Orlando’s Best Kept Secret Restaurants

Did you know it would take nearly five years to eat in Orlando's more than 5,000 restaurants if you ate at three a day? From world class restaurants featuring celebrity chefs to local mom-and-pop shops cooking up family recipes handed down through the years, Orlando has an option for every palette. Try something different and visit one of these charming eateries for a unique experience and discover your new favorite meal. You will not find these delicious restaurants anywhere else but in Orlando!

Yellow Dog Eats
Yellow Dog Eats
This deli café is tucked away right outside of Orlando and features what reviewers have deemed "the best pulled pork sandwich in the south." Yellow Dog serves sandwiches, salads and bbq under the old tin roof of the country store and features a cute garden in the back as well as an upstairs area to devour fan favorite sandwiches such as The Elvis, pulled pork topped with bacon and their special coleslaw. The Mexican Mutt and Johnny Rocket also fly out of the kitchen regularly.

4Rivers Smokehouse
This Texas-style smokehouse features mouth-watering brisket, BBQ sandwiches and homemade southern side dishes. 4Rivers uses top-quality ingredients for all their signature items including pulled chicken and pork sandwiches and delicious sides of sweet potato casserole and cornbread salad. Owner and Pit Master John Rivers launched a line of sauces and rubs available to purchase along with mail-order brisket and other 4Rivers specialties. Make sure you leave room for dessert! The Sweet Shop serves scrumptious cupcakes and homemade ice cream. 

Pom Pom's Teahouse
Pom Pom's Teahouse
East meets west at Pom Pom's Teahouse with deliciously themed gourmet sandwiches paired with a unique blend of authentic side salads and wide variety of loose leaf teas. Pom Moongauklang, owner and operator, was born and raised in Thailand before becoming a pastry chef in New York City. She used her talent and creativity to bring a twist to the Orlando sandwich scene. Fans rave about the Mama Ling Thanksgiving-themed sandwich and the soup of the day is always available to sample. The décor is eclectic and matches the theme of the restaurant.

Pine 22

Pine 22
Conscious eaters rejoice, Pine 22 features 100% natural antibiotic, hormone and chemical-free products that are locally grown and sourced. Pine 22 offers a variety of more than 10 cheeses, six different bun options plus over 30 other toppings to create an ultimate burger, chicken or pork sandwich. Make sure to stop by on Monday's from 2 p.m. to close for $3 Pine Burger Monday's where you can add a side of French fries or sweet potato fries for an additional $1. 

Beefy King
Best known for its uniquely steamed hot and fresh roast beef sandwiches, Beefy King has remained a landmark in Orlando for more than 40 years. The menu features mouthwatering options including hot and steaming roast beef, turkey, pastrami and BBQ pork sandwiches, all served fresh and made to order. Beefy King is also known for their tasty ‘Beefy Spuds' that must be added to any order along with their milkshakes. You will not break the bank here, Beefy King serves up its variety of fresh options at an affordable price.


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