While the average tourist in Orlando is likely munching on theme park food, locals know that just a few miles outside of the big attractions are some great restaurants. The City Beautiful has become a thriving melting pot of various cuisine over the past few years, with everything from dry-aged steaks at a restaurant run by celebrity chefs to a whole street dedicated to fried chicken joints, including one run by Food Network star Guy Fieri. This isn't to say you can't find great meals in or around the theme parks, but if you know where to look you can get something exceptional!
No matter if you're looking for a wine bar with plenty of shareable options, perfectly cooked seafood with chef Richard Blais at the helm, or impeccable baked goods that can't be topped anywhere else in the city, the best restaurants in Orlando have got you covered. After hitting the theme parks, or if you're planning a self-guided food tour around the city, these are the 28 best restaurants in Orlando right now.
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