If Orlando had its own signature cocktails, what would they be?

Orlando has more than its fair share of places to get a drink, but little in the way of a signature drink.…

By Alex Galbraith

If Orlando had its own signature cocktails, what would they be?
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Orlando's best restaurants of 2022, as chosen by our readers

While it will take years for Orlando to shake its reputation as the chain capital of the world,  real heads know that…

By Alex Galbraith

Best Brunch

   1st: Santiago's Bodega, santiagosbodega.com 
  

   2nd: Maxine's on Shine, maxinesonshine.com 

  

   3rd: The Briarpatch, thebriarpatchrestaurant.com 
All Best of Orlando® 2022 winners posted on 8/31/22
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Here are all of the menus for Orlando Burger Week 2022

We can think of few better ways to celebrate the end of summer than eating one (or several) last burgers from Orlando's…

By Alex Galbraith

Here are all of the menus for Orlando Burger Week 2022
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Orlando's best bars of 2022, as chosen by our readers

Our yearly Best of Orlando® poll takes the temperature of the entire Orlando area, asking our readers for their picks of best…

By Alex Galbraith

Best Dive Bar
   

  

   1st: Wally's, wallysbarandliquors.com 
  

   2nd: Will's Pub, willspub.org 

  

   3rd: The Hideaway Bar, thehideawaybar.net
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The best Indian restaurants in Orlando, according to Reddit

Orlando was once the "chain restaurant capital" of the world, dooming residents to choose from a slate of bland restaurants. That has…

By Patricia Tolley

Tamarind Indian Cuisine 
 501 Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 321-207-0760
"I ordered something MILD there once and it was so hot that no amount of yogurt helped me choke it down." – u/-HappyLady-
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Everything we saw at Tacos & Tequila 2022

Tacos & Tequila returned to Cheyenne Saloon for a fifth straight year, bringing fans of agave and tortillas out to party. Check…

By Staff

Everything we saw at Tacos & Tequila 2022
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These are the Orlando restaurants that have closed in 2022

With COVID-19 causing long shutdowns and inflation raising the cost of everything, the restaurant industry has been put through the wringer. Some…

By Patricia Tolley

 Bao’s Castle 
  45 W Crystal Lake St. Suite 180 Orlando, FL 32806  
This castle once held bao buns, Japanese rice bowls and even homemade churros. They closed their doors on July 11, due to not being able to catch up during the pandemic. They even said they should have stopped operating during its first year.
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Top 20 hot dogs in Orlando, according to Yelp

Can you think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon than absolutely housing a hot dog or two? We went…

By Nicolle Osorio

 Doghouse  
 ​407-412-5409, 2527 Edgewater Drive
 Located in College Park, Doghouse serves a family-friendly combination of crazy dogs and loaded tots.
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Here's what's in Disney's $5,000 'Star Wars' cocktail

Walt Disney World is expensive. There's no use denying it at this point. The ticket prices have climbed to the point that…

By Alex Galbraith

Here's what's in Disney's $5000 'Star Wars' cocktail
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These Orlando restaurants are among Yelp's Top 100 Restaurants in Florida

Who needs Michelin stars? Let's go to the people to see what they like. Yelp just released its list of the Top…

By Alex Galbraith

These Orlando restaurants are among Yelp's Top 100 Restaurants in Florida
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Here are all the menus for Orlando's Bite30 2022

Orlando's massive culinary scene can be hard to wrap your head around. Hell, knowing what's good and what's coming is around 90…

By Alex Galbraith

Here are all the menus for Orlando's Bite30 2022
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Orlando celebrated stars and suds at Beer 'Merica this weekend

Back to normal means a return to the festivals that marked the passage of each year. Beer 'Merica finally returned from its…

By Alex Galbraith

Orlando celebrated stars and suds at Beer 'Merica this weekend
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18 essential Orlando brunch spots serving bottomless mimosas

The best brunches in the City Beautiful always have bottomless bubbly in the mix. Check out these 20 essential Orlando brunch spots…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

310 Restaurants  
    Multiple locations
    
    This Orlando chain offers American-style cuisine at several locations. Brunch times and bottomless mimosa prices vary per location, so make sure to call ahead.
    
    
     Photo via Yelp/Sandra I.
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The essential Winter Garden restaurants that everyone should try

Sure, Orlando is full to bursting with restaurants and culinary options. But that doesn't mean a trip out to the 'burbs isn't…

By Melissa Perez-Carrillo

Harrell’s Hot Dogs and Cold Cones

54 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, 407-554-2021

Harrell’s is the perfect spot for classic and inventive hot dogs. You can build your own hotdog by choosing the type of bun, meat and toppings.
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The essential restaurants in Mount Dora you should try right now

Man can not live on blueberries alone. Luckily, the cute lakeside home of that famed festival has more than a few restaurants…

By Melissa Perez-Carrillo

The Goblin Market
330 Dora Drawdy Way, Mount Dora, 352-735-0059Mount Dora’s Goblin Market has been serving its new American cuisine since 1995. Pro tip, make sure to start the meal off with their Irish whiskey onion soup. It’s filled with caramelized onions, Irish whiskey broth, croutons, swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese.
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The essential restaurants in Lake Nona you should try right now

Lake Nona's restaurant scene is heating up! Whether you call the Lake Nona area home, or are just passing through, check out…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Canvas Restaurant & Market
13615 Sachs Avenue
This locally sourced and seafood-heavy restaurant lives a double life as a fine dining spot and a coffee shop.
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The best donuts in Orlando, according to Reddit

You'd think there couldn't be much variation in the world of doughnuts, but you'd be wrong. The fried, glazed, iced and/or jelly-filled…

By OW Staff

15 Best Donuts in Orlando, according to Reddit
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Here are the menus for Orlando Taco Week 2022

With all due respect to Saint Nicholas, it's nearly the most wonderful time of the year. We're coming up on that annual…

By Alex Galbraith

Here are the menus for Orlando Taco Week 2022
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24 Orlando restaurant patios with incredibly scenic views

Being outdoors in Orlando can be a mess for much of the year, but when nice weather finally arrives an amazing thing…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Hillstone 
    215 South Orlando Ave., Winter Park FL 32789, 407-740-4005
     This one is along Lake Killarney, but it will make a big dent in your wallet. However, their dock-style patio on the water makes for a great view at sunset. You may even consider splurging for their New York strip steak and Cabernet Sauvignon while you’re at it.
    Photo via Hillstone/Instagram
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The most anticipated restaurants coming to Orlando this spring

Our new restaurants guide is out this week, pointing out the best of what's already opened this year (and the best of…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The most anticipated restaurants coming to Orlando this spring
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The 24 best burger joints in Orlando, according to Yelp

Burgers -- an American classic that's deserving of a whole slideshow. Whether the topping is a simple slice of cheddar cheese or…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The 24 best burger joints in Orlando, according to Yelp
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Top 20 Soul Food spots in Orlando, according to Yelp

What better way to nourish your soul than with local soul food? North, east, south or west, Orlando offers southern style and…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Top 20 Soul Food spots in Orlando, according to Yelp
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Orlando's 20 most romantic restaurants according to Yelp

Ah, Orlando. The city of lights. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more romantic city on God's green Earth. Okay, we're being…

By Orlando Weekly Staff


    Best Italian Restaurant 
    
    
    
    First: Prato, prato-wp.com
    
    
    
    Second: Antonio's, antoniosonline.com
    
    
    
    Third: Enzo's on the Lake, enzos.com
    
    Photo via Prato/Facebook
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The best cheap seafood restaurants in Orlando

Sometimes you want a Chilean sea bass with all the trimmings. Other times you just want a big plate of something fresh…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The best cheap seafood restaurants in Orlando
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33 Orlando restaurants that closed during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic hit everyone's pocketbooks in some way or another, but few places were as deeply affected by the economic downturn…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Dandelion Community Cafe 
    618 N. Thornton Ave.
    Dandelion was a progressive vegan restaurant that served the Orlando community for 14 years. The cafe shut its doors Aug. 11, 2020, in part from COVID-19’s financial impact.
    
    Photo via Dandelion Community Cafe/Facebook
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All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' restaurants within driving distance of Orlando

Orlando is far from just chain restaurants and places built to rob tourists. Roadside gourmand Guy Fieri knows this for a fact…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Se7en Bites  
    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
    617 Primrose Drive | (407) 203-0727
    This frequent ‘Best of Orlando’ contender wowed with their pies on an episode themed around women-led restaurants. 
    
    Photo via Se7en Bites/Facebook
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These are the Orlando restaurants that closed in 2021

While it could not compare with the absolute bloodbath in the restaurant industry kicked off by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, this…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

These are the Orlando restaurants that closed in 2021
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33 classic Orlando restaurants that've been around for longer than 25 years

Don't get us wrong, new restaurants are exciting. But there's something to be said for a resto with longevity, the sort of…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

33 classic Orlando restaurants that've been around for longer than 25 years
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Everything we saw at Orlando Beer Festival 2021

Orlando Beer Festival made its glorious return this weekend and thousands of revelers were happy to see it again. Craft vendors from…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Everything we saw at Orlando Beer Festival 2021
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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…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Orlando area's 25 best restaurants, according to Yelp
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