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pixeegrl
12-16-2008, 06:14 PM
Looking for some places to eat offsite as well. Favorite is Mexican food but also maybe a CiCi's pizza for the kids. Also welcome your favorites!

donaldduck352
12-16-2008, 06:25 PM
Looking for some places to eat offsite as well. Favorite is Mexican food but also maybe a CiCi's pizza for the kids. Also welcome your favorites!


[B][I]There is so many great restruants on-site,but if you did venture off-site Ci-Ci's is a great bargain!!

But if you really want A Reatruant you will not ever forget then here is a website Thats on the area of SandLake and I-Drive.Maybe 2miles from Universal:
Cant bring up the website but its called Texas de Brazil!!!

donaldduck352
12-16-2008, 06:37 PM
Found it!!:thumbsup2 :
http://www.texasdebrazil.com/

Metro West
12-17-2008, 10:24 AM
One of my favorite places near Universal is Bubbalou's...they have GREAT bbq and you get a lot for the money. It's not a huge place but a fun place just the same. They are located in the Kirkman Oaks Shopping Center which is about 10 mins drive time from the resort. Check out the website for more: www.bubbalous.com

Also...if you're in the mood for a great sandwich, you should check out Firehouse Subs which is located just next to Bubbalou's.

patster734
12-17-2008, 12:10 PM
Found it!!:thumbsup2 :
http://www.texasdebrazil.com/

I've never heard of that place. Thanks for the website. Sounds like its all-you-can-eat. Do you pay one price to enter and then eat what you want, like a buffet?

pixeegrl
12-17-2008, 12:20 PM
Goin' to check out Bubbalou's site now! Thanks everyone!

Z33@Disney
12-17-2008, 01:20 PM
I've never heard of that place. Thanks for the website. Sounds like its all-you-can-eat. Do you pay one price to enter and then eat what you want, like a buffet?

Not quite a buffet. They do have a "salad bar" like a buffet but the main course is brought to you to your table. Imagine the meat carver guys you see at Golden Corral coming around at your table but waaaay better quality of meats and cuts like every few minutes. I just made reservation for 12/22 so hopefully this place doesnt dissappoint me. I love other Brazillian steakhouse like this.

Thadine
12-17-2008, 02:52 PM
Texas de Brazil is my nr 1 choice when we eat offsite.
It's fabulous!!!!
We also like Outback Steakhouse
Bahama's Breeze
Houlihans
Kobe
And when the budget is getting low TGI!!!!:goodvibes

Thadine

pixeegrl
12-17-2008, 02:58 PM
I remember reading about Bahama Breeze, where is it located?

Thadine
12-17-2008, 03:08 PM
Bahama’s Breeze
8849 Int' Drive
Fl 32819

407 248 2499

Bahama’s Breeze
8735 Vineland Ave
FL 32821
407 938 9010

damo
12-17-2008, 03:14 PM
We always have to go to PF Chang's at Mall at Millenia.

donaldduck352
12-17-2008, 03:24 PM
I've never heard of that place. Thanks for the website. Sounds like its all-you-can-eat. Do you pay one price to enter and then eat what you want, like a buffet?

Not quite a buffet. They do have a "salad bar" like a buffet but the main course is brought to you to your table. Imagine the meat carver guys you see at Golden Corral coming around at your table but waaaay better quality of meats and cuts like every few minutes. I just made reservation for 12/22 so hopefully this place doesnt dissappoint me. I love other Brazillian steakhouse like this.


It was so great when we went,the servers walking by with the meat on sword like skewers carving the size you want and non stop the taste is incredible.So is the whole restaraunt.But for all that quality and food you get be prepared to pay around $45 per person plus drinks!!
Between my wife and I with drinks and tip it was around $130!!But to me worth every penny!!

The website dont give it justice.The atmosphere and music is very festive yet romantic!!:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

rpbert1
12-17-2008, 04:45 PM
We love Bahama Breeze, usually visit it a few times when in Florida, and have never been disappointed.
Metro West, i found this site by accident about Bubbalous, and have it on my list for next year, any recommendations on what to get.

AmericanDreams
12-17-2008, 05:03 PM
Found it!!:thumbsup2 :
http://www.texasdebrazil.com/
I love this place! :love:
The food is amazing, and totally worth the $40 a head. There are lots of great places to eat on I-Drive. Ponderosa is great if you want a nice steak dinner or the buffet for the kids :)

AmericanDreams
12-17-2008, 05:06 PM
I've never heard of that place. Thanks for the website. Sounds like its all-you-can-eat. Do you pay one price to enter and then eat what you want, like a buffet?
I remember when we went back in 06, I'm pretty sure you had to make a reservation. The price then was $40 a head, and you have a double sided card, one side red and the other is green. When you flip it green, you are opening yourself up for some amazing cuts of the finest meat. If you turn it red, then they will stop bringing up any more cuts to your table.

There is a buffet, a very good one too. It's very worth the price in my opinion :thumbsup2

patster734
12-17-2008, 05:29 PM
I remember when we went back in 06, I'm pretty sure you had to make a reservation. The price then was $40 a head, and you have a double sided card, one side red and the other is green. When you flip it green, you are opening yourself up for some amazing cuts of the finest meat. If you turn it red, then they will stop bringing up any more cuts to your table.

There is a buffet, a very good one too. It's very worth the price in my opinion :thumbsup2

It was so great when we went,the servers walking by with the meat on sword like skewers carving the size you want and non stop the taste is incredible.So is the whole restaraunt.But for all that quality and food you get be prepared to pay around $45 per person plus drinks!!
Between my wife and I with drinks and tip it was around $130!!But to me worth every penny!!

The website dont give it justice.The atmosphere and music is very festive yet romantic!!:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2



Not quite a buffet. They do have a "salad bar" like a buffet but the main course is brought to you to your table. Imagine the meat carver guys you see at Golden Corral coming around at your table but waaaay better quality of meats and cuts like every few minutes. I just made reservation for 12/22 so hopefully this place doesnt dissappoint me. I love other Brazillian steakhouse like this.

Thanks for the responses. I'm definitely adding it to eat list for a future trip.

2infinityandbeyond
12-17-2008, 06:24 PM
Are there any good non-chain restaurants in the area?

Metro West
12-17-2008, 08:02 PM
Metro West, i found this site by accident about Bubbalous, and have it on my list for next year, any recommendations on what to get.Everything is good...they have the platters that are HUGE!

keishashadow
12-18-2008, 08:50 AM
Looking for some places to eat offsite as well. Favorite is Mexican food but also maybe a CiCi's pizza for the kids. Also welcome your favorites!

have u eaten @ CiCi's before? do your kids like it?

while i realize pizza is a subjective taste issue, i wouldn't call the grub @ our local branch 'good', nor even edible:confused3

it's only one in chain we've tried, maybe just hit them on a off-night?popcorn::

pixeegrl
12-18-2008, 12:00 PM
We have eaten at a local one in Virginia Beach and it was fine. It's just a pizza buffet, so I wasn't expecting some great pizza. we have a little local place for that. YUM!

atricks
12-18-2008, 02:14 PM
I live in the area (right across vineland from Universal) and a favorite of mine and a lot of my family for Mexican is
Agave Azul

http://www.agaveazulorlando.com/

It's at the corner of Conroy and Kirkman behind the chik-fil-a. (Same shopping center as Bubbalous)

Awesome food and free chips & 3 types of dipping (salsa, white, and guac) free with the meals.

This place is new this year and it's already a favorite of mine and some other locals.

pixeegrl
12-18-2008, 02:18 PM
I live in the area (right across vineland from Universal) and a favorite of mine and a lot of my family for Mexican is
Agave Azul

http://www.agaveazulorlando.com/

It's at the corner of Conroy and Kirkman behind the chik-fil-a. (Same shopping center as Bubbalous)

Awesome food and free chips & 3 types of dipping (salsa, white, and guac) free with the meals.

This place is new this year and it's already a favorite of mine and some other locals.

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!!!!

Metro West
12-18-2008, 04:13 PM
We have eaten at a local one in Virginia Beach and it was fine. It's just a pizza buffet, so I wasn't expecting some great pizza. we have a little local place for that. YUM!I remember going drinking at Peabody's...back in the day. And going to get my annual t-shirts from Pete Smith's and 17th Street surf shops. :upsidedow

pixeegrl
12-18-2008, 04:54 PM
I remember going drinking at Peabody's...back in the day. And going to get my annual t-shirts from Pete Smith's and 17th Street surf shops. :upsidedow
Yep, that's where I get my son's shirts! 17th Street! Nothing but name brand skate don't ya know!:snooty: Thank goodness the older two don't care yet.

chobie
12-21-2008, 03:50 PM
Are there any good non-chain restaurants in the area?

http://ming-court.com/


This is our family's favorite. It's on International -- just about a 10 minute drive from Universal.

chobie
12-21-2008, 04:07 PM
Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!!!!

We'll be up there next week are going to check it out. The menu looks great!

lachica
12-22-2008, 08:09 AM
Well I guess this is a chain but I absolutely love it...

Charley's Steak House
8255 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

and on Sat night I had the mystery dinner at:

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
8267 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

It wasn't a bad show - I actually enjoyed myself.

rpbert1
12-22-2008, 11:01 AM
Everything is good...they have the platters that are HUGE!
Thanks metro west, something different to look forward to.

Todd&Copper
12-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Has anyone been to a place called
Cricketers Arms?
Sort of an old English-looking pub?

DH saw it on a web site and wants to go. They do have an impressive 17 beers on tap. But if it is total sucksville, I can convince him that we should just stop in for a pint.

blackjackmark
12-22-2008, 03:16 PM
Already got a Chinese and a Mexican place to try through this thread...keep 'em coming

Metro West
12-22-2008, 03:20 PM
Thanks metro west, something different to look forward to.Certainly...I'm sure you won't be disappointed. :thumbsup2

donaldduck352
01-01-2009, 06:32 PM
Has anyone been to a place called
Cricketers Arms?
Sort of an old English-looking pub?

DH saw it on a web site and wants to go. They do have an impressive 17 beers on tap. But if it is total sucksville, I can convince him that we should just stop in for a pint.


I stopped in ther for a pint myself.Not bad and big screen TV's with mostly soccer games on them.Very well put toghether of A English Pub!!

donaldduck352
01-01-2009, 07:18 PM
I forgot too ask pixie,did you try any off site restruants??
If so wich one and how was it??

teresared
01-01-2009, 10:06 PM
There is a great web site called restaurants.com where you can buy discounted gift certificates for restaurants in any city. We've used these in the past on vacation and here at home. It helps save money, always a good thing.:thumbsup2

ywallet
01-02-2009, 01:45 PM
Thanks