20 Orlando restaurants and bars with the best scenic views

It's not hard to find a sizable dining patio in Orlando, but not all outdoor seating is created equal. Whether you're looking…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Topolino’s Terrace
1080 Esplanade Ave., Lake Buena Vista
Located in the Riviera Resort, Topolino's Terrace offers French and Italian-style eats, for both breakfast and dinner. The restaurant also has an outdoor patio offering sprawling views and a high-end lounging atmosphere.
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Road trip? A new dining river cruise, Craft, launches in Tampa this fall

A massive new dining experience is about to set sail on the Hillsborough River. Today, Yacht Starship Dining Cruises released details about…

By Colin Wolf

Road trip? A new dining river cruise, Craft, launches in Tampa this fall
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Beirut Bakery + Deli and Beirut Grill + Deli deliver Levantine delights of the highest order

When Instagram exposed me to a phyllo-wrapped Middle Eastern rice dish known as ouzi, I had no choice but to make a…

By Faiyaz Kara

Beirut Bakery + Deli and Beirut Grill + Deli deliver Levantine delights of the highest order
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Here are all the deals and menus for Taco Week 2023

Taco Week is once again back in Orlando, highlighting the city's best and biggest local taquerias with irresistible dining deals. This year's…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Here are all the deals and menus for Taco Week 2023
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The hottest new restaurants coming soon to Orlando

Orlando's restaurant scene is ever changing, and right now, there's a lot to look forward to. This year has already seen dozens…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Light on the Sugar
Waterford Lakes Town Center
This bakery favorite has a few locations around town and in Jacksonville, but has just announced yet another spot to grab pastries, baked goods and more treats. This upcoming location marks the chain's fourth sweets-filled location. Stay tuned in to Light on the Sugar's Instagram account for opening details and more.
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‘The Last of Us’ ravioli rations, Surfer Boy Pizza and more food to try at Halloween Horror Nights

If you've ever gotten a craving for mushrooms after playing The Last of Us, you’re in luck with this year’s cordyceps-filled Halloween…

By Chelsea Zukowski

‘The Last of Us’ ravioli rations, Surfer Boy Pizza and more food to try at Halloween Horror Nights
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28 classic Orlando restaurants that've been around for more than 25 years

It's been a year of major change in Orlando's food and dining scene; we've lost some iconic eateries and gained even more…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Kappy's Subs
501 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland
If you're looking for a new low-key sub shop, Kappy's Subs is your answer. Family-owned since 1967, the eatery serves classic American fare (like subs, burgers and dogs) across a good old-fashioned all American diner counter.
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23 essential Florida fish shacks within driving distance of Orlando

Of all the Sunshine State's charming oddities, the fish shack just may be the most Florida you can get. Although Orlando may…

By Chloe Greenberg

Fish on Fire
7937 Daetwyler Drive, Orlando
Fish on Fire is a rustic Orlando seafood spot and fish fry. The restaurant, open since 2004, boasts fresh seafood and frequent live music and lively events.
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Everyone and everything we saw at Tacos and Tequila 2023

Orlando Weekly's own Tacos and Tequila 2023 wrapped up its sixth annual event, bringing tons of smiling Orlandoans into the party fold.…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone and everything we saw at Tacos and Tequila 2023
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29 rainy day patios in Orlando

Every summer, Central Florida is plagued with either unrelenting heat, endless rain or some combination of the two — a major bummer…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Pig Floyd’s
1326 N. Mills Ave., Orlando
The rustic counter-serve joint is no secret to adoring Orlando foodies. Innovative flavors and traditional fire, smoke and pit BBQ methods combine to make this spot the BBQ landmark it is. Sit on the patio and soak up some major Mills Ave people watching.
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25 Orlando dive bars, and why you should get a drink at all of them

Although Orlando's nightlife scene has gone through some major changes this year – Neon Beach, Ace Cafe and maybe (?) Saddle Up…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Wally's Bar and Liquors
1001 N Mills Ave., Orlando
Wally's has more than once brought home the title of best dive bar in Orlando, according to Orlando Weekly readers. There's a full bar, patio, darts annndd its very own liquor store. Everything a dive bar should have.
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Explore Central Florida at these 28 small town restaurants outside Orlando

Orlando may already be home to some of Florida's best eats (that's right), but it never hurts to expand your culinary horizons.…

By Chloe Greenberg

Norwood's Restaurant & Treehouse Bar
400 E. Second Ave., New Smyrna Beach
Once upon a time, Norwood's was a gas station and general store. It was bought in 1946 and transformed into the cozy restaurant and treetop bar it is today. The menu boasts seafood creations, drinks and plenty of live music.
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27 trendy foodie restaurants and bars every Orlandoan needs to try

In the great Venn diagram of the restaurant world, one circle represents undeniably good food; the other, undeniably good vibes. The eateries…

By Chloe Greenberg

13 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
This cocktail lounge and eatery is made for foodies who crave unique flavor concoctions and dining experiences. And its charm is no secret, so be sure to make a reservation if you plan on paying a visit.
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Orlando's hottest new bars and restaurants to open so far in 2023

Orlando's food and drink scene has been booming lately, but it's no secret the past six months have brought some especially delicious…

By Bellanee Plaza, Sarah Castillo

112 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
Proper, the new "vinyl listening room" and bar, has opened in downtown Orlando, providing a haven for folks who want to listen to some records while sipping on a quality beverage.
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Orlando's best spots to grab a frozen treat this summer

We know it, you know it: It's hot out. Now that we seem to be in the full swing of Central Florida…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

1223 E. Colonial Drive 
Just opened earlier this year, Sampaguita is serving up vibrant colors and flavors in the form of Filipino ice cream and sweets. It's woman-owned and full of full foliage and neon signs, making for a perfect summer afternoon hang out spot.
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Here are all the menus for Orlando's Bite30 2023

Orlando Weekly's own Bite30 event is currently going strong, with an army of local restaurants offering up tasty, three-course prix fixe menus…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Here are all the menus for Orlando's Bite30 2023
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Every Orlando-area restaurant we've reviewed so far this year

Orlando's foodie scene feels endless these days: We're getting new additions by the day and steadily receiving national recognition (take that, Miami). With…

By Faiyaz Kara, Rob Bartlett

Taco Kat
11 S. Court Ave., Orlando
Luckily for Taco Kat, the new downtown taquería is being met with approving purrs. It's the first taquería in town to specialize solely in Sonoran-style tacos, of which harina, not maíz, tortillas form the base. Under the charge of Team Market Group executive chef Nick Grecco, Taco Kat makes their tortillas in-house using Sonoran wheat flour. The result: tortillas that are thin, browned, chewy and plenty pliable.
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Everyone and everything we saw at Beer ’Merica this year

Beer 'Merica brought Orlando out to Lake Ivanhoe for a Saturday filled with some good old patriotic drinking. We saw some crazy…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everyone and everything we saw at Beer ’Merica this year
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The 21 craziest Orlando restaurants that aren't just for tourists

With everything it does, Orlando goes big. That's exactly why thrill seekers and Disney adults flock here by the hundreds each and…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Edison
1570 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
Disneyphiles have been relishing the post-industrial, steampunk-themed surroundings of the Disney Springs eatery. And also that 28-day dry-aged prime rib. (Don’t-miss dish: the millionaire’s bacon, served on a tiny clothesline)
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Orlando's best secret patios and where to find them

Central Florida is no stranger to the world of scenic outdoor seating, but you still may be missing some killer spots that…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Grape and the Grain
1110 Virginia Drive, Orlando
Grape and the Grain is a quaint neighborhood wine bar that also offers frequent live music and some killer high-rise views.
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The 25 best restaurants near Orlando’s theme parks

Whether you're a tried and true Orlando local or an out-of-towner planning a trip to our parks, it's important to be in…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The H Cuisine
7512 Dr Phillips Blvd., Orlando
Find authentic Turkish flavors and impressive culinary skills at the H Cuisine, where menu highlights include specialty cuts of beef and creative starters. The spot also offers brunch and a late night menu, as well.
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Orlando restaurants to eat for $15 or less that are actually good

These days, it feels like everyone's ballin' on a budget. Good thing Orlando has an abundance of cheap eats that are actually…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Grattin Dog1006 E Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, This is not your typical hot dog and hamburger joint. Grattin Dog brings its Colombian culture to the forefront in a deliciously cheesy way — literally. Everything is topped with cheese. The menu consists of various burgers, Colombian sausages and empanadas that are sure to have you longing to come back for more.
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22 hard-to-get restaurant tables in Orlando that are always worth the wait

It's no secret Orlando is home to some great eats. Unfortunately for us, that means some of the best spots for a…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Ravenous Pig
565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
Using sustainable food methods and cooking with ingredients sourced close to home, The Ravenous Pig asks that you make reservations because there’s often a wait to get into this foodie heaven. The stylish gastropub and beer garden offers inventive New American eats, an in-house taproom and hand-crafted cocktails, all definitely worth the splurge.
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24 beachside restaurants and bars worth a drive from Orlando

Orlando may be a landlocked Florida gem, but that doesn't mean we don't like to soak up a little sun — we…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Coconuts on the Beach
2 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach
Sitting right next to the Atlantic, Coconuts on the Beach is decked out in tropical tiki decor. Cool off inside or take advantage of the outdoor seating while you enjoy eats like conch fritters and satisfying burgers, as well as a selection of boozy buckets or draft beer in your very own souvenir cup.
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20 essential Winter Park restaurants every Orlandoan needs to try

Of all of Orlando's pockets of culinary goodness, Winter Park sure brings some special eats to the table. From mouthwatering hot fried…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Hunger Street Tacos
2103 W Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
Hunger Street Tacos offers Orlandoans fresh, authentic and creative Mexican-style street food at its flagship Winter Park location.
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Orlando scored 12 spots on Yelp’s top 100 places to eat in Florida

Yelp has released their second annual list of the top 100 places to grab a bite in Florida. This time, though, Orlando…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

4. Jam Hot Chicken
400 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
"This place is slap yo momma good! I'm not gonna lie, I was skeptical that it would be good. But I was more than pleasantly surprised — I was blown away! I consider myself to be a hot chicken connoisseur. This spot is as good, if not better than the famous Hatty B's and Prince's Hot Chicken in Nashville." – Mike N.
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Here are all the menus for Orlando Burger Week 2023

There are few better ways to kick off the Florida summer heat — or what the rest of the country may think…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Here are all the menus for Orlando Burger Week 2023
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Boozy food recipes for the ultimate brunch menu

Hop on over to your local ABC Fine Wine & Spirits to fill your basket with all the ingredients you need to serve…

Baileys French Toast

Bread, butter and Baileys: need we say more? The creamy and sweet flavors of Baileys take
this classic French toast to a whole new level by serving the Irish cream in two ways – soaked into the bakery-style bread and dolloped on top with a homemade Irish whipped cream. Serve it with fresh fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar or an extra touch of indulgence.

The Recipe:
For the French Toast:
- Dollop Irish whipped cream*
- 2 ½ ounces Baileys Irish Cream
- 2 ½ ounces whipping cream
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of thick bakery-style bread
- 1 tbsp. butter
- Chocolate sauce
- Raspberries

For the Irish Whipped Cream*:
- ½ ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream
- 4 ounces whipping cream
- 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
For the Irish whipped cream: Whisk together ½ ounce Irish cream, 4 ounces whipping cream and powdered sugar. Chill until ready to garnish French toast.

For the French toast: In a deep plate, combine 2 ½ ounces of Baileys Original Irish Cream, 2 ½ ounces of
whipping cream, vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Heat butter in a pan on medium heat. While that's heating up, dip
the bread into the mixture. When butter is heated, place dipped bread into pan and fry until golden brown.
Serve on a plate and top with Irish whipped cream, chocolate sauce and raspberries.

Watch how to make this recipe.
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Orlando’s most essential woman-owned businesses and restaurants

As equal rights icon Jo March would say: "Women!" With March being Women's History Month, we thought it'd only be right to…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Etoile Boutique
2424 E. Robinson St., Orlando
Milk District’s own Etoile Boutique is a vintage dream shop offering a range of clothing, accessories, furniture and more. Owner Falon Quillen opened the shop in 2006 and has named her boutique Orlando’s resident original style hub, and rightfully so.
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Brand-new restaurants open now in Orlando

Orlando is slamming itself onto Florida's foodie destination map this year. With nearly a hundred new restaurants and eateries set to make…

By OW Staff

Papi’s Smashburger
66 E. Pine St., Orlando
Papi's Smash Burger, new from Orlando's own Chris Hernandez, is now in a soft open in its downtown location. And it's ready to show up and show out with a unique atmosphere and burger creations made from 100% Florida grass-fed beef — plus a bar stocked with boozy shakes.
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