New Summer Menus in Orlando

Lemon Meringue Pie Mason Jar, one of several new summer menu items in Orlando.

If you're looking for a unique dining experience during your visit to Orlando, read how some of our restaurants are embracing the change of the season with new summer dishes.


Summer is upon us, and Orlando restaurants are embracing the change of the season with new summer flavors. If you are in town or planning to visit Orlando this summer, our restaurants have prepared fresh takes on classic summer dishes and new creations made with seasonal ingredients. From Rock Shrimp Ceviche to Grilled Mexican Street Corn and sweet treats like a Strawberry Shortcake Whoopie Pie, check out these new menu items across Orlando. 


Shrimp Lo Mein

Urbain 40

Helmed by four-time James Beard Award nominee Chef Tim Keating, Urbain 40's classic and contemporary American fare now includes 23 new dish additions and changes for summer, including: 

  • Shrimp Lo Mein with wild gulf shrimp, Asian vegetables and mushrooms mirin, miso, lemongrass and ginger emulsion.
  • Char-Crusted Angus Striploin with truffled French fries and sauce foyot.
  • Rock Shrimp & Cape Bay Scallop Ceviche "Cocktail" with radishes, cucumbers, palm hearts, peppadew peppers, citrus and tequila accents.

For directions to the restaurant or to make reservations, visit the Urbain 40 website.



Canvas Barbecue Burger

Canvas Restaurant & Market

Featuring American cuisine inspired by Florida's Southern and Latin American roots, Canvas offers a satisfying array of regional produce and fresh Florida seafood from Executive Chef Bryan Thoman. This is the perfect opportunity to try a taste of real Florida, with a new summer menu featuring a variety of spicy flavors, grilled entrees and even new summer cocktails, like:

  • Vanilla Bean Old Fashioned with house-made Madagascar vanilla bean and Valencia orange infused syrup, orange and Angostura bitters, Bulleit bourbon.
  • Grilled Mexican Street Corn with tomatillo aioli, cotija cheese and lime.
  • Canvas Barbecue Burger with short rib, brisket, pulled pork, aged white cheddar, house-cured bacon, lettuce, roma tomatoes, crispy onions, Canvas barbecue sauce and tomatillo aioli.

The Canvas Restaurant & Market website features videos with some of their favorite summer recipes you can try at home before your next visit to Orlando.



Blueberry Poptarts

4Rivers Smokehouse

With multiple locations around Orlando, 4Rivers has a local cult following for their Southern comfort food staples and unparalleled barbeque. A new sweet selection of treats for summer offers nostalgic flavors and delightful twists on traditional Southern desserts that would make anyone's granny proud, including:

  • Blueberry Poptarts made with scratch-made pie crust, sweet blueberry filling and topped with vanilla glaze and sprinkles.
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Mason Jar with lemon custard, light meringue and graham cracker crumbs.
  • Strawberry Shortcake Whoopie Pie made with vanilla butter cake, strawberry jam and frosting.

For a list of all 4Rivers Orlando-area locations, visit their website.


Whether this is your first time visiting Orlando or you're a seasoned traveler to the area, the destination's many restaurants have something new for everyone to enjoy year-round. While planning your next adventure to Orlando, visit our blog for additional dining recommendations and more.



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