Even though Orlando is mostly known for its theme parks, the food scene offers so much more than the obligatory chain restaurants and fast-food joints most visitors frequent. This Central Florida area is home to some of the best multicultural cuisines in the southern part of the country.
Within the last decade, top-notch chefs and restaurant owners have settled in the Sunshine State to open restaurants with locally sourced ingredients that can only be found in the area.
While you may be tempted to park your butt at one of Disney’s famous restaurants or head over to Universal Studios to have a Butterbeer in Harry Potter World, there’s a whole other side of Orlando that you should explore and eat in.
From a Winter Park brunch spot that has some of the best seasonal pancakes ever to a James Beard-nominated restaurant that is worth emptying your wallet for, here are the best 14 restaurants in the Orlando area.