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Feb 25, 2010 05:56 AM

Suggestions Near JW Marriott - Grande Lakes (no particular cuisine or price - just good food)

I'm looking for lunch and dinner suggestions for places near the JW Marriott at
Grande Lakes. I'm hoping to have a very relaxing, laid back type getaway, so I really don't want to drive far to eat. We will stay at the hotel and have some meals, but would love to experience a bit of Orlando.

I'm not limited to any particular cuisine or price....just looking for good food!


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  1. Primo in Grande Lakes is really good. Other than Disney restaurants I can't help you, although I enjoy California Grill at the Contemporary in Disney with a great view overlooking the fireworks show every night.

    1. Well yea, right there in the JW you have Primo which is excellent. And at the Ritz across the street you have Norman's, which a lot of people like but I think is extremely overpriced for what you get (and that's very rare for me to say).

      There's tons of other choices, but they're at least a 15-20 min drive from there.

      1. I already have reservations at Primo!

        Any other spots within relatively short driving distance (5-10 minutes)?

        1. Los Generales is near there. Authentic Mexican food. If you go, let me know what you think. Enjoy!

          1. Thanks for letting me know about Los Generales. Their website has a $15 coupon with purchase of $35. Pretty good discount!

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            1. re: wintersummer

              Los Generales went out of business a couple of months ago. Down the road in Hunter's Creek there is a great Cuban restaurant, Padrino's. In the same shopping center is a excellent sushi restaurant, Mikado. Both of these places are very affordable. Almost everything else around the area is a chain restaurant.

              1. re: PeggyKate


                I agree, We love Mikado great fresh quality dishes here and Padrinos is always wonderful.