Unique Dining Experiences in Orlando for Adults
Looking for fun restaurants in Orlando for adults? We boast a bustling food scene featuring top celebrity chefs, acclaimed local eateries, food festivals and tours, and diverse neighborhood markets. They’re all waiting for you to grab a seat at the table — particularly at these popular dining districts. Don’t forget about our world-famous foodie festivals, either, including those in the fall and spring!
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What’s more, many of our eateries offer ample open-air seating so you can dine under Orlando’s beautiful skies, as well as takeout and delivery services. Discover your favorite new dishes in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions, restaurants and other businesses for their current status.
Walt Disney World® Resort’s open-air, walkable dining, shopping and entertainment destination, Disney Springs has the highest concentration of celebrity-owned restaurants in the area, including José Andrés’ JALEO, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Asia, Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen, Rick Bayless’ Frontera Cocina, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and others, with more still to come. Plus, Guy Fieri created a line of burgers and sandwiches for Planet Hollywood, on top of his own Chicken Guy! quick-service eatery. Even without celebrity attachments, foodie destinations like The Edison, STK, and Paddlefish deserve your attention.
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International Drive Area
As the name implies, world flavors can be found on and near International Drive. For Cuban fare, try Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar at Pointe Orlando, while authentic Spanish cuisine can be found at Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit at ICON Park®. Asian? Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant. Italian? Vincenzo Cucina Italiana. Brazilian? Pointe Orlando’s Rodizio Grill. You can even catch live music while you dine at Tin Roof and Blake Shelton’s all-new Ole Red at ICON Park®, which is also home to Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, serving up a gourmet take on the British favorite.
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Just minutes from International Drive on Sand Lake Road, you can experience a grouping of some of Orlando’s most delicious dining. Standouts include James Beard-nominated Chef Henry Moso’s Kabooki Sushi, Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, Dragonfly — Robata Grill & Sushi, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Ocean Prime, The H Cuisine, Seasons 52 and Vines Grill & Wine Bar, among many others.
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This expansive shopping, dining and entertainment district at Universal Orlando Resort is no slouch when it comes to gourmet fare, including Bigfire, VIVO Italian Kitchen and Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar™. You’ll also find numerous fun, themed restaurants at Universal CityWalk, such as Hard Rock Cafe & Live Orlando and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, plus a cornucopia of quick-service options. And don’t skip the incredible sweets at Voodoo Doughnut and The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
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Downtown Orlando and Nearby Neighborhoods
Some of the best reasons for adults to visit downtown Orlando are chef-driven eateries such as Artisan’s Table, The Boheme at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, The Stubborn Mule and others. Thornton Park, which is adjacent to the downtown Orlando area, is home to Soco Restaurant, with Maxine’s on Shine just a little further east. Nearby, Kabooki Sushi is headed by James Beard “Rising Star Chef of the Year” semifinalist Henry Moso. And in SoDo (aka South Downtown), Le Coq au Vin has been serving some of the region’s finest French fare since 1975. Other great downtown-area restaurants include Reyes Mezcaleria, Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe and The Monroe.
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Orlando’s most refined suburb also offers some of the area’s most refined dining. On Park Avenue, for example, you’ll find Prato, the Winter Park restaurant from award-winning local chef Brandon McGlamery. (A second restaurant featuring his creations, Luke’s Kitchen, is about 15 minutes away in the city of Maitland.) Other Winter Park standouts include blu on the avenue and The Ravenous Pig, the latter of which is headed up by the husband-and-wife chef team of James and Julie Petrakis. The Petrakises and McGlamery are all James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists. Still more options await gourmets, including Bulla Gastrobar, Chez Vincent, Hamilton’s Kitchen, Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar, and many others.
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