Dining Outside of Disney

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  1. brooklindaddy

    brooklindaddy Earning My Ears

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    We are opting out of the dining plan this year and are looking to add some restuarants in the Kissimee area to our repertoire. We already enjoy Chevy's, Houlihan's, and Bahama Breeze. Any other suggestions for a family of four with a 9 and 7 yr old? Hopefully within a 20 minute drive.
     
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  3. aubreysmom09

    aubreysmom09 Mouseketeer

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    We always eat at girodano's, but I'm originally from Chicago. I miss my pizza it's the closest place for me besides going back home. It's pretty close to Disney. You can also go on Restaurant.com and find gift certificates. We also eat at Steak and Shake once again none near me, and really who can pass up a milk shake, I believe both are on Irlo Bronson hwy. We just ate at both in April and we had no issues.
     
  4. rluey29

    rluey29 Wish I was in Disney, Hooray, Hooray!!!

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    we love the pizza at Giordanos!!!
     
  5. Elissajoy

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    Sweet Tomatoes may be good too. If you log into their web-site to join their "Club Veg" and provide your e-mail address, they will send you coupons. souplantation.com

    My DD's love eating there. There is one close to DTD too.
     
  6. dixonsontour

    dixonsontour DIS Veteran

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    Link in my signature to my two dining on a budget reviews - lots of child friendly places and pics of food/prices.

    They were posted on the uk trip reports board.
     
  7. DOOM1001

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    Check out Restaurant Row which is full of restaurants,everything from upscale to fast casual.Restaurant Row is the area of Sand Lake rd north of I-4.

    List of Restaurants in Dr Phillips*Orlando, FL*below

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    Big Fin Seafood Kitchen* 407-615-8888*
    Bravo! Cucina Italiana* 407-351-5880*
    Cantina Laredo* 407-354-0186** Website
    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar* 407-352-5706*
    Stogies A Cigar Lounge** 407-601-5286
    Urban Flats** 407-545-3222*

    Dr Phillips Marketplace:
    Boston Market** 407-354-1420*
    Cariera's Cucina Italiana** 407-351-1187*
    Chipotle Mexican Grill** 407-352-0198*
    Christini's Ristorante Italiano** 407-354-8770*
    Cold Stone Creamery** 407-355-0535*
    Einstein Bros. Bagels** 407-903-1553*
    Five Guys Burgers** 407-226-9888*
    Lotus Garden** 407-363-7221
    Morton's Steakhouse** 407-248-3485*
    Nagoya Sushi** 407-248-8558*
    Pizza Hut** 407-352-5444
    Press 101** 407-351-2101*
    Starbucks Coffee*** 407-903-2449*
    Subway** 407-248-8003*
    Tang's Thai Cuisine** 407-345-8264*
    TCBY** 407-248-9814*
    TooJay's Original Gourmet Deli** 407-355-0340*
    WineStyles Wine & Gifts** 407-351-9463*
    PINKBERRY*407-354-0890*
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    Antonio's Ristorante** 407-363-9191*
    Ayothaya Thai Cusine** 407-345-0040*
    Chatham's Place Restaurant** 407-345-2992*
    Cookies by Design** 407-903-0230*
    Firehouse Subs** 407-447-3473*
    Moe's Southwest Grill** 407-264-9903*
    Moonfish** 407-363-7262*
    Ruth's Chris Steak House** 407-226-3900*
    The Melting Pot** 407-903-1100*
    Tropical Smoothie Cafe** 407-248-0707*
    Twisted Burger***321-248-2149*
    Vines Grille & Wine Bar** 407-351-1227*
    168 Chinese Restaurant** 407-363-1688
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    Bar Louie** 407-248-0604
    Bento Cafe** 407-352-2277*
    Chick-fil-A** 407-370-9295*
    Flippers Pizzeria** 407-352-2213*
    J. Alexander's* 407-345-1039*
    Menchie's Frozen Yogurt*** 407-601-7792*
    Ocean Prime** 407-781-4880*
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    Amura Japanese Restaurant** 407-370-0007*
    Bonefish Grill** 407-355-7707*
    Cedars of Orlando** 407-351-6000*
    Dragon China** 407-226-8811
    First Watch** 407-363-5622*
    Panera Bread** 407-226-6992*
    Planet Smoothie** 407-447- 1404*
    Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine** 407-352-4844*
    Samba Room*** 407-226-0550*
    Season's 52** 407-354-5212*
    Starbuck's Coffee** 407-351-4771*
    The Clubhouse Sports Bar & Restaurant** 407-363-9103*
    Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar** 407-248-0429*
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    Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza*** 407-363-9446*
    Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co.** 407-354-3184*
    Delish New York Bakery** 407-965-5548
    O'Charley's** 407-354-0010*
    Pei Wei Asian Diner** 407-241-3301*
    Piccolo Gelato Cafe** 407-352-1559
    Seito Sushi** 407-248-8888*
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  8. Lindy Loo

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    please can u tell me if we can get here easily walking from dtd? or where the best place at dtd to get a taxi. how many dollars should the taxi be ? thanks


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  9. DOOM1001

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    I would say it can be walked but I wouldn't call it very close.Never walked it but from the Marketplace it will probably be 15-20 minutes.
     
  10. pugtails66

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    Where is Girodano's? We have always stopped at Pizzeria Uno near DTD, but would love to try Girodano's. :)
     
  11. Lindy Loo

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    Thank you. Is it easy to find? Ie in a group of shops. I assume its safe to walk? Lady and dd 10
     
  12. aubreysmom09

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    Girodano's is a Chicago pizzeria chain. They are only in Chicago and I think they have 2 in Orlando. They have Chicago stuffed pizzas, also thin pizzas, and some Italian foods, and other things.
     
  13. Mrs Doubtfire

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    The one we go to is on the 192 West, Formosa Garden area. There is also a TGI Fridays there.
     
  14. DOOM1001

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    There are three Giordanos in Orlando,one in 192,one on Sand Lk rd by International Drive and one on 535 in Lake Buena vista very close to the Pizzeria Uno by DTD.When you exit Hotel Plaza blvd you can see the Pizzeria Uno at the 535 street light,to get to Pizzeria Uno you would go straight,to get to Giordanos you would turn left and get on the right lane,it's just past Palm Pkwy on the right next to a Steak n Shake.It's 1-2 minutes away from the Uno.
     
  15. DOOM1001

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    It's safe to walk,as in it's a safe area.However I would suggest you look for a taxi from DTD for the simple reason that 535 is a very busy street to cross and especially at the Hotel Plaza Blvd intersection as it's a Disney entrance.From DTD it can't be more than 1-1.5 miles so a taxi couldn't be that expensive.
     
  16. Christine

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    We like the Market Street Cafe in Celebration. In fact, we are going there tonight!!! We've been two other times. It is a "diner" style place with a little something for everyone and very good prices.

    http://market-street-cafe.com/
     
  17. Lindy Loo

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    Excellent thank you so very very much!!! Im excitedd to get to a sweet tomatos.from our disney part of the hols we love the one on kirkam ... We i trolley up from our hotel a few times.. Its my fav FRESH place to eat. And its soooo cheap:-)
     
  18. pugtails66

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    THanks!!! We will give it a try for sure! :thumbsup2
     
  19. Lindy Loo

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    Sorry to be a pain. but how much would a taxi be from Typhooon Lagoon to The Sweet Toms.... just realised that the Disney bus doesnt go from TL to DTD:confused3 we dont have a car.... :confused:
     
  20. DOOM1001

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    I never take cabs so I don't know about fares but Typhoon Lagoon is literally across the street from DTD West Side by La Nouba and House of Blues so the fare is probably about the same.
     
  21. brooklindaddy

    brooklindaddy Earning My Ears

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    Will check out the website. Thanks to all for the great responses. We have done Giordano's (off Sand Lake) and Uno. Personally, we had a bad experience at Gs; slow service and sloppy deep dish. Unos had a better deep dish pizza in my opinion. I will definitely check out some of the newer restaurants.
     

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