The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it the ideal destination any time of year. Pack your bags and set your sights on Orlando for the perfect mix of sun and fun on a vacation that everyone will love. There are plenty of fun and exciting activities to fit everyone’s agenda to make sure everyone stays happy and busy throughout your stay.

During all of those adventures, you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble. There are plenty of places to fill your stomach that offer a quick and easy snack on the go to an upscale and romantic atmosphere for a special date, and many casual dining options. Take your taste buds for trip with the ultimate Orlando dining guide.

Haven Kitchen

Enjoy a Mediterranean menu in a casual environment. Start your day with breakfast classics like eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, omelets, and more. Try the tropical fruit plate with seasonal fruit offerings, homemade granola, or the pastry basket with a variety of pastries and jams to choose from. Choose the popular avocado toast or go for something sweet like an acai berry bowl. They also offer breakfast staples like buttermilk pancakes and French toast, and a unique spin on a cinnamon roll. Round out the meal with specialty coffees and a variety of juices. Many of the breakfast offerings are vegan and gluten-free friendly.

They are located at 6100 Wave Hotel Dr in Orlando in the Lake Nona Wave Hotel. If you need to contact them before your visit, call 407-675-2000. Breakfast is 6:30-10:30 a.m. They also offer lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and dinner 5-9 p.m.

Amatisa Cookhouse

Take your taste buds on a trip to the Caribbean! The restaurant offers authentic Caribbean cuisine in a casual elegant atmosphere. Start off the day with light options like fruit, yogurt with various toppings, sliced deli meats and cheeses, or smoked salmon, or enjoy cold cereal or an omelet made your way. Warm up for the day with oatmeal, grits, eggs, pancakes, breakfast meats, pancakes, hot cinnamon rolls, and more. Come back for lunch for soup, wings, salads, and empanadas for starters. Move on to sandwiches like a char-grilled black Angus burger or island fish sandwich. For hungry diners, try the half mojo marinated rotisserie chicken, and pair it with Caribbean sides like platanos maduros, or pink beans and rice.
For dinner, start with garlic-lime shrimp, ancho Chile chicken empanadas, or queso fundido. Dig into main dishes like true north salmon, an 8 oz. strip steak, or seafood arroz caldoso – rice, shrimp, PEI mussels, little neck clams, chorizo, aromatic seafood brother, and Cuban sofrito. Try the coconut jerk shrimp pasta or go vegan with the Marsala curry “chicken” with zucchini, yellow squash, and red pepper vegetable medley over coconut rice. For lunch or dinner there are crafted flatbreads in flavors like chicken, Margherita, meat lovers, and vegan tastes.

Daily breakfast hours are 7-11 a.m. Lunch is served 12-5 p.m. and dinner 5-10 p.m. Make reservations online or by calling 407-503-3463. They are located at 6601 Adventure Way in Orlando.

Highball & Harvest

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll have to come back to taste it all. Start the day with buttermilk pancakes, “The Elvis” French Toast with banana peanut butter cream, peanut butter maple syrup, graham cracker crumb, and banana, or simply try mixed berries or a seasonal fruit and berry plate. Choose something from the bakery like toast or an English muffin, assorted pastries, a toasted bagel with cream cheese, and more. Add on a variety of teas, coffees, and juices for a delicious and complete meal.

Come back for lunch or dinner and start things off with a variety of salads, roasted tomato soup, chicken wings, rolls, and more. Lunchtime main dishes include shrimp and grits, a crispy fried chicken sandwich, pan seared scallops, and more. Come back for dinner and add starters like oysters, steak tartare, or deviled eggs, among others. Big appetites will want to try the 12 oz skirt steak or half chicken, while those looking for something lighter can try NC trout or roasted local eggplant.

They are located at 4012 Central Florida Parkway in Orlando. Reservations can be made by calling 407-393-4422. Daily breakfast hours are 7 – 11 a.m. Daily lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and daily dinner hours are 5:30-10 p.m.

Delaney’s Tavern

If you’re looking for “New American” cuisine, you’ll love what you find. The pizzazz and casual atmosphere of a tavern combines with delicious food in a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner throughout the week, as well as brunch on Sundays. You’ll enjoy soups and salads including lobster bisque, vegetarian French onion, spinach & berries salad, a crispy or grilled shrimp salad, and many others. Split shareable appetizers like meatballs, beignets, charcuterie, or beef tenderloin tartar.

Delight in many of their delicious “handhelds” like tacos, burgers, and sandwiches, including pulled pork, Cuban, and grilled ham & cheese. Try a tasty flatbread and choose from BBQ bacon & chicken, blue crab, or roasted mushroom & burrata. Choose main courses like seafood pasta, Cajun shrimp mac-n-cheese, and even grilled filet mignon. There’s something to satisfy every palate!

They are located at 1315 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando. They are open Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., and Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Call 407-849-0801 for information or to make reservations.

Orlando Dining at The Waterfront

Enjoy a taste of the sea without traveling too far from Orlando. Lake Jennie Jewell is located in the heart of Orlando and hosts a lakeside restaurant. Enjoy a casual atmosphere with craft beer, cocktails, and great food to satisfy any hunger. Tickle your taste buds for the meal to come with garlic parsley fries, seared avocado, crab cake sliders, smoked fish dip, or any of the other delicious appetizers. Move on to entrees like traditional fish & chips, fish tacos, a shrimp dinner, and other options from the sea. Land lovers will love the 8 oz. Grilled Hanger steak served with roasted potatoes, seasonal veggies, and Italian salsa verde, or the “Waterfront Platter” – a platter loaded with fried fresh fish, three jumbo shrimp, and two chicken tenders and served with fries, hush puppies, and chopped slaw, accompanied by cocktail, tartar, and honey mustard sauces.

If you’re looking for something lighter, try the yellowfin ahi tuna salad, house garden salad, or other delicious salad. There are also a variety of burgers and sandwiches, along with po boys and poke bowls. To cap the meal, try desserts like the key lime bread pudding, or split an order of red velvet donuts with cream cheese frosting. Stop in for brunch on Sunday for delicious breakfast offerings alongside some of these delicious bites.

Head to the shores of Lake Jennie Jewel and 4201 South Orange Avenue in Orlando. They are open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Call 407-866-0468.


Take your taste buds to South America without leaving the U.S. For any meal of the day, you can savor the flavors of Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, and other South America locales. Stop in Puerto Rico and sample the quesitos – mini cheese pastries – or ham croquettes. Compare empanadas from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and Argentina. There is a variety of arepas – traditional Venezuelan baked white corn sandwiches – to choose from, all gluten-free and many vegan.

Try delicious “handhelds” like a Cuban ham & cheese sandwich on avocado toast, or the Sofrito special – B.E.C. – applewood bacon, two scrambled eggs, and Swiss on top of Cuban bread. Try a “main event” like Sofito specials including an omelet vegetariano and the dos huevos desayuno – two eggs your way, applewood bacon, fried yucca, and Cuban toast. Round out the meal with a drink menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and others, or sip on bottled water, milk, juice, or a variety of coffees and teas from South American countries.

They are located at 8607 Palm Parkway in Orlando. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Call 407-778-4205 for any other information you may need.

Hungry Pants

Stick to your diet on vacation. The fresh menu and casual atmosphere satisfy any hunger. With menu groupings like “Nibble,” “Hungry,” and “Famished,” you’ll find just what you’re looking for to satisfy your stomach from a small snack to a large meal. Whet your appetite and start with seasonal toast with hummus and pesto, or their “cauli tots” – a plate of crispy cauliflower and sweet potato accompanied by chipotle ranch sauce. “Nosh” on delicious seasonal salsa verde Gaszpacho, citrus beets, saucy Brussels – roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet and spicy chili sauce – and much more.

If you’re “Hungry,” check out the wide variety of salads, curry, and poke, many vegan and/or gluten-free. Guests that are feeling “Famished,” can choose a veggie burger or cheeseburger, salmon wrap, turkey Reuben, or “CLT” – the curry, lime, tempeh sandwich to satisfy your taste. There’s even a menu for the kids! Satisfy your sweet tooth with dessert options like a vegan and gluten-free black bean brownie or ice cream served up by the local Greenery Creamery. If you’re looking for breakfast options, stop in for brunch on the weekends and enjoy waffles, oatmeal, or a delicious breakfast plate.

They are located at 3421 South Orange Avenue in Orlando. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.

Vito’s Chop House

If you’re hoping to celebrate a special occasion or plan a special date, this is the place. Start out the meal with shareable plates like baked clams, crispy portabella mushroom fondue, or the colossal seafood tower. Choose from soups like lobster bisque, or a variety of salads. There are a variety of pasta dishes, as well as Italian specialties like chicken and veal parmigiana, veal piccata, seafood scampi oreganata, and more. Try a delicious steak, including center cut filet or Wagyu filet mignon, prime rib, or pork chops. Add on a variety of sides like sauteed mushrooms or broccolini, pancetta and aged cheddar mashed potatoes, of double truffle firenze fries. Satisfy your sweet tooth with sweet butter cake, triple chocolate cake, Italian tiramisu, key lime pie, and more.

There’s also an extensive gluten-free menu that includes starters like Gulf oysters on the half shell, beef carpaccio, and salads. Choose from an array of seafood, veggies, and meats like tomahawk ribeye, Wagyu filet mignon, or pork chops Di Vito. Finish it off with crème brulee.

Make reservations for your meal online or by calling 407-354-2467. They are located at 8633 International Drive in Orlando. Hours are Sunday – Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-9:30 p.m. Happy hours in the bar are daily, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


If you’re making the Disney parks part of you Orlando experience this trip, there are endless dining options right inside each park. From sit-down restaurants serving every meal of the day and fast-food or cafeteria-style offerings to snack stands all around the parks, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds. Try international cuisines at EPCOT, African fare in Animal Kingdom, and a variety of American foods at Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom.

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