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

dawnviola Nov 14, 2009 12:27 PM

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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    TampaAurora RE: dawnviola Nov 14, 2009 04:31 PM


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      dawnviola RE: TampaAurora Nov 14, 2009 05:16 PM

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

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        starbucksbrew RE: TampaAurora Dec 16, 2009 03:50 PM

        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.

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        BelleJo RE: dawnviola Nov 16, 2009 02:45 PM

        Please consider the Market Street Cafe in Celebration. It is an old fashioned diner with home cooking. http://celebrationtowncenter.com/dini...

        Also check out Scott Joseph's page. He knows everywhere you can eat in the greater Orlando area. http://www.scottjosephorlando.com/

        Market Street Cafe
        701 Front St, Kissimmee, FL 34747

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          briananicolle RE: dawnviola Dec 14, 2009 05:14 PM

          Jose's Real Cuban Food

          8799 Cortez Road West
          Bradenton, FL 34210

          (941) 795-4898

          AMAZING authentic cuban food.

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            John Graham RE: dawnviola Dec 14, 2009 07:03 PM

            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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              pdpredtide RE: John Graham Dec 15, 2009 04:47 AM

              i agree, mama nems is the joint

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              laboheme RE: dawnviola Dec 18, 2009 02:50 AM

              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.

              1. pdpredtide RE: dawnviola Dec 18, 2009 03:54 AM

                did they ever decide on where to go <3

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