Orlando’s best restaurants of 2020, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for the 2020 Best of Orlando reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back from letting us…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Orlando’s best restaurants of 2020, as chosen by our readers
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The 25 best delivery restaurants in Orlando, according to Yelp

Orlando Yelp reviewers do not hold back, and their reviews of takeout and delivery restaurants can be brutally honest. Here’s the 411…

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#8. Yellow Dog Eats  
    1236 Hempel Ave, 407-296-0609
    ”Hard to believe I haven't reviewed this place!  A local staple that's been around for years, and for good reason! They are off the beaten path and can be a little hard to find. They also get busy really quickly so be patient and ready to wait. With COVID outdoor seating is all they are offering right now - but all seats are in the shade and there are fans. I like to get the Elvis with no bacon and it includes a bag of chips and a small side cup of their house made slaw. They have beer and wines on offer if you are in the mood for a drink, otherwise they have all the regular sodas, tea and such that you'd expect. Their yellow mustard BBQ sauce is so good, and you can buy it by the bottle if you wanna take some home. Love this place and it's a local staple for a reason!!” – Stacey F.
    
    
    Photo via Yellow Dog Eats/Facebook
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Introducing the new restaurants and special menus of Orlando's Bite30

Bite30, presented by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, is Orlando's Restaurant Month, highlighting the best local restaurants and chefs driving Central Florida's culinary…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Introducing the new restaurants and special menus of Orlando's Bite30
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The most fabulous LGBTQ+ owned restaurants around Orlando

From American-style comfort food to elegant and elaborate fine-dining concoctions, Orlando is home to a fabulous variety of LGBTQ+ owned restaurants. Impress…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The most fabulous LGBTQ+ owned restaurants around Orlando
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25 Orlando drinks and treats you can only get at Universal Studios

Universal Studios is the only place in town to get certain special treats beloved by their fans. We've compiled a list of…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

25 Orlando drinks and treats you can only get at Universal Studios
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21 Orlando restaurants and cafes offering takeout tea, coffee and drinks

While more restaurants are opening for limited dine-in or patio seating, we wanted to give you a list of restaurants across Central…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

21 Orlando restaurants and cafes offering takeout tea, coffee and drinks
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These Orlando restaurants have reopened with plenty of outdoor seating

With Florida restaurants reopening their indoor and outdoor seating areas, as long as patrons are seated six feet apart, many Central Florida…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

These Orlando restaurants have reopened with plenty of outdoor seating
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Orlando restaurants that have opened since March

Although none of these new Orlando-area restaurants planned to open during a pandemic, that's how the cookie crumbled. Now, some of these…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Sixty Vines 
    110 Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-410-8005
    Sixty Vines in Winter Park opened March 17 and was forced to close three days later and offer curbside pickup, carryout and delivery. On May 4, the venue opened for dine-in at 25 percent capacity. Sixty Vines offers a wine-country setting that perfectly pairs wines with specific dishes.
    
    Photo via Sixty Vines/Facebook
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Orlando restaurants offering Mother's Day specials

Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday with flavor and flair, even if social distancing is keeping you apart from Mom this year. Check…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Orlando restaurants offering Mother's Day specials
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Orlando bars and restaurants offering specialty wines, beer and cocktails to go

Just because we’re all in quarantine doesn’t mean we can’t have a few brews, or even a little booze. We’ve put together…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Orlando bars and restaurants offering specialty wines, beer and cocktails to go
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Everyone we saw at Whiskey Business Orlando 2020

Now held in the cooler, whiskey-drinking month of February,  Orlando's premier whiskey experience, Whiskey Business, took over the Cheyenne Saloon & Church…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone we saw at Whiskey Business Orlando 2020
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What happened to every Florida bar featured on 'Bar Rescue'

The state of Florida has been a longtime favorite for the reality show Bar Rescue, where host Jon Taffer – inventor of…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

What happened to every Florida bar featured on 'Bar Rescue'
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25 of the best Central Florida restaurants serving Puerto Rican food

Anybody who hasn't experienced it cannot imagine what it is like, leaving your home and memories behind in Puerto Rico, and coming…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

25 of the best Central Florida restaurants serving Puerto Rican food
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30 of the best chicken wings places in Orlando

Chicken wings are a ubiquitous bar and party food, but some Orlando restaurants are elevating the game. From Korean to Southern these…

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30 of the best chicken wings places in Orlando
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The 25 'most romantic' restaurants in Orlando, according to Yelp

Earlier this week, Yelp released its annual list of "100 most romantic" restaurants in the country, and a couple of Orlando spots…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The 25 'most romantic' restaurants in Orlando, according to Yelp
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32 delicious Black-owned restaurants to try in Orlando

From Haitian and Ethiopian cuisine to island specialties to good old soul food, super-healthy to super-indulgent, Orlando's Black-owned restaurants are shaping the…

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32 delicious Black-owned restaurants to try in Orlando
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25 essential Orlando sandwiches that are especially good to go

The delicious simplicity of sandwiches is especially tempting during stressful times. What could be better than a scrumptious filling of specialty meats,…

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Steaky Breaky Heart Sandwich at Yellow Dog Eats 
    1236 Hempel Ave., 407-296-0609
    There are not many restaurants on the fringes of Orlando that are worth the travel, but Yellow Dog Eats is at least one exception. Although you'd never guess it from the name, Yellow Dog Eats is a chic, charming, family-owned restaurant in the Windermere area that looks more like a Vermont country inn. The menu offers primarily a selection of sandwiches and wraps, and the results resemble something out of the pages of Gourmet magazine. Think along the lines of the "steaky breaky heart” sandwich, layered with sliced smoked flank steak, topped with provolone cheese sauce, fried onions, and a little steak sauce on the bun.
    
    Photo via Yellow Dog Eats/Facebook
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The most anticipated new restaurants opening in Orlando this year

With the new year, Orlando is looking forward to new food experiences in every corner. From recently trending food halls to finer…

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The most anticipated new restaurants opening in Orlando this year
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30 essential pizza restaurants in Orlando everyone should try at least once

It’s no mystery that there’s plenty of pie to go around in Orlando, and we all have our favorite slices close to…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Lazy Moon 
    Mills 50 and UCF
    1011 E. Colonial Drive, 407-412-6222
    11551 University Blvd., 407-658-2396
    The popular, irreverent UCF-area pizza joint known for slices large enough to wear as a cape finally opened a new Mills 50 location in 2016, and hasn't looked back since. Try out the Boxcar Willy special, which involves a slice of cheese and a PBR for $5.
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30 fast-food chains that aren't in Orlando but need to be

With a White Castle and a Portillos finally on the way, Orlando is already fast-foodie central. But that's no reason to rest…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

30 fast-food chains that aren't in Orlando but need to be
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The very best new restaurants and dishes in Orlando this year

In many ways, 2019 was the Year of the Immigrant, especially in the food scene. Restaurant owners were both targets of racism…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The very best new restaurants and dishes in Orlando this year
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The new Orlando restaurants contending for Top Tables 2019

These 25 amazing new eateries are among the best to open in Orlando in 2019. Every year, Orlando Weekly food critic Faiyaz…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The new Orlando restaurants contending for Top Tables 2019
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All the smiling people and delicious treats at 2019's Sweet & Savory: Candy Land

Thursday night, Orlando came out to The Wellborn Hotel at Lake Lucerne to experience a night of desserts, and savory dishes, specialty…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

All the smiling people and delicious treats at 2019's Sweet & Savory: Candy Land
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Publix employee memes reveal what they really think

Lakeland-based Publix is a multi-billion dollar company. In its 2018 annual report, the employee-owned grocer giant reported higher earnings than Nike, with…

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Publix employee memes reveal what they really think
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Casual patio restaurants and outdoor bars in Orlando

Going out to eat is way more fun when you can actually go outside. These Orlando patios are perfect for laid-back, sunny…

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Casual patio restaurants and outdoor bars in Orlando
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Here's what restaurants will be open in Orlando this Thanksgiving

Spend less time cooking and more time eating turkey and pie with your family! If you're staying in Orlando for the holidays,…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

DoveCote
    390 N. Orange Ave., 407-930-1700DoveCote is offering a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. Enjoy their Dutch Valley turkey or DoveCote honey-glazed ham with apricot and sage cornbread, cranberry and dried cherry relish, buttermilk whipped Yukon gold potatoes and Brussels sprouts on the side. They will also serve a variety of holiday appetizers and desserts, starting at $59.95 per adult and $29.95 for kids 3-11 years old. Or order takeout dinner for four, $129. 
    Photo via DoveCote/Facebook
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All the great shots from the Orlando Beer Fest 2019 Photo Booth

Orlando Beer Festival 2019's fifth year was our biggest and best yet! More than 65 breweries, plus wineries and innovative brands sampling…

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All the great shots from the Orlando Beer Fest 2019 Photo Booth
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Everyone we saw at Orlando Beer Fest 2019

Orlando Beer Festival 2019's fifth year was our biggest and best yet! More than 65 breweries, plus wineries and innovative brands sampling…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone we saw at Orlando Beer Fest 2019
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Cheap takeout eats from all over Orlando

You don't need a ton of cash to dine like a king in Orlando. These restaurants are as famous for their incredible…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Cheap takeout eats from all over Orlando
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The funniest, creepiest 'missed connections' posted on Craigslist from Publix stores in Florida

Are you too hot for the frozen food aisle? Do you collect as many phone numbers at Publix as BOGO deals? You…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The funniest, creepiest 'missed connections' posted on Craigslist from Publix stores in Florida
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