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Coming for a very short 4 day stay in Orlando staying downtown (going to the Champs Sports Bowl on the 28th) looking for cool and reasonable dive restaurants. No chains nothing fancy.

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  1. My only Downtown suggestion is The Harp and Celt - Irish Pub
    25 South Magnolia Ave
    Orlando, FL 32801
    http://harpandcelt.com

    Oh yeah I almost forgot The Crooked Bayou - http://www.crookedbayou.com/

    Other Ideas

    Lee and Ricks Oyster bar

    Sloppy Taco Palace

    Beefy King - roast beef sandwiches better than arby;s

    Hot Dog Heaven

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

    Beefy King
    424 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

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    1. re: Sandwich_Sister

      Just learned that Crooked Bayou is closing up shop. :(

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      Crooked Bayou
      50 E Central Blvd Ste D, Orlando, FL 32801

      1. re: Sandwich_Sister

        Thought it was mediocre at best - not a great loss to the Orlandio restaurant scene.

        However we DO NEED a great Cajun/ Creole place!

        1. re: mcanni

          that is very true. Maybe something new will pop up this year. Do we even have any? I can't think of one cajun/ creole place

    2. also any good breakfast places downtown? Staying at the Crown Plaza

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      1. re: countgrog

        TooJay's Deli on colonial has a decent breakfast. If you like Gyros, a GREAT "hole in the wall" is the Mediterranean Deli on Fairbanks west of I-4. Walid serves World Class gyros for 4.95. Delicious Greek salad and soda for an extra two bucks.

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        Mediterranean Deli
        981 W Fairbanks Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

      2. We got stuck on time and where we were the 4 days in town but had a great dinner one night at City Fish, and had an enjoyable lunch at the Beefy King. Otherwise we were trapped at the stadium or Disney and you know the dinner choices we had to make. Could never find the TooJays Deli so breakfast as Eienstein Bros or Bob Evans

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        Beefy King
        424 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

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        1. re: countgrog

          well glad you were able to get out at least somewhat. :)