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Jul 9, 2007 04:15 AM

I am looking for "local restaurants" close to WDW

Okay, I watch too much Food Network...but my family is coming to WDW in September and I am looking for great eats OUTSIDE of the park... places that the local's love, that a tourist would not discover....

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    1. re: 2top

      Disney World is my guess...

      1. re: Sobe

        There was just a thread on this - it was the Orlando locals' favorite - check back a day or two ago.

        We like Roy's on West Sand Lake:

        West Sand Lake is the "Restaurant Row" of this area; we've also been to the Samba Room (good service, okay food), and Timpano Chophouse & Martini Bar:

        Both of these are chains, but not chains that are widely available around the US.

        Heather W

    2. I suggest you do some homework first. The board's search function, while not quite up to Google standards, can be helpful in locating such restaurants.
      Search for Kissimmee, Disney area, International Drive, Lake Buena Vista and read the more recent posts. They can be quite helpful.
      Then come back and ask about specific types of restaurants, etc.
      Keep in mind that the Orlando area is a huge, sprawling place. Where you stay and how mobile you are is important -- as well as how far you are willing to drive for an interesting meal.


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      1. re: Bob Mervine

        THanks...I just found this site yesterday, so I haven't learned all the ropes... and yes, WDW... Walt Disney World.

        1. re: Codynnic

          I used to live down that way and can suggest a few. Randy's on Hwy 27 just a block or two north of hwy 192. this place serves fried catfish and steak all homestyle florida.
          I also like JB's sports bar on kirkman at conroy(a little hike from disney). They have the best buffalo wings in the hood.Flippers pizza is always good too!

          1. re: mountdorahound

            We haven't been to Randy's but I've seen it from the highway- there is a lot of construction in that area so be on the lookout- when you are headed N it's on the Sbound (left) side of the road. We were going to check it out on our way back from someplace but there was too much Sbound traffic.