About FishBones - Orlando, FL

With a menu as unique as its name, FishBones offers the freshest just-caught seafood, aged steaks and prime rib. FishBones’ gourmet cuisine is prepared on a custom-built pit over a Florida citrus and oak wood burning fire at 1200º searing in the fabulous flavors. A local favorite, FishBones is listed as one of America's Top Ten Seafood Restaurants and Orlando Magazine has crowned FishBones with the titles of “Best Restaurant” and “Best Seafood”. Experienced, friendly service in a Key West inspired atmosphere creates a comfortable setting for any dining event. An impressive wine list compliments the seafood and steak making FishBones the ultimate dining experience. We look forward to amazing you very soon!

6707 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour Daily
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 352-0135

Website:
http://www.fishbonesrestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet
Self Parking

Executive Chef:
Marcus King

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
FishBones offers a comfortable private dining room that accommodates 100 guests and a semi-private space that accommodates 10 to 36 guests. Upscale service in a Key West inspired atmosphere will provide the perfect dining experience for any occasion. Our Executive Chef has created a variety of menus for you to choose from or our expert special events staff will help you customize your own menu to ensure your next event is both memorable and effortless.

Contact our Special Events Team: 407.581.3236 · groupevents@tottrg.com

FishBones - Orlando, FL Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.2

value

3.9

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Casual (24)
Business Meals (23)
Cozy (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Notable Wine List (17)
Authentic (17)
Romantic (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Always great food and excellent service!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were excellent as always. The server was very friendly and explained everything very well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Ah, Fishbones! My go to place for Stone Crabs in season while in Orlando. They're pricey there but worth the treat if you enjoy them. A new all you can eat option as well. For only $10 more than getting a pound you can enjoy as many as you want until someone has to carry you out of the restaurant. Fishbones does a great job with chops and fish as well. Plus, they finally upgraded their sides and serve a much better dinner salad. It's better than before and I will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent service and food from the wood fired grill. Give it a try.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

While we had good service, we thought the food was terrible. The calamari breading was soggy, perhaps because it is mixed with a variety of peppers. I ordered the crabcakes entrée and asparagus as the side. The crabcakes were very mushy and lacked flavor. Some of the asparagus was large and woody while some were actually slimy. My husband ordered the mahi mahi and orzo pasta as the side and he was also very disappointed. I tasted the orzo and it had absolutely no flavor. He felt his fish was overpowered by the blackening seasoning. For the price we paid, this was overall a very disappointing experience. Our friends ordered the deep fried shrimp and they liked it.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Where the food was good the restaurant itself was too noisy, very crowded. We had a reservation so we were seated rather quickly but then It took an hour for us to get our food. The staff was friendly but the server was very scattered. I would not recommend this place for a romantic anniversary dinner.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Didn’t get seated until one half hour after reservation time. Service was very slow. Food was just ordinary. Not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This place is a great place for dinner but not when its busy. Had an 8:00 reservation and were seated at 8:45. Served water and drinks at 9:30. They way over booked we ordered our food at 9:30 and had to ask for our salads at 9:45 because we were starving. They arrived at 10:00. The discussion with the waiters was they seemed alright with it because of the volume of business. No bread for the table and no bacon for the potatoes blamed on the fact that they served 600 people that evening. I paid full price I expect the same service every time. 4 people for $ 290 with no alcohol is no problem with the quality product they normally serve. 10:15 dinner arrived Two med rare steaks were med. 1 med was med rare the other was perfect. Forgot our truffle butter so just brought a scoop out not melted on the steak no brocollini. I sent my steak back I figured for the price I paid we should get what we ordered. It arrived a half hour later I asked them to wrap it up to go. We had desserts average at best. I felt like we were suppose to understand their issue and they not ours. If I ever go there again and they are that busy I will just walk away. Poorly managed just interested in the big pay day. I left $ 350 because I am not going to stiff the waiter and he did his best. I thought the management should have been more understanding but it clearly was about the number. I will go back another time but If I experience anything like this again I will never return. I don't want excuses with no apologies I was in a wheel chair and very uncomfortable

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

7:45 reservation through Open Table but restaurant was overwhelmed and overbooked. Bar was packed but eventually got drinks and met another couple to converse with. About an hour later ended up at a bar table with other couple. Servers were very polite and attentive but one order was completely wrong and she had to sit and watch us eat for a long time before her food arrived - no compensation. My crab legs were a very large order and everyone’s food was great. We left around 11:00. Pretty pricey and not sure how it compares but maybe for the area it was fine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fishbones was a let down after trying the other brands in this chain. The food was ok. Not great. Service was ok. Not great. I had higher expectations.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Over one hour wait with reservations. Very loud!!! Food good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a 6:30 reservation and not seated till 6:55. Restaurant called to confirm the reservation. Service was very very slow. Drinks arrived 30 minutes after ordering and the whole meal dragged because of service. Food was good but meal shouldn’t take almost 3 hours

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

They didn't honor the reserve time.
After waiting for almost one hour in a poor service bar area with overpriced low quality appetizers finally left.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We waited an hour past our reservation to be seated. It was worth the wait.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Went to Fish Bones tonight and had a 7:45 reservation booked through open table. Because of traffic in town and a large convention we were told that we would have to wait an additional 30 minutes. 30 minutes turned into 1 hour and 30 minutes. In the interim, we were at the bar and ordered 2 drinks after a 30 minute wait. We were finally seated and ordered a bottle of wine. Wine came and we ordered our meal immediately. Ate our salad as our waiter Cliff came back twice to apologize for the length of time it took to make a pork chop and sea bass. Finished the bottle of wine with no food in sight. Waited 10 minutes more and left $50.00 for the bottle of wine and a small tip for poor Cliff and left. At that point we were 2 hours and 35 minutes in.
I have been to Fish Bones and other restaurants owned by this group at least 20 times or more. Reservation are always a problem. For some reason they are always behind. The hostesses continually hold tables to the detriment of the rest of the" on time" customers.
In short ,myself and the groups I have brought to these restaurants who have spent thousands of dollars over the years will not be back. Hope this this chain can depend a new group of understanding suckers to support it. Shame, really missed the pork chop!!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

With a reservation we had to wait one hour for a table for 2, it was so crowded that there was no room at the bar or in the lounge. There wasn't anywhere to stand, the hostess continued to tell us that our table would be ready in a few minutes. There was a large convention at the convention center and I think the restaurant just over booked everyone was upset with the crowd and even with reservations people were waiting long periods. When we did get a table my wife ordered a wine and after waiting 20 minutes was told they had run out of wine glasses so she asked the waitress to put in any type of glass. It took 35 minutes for my wife to get her first glass of wine. My wife also ordered the fried shrimp which was terrible, it wasn't fresh and it looked like the type you buy at the grocery store in the frozen food. Our waitress apologized several times for the waits for a table, drink, and food which was in no way her fault. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a 7 pm reservation and we were told they were running behind because traffic was bad and previous diners were late. They offered the bar as a place to wait, but the bar was understaffed and we weren't able to get a drink.

At 7:20, I checked with the hostess and they were still running behind. At 7:40 I checked in again. We were finally seated at 8 p.m.

In our area, we could see several empty tables so it indicated they were understaffed for the night. This was further confirmed as our server took a long time to get to our table and also did not return as often as he should.

As for food and drinks, they were also disappointing. The first round of drinks took a very long time to get. The subsequent rounds of drinks all came with at least one error and had to be reordered.

We ordered two prime ribs, one was as ordered and one was overcooked. We also had a filet and it was overcooked as well.

Overall, I would not return nor recommend this restaurant as an hour late with a reservation is unacceptable and then to food/service were bad as well.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Decided to go here based on a business colleagues recommendation.
Our group increased from four to five people on the day of our reservation.
When I called the restaurant the response was, "no we cannot change the number to five people, you will have to move to a high table in the bar."
I decided to leave things as they were and show up with five anyway. When we got to the restaurant there was no hesitation to accommodate our expanded group and we were seated pretty much right away. Even asked to be moved three tables over which also was no problem.
The serving staff were professional and accommodating. Richard even remembered to address our customers by name when they arrived. nice!
food was good. Grouper special was ordered by three of our group.
As the evening got busier Richard was unable to be as attentive but no big issue.
All in all a good evening and would return.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Not quality food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Disappointed in service and quality of food..they shoved 7 people at a 6 person table. I sat at end of table and they carried trays full of food and drug k over my head. Mis delivered food and quality of entrees disappointing. Definitely not worth cost.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Waiter said he had two years experience and used to work at Denny's, it was obvious, talked too much, slow service, no knowledge of wine. Food ok. They did comp two glasses of wine after 3 bottles (table of 7). Will not repeat. Was embarrassed as my client was upset.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Best restaurant in Orlando! Our server Ed was absolutely perfect. He is a gem.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Steak was beautiful and had a delicious smokey flavour from the fit pit grill. The Mahi came out cold but a new fish was put on the grill and came out perfect. Also tried the duck as something different which was large and tasty.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Stone crabs were pricey but very good. Very dark and noisy. My wife did not enjoy her prime rib.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious. Decor was very outdated so I admit I was worried at first but- the service from Jordan and the other servers was top notch ! The quality of seafood & steaks were great. Dessert was equally delicious. We were all very pleased & will come back again for the food & service.
The owners & operations team should get with the times and elevate the decor & employee uniforms to match the quality of their food- not something stuck in the 70s or 80’s.
However- the feature of the restaurant with their wood fired grill in the front was neat to see and that was very eye catching!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Apparently a new manager. Our favorite valet and favorite server who was there for years..gone. The food was not up to par compared to our past experiences. Been dining here since 1999 was one our favorites. Quality was lacking. Time to find a new place to dine.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We dine in this restaurant when we visit Orlando on regular occasions. The food and atmosphere is lovely and usually the service is outstanding. This particular evening the service was not as attentive as usual. Server was slow with drinks and a couple of food items were not given. Shame, but it will not put us off visiting again.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Pricey, medium portions, fish with excessive dressing masking flavours, medium service ... We had a very nice dinner few years ago with a mix of grilled fish and seafood .. no more on the menu. Not a terrible experience but I would not recommend it . Not a good quality/cost relationship.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food nice decor and atmosphere good parking including valet

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was excellent ! Service was good too-
had a large party of 22 people- Restaurant accommodated our last minute additions as well.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waiter was fantastic and the grouper and butterfly shrimp was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice semi-casual seafood restaurant. Great service, good “price to quality ratio”

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service were exceptional! Pork chops were cooked perfectly. Our waitress Christine K was the best. Great attitude!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was great, no problems there. The drink and food, wish I could say the same. My $14 dirty martini came with pieces of lime floating, un-rinsed shaker maybe? The piece of Chilean Sea bass, although very tasty, it was a very small piece, maybe 4 oz of fish! Smallest $41 dollar piece of fish ever! I have ordered the same fish at Moonfish, the piece of Sea Bass was twice as big. With many options in the area, not sure when I will visit FishBones again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The grilled shrimp is excellent

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was less than mediocre. Service was going d but hampered by terrible food.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The mahi and salmon we had were excellent and fresh.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. It was a great choice. The menu was diverse, the drinks were excellent and the service was beyond expectations. All in all, a great place to go and worth the hour and a half drive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant in a sea of fast food and entertainment on International Drive. The variety and quality of the menu is excellent with locally sourced seafood and signature cocktails. The service was attentive but not hovering.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service were even better than I remembered! Highly recommended!!!

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