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Dining suggestions in Orlando

David_NJ Jul 23, 2008 03:26 PM

I am here visiting Orlando with family for the week and we would like some suggestions on restaurants in the area. Willing to try anything. Thanks in advance.

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    jadea3 RE: David_NJ Jul 23, 2008 06:12 PM

    Normans in the Ritz Carlton
    Primo in the JW Marriott
    Ravenous Pig in Winter Park
    K Restaurant in College Park
    Vines Grille on Sand Lake Road
    Seito Sushi in Baldwin Park

    Enjoy Orlando!

    1. lauderdale75 RE: David_NJ Jul 24, 2008 01:10 PM

      While my initial reaction to your inquiry is to suggest you contact your concierge, I recommend that you conduct a "search" of the local forum next time (Florida or otherwise). This topic has been discussed ad nauseum; however, because I am feeling particularly charitably-inclined, I will direct you to several lengthier discussions of the subject.

      If you narrow down your locations (e.g., how far you're willing to travel, cuisine, whether you're traveling with picky eaters [children, etc]) then I'm sure that the respectable members of this forum will add their own suggestions.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/429871
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/442914
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/438897
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/438119
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/428130

      That said, I agree with jadea3's recommendations, and in particular, the Ravenous Pig and Seito Sushi. I also add the following:

      Lac Viet (vietnamese),
      Porky's BBQ (in Apopka - outside of Orlando),
      Numero Uno (Cuban
      )Taverna Opa (Greek)
      Greek Flame (Greek)
      Pizza del Dio (Pizza) (though I suspect you're accustomed to good pizza in NJ)
      Cityfish (casual seafood)
      SEA Thai (Thai)
      Ceviche (Tapas)
      Choo Choo Churros (Argentinian)

      A search for any of these restaurants will likely reveal reviews by the members.

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        crazyspice RE: lauderdale75 Jul 24, 2008 03:20 PM

        Hey, thanks for the chuckle. I needed that today!!

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          jadea3 RE: lauderdale75 Jul 24, 2008 07:11 PM

          Porky's BBQ in Apopka... mmmmmmmm....

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