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Nov 14, 2009 12:27 PM

Orlando Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - any suggestions?

Hi All -- producers are looking for orlando (or nearby) diners, drive-ins and dive suggestions. I'll be sending them a list over the weekend.

If you have any favorite places you think should be considered, list them here. They're looking for great food, unusual specials, down and dirty and crazy decor, and best kept secrets. Catering trucks, air bus, establishments, etc. Anything goes.

Thanks in advance!

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    1. re: TampaAurora

      Thank you TampaAurora!! I really appreciate you digging that up :-)

      1. re: TampaAurora

        I have to ditto Pinones en Orlando from that thread -- the trailer at the gas station that serves mofongo (be sure to get the garlic sauce on top), southwest corner of Curry Ford and S. Conway Rd. Amazing food, you would never expect it.

      2. Please consider the Market Street Cafe in Celebration. It is an old fashioned diner with home cooking.

        Also check out Scott Joseph's page. He knows everywhere you can eat in the greater Orlando area.

        Market Street Cafe
        701 Front St, Kissimmee, FL 34747

        1. Jose's Real Cuban Food

          8799 Cortez Road West
          Bradenton, FL 34210

          (941) 795-4898

          AMAZING authentic cuban food.

          1. Mama Nem's Soul Food is SO much better than some of the places that are more famous.

            I'd also say to drive along S OBT on a Friday night and check out all the food trucks.

            I've never been to the Old School Coffee Shop in Christmas, but any place that's in a school bus and feeds cinnamon rolls to gators is good TV.

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            1. It's a bit out of the way, but Plant City's Grandpa Johnson's Barbecue has the best ribs I've ever tasted. Semi-funky atmosphere, but maybe not as extreme as DDD would like. Just amazing, amazing ribs.