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Orlando looking for great dives to eat in.

countgrog Dec 10, 2010 06:32 AM

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.

  1. c
    countgrog Jan 3, 2011 08:51 AM

    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

    Beefy King
    424 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

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    1. re: countgrog
      Sandwich_Sister Jan 3, 2011 09:07 AM

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

    2. c
      countgrog Dec 15, 2010 09:48 AM

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

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      1. re: countgrog
        max5d Dec 15, 2010 02:12 PM

        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.

        Mediterranean Deli
        981 W Fairbanks Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

      2. Sandwich_Sister Dec 10, 2010 07:48 AM

        My only Downtown suggestion is The Harp and Celt - Irish Pub
        25 South Magnolia Ave
        Orlando, FL 32801

        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

        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
          Sandwich_Sister Dec 20, 2010 06:34 AM

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

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

          1. re: Sandwich_Sister
            mcanni Jan 3, 2011 10:54 AM

            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
              Sandwich_Sister Jan 3, 2011 11:03 AM

              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

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