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
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 barbecue under the old tin roof of a 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, featuring pulled pork topped with bacon and their special coleslaw. The Mexican Mutt and Johnny Rocket also fly out of the kitchen regularly.
This Texas-style smokehouse features mouth-watering brisket, barbecue sandwiches and homemade southern side dishes. 4Rivers uses top-quality ingredients for all 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. And make sure you leave room for dessert, because The Sweet Shop serves scrumptious cupcakes and homemade ice cream.
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. 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.
Best known for its uniquely steamed hot and fresh roast beef sandwiches, Beefy King has remained a landmark in Orlando for more than 50 years. The menu features mouthwatering options, including hot and steaming roast beef, turkey, pastrami and barbecue 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, either, as Beefy King serves up its variety of fresh options at an affordable price.
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