Restaurants in Orlando, FL

Orlando connotes corporate-fabricated fun, but hungry visitors can explore another kind of magic kingdom: a realm of miraculously good soul food. In and around the city is a cache of personality-plus restaurants where menus run from turkey necks to pig tails, and where dinner always includes constellations of brilliant vegetables – including, of course, that great southern vegetable, mac ‘n’ cheese. Other local highlights include a place called Cuban Sandwiches to Go, and, just north in Winter Park, a grilled-cheese-dedicated restaurant that has named itself Toasted, and the always-impeccable (and always crowded!) Winter Park Fish Co.

Orlando’s Most Famous Dishes

Macaroni & cheese, spangled with herbs, comes in a small cast-iron pot

Macaroni and Cheese

Styrofoam bowl holds dark purpble blackberries and chunks of pastry crust.

Cobbler

A pair of crisp-skinned pork sausages on a puddle of orange-apricot jam

Pork Dishes

Plate of cabbage mixed with coils of pork

Cabbage

Orlando’s Best Restaurants

Chef Eddie’s

ORLANDO, FL

Soul Food Kitchen

ORLANDO, FL

Cuban Sandwiches to Go

ORLANDO, FL

Nikki’s Place

ORLANDO, FL

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