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    Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    Would anyone have any recommendations for restaurants outside of Walt Disney World for dinner? Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    i love the joes crab shack there...lol
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    cicis pizza...gotta love a cheap but yummy pizza buffet!!
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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    We had a surprisingly good experience at Angel's Lobster Fest on Irlo Bronson Hwy. Lobster and crab legs were steamed just right. Place looks like a dump, but food was good.

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    I hate to admit I've gone "down the road," but when I have it's always been to go to Margaritaville. Tons of fun for all ages. I just wish Jimmy Buffett's presence could be at DD.
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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    I personally like Sweet Tomatoes. It's a soup/salad/bread buffet (much better than that sounds). There's one at the Crossroads at the end of Hotel Plaza Boulevard, and another new one (to which I've never been) on US192 near the intersection with International Boulevard. Reasonably priced (under $10 per adult for dinner, cheaper at lunch), and if you sign up on their web site they email you coupons every week.

    There are other places in that same plaza as well, including a Fuddruckers, a Fridays, some fast food places, and a couple of places that I assume aren't chains because I don't recognize them from anywhere else.

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    I like Bahama Bucks? I think that was the name of it.


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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

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    I like Bahama Bucks? I think that was the name of it.
    Bahama Breeze?


    And I'm no help to the OP, but it seems like a lot of the recommendations have been chains, is there anything anyone knows that's unique to the Orlando area?

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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    Quote Originally Posted by NC_WDW_Daddy View Post
    We had a surprisingly good experience at Angel's Lobster Fest on Irlo Bronson Hwy. Lobster and crab legs were steamed just right. Place looks like a dump, but food was good.
    My cousin's house where I'm staying is in a development on Old Lake Wilson Road (where I am right at this second) which is right off 192 (Irlo Bronson) near Angel's...they went there once and said it was terrible...and it looks terrible...so that's actually surprising to hear

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    I hate to admit I've gone "down the road," but when I have it's always been to go to Margaritaville. Tons of fun for all ages. I just wish Jimmy Buffett's presence could be at DD.
    Never been to that one...but I have been to the one in Myrtle Beach, SC and I LOVE Margartiaville...it's a very good option, even though it's at the "other" place

    Also, Crossroads just outside the gates by Downtown Disney has an Uno Chicago Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings and TGI Fridays. Also, Bruno's on 192 has good Italian food (and that comes from an Italian from northern NJ, so it must be good ...also, the owner is from NY). There are some restaurants on property that are reasonable such as Whispering Canyon, T-Rex for example...and I would always recommend them first.
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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    Quote Originally Posted by kat228 View Post
    Bahama Breeze?


    And I'm no help to the OP, but it seems like a lot of the recommendations have been chains, is there anything anyone knows that's unique to the Orlando area?

    I think Bahama Breeze was the name. I knew it had two Bs.

    It does seem like chains are what are being recommended but I wonder if that is because you are more likely not to get burned by going to a chain than an independent restaurant.

    I agree that it may be a thought to check out the restaurants in DTD or the resorts. But I will check with my brother who lives there and see what he says. Maybe there is something somewhere!


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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    Brother said Tony Roma is good. Bravo is similar to Olive Garden. Giordano's for Chicago style Pizza.


    But I have never tried them myself.


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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    My #1 place to eat off of Walt Disney World property is Celebration Town Tavern in Celebration, FL.

    OMG! They have the best clam chowder. The seafood is shipped down from New England. I'll be honest, over the years people have given us numerous tips on places to eat while at WDW. Some good, some not so good. With this place, you will NOT be disappointed. I grew up on the water in NE, this is the real deal!

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    Re: Dining recommendations for outside of WDW

    Red Lobster has always been a favourite of ours as long with the italian restaurant (Buca di Beppo) in the Florida mall (you will never be able to finish one portion, plus the surroundings are amazing!)
    Tommy Bahama's is also great in Pointe Orlando and for a great fast food fun experience don't forget Johnny Rockets!
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    Careira's Cucina Italiana at Dr Phillips - absolutely divine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnwhtNdwrfs View Post
    Giordano's for Chicago style Pizza.
    Uno's for Chicago-style deep dish as well. I've never tried Giordano's outside of the Chicago location, but Uno's tends to be solid everywhere I've tried it across the midwest.

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