perfect brunch dishes. 
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StreetWise Urban Food

407-367-5705, 4434 Hoffner Ave.
StreetWise’s funky interior immediately prepares guests for unique burgers, sandwiches and make-your-own bowls and tacos. Their chicken and waffle hot mess and cajun chicken tacos are the perfect brunch dishes.

Photo via StreetWise Urban Food/Facebook
Yellow Dog Eats 
407-296-0609, 1236 Hempel Ave., Windermere
Barbecue, sandwiches and salads with innovative twists are Yellow Dog Eats’ speciality. These dishes, filled with pulled pork, smoked chicken or classic hot dogs, are just a drive away. 
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Yellow Dog Eats

407-296-0609, 1236 Hempel Ave., Windermere
Barbecue, sandwiches and salads with innovative twists are Yellow Dog Eats’ speciality. These dishes, filled with pulled pork, smoked chicken or classic hot dogs, are just a drive away.

Photo via Yellow Dog Eats/Facebook
Island Fin Poke Company 
407-313-2827, 7004 Tavistock Lakes Blvd. #148
All poke dreams can be fulfilled at Island Fin Poke with their homemade sauces, 25 toppings and customizable bowls. Oh. And don’t forget to grab some dole whip while you’re there. 
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Island Fin Poke Company

407-313-2827, 7004 Tavistock Lakes Blvd. #148
All poke dreams can be fulfilled at Island Fin Poke with their homemade sauces, 25 toppings and customizable bowls. Oh. And don’t forget to grab some dole whip while you’re there.

Photo via Island Fin Poke Company/Facebook
Chicken Fire 
2425 E. Colonial Drive
If you have yet to experience Chicken Fire, this is your reminder to try some of Orlando’s best fried chicken. Guests can enjoy the hot chicken either sandwiched between a fluffy bun or by itself. 
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Chicken Fire

2425 E. Colonial Drive
If you have yet to experience Chicken Fire, this is your reminder to try some of Orlando’s best fried chicken. Guests can enjoy the hot chicken either sandwiched between a fluffy bun or by itself.

Photo via Chicken Fire/Facebook
Poke Hana 
407-601-0283, 1225A E. Colonial Drive
Poke Hana has the Hawaiian comfort food down pat. Spam musubi, dole whip and (of course) poke are all available at the tropical eatery. 
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Poke Hana

407-601-0283, 1225A E. Colonial Drive
Poke Hana has the Hawaiian comfort food down pat. Spam musubi, dole whip and (of course) poke are all available at the tropical eatery.

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Tamale Co. 
407-203-6505, 2411 Curry Ford Road
The Tamale Co. serves 15 types of tamales including mole, pollo ranchero and chorizo. Aside from tamales, they offer breakfast burritos, tacos and elotes. 
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Tamale Co.

407-203-6505, 2411 Curry Ford Road
The Tamale Co. serves 15 types of tamales including mole, pollo ranchero and chorizo. Aside from tamales, they offer breakfast burritos, tacos and elotes.

Photo via Tamale Co./Facebook
Nonno’s Italian Restaurant 
407-260-8900, 1140 E. Altamonte Drive #1018, Altamonte Springs
Rooted in Sicilian tradition and a tomato sauce beyond compare, Nonno’s Italian restaurant delivers hand-crafted pasta, flatbreads and salads. Its Italian wedding soup, bruschetta and chicken marsala are some of their most popular items. 
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Nonno’s Italian Restaurant

407-260-8900, 1140 E. Altamonte Drive #1018, Altamonte Springs
Rooted in Sicilian tradition and a tomato sauce beyond compare, Nonno’s Italian restaurant delivers hand-crafted pasta, flatbreads and salads. Its Italian wedding soup, bruschetta and chicken marsala are some of their most popular items.

Photo via Nonno’s Italian Restaurant/Facebook
Market On South 
407-613-5968, 2603 E. South St.
Vegan food never looked so good. Make sure to get there early before classic menu items like Dharma’s Florida fried green tomato sandwich and “Nashville Hawt” fried chicken sandwich sell out. 
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Market On South

407-613-5968, 2603 E. South St.
Vegan food never looked so good. Make sure to get there early before classic menu items like Dharma’s Florida fried green tomato sandwich and “Nashville Hawt” fried chicken sandwich sell out.

Photo via Market On South/Facebook
Antica Pizzeria 
407-834-7770, 249 Fl-436 #1105
Although Antica is mostly known for their coal-fired pizza, they also serve hand-made pastas and desserts. Their classic margherita pizza is a known go-to for guests. 
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Antica Pizzeria

407-834-7770, 249 Fl-436 #1105
Although Antica is mostly known for their coal-fired pizza, they also serve hand-made pastas and desserts. Their classic margherita pizza is a known go-to for guests.

Photo via Antica Pizzeria/Facebook