The Best Places to Eat in Orlando

Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in Orlando and the surrounding areas. In this dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from the freshest sushi to mouthwatering baked goods to the perfect happy hour spot. Also use this guide to venture you to some incredible cocktails.Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

New General (155 East New England Avenue, Winter Park). Tasty, nutritious and healthy food—this cafe aims to improve the way their community eats, by offering fresh and satisfying dishes. Located on Park Avenue, its a beautiful area to grab a coffee and take a walk. Instagram

The Glass Knife (276 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park). The Glass Knife boasts a large specialty menu, from a chicken salad croissant to a slice of southern red velvet cake. Not only can you order breakfast or lunch here, you can also design and order your dream wedding cake. Instagram

Prato (124 North Park Avenue, Winter Park). Offering elegant Italian cuisine in a vibrant, communal atmosphere. Don’t miss the happy hour pizza and wine every Monday through Thursday. Instagram

Lukes (640 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland). Contemporary-industrial restaurant the features delicious American staples. Open kitchen and patio seating. Happy hour snacks, sweets, cocktails and wine Monday through Friday. Instagram

AVA MediterrAegean (290 S Park Ave, Winter Park). AVA is a multi-sensory transporting venue bringing dining experience and pleasure together in a refined and spirited atmosphere. Offering lunch, brunch and dinner service. Instagram

Nami (6004 Artist Ave, Orlando). Asian fusion style cuisine, featuring Michelin-Star Chef Freddy Money and Chef Jason Beliveau located in the stunning Lake Nona Wave Hotel. Offering chefs table and a la carte menu. Instagram

Camille (4962 New Broad St., Orlando) Camille offers beautiful Vietnamese/ French cuisine in an 8 seat chefs counter tasting or a traditional 5-course tasting menu in the main dining room. Also offering private experiences in room. Located in quaint Baldwin Park. Instagram

Seito (4898 New Broad Street #32814, Orlando). Award winning sushi and Japanese cuisine. Happy hour drinks Tuesday through Friday, 5-7pm. Instagram

Reyes Mezcaleria (821 North Orange Avenue, Orlando). Mexican cuisine and a unique bar experience, this restaurant uses the best ingredients possible. Come for the happy hour tacos, snacks, and drinks on weekdays from 4-6pm. Instagram

The Osprey (4899 New Broad Street, Orlando). Modern coastal cuisine in the heart of Baldwin Park. Happy hour oysters, snacks, and drinks every Tuesday through Friday. Instagram

The Monroe (448 North Terry Avenue, Orlando). Located in The Julian offering small plates, hearty mains, and drinks. Their menu is nostalgic, childhood favorites. Happy hour bites and drinks every Tuesday through Friday from 5 -7pm. Instagram

Black Bean Deli (1835 East Colonial Drive, Orlando & 1346 North Orange Avenue, Winter Park). Cuban cuisine done right. Delicious sandwiches, bowls and coffee can be enjoyed on their outdoor patio. Instagram

Buttermilk Bakery (1198 North Orange Avenue, Winter Park). Small batch bakery. Family-owned, offering American and French cafe fare, sweet treats and pastries. Instagram

Bacán (6100 Wave Hotel Drive, Orlando). Located in Lake Nona Wave Hotel–elevated Latin American cuisine. Atmospheric dining. Instagram

Salt & Cellar (3001 Sherberth Road, Kissimmee). Ette hotel’s signature dining experience. Innovative Mediterranean Asian cuisine.

Lipa Rooftop (3001 Sherberth Road, Kissimmee). Featuring Michelin rated chef Akira Back, experience the Ette rooftop sushi bar. With incredible mixology and views of fireworks from the parks!

Peach Valley Cafe (2849 South Orange Avenue #310, Orlando). An American breakfast icon offering a delectable selection of breakfast and lunch options. The menu offers numerous choices, sure to please everyone in the family. The Peach Valley Cafe offers three different locations across the Orlando area. Instagram

KOS (129 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park). A social enterprise coffee shop specializing in Norwegian coffee and cafe menu items. Focused on brewing coffee and connections between people. Instagram

Kabooki (3122 East Colonial Drive, Orlando). Inventive Pan-Asian creations, Japanese dishes and sushi. James Beard nominated sushi in Orlando. Instagram

Foreigner Restaurant (2816 Corrine Dr, Orlando). Head to trendy Audubon Park neighborhood to enter this welcoming 10-seat restaurant for a 10-course menu that offers confiance-style (trust the chef) dining experience. Highlighting the freshest and finest ingredients. Instagram

The Strand (807 North Mills Avenue, Orlando). Michelin Bib Gourmand rated. New American dishes made from scratch offered with craft beer and wine. Be sure not to miss their new sister bar, d.b.a. locate next door for some incredible cocktails. Instagram

Businesses in bold indicate they are The Scout Guide Orlando members.

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