International Drive & Convention District Restaurants & Entertainment
Every city in America has a proverbial Main Street — but few of them offer as much to see and do as Orlando’s International Drive, which in turn is part of our larger convention area. True to its name, this is where you’ll find the Orange County Convention Center, not to mention some of Orlando’s most incredible attractions and a wide range of shopping, all just minutes away from Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando. What’s more, International Drive and its surrounding areas boast some of the best dining and nightlife in Central Florida, including the choices featured here.
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Take Pointe Orlando, for example. One of our city’s many walkable dining, entertainment and retail hubs, this beautiful, open-air venue features numerous popular eateries, including The Capital Grille, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Taverna Opa, Rodizio Grill and The Hampton Social. You can also catch a pint and a bite at The Pub.
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Home to The Wheel and other attractions, ICON Park® also boasts incredible restaurants and nightlife. Top dining options here include live music and downhome cooking at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit (headed by Food Network star Chef Roberto Treviño), and Yard House, while Tin Roof adds an eclectic lineup of live acts to its hearty food and beverage menu. And now, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has brought his Fish & Chips fast-casual concept to this open-air entertainment hub, which also welcomed legendary Key West saloon Sloppy Joe’s in 2021.
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Not that you need to hit up an all-in-one venue to find great dining and entertainment in Orlando’s convention area. In fact, some of the best can be found inside the district’s stellar hotels and resorts, including A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek, David’s Club at Hilton Orlando, Everglades Restaurant at Rosen Centre, and many others. Similarly, Hyatt Regency Orlando’s Rocks is one of the area’s most vibrant nightspots, while International Drive’s Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar like no other.
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Use the listings below to see what else our convention area and International Drive are cooking up, and make it a night to remember in Orlando.