Tampa Bay area hound had to go to Orlando for a three day trade show last week. We try to avoid Orlando/Kissimmee if at all possible due to the generally terrible food served. Thanks to this board for recommending La Coq au Vin; it was very good and as previously described. On the way there we spotted a German restaurant, Bauern-Stube, and went there the following evening. Very good food, six German beers on tap, friendly and effiicient service, very reasonable prices (entrees $9.95-17.) No tourists, strictly locals. Located about a half-hour drive from the convention center at 8015 S Orange Ave (SR 527). Take any major road in the area heading south to SR 527, turn left (east)., restaurant on right hand side just east of Sand Lake Rd. 407-857-8404
Bauern-Stube has become a favorite of mine. They were closed for about nine months last year, but have since come back better than ever.
If you are into German food, here's a very comprehensive (40 postings) thread about German food in Florida.
The Karling's restaurant in DeLeon Springs is also excellent. As noted, a Zagat listing (until they cut back on Central Florida) and a consistent Golden Spoon winner.