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Old 02-17-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Favorite Restaurants

I know there is a thread already for favorite restaurants in Orlando but I am planning a Universal only trip and was wondering what everyone's favorites by some specific categories. Please list your favorites. Feel free to duplicate the restaurant if it falls under more than area. Example your favorite pizza is on your favorite buffet. Thanks so much. I can't wait to see what everyone posts.

Romance:
Seafood:
Chinese:
Japanese:
Pizza:
Buffet:
Locally Owned:
Dinner+Entertainment:
Breakfast:
BBQ:
Deli/Sandwiches:
Healthy Eating:
Affordable:
Mexican:
Ethnic Cuisine:
Italian :
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:23 AM   #2
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Here's a few for our fam:

Romance: lol, not when travelling with a teenager in tow
Seafood: something our family hates
Chinese: never eaten at a Chinese place when in Orlando (I have no idea why)
Japanese: another that our family hates
Pizza: Cici's (but we are finally trying Giordanos on the next trip...its looks divine)
Buffet: Golden Corral
Locally Owned:
Dinner+Entertainment: Outta Control Dinner Show at Wonderworks
Breakfast: Golden Corral
BBQ:
Deli/Sandwiches:
Healthy Eating: not on our vacations
Affordable: Cici's Pizza, TGI Fridays, Chili's, Golden Corral, Outta Control
Mexican: not a big lover of spicy
Ethnic Cuisine: not very adventurous eaters either!
Italian : Olive Garden
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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I don't eat out a lot but here are my selections:

Pizza: Franco's
Buffet: Sweet Tomatoes
BBQ: Bubbalou's or Four Rivers
Deli/Sandwiches: Firehouse or Toojays
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. Any more out there?
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #5
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Romance: California Grill. It's Disney and it's closed.

Seafood: Dixie Crossroads in Titusville. About 45 minutes from Orlando but they have some of the best seafood around (Especially the rock shrimp)
http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/201...sville-fl.html

Chinese: Ming Court on I-Drive has surpisingly good Chinese food.
http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/201...rlando-fl.html
Also, Tasty Wok on 50 in the Mills-50 District for some really authentic stuff.


Japanese: For steakhouses, Kobe is the big chain around here. Expensive, but very consistent. For non-steakhouse, try Bayridge Sushi.
http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/200...dge-sushi.html

Buffet: Hard one. Most of the buffets are touristy/Disney. Boma in Animal Kingdom Lodge wins for me.

Breakfast: Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant at Deleon Springs. About an hour from Orlando, this place is located in a state park. You cook your own pancakes on grills in the middle of your table, then go outside and swim in the spring or kayak up the river.
http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/201...in-deleon.html

BBQ: 4Rivers Smokehouse. There's several of them in the Orlando area. Here's a blog post from the one in Longwood.
http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/201...ngwood-fl.html

Mexican: Not quite Mexican, but I just tried this place and really liked it. It's Mexican-Asian fusion called Tako Cheena on Mills Ave in Orlando. Korean tacos and curry burritos are very tasty...

Ethnic Cuisine: Check out the Mills-50 District near Downtown. Lots of Vietnamese restaurants here to visit, along with some Chinese, Japanese, and Italian restaurants mixed in.
http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/201...rlando-fl.html
http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/201...rlando-fl.html
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Romance: Normans http://normans.com/

Seafood: Boston's Fish House (not to be confused with that horrible Boston Lobster restaurant) http://www.bostonsfishhouse.com/ordereze/default.aspx

Locally Owned: High Tide Harry's http://hightideharrys.com/

Dinner+Entertainment: King's Bowl Orlando http://kingsbowlamerica.com/orlando/

Deli/Sandwiches: Yellow Dog Eats http://yellowdogeats.com/

Healthy Eating: Whole Foods Take Out http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/orlando

Affordable: Happy Hour at Oceanaire http://www.theoceanaire.com/pdf/menu...yHour_Menu.pdf

Italian :
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