Off-Site Restaurants

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  1. Tpr430

    Tpr430 Earning My Ears

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    Not sure if this is the right place but couldnt find any where else. This will be our first year in a LONG time staying off-site. I cant even remember what is out there but know theres alot. I'm looking for dinner suggestions outside the park. None of the theme/theatre dinners and no Olive garden stuff. Suggestions, thought, comments? Thanks!!!!!!
     
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  3. Portugal1000

    Portugal1000 DIS Veteran

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    Our 10th trip coming up in July so as you can imagine we have been to alot of restaurants. Last year for first time we discovered Toojays at Dr Phillips, we ended up going 9 times!! Loved the atmosphere and service. Huge menu and not just your usual typical steak and burgers. Something for all of us and very reasonable. We don't have anything like this in England really so it was a nice find.
    We also love Lone Star, Longhornes, Cheesecake Factory.
     
  4. teetoppz28

    teetoppz28 Drinking-around-the-world Olympian

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    So many great choices on I-drive. We enjoy Cafe Tu Tu Tango, The Pub at Pointe Orlando, Cuba Libre, Miller Ale House, and Funky Monkey Wine Company.

    In fact we just bought a couple Groupons for Funky Monkey for our trip in May: groupon.com/deals/funky-monkey-wine-company-4?pt=aUTNrmDAAAAA4B7_wEtl7uTPVkQMJJI56

    Good luck! There are many great places to eat off site!
     
  5. spiceycat

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  6. Itinkso

    Itinkso Faith.Trust.Pixie Dust

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    Fleming's on Sand Lake/Restaurant Row was excellent.
    If you are staying on the 192, there are a lot of restaurants:
    Joes Crab Shack
    Macaroni Grill
    Miller Ale House
    Bahama Breeze
    Cracker Barrel

    Seito Sushi in Celebration was very good. DD also likes Celebration Towne Tavern.
     
  7. anorman

    anorman DIS Veteran

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    So many choices on 192. I was pleasantly surprised by TGIFridays; even though it is a chain, they serve up above average fare for this type of restaurant and the prices were great! Also, Golden Corral; you could eat 7 nights a week and never repeat your experience i.e. chinese, mexican, cold plate, fried chicken, carved meats, great salad bar, etc. Did not enjoy Fat Boys on 192 when we went last year. Any recommendations for authentic southern BBQ?
     
  8. anorman

    anorman DIS Veteran

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    We will be staying in a villa just off 192 in Kissimmee and I am looking for any restaurant recommendations for this general area. We stayed in this villa last year but we found ourselves eating at the usual chain restaurants. While we have nothing against these, I am looking for alternate more interesting eats this time around. Anyone?
     
  9. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

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    Sweet Tomato's

    Try going to Celebration Town Center in Celebration there are a lot of places that are non chains to eat at. THen you can walk off your meal by strolling the streets and looking in the cute shops. Stroll around the big pond.


    http://celebrationtowncenter.com/dining-entertainment/
     
  10. OklahomaTourist

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    ON our second visit to WDW/Orlando in 2008, we were looking for some good local seafood places, and after a few Red Lobster recommendations (uhm, no, not when I'm within a 20-minute drive of at least three of them from my front door at home), I got a recommendation for a place called Fish Bones on Sand Lake, about ten minutes or so NE of the general Disney area. The first couple of times we went, it was superb, great service, hot, fresh food, (and some of the best lobster I ever ate) but when we went the last time, it was decidedly ho-hum, with at best marginal service and disappointing food. And we'd made a special booking for the place several months in advance :(

    Although we're not planning to visit Fish Bones during our trip this year, I'm willing to suggest our last subpar experience there was an aberration. If you're looking for a local seafood spot, give it a try. I do think its part of a Florida-area chain, FWIW.
     
  11. akadada

    akadada Doin' It All for My Baby.

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    To add to already mostly good suggestions...

    Seasons 52

    Moon Fish

    Both in doc phillips area.
     
  12. goofyfigment

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    I think its own by the same chain that owns olive garden, but I could be mistaken
     
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    goofyfigment DIS Veteran

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    I was mistaken all around, I confused this restaurant with bonefish grill
     
  14. dawnn12

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    we found Giordano's last time we were in fl (off of 192 about five mins from world drive) they have great pizza(i dont like chicago style pizza but this was great plus everything else we have tried is good) they also have coupons on restaurant.com
     
  15. gretchenk

    gretchenk Earning My Ears

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    Giordano's is great. It's a never miss in Kissimmeeand Chicago. You can call ahead and order your deep dish before you sit down. Or you have to wait 45mins. Publix is down by Giordano's too. We usually get one of those roasted chickens and veggies. Chevy's is good too. They are over by Hotel Blvd.
     
  16. anorman

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    I'm definitely going to have to check these out. Thanks all!:thumbsup2
     
  17. Nancy for Disney

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    I am planning a trip to Universal - No Disney :sad:. I have been checking out TripAdvisor for reviews. Here is a link to my PTR for a list of what I have found:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3070292&page=2

    Oh, wait...I will just copy and paste the list.

    Mannys Chop House
    Wildside BBQ & Grill
    Cafe Tu Tu Tango
    Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar B Que
    Atlantic Cove Seafood & Steak
    Pearl's
    Orlando Ale House
    Seasons 52
    Deep Blu Seafood Grille
    Sweet Tomatoes
    NYPD Pizza Lake Cay (It appears to be just around the corner from our condo)
    Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse

    I am most looking forward to Cafe Tu Tu Tango. It looks entertaining AND has something for everyone in my picky eater crew.
     
  18. JimMIA

    JimMIA A little Miami humor...

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    Here's a link to a thread entitled "Best Offsite Restaurants"

    Our personal favorite is Columbia in Celebration. It's a small Florida chain of old-style Spanish (not Cuban) cuisine from the historic Ybor City area of Tampa. Try their legendary 1905 Salad for starters.

    Columbia is a must-do on every WDW trip. In fact, it's becoming a must-do on just about any trip to Central Florida. My daughter is a figure skater and on our trip to Ellenton last year, we took a group of friends on an hour drive down to St. Armands Circle on Longboat Key for a dinner at Columbia. We're skating at the Florida Open in a couple of weeks in Maitland (NE of Orlando) and we're driving all the way down to Celebration for Columbia.

    There are many good restaurants in Celebration -- here's a link

    Incidentally, if you haven't ever tried Kilwins ice cream, do yourself a favor next time you're in Celebration!

    We also second the suggestions of Bonefish Grill and Seasons 52 -- both wonderful upscale restaurants.
     
  19. Disnee4Me

    Disnee4Me Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone know a good and clean Chinese Restaurant in the Kissimme area? We love Chinese food, but it's not easy finding a place to eat. I have eaten at PFChang and was not impressed. Thanks
     
  20. princess aleya

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    I have to agree with you on this one, we tried Giordano's on our last trip and fell in love with it. Can't wait to return to have some more of that delicious pizza.
     
  21. Itinkso

    Itinkso Faith.Trust.Pixie Dust

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    My DD lives in Clermont and she hasn't been able to find a good Chinese restaurant in the Clermont/Kissimmee area. She stocks up on frozen PF Changs and when she comes back home to visit, Chinese food is her first choice!
     

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