Affordable and Authentic Eats in Orlando
Road Trip Overview
Driving just two hours total, this road trip will take you in and around Orlando before heading to the coast, visiting 9 memorable restaurants along the way. With Seafood, Soul food and Sandwiches along the tour, there is something for everyone. The total distance of driving is 74 miles, which can easily be completed within a day, however, 9 restaurants in 24 hours is a stretch for even the most experienced eaters. Staying the night in Orlando is perfect place for resting and digesting before heading out to a few more locations around the city prior to heading to the coast.
In and Around Orlando
Adventurous appetites who yearn to explore Orlando beyond theme parks have a diverse world of good eats to discover. Here are our favorite soul food and sandwich locations in and around Orlando.
- Instead of following his list of Orlando stops, a RoodFood moderator once went to Yellow Dog Eats four times in one trip. That should speak for itself.
- Although everything is fantastic, turkey wings are the clear standout dish at P&D Soul Food Kitchen.
- You can’t pick up a rib at Chef Eddie’s without the meat sliding off of the bone. People believe this only happens with truly great ribs, Eddie’s confirm this belief.
- Nikki’s Place is so popular on Sundays after church that regulars often sneak from the pews to the bathrooms, during a service, to call in an order.
- Masterfully assembled and grilled, the Cubano sandwich at Cuban Sandwiches To Go is unbelievably good. Expect to wait a while.
- The signature sandwich at Toasted consists of figs and both Havarti and goat cheese expertly melted down between two slices of bread.
- With magnificent scallops, excellent shrimp and grits and many other delicious dishes, Winter Park Fish Co. was a winner in our books.
Out at the Coast
Leaving Orlando, you will head east, beginning the longest drive of this tour, 46 miles to be exact. Just under an hour away, on the coast of Florida, Titusville is the perfect spot to end your food filled road trip.
- Dixie Crossroads is credited with being the first restaurant to serve rock shrimp, once thought to be junk. They can rightfully be called the best we’ve had.
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