Dining Out in Orlando
Published: February 21, 2013
Global Pet Expo attendees have a multitude of nearby options when it's time to grab a bite to eat.

 

 

Global Pet Expo attendees are sure to work up their appetites walking the show’s action-packed aisles. Likewise, working a booth all day is sure to leave plenty exhibitors famished and in need of a little R&R. Fortunately, Orlando’s dining scene has plenty to offer attendees and exhibitors alike. They will find everything from dishes inspired by the world’s cuisines to the best in American comfort foods, in every type of setting from casual to fine dining. Here is a sampling of what the area offers:

 

Amici Italian Restaurant
8594 Palm Parkway
(407) 238-9632
Family-owned and -operated restaurant serving fresh Italian cuisine since 1999.
 
Amura Japanese Steak House & High Definition Sushi
7786 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 936-6001
Upscale contemporary restaurant serving traditional Japanese cuisine with French infusion.

Bar Louie Orlando
7335 West Sand Road
(407) 608-5190
Specializing in oversized sandwiches and signature cocktails.

 

BB King’s Blues Club
9101 International Drive
(407) 370-4550
Dining and dancing with a southern menu and hospitality.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
8046 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 616-8888
Patio bar and dining featuring fresh seafood and steak, and a high-energy atmosphere in laid-back setting.

Big Italy
5700 International Drive
(407) 345-5566
Offers more than 100 different pizzas and more than 50 pasta dishes.

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard
(407) 352-6766
Family-owned Turkish restaurant serving signature hollow bread, the freshest lamb and chicken kabobs and scratch-prepared dips.

Brick House Tavern and Tap
8440 International Drive
(407) 355-0321
Selection of over 70 beers and elevated American fare, with personalized hospitality.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant
6000 Universal Boulevard
(407) 903-0044
Enjoy shrimp, seafood and American classics in a casual family atmosphere.

The Capital Grille
9101 International Drive
(407) 370-4392
Serving dry-aged steaks, chops and fresh seafood.

Charley’s Steak House
8255 International Drive
(407) 851-8400
Aged steaks and fresh seafood cooked over citrus wood.

Chatham’s Place
7575 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Suite 150
(407) 345-2992
Highly select gourmet menu, featuring rack of lamb and blackened grouper.

Christini’s Ristorante Italiano
7600 Dr. Phillips Boulevard
 (407) 345-8770
Experience Italian dining at its finest with music, aromas and old world charm. Reservations and proper attire recommended.

Ciao Italia Italian Ristorante
6149 Westwood Boulevard
(407) 354-0770       
Authentic Italian cuisine, combined with a warm atmosphere and impeccable service.

Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse
6115 Westwood Boulevard
(407) 226-2662   
“Polished casual” restaurant, featuring Angus Delmonico steak and a full Italian menu.

Don Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen
8717 International Drive
(407) 354-1345
A Tex-Mex restaurant serving tasty food with big, bold flavors.

Dragonfly - Robata Grill & Sushi
7972 Via Dellagio Way
(407) 370-3359
A modern twist on Japanese-style tapas, featuring a full sake bar, Robata grill and sushi.

Elegante Bistro and Lounge
9901 Hawaiian Court
(407) 352-4090
Mediterranean flavor with a New York City twist and I-Drive’s only hookah patio.

Fat Fish blue
9101 International Drive
(407) 480-2000
Louisiana-fused, American fare, with live music, walking distance from convention center.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
8030 Via Dellagio Way
(407) 352-5706
Contemporary elegant steakhouse features hand-cut prime steaks, seafood and innovative side dishes and 100-plus wines.

Funky Monkey Wine Co.
9101 International Drive
(407) 427-1447
A variety of sushi, seafood, steak, wine, beer and sake selections.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
8282 International Drive
(407) 370-0711
Features a prix-fixe menu, showcasing 15 delectable cuts of meat, salads and deserts. 

Joe’s Crab Shack
8400 International Drive
(713) 366-7678   
Great seafood in a fun atmosphere, and able to accommodate groups and families.

Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas
7730 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 370-0909
Offers European casual atmosphere, collection of cheese/tapas and charcuterie, and wine and beers from around the world.

Lonestar Steakhouse
8850 Vineland Avenue
(407) 827-8225
Features USDA hand-cut beef, chicken, seafood and kids’ favorites, a full bar and warm, friendly atmosphere.

Maggiano’s Little Italy
9101 International Drive
(407) 241-8655
Specializing in Italian-American cuisine made from scratch daily.

Marlow’s Tavern
9101 International Drive
(407) 351-3627
Offers creative American tavern fare in a comfortable neighborhood environment.

The Melting Pot
7549 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 903-1100
Customers customize their dinner by selecting from cheese fondues, gourmet salads, succulent entrees and chocolate fondue.

Ming Court
9188 International Drive
(407) 351-9988
Featuring innovative dim sum, sushi, wok and char-grill cuisine, and live music nightly. 

Napa at The Peabody
9801 International Drive
(407) 345-4515
Bringing Northern California’s most tantalizing tastes to the South.

Ocean Prime at Rialto
7339 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 781-4880
A modern supper club serving prime seafood and steak, handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines.

Oceanaire Seafood Room
9101 International Drive
(407) 363-4801
Enjoy ultra-fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world.

O’Charley’s
8081 Turkey Lake Road
(407) 354-0010
Casual dining restaurant known for soft rolls, freshly prepared steaks, seafood, chicken and salads.

Padrino’s Cuban Bistro
13586 Village Park Drive
(407) 251-5107
Savor authentic, mouth-watering Cuban creations in its new Orlando location.

The Pub
9101 International Drive
(407) 352-2305
Unique combination of British hospitality and American flair, with gastropub-style menu and an extensive beverage selection, including a pour-your-own-beer wall.

Raga Restaurant
7559 West Sand Lake
(407) 985-2900
Offers a replica of the great Indian and Eastern experience, enabling diners to enjoy the delicacies of the East.

Rocco’s Taco’s & Tequila
7468 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 226-0550
True taste of Mexico within a fun, casual environment.

Roy’s Restaurant
7760 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 352-4844
From the signature seafood dishes and tempting desserts to the award-winning wine selection and specialty island drinks, the Roy’s experience is the perfect combination of innovative cuisine and exceptional service.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
7501 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 226-3900
Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves only the best U.S. Prime, the top two percent of U.S. beef, as well as the freshest seafood, chicken, lamb chops and more. Private dining room available.

Senor Frog’s Orlando
8747 International Drive
(407) 351-2525
Offering amazing food, great drinks and a world-famous atmosphere.

Tabla Bar & Grill
5827 Caravan Court
(407) 248-9400
Offers Indian cuisine, a full bar, banquet and meeting facilities for up to 180 people.

Taverna Opa
9101 International Drive
(407) 351-8660
Offering an assortment of dishes, ranging from seafood samplers to grilled lamb chops. Nightly entertainment of belly dancing and a live DJ.

Texas de Brazil
5259 International Drive
(407) 355-0355
A Brazilian-American steakhouse featuring a 60-item gourmet salad area and seasoned cuts of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage.

Thai Thani Restaurant
11025 International Drive
(407) 809-2662
Award-winning, named one the “Best Thai Restaurants in the USA” by the Thai government. Family-style service and casual dress. 

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar
9101 International Drive
(321) 281-5888
A relaxed escape with truly inspired cuisine.

Vines Grille & Wine Bar
7533 West Sand Lake Road
(407) 351-1227
Discover the local’s favorite. Live jazz and blues, upscale dining and over 300 fine wines and spirits. Packaged wine sales available.

Vinito’s Ristorante
4971 International Drive
(407) 354-0404
Located at the Prime Outlet Mall, and offering fine Italian cuisine at reasonable prices.