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Orlando's TOP Must-Eat places!

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hapd87 Nov 6, 2007 09:50 PM

Hi, I'm visiting orlando for the week near Clear Lake area.
i was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for a MUST-EAT or MUST-DO places in Orlando. I will be there Nov 7-11. I heard Cuban are known in Florida. However, i never been to Orlando before, so please enlighten me with your suggestions Thank you.
-peter

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  1. carinole RE: hapd87 Nov 7, 2007 06:28 AM

    There are several threads about recommended restaurants in Orlando. Try searching Orlando, Disney restaurants etc. We would be glad to answer any specific questions after that.

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      starbucksbrew RE: hapd87 Nov 7, 2007 05:14 PM

      Midnight Blue and Blue Bistro are both owned by Josephine Foster, hailed by some (including myself) as the best chef in Orlando.

      Samba Room or Columbia for upscale Cuban.

      Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton.

      The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park is a new gastropub that has gotten rave reviews. We have nothing else like it.

      Blue Zoo at the Dolphin Hotel, for great fish.

      Emeril's Tchoup Choup at the Royal Pacific hotel, for Pan-Asian.

      TooJay's for New York style deli.

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        askdrtodd RE: starbucksbrew Nov 10, 2009 03:55 AM

        good pics! I rarely see people recommend Todd English's BlueZoo, but it really impressed me, both food and service. I'd recommend it too, it's beautifully decorated! I'm looking forward to trying Josephine Fosters restaurants on your recommendation now too :)

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        bradhedges RE: hapd87 Nov 9, 2009 06:44 PM

        Welcome! So here are a few of my favorites: Breakfast at the Waffle Shop next to Millennia Mall, everything is amazing. For a quick lunch check out Crispers for fresh salads and such...I highly recommend the Summer Salad. Definitely hit up BJ's Brewhouse for some good beers and the best deep dish pizzas! My personal fav is the Buffalo Chicken. If you a sushi person, hit up Shari Sushi Thorton Park lake Eola area. Very unique and tasty sushi plus a chic environment! Check out Roy's for some delicious Hawaiian fusion, my personal fav is the Butter Fish. Press 101 is also great for a panini and a taste of wine, in the Dr. Phillips area. Hope you have a great visit. Enjoy the warm weather and great food.

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        Press 101
        7600 Dr Phillips Blvd Ste 22, Orlando, FL 32819

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