Orlando Dining

Orlando DiningFamous for the many theme parks that are located in and around the city, Orlando is the largest inland city in Florida. Many people visit and stay in the area each year for business and leisure. While staying in Orlando, people will find many world-class restaurants and fantastic eating establishments within the urban center and its neighborhoods and communities.

When it comes to finding places to eat in the city, the business district has the most popular restaurants. In fact, the downtown and business district has numerous cafes and restaurants. Just east of downtown is the Asian district where Thai, Vietnamese and other Asian restaurants are found. In Thornton Park and Near Lake Eola are fine restaurants with grand views of the lake and the city. Loch Haven Park and Ivanhoe Village to the north of Downtown have little shops, cafes and more than one vegetarian option.

Of course, Disney World including Downtown Disney, Epcot and more has excellent places to eat from casual to fine dining. Within Epcot are international restaurants that help visitors to get a taste of the cuisines of different countries as well as a feel of the culture. Guests can walk away saying, "I ate in Morocco today!" or another country like Germany. Universal Orlando's CityWalk is also a great area to find restaurants.

All over the Greater Orlando Area are many different types of cuisines. Travelers can eat foods with which they are familiar, and try some new foods from a variety of cultures. The most popular restaurants seem to be establishments serving local and American cuisines, and the number of restaurants offering American food is high. Other popular choices are Italian, Mexican or Southwestern, Seafood and Steakhouses. However, many international cuisines are well represented within Orlando.

Sometimes the small and out-of-the-way restaurants are gems to be discovered. Jack & Mary's in Azalea Park serves great breakfasts and brunches, and locals love to eat at this diner-style establishment run by a husband and wife team. Then, Summer Palace near Eastwood serves Chinese, Japanese and sushi, and locals frequent this restaurant for the fine food and dining experience.

With all the options in and around the city, everyone can find something good to eat. Any visitor that is hungry in Orlando does not need to stay that way for long. In no time, the metropolis can feel more like home when travelers find one or two restaurants that they really love. Sitting down and enjoying the cozy dining atmosphere with fantastic food, friendly locals and other guests is a pleasure.