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Orlando Birthday Dinner

Rob Mc Sep 4, 2002 07:43 AM

Travelling to florida for our honeymoon next week,
which also happens to be around her birthday 22nd Sept.

Anyone got a good suggestion for a nice dinner near (or cab ride) from Hard Rock Hotel,
We don't like fancy food, but prefer more simple fare (eg. Outback Steakhouse) so Steakhouses/Seafood joints, a good atmosphere more important than great grub.

Open to suggestions



  1. j
    Joe H. Sep 4, 2002 04:18 PM

    Vito's Chop House (owned by Charley's but more interesting and slightly better) on International Drive. Second best steak house in Orlando behind Del Frisco's (original) on far side of town.

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    1. re: Joe H.
      eimac Sep 4, 2002 07:22 PM

      I'd vote for Charley's.

      1. re: eimac
        flavrmeistr Sep 4, 2002 08:31 PM

        Me too. Steaks are great, desserts are impressive, wine list is giant (some deals too), atmosphere is casual and friendly. A nice place for a special occasion. The original location on O.B. Trail is the best.

        1. re: flavrmeistr
          Rob Mc Sep 5, 2002 03:14 AM

          Thanks All
          Your Suggestions appreciated.
          I'll post a full trip report on all the restaurants we visit on our return to Ireland late september

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      Barbara B Sep 21, 2002 12:30 AM

      Charley's for sure..........have never been disapointed!!! We now live in Boca Raton (3 hrs to Orlando) We try to get to Charley's in Kissimmee, Fl. about 4 times a year! We always split the 32 oz porterhouse. Wonderful!!!! You will love it!!! Salad is delicious too!!!

      1. pdpredtide Jul 1, 2009 10:57 AM

        ive been to charleys before and i think itd be a great choice even today

        1. nerditry Jul 1, 2009 04:13 PM

          Ran-Getsu of Tokyo on I-Drive. Great authentic Japanese and steaks all the way through Kobe if you'd like that.

          For a group, seafood yosenabe is a shared hot pot that I really like.

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