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I just made the move from South Orlando to St. Cloud, a releatively small town and wondered if any of you chowhounds knew of any good restaurants there.

Places I've seen

The Catfish Place

Sip and Dip Donuts - I've been here years ago and the indepented doughnut and subshop was always good, but haven't been there in years.

Koffee Kup

Fat Boys BBQ

Apps Pizza

Any suggestions or any elborations on these?

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Catfish Place Restaurant
311 S Forest Ave, Apopka, FL 32703

Koffee Kup
1407 13th St, Saint Cloud, FL 34769

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  1. I don't remember the name but there was a fried chicken place just east of the Catfish Place that I remember being pretty good.

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    Catfish Place Restaurant
    311 S Forest Ave, Apopka, FL 32703

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    1. re: RibDog

      Bonnie Lee's Fried Chicken. Yes. It was closed but it looks like the owners have decided to open it back up. I have been there before. Great chicken and fritters

      1. re: Sandwich_Sister

        Good Cuban at Mambo's on US192 western edge of St Cloud. Roast pork and chicken are very good along with other items. Running cheap specials now.

        Decent "fast food" Italian at Chimento's on New york Ave, downtown SC. Cheap , no frills, no ambience, counter service Italian food. Like their subs, especially the steak sub or sausage sub, more then their pasta.

        Decent burgers with nice view , Lakeside Inn of US192 on Alligator Lake, a few miles east of Narcossie Road. Little grill in a small motel with boat dock, sits just near the water. A few tables inside. Nice to sit outside when it's not broiling out. Burgers are decent, love the fried mushrooms.

        15 minutes from SC, downtown Kissimmee, Dakin Ave and Main street. There are two resturants, Sushi place and a great wine bar all on Dakin. If you sit outside, you are able to order from all of these places and mix and match your food & drinks from any place . In the wine bar you can have food brought in from the resturants and sushi place. Wine bar - Vinatge Vino, smalll selection but great wines. Owner worked for Wine Spectator magazine for 17 years. Vintage also has cheese plates and some small cold plates. Live entertainment on weekends on the street. But this time of year, bring your water bottle fan !
        Don't eat at the Chicago hot dog place on the same street, no way resembles real Chicago sytle dogs or sandwhiches, besides just lousy food.

        1. re: Lorenz

          Oh thank you! I've seen that Mambo restaurant and I have been wondering about it.

          that hotdog place is it something called willys weiners or something. I've seen that place and always wondered as well. I guess I should just stick with Hot Dog Heaven.

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          Hot Dog Heaven
          5355 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32807

          1. re: Sandwich_Sister

            Ate at Mambo's yesterday and can recommend it highly.

            Nice atmosphere since it is table cloth waitress service in a very clean, simple environment..

            Lunch special of roast pork, yellow rice and black beans plus plantains - very well prepared.

            Not fancy but good and well worth lunch special price.

            1. re: mcanni

              Awesome, Mambo's is on my list. I ate at the outback there, family in town wanted to go, its your typical outback, nothing to write home about but the service was very good.

              Also went to Cancun Cafe, not bad mexican food, I really liked my burrito, and prices were great

    2. Pretty good Italian in Out back strip mall west side Napolli something. Chicken Shack on lake shore - great broasted checken and fried gizzards. Litle place on 15 just before 417 on right.. great breakfasts and home cooking.Crabby Bill's (chain) decent fish sandwich, very nice view, & full bar. Sidelines good bar food. Gator's kissim,mee on 192 on right side just past Michigan good bar food.

      1. Crabby Bills @ the Lake Front in STC is great, if you go during the day while not crowded. The Gator is rather nice ; )

        1. Don't even think of going to the "Largest Buffet in Osceola County" west of St Cloud. Bland, ugly, spurious pricing, and just plain ugh. Even the Brits were complaining. I had hoped that it was far enough away from the tourist corridor, but was proved wrong.

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          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

            In downtown Kissimmee, right off Main Street, you might try Chef John's Dockside Restaurant. It's a great location, the menu is well prepared and the service is good., too.

            1. re: sphagnummoss

              I did get a chance to try Chef John's and it was nothing short of fabulous! Absolutely delicious.

              Thanks for reminding me.

          2. I lived in St. Cloud, FL about thirty years ago. From the point of view of the child that I was at the time -- the Catfish Place was our special dinner out restaurant. I remember eating frog legs there and thinking I was very sophisticated. I would knock someone over for some Fat Boy's barbecue right now. The Brunswick stew and blackberry cobbler were very good. I'd love to know what these places are like now.