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Apr 4, 2010 06:01 PM

good oysters in Orlando, near I4 & 482

I'll be settling into my hotel around 10:30 on a wed night on I4 near the 482. Looking for a good oyster bar wihtin a 10-15 min drive. Recommendations? If there isn't one, then plan B is a good drinking hole with a decent menu. thx

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  1. lee and rick's. not sure if it is near you. i loved it. stick with oysters and such. the shrimp were frozen pre breaded, but the oysters were excellent.

    5 Replies
    1. re: andy huse

      Does 482 have a name? I'm not sure what road that is.

      1. re: Rona Gindin

        482 is Sand Lake so it is a little trek to Lee & Ricks.

        1. re: LilMsFoodie

          For Sand Lake, Ocean Prime wouldn't be bad for oysters. Not my favorite, but still some decent oysters (I just hate the damn dry ice they put in the oyster tray ... makes everyone turn around and look).

          Ocean Prime
          7339 W Sand Lake Rd # 400, Orlando, FL

          1. re: kentski

            Kentski might be right. Ocean Prime and its clone, Oceanaire, are both nearby and have probably have raw oysters. Vine's might carry them; call first. Or, if it's open, McCormick & Schmick (a 10-15 minute drive away) does a nice job with raw oysters. Maybe Moonfish? That's right near I4 and Sand Lake Road and specializes in seafood. What about Salt Island? It's aimed at conventioneers but might do oysters decently. You may have to check menus and ask about closing times.

            Ocean Prime
            7339 W Sand Lake Rd # 400, Orlando, FL

            1. re: Rona Gindin

              How about Big Fin Seafood Market in the new Delaggio Plaza on Sand Lake? They have a great bar and their oysters are very good & affordable too.

    2. The Palm at the Hardrock Hotel near Universal has oysters on their menu. They are on the bar menu special 1$ each (mon - fri before 7 pm and after 9 pm).

      1. Maybe five miles or less west of you just off of I-4 is Johnnie's Hideaway. You get to it off the Lake Buena Vista exit. As you are heading west, you can see the restaurant on your right from I-4. The reservationist answers the phone with , "Johnnie's, the best seafood restaurant in America." Well, I wouldn't go that far, but it's pretty good, and they would have good oysters. They feature oysters in their advertisements at times. The place isn't cheap, but then, quality never is.

        Johnnie's Hideaway
        12551 State Road 535, Orlando, FL 32836

        1. Moonfish does indeed have oysters and they are only 25cents during happy hour!