If you're looking for fine cuts of meat served in a classic steak house atmosphere, this meat-and-potatoes dining spot on bustling International Drive is a choice that's proven popular with many diners. Appetizers include such options as calamari or mussels, with entrees featuring a wide variety of meat cuts including Prime Rib and Lamb Chops. Key lime pie is among the dessert offerings, and the restaurant has a full bar. A special feature here: a very large wine list, offering hundreds of bottles.
Occupying a building that was once a train station, this dining spot features some handsome wood paneling from days long gone. In that old-time atmosphere, you can try some other unusual options, including an appetizer of frog legs, fried Florida lobster or alligator tail. Main courses include that crispy, fried catfish, plus shrimp and scallops in various preparations. A children's menu is available, and for the budget-conscious there's an Early Bird Special, served nightly.
If there's one thing you can say about Ireland, it's that you can always find a good time there. That's part of what makes this pub a popular local spot, offering a cheerful crowd and a pleasant atmosphere adorned with lots of bric-a-brac from the Emerald Isle. There's also a restaurant in a room adjoining the bar, and, of course, it features Irish culinary treats. A hearty Irish lager from the tap goes well with the equally hearty cuisine you'll find here: Potato Pancakes, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Irish Stew. On weekend nights, all these touches of the Auld Sod are abetted by musicians who make merry with some toe-tappin' Irish music.
1375 N Buena Vista Drive Epcot Center Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
In this Walt Disney World Epcot attraction, you dine surrounded by multitudes of fish swimming happily about in a huge aquarium sporting five million gallons of water. On the menu are a host of seafood favorites that might include such options as Jumbo Scallops, Tuna or Seafood Enchiladas. There's a full bar here too, but it's the atmosphere that's riveting. It is wise to remember, however, that you must pay to enter Epcot to dine here, so this is a place to consider primarily during park visits.
2101 Epcot Resort Boulevard Disney Boardwalk Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Whether you're a quarterback, a snow bunny, an armchair referee or a couch potato, this sports bar and restaurant keeps you close to the action, whatever it is. On the walls is artwork depicting sports, sports, sports, and on the premises is an arcade with a sports theme, not even to mention a bevy of televisions tuned to whatever game's on today. If there's such a thing as "typical" sports-bar fare, you'll find it here from hamburgers to hotdogs, sandwiches and salads.
2101 North Epcot Resort Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Flying Fish Cafe, located on the lake that provides the watery scenery for Walt Disney World's Boardwalk, keeps to its theme with décor punctuated by flying fish. On the menu is an interesting variety of seafood, including such options as Crab Cakes for appetizers and entree favorites that include red snapper and Florida's tilefish, a light, white fish. Apple crepes a la mode is among the options for dessert, and there's a full bar. You do not need to enter the theme parks to dine here.
Waterside dining is rare in Orlando, despite the region's many lakes. Here, however, you can dine on the solid cooking for which this restaurant is famed, at tables that overlook pretty Lake Killarney. Houston's offers a substantial menu that focuses on generous and unusual salads, and a variety of beef, pork, chicken and seafood options that include ribs, a popular favorite, and salmon. There's a full bar here, and the restaurant is known for its substantial portions.
9700 International Drive Rosen Plaza Hotel Orlando, FL 32819
Featuring a rather masculine atmosphere, created by muted lighting and lots of hardwood, this restaurant offers fine food and attentive service. Located in the Rosen Plaza Hotel near the city's convention center, the dining room is handsomely appointed to appeal to the many business travelers, who settle in here. Tried-and-true favorites are featured: escargot, filet mignon, tuna, followed by fried ice cream, an interesting dessert option. There's a full bar, as one would expect in this setting. Open daily 5.30p onwards.
1800 East Buena Vista Drive Downtown Disney Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
All the wonders of a rainforest, including some misty rain, come to life at this big theme restaurant, the Rainforest Cafe. 600 diners feast among models of volcanoes, big aquarium tanks filled with sea life and faux elephants, rhinos, and parrots in attendance. On the menu are options such as pasta topped with chicken and stir-fried vegetables, and for dessert, a chocolate-banana cheesecake good enough to tempt even one of those plaster monkeys. A full bar delivers potables.
4401 Grand Floridian Way Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
While this Citricos is pricey, it is also among the top spots in town for fine dining. Located on the second floor of Walt Disney World four-star Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, it offers a classy atmosphere sparked by ceramic tiles, plenty of wood accents and a show kitchen. Appetizers include such options as a veal ravioli or chicken in flaky filo pastry. Entrees include such favorites as roast lamb and pork tenderloin. There's a full bar here, too.
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