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Goine to Orlando and need some inexpensive restaurants

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ria Nov 30, 2009 08:06 AM

We love thai, seafood, italian, japanese, almost everything any suggestions we'll be eating dinner two nights.

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    herbert1 Nov 30, 2009 08:25 AM

    One of the best deals that I currently know of, is the before 7 pm manu at the Black Olive. Three courses $20. Excellent food.

    Also many of the highend steakhouses are offering great value bar/lounge menus. Look on the websites for times. The Palm, Flemings, Mortons. (I heard Shula's was offering a bar menu as well)

    The Black Olive and The Palm are both Opentable.

    1. Sandwich_Sister Nov 30, 2009 09:45 AM

      For Thai either Thai House or Red Bamboo both a decently priced and red bamboo's lunch menu is rather inexpensive.

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        melpadilla Nov 30, 2009 11:03 AM

        Don't know what area your going to be in, but I have eaten at both Thai House and Red Bamboo and enjoy both, but my new fav Thai restaurant is SEA Thai off of E. Colonial close to the Fasion Square mall a little different menu options then the rest.

        For seafood I would recommend Boston Fish House off of Aloma.

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          pdpredtide Dec 1, 2009 09:22 AM

          seathai is my new favorite thai place! its pretty reasonably priced too!

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          orlwine Nov 30, 2009 07:44 PM

          Flemings Steakhouse is running a 5 for 6 until 7 promotion, where they have 5 of their normal apps, cocktails & house wines for 6 dollars until 7pm. Includes a prime burger, which is phenomenal. On the drink list is a Ketel One martini, which is 3oz of premium vodka for six bucks. Their apps are very good too, so this is a hard deal to beat.

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            herbert1 Dec 1, 2009 06:49 AM

            I agree the flemings $6 burger is phenomenal. Don't see how they can keep offering it at that price, so take advantage while it is still there. Also forgot to mention that The Black Olive offers $3 martini's weekdays till 8pm, another great deal. They also validate parking in the garage.

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            ria Dec 2, 2009 03:52 AM

            Thanks everybody for the great advice, can't wait to try some of these suggestions. I'll let you know how it goes.

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              pdpredtide Dec 2, 2009 03:59 AM

              where will you be staying exactly? that may help narrow the search down if you want to cut down on travel.

              http://tastychomps.blogspot.com

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                starbucksbrew Dec 3, 2009 01:51 PM

                My favorite of all in Orlando, and it's moderate, is Memories of India in Lake Mary, which is a northern suburb. There's also one on Turkey Lake Road, off of Sand Lake Road if you will be closer to the attractions.

                Napasorn downtown has excellent Thai at reasonable prices (oh man, the thai tea, yum!).

                You can't beat Le Coq Au Vin just south of downtown for reasonably priced, really good French food, or Il Pescatore near downtown for inexpensive, amazing Italian. Seriously, I haven't had Italian food as good in San Fran, Chicago, or DC (I'm working on a NYC trip for next year, so we will see).

                Chan's near downtown has the best dim sum in town. They used to do dim sum only on Fridays, but I've heard they do it every day now, although I haven't been in a while to confirm that.

                If you want BBQ, there are 3 locations of O'Boys in town, which is a local fave bbq place (there are some other bbq's, and everyone has a favorite, mine is O'Boys).

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                  pdpredtide Dec 3, 2009 06:48 PM

                  nice list! altho i must defer to ming's bistro for best dim sum, located off of mills ave and woodward st

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              verona975 Dec 15, 2009 06:06 PM

              Just got back from Orlando. We ate at Mama Nems which features Soul Food in Orlando. You got a entree plus 3 sides for about $12.99 plus corn bread. The corn bread was excellant and just melted in your mouth. Interesting menu and good food. This was our first experience with Soul Food and Mama Nems and we plan to go back there again when we are in Orlando.

              We also ate at Pao Gostos off International Drive in Orlando. It is a Brailizan Bakery which serves sandwiches--besides bread and desserts. Great food and inexpensive. It was fun trying various Brailizan sandwiches. The customers waiting to be served gave us hints on what to order and what they thought were the best items on the menu.

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