Vacationing in Orlando can be hungry work. You spend your days walking from adventure to adventure in the many theme parks that are here, hiking, exploring, even zip lining over some equally hungry gators – at the end of the day, all you want is to sit down in a nice restaurant and have someone serve you delicious and tasty food!  That’s not asking too much, is it?  Fortunately for you, our downtown Orlando restaurants are among the best in the world!  From Sushi to steak, from Pasta to Pig (Barbecued pig, that is!), the best restaurants in central Florida can be found right here in Orlando!

Food that starts with a capital YUM!

What do Fried Green Tomatoes, Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, and a nice salmon salad all have in common?  These are just a sample of what K Restaurant has to offer.  Voted the one of the best Orlando Restaurants, this homey place serves comfort food with a twist, all to be washed down with a fine wine from their extensive wine list.  Have a hankering for barbecue?



You don’t have to go to Texas to get the best, just stop in 4Rivers Smokehouse and munch on our famous Brontosaurus Beef Rib…it comes with 2 sides and is smoked to perfection!  But what if you brought Fido along on your Florida vacation?  Then, may we suggest Yellow Dog Eats, an eclectic café housed in a historic building that offers outside seating where you and your pooch can chow on a pulled pork sandwich stacked with fried onions, bacon and goat cheese and drizzled with homemade jalapeno-fig sauce in glorious harmony.

Disney Seafood (and we aren’t talking about Nemo!)

You’re in Florida, a state surrounded by water, home to some of the best seafood to be found in the entire world…of course you’re going to have to try some!  But what if you’re spending the day visiting Mickey and friends?  Do you really have to leave the resort to get a chance to experience Orlando’s finest seafood?  The short answer is a firm NO…and the long answer suggests that you would be happy popping into The Flying Fish Café found on Disney’s BoardWalk.  Crispy crab cakes and mouthwatering potato-wrapped snapper are just a couple of reasons this is such a popular seafood restaurant, and if that’s not enough for you, perhaps their 6-course Chef’s Tasting Wine dinner will convince you this is a spot you can’t pass by!

Fine Dining Orlando Style

But if you’re looking for one of the very best restaurants Orlando has to offer, the search comes to an end at Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando.  Head Chef, Norman Van Aken creates a fusion of new world cuisine…Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavors blend together to create an epicurean feast of the finest foods to be found in all of the United States.  Caviar, Scallops, Lamb and a Chimichurri Rojo New York Strip will all make your stomach happy, satisfied…and full!

Contact Tropical Escape Vacation Homes for more information about the best restaurants and things to do in Orlando, Florida!