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Dine At The Top Five Restaurants In Orlando
by Mark Whichard

When you make your vacation visit to Orlando you will probably want to sample the best cuisine you can. To make it easier for you to choose from all the restaurants on offer in Orlando, I have selected five restaurants which users of a popular restaurant directory have chosen as their favorites. So, read on and take note in case you are in Orlando now or are visiting there soon.

Jack's Place Restaurant

Jack's Place is a steakhouse located at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, on International Drive, in Orlando. Its menu features gourmet food and seafood and a three course meal costs $45 per person. According to the restaurant's website, this is a place where celebrities hang out and this is proven by the décor in the restaurant which features autographed star caricatures ranging from Bertrand Russell to Yogi Berra. You can get a 50% discount coupon on the restaurant's website, www.jacksplaceresturant.com or contact them at these numbers: Local: 407.996.1787, Toll-Free: 1.800.366.9700

A Land Remembered

This is another steakhouse and its distinctive name is taken from Patrick Smith's rich novel featuring Florida's historical moments and landscapes. Their featured dishes include: Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Punta Rassa Pompano, Tobias Braised Short Ribs, and Gator Creek Stew. The restaurant is located in the golf clubhouse and is open nightly for dinner. Evening resort attire and reservations are recommended. For reservations, call (407) 996-FOOD (3663) and for more information visit their website: http://www.landrememberedrestaurant.com

Calla Bella

As its name suggests, this is an Italian restaurant that brings authentic Tuscan cuisine to Orlando. Its menu features crisp salads, rich seafood, steaks, fresh pastas and fine wines. This is a moderately priced restaurant it offers offer special dining packages during major Holidays. In case you were wondering, the name Cala Bella, or "Beautiful Creek" as it translates to English, comes from Mr. Rosen's celebration of Florida's history and the unique history of Shingle Creek itself. Cala Bella's is located inside the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel at 9939 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819 and you can reach them at: (407) 996-3663 Fax: (407) 996-3322. For more information visit their website at: http://www.calabellarestaurant.com


Here is an authentic Florida restaurant dedicated to the Everglades. It's menu features prime steaks, fresh Florida seafood, and unique regional specialties. This is another restaurant inspired by Orlando hotelier Harris Rosen. According to their website, "The Everglades Restaurant pays homage to the vast expanse of threatened wetlands in south Florida. Both the interior design and menu reflect a respect for the native flora and fauna of the Everglades." The restaurant is located at the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive and you can contact them by phone at: 1-800-800-9840 Ext. 3610 or 407-996-2385. Visit their website at: http://www.evergladesrestaurant.com/

Volcano's Coffee Bar

We round out the top five with a popular franchise coffee bar featuring volcanically grown coffees. According to their website, the best coffees are grown in volcanic soils and that is where their gourmet coffee comes from. The chain has several locations in central Florida and here is one in Orlando: "The Plaza", 133 S. Orange Ave., (407) 404-6491. For more locations and more information visit: http://www.volcanoscoffee.com

This just starts the list, there are many more great dining opportunities awaiting you in Orlando and you can find out more about the cuisine in this area by visiting the directory of Orlando websites located at http://www.orlandosrestaurants.com

About the Author

Mark Whichard writes frequently about Orlando tourism. He is a specialist in Orlando Vacation Villas. Visit www.qualityvillarentals.com for more information on vacation villa rental in Orlando.