The Most Fun Restaurants in Orlando

From the winding roller coasters at Universal Studios to the wild safari at the Animal Kingdom, Orlando has no shortage of places to play for all ages. In a city built for fun, Orlando restaurants rise to every occasion. Fun restaurants in Orlando offer entertainment, intriguing themes, and celebratory vibes. Go around the world at Epcot and try the foods of each country. Experience eateries inspired by the natural bounty of Florida's farms and waters. You might find dinner with a show, impeccable Gulf seafood with live jazz or an intimate fine-dining experience while chatting with the chef. But where do the savviest diners go when seeking good times and great food in Orlando? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We ranked the best among thousands using data from our most seasoned, expert diners. Book one of the 20 most fun restaurants in Orlando for an unforgettable experience.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:1921 Mount Dora, Chef's Table at the Edgewater, The Rose Plantation
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Mount Dora, Winter Garden, Leesburg
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1921 Mount Dora

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mount Dora
1,646 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Anyone who appreciates art and fine cuisine will find a lot to love about 1921 Mount Dora, a restaurant inside a historic downtown home that's part of the Mount Dora Modernism Museum complex. With str...

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Best Service in Orlando / Central Florida East

Chef's Table at the Edgewater

$$$$·American·
Winter Garden
2,154 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Chef Kevin Tarter and sommelier Laurie Tarter, a husband-and-wife team, present an acclaimed three-course prix-fixe menu at Chef's Table at the Edgewater in Winter Garden. Among other accolades, the r...

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Best Overall in Orlando / Central Florida East

The Rose Plantation

$$$$·American·
Leesburg
493 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Diners at the lakefront Rose Plantation in Fruitland Park have a choice of seating in the formal dining room, on the open patio, or the enclosed garden veranda space. All are part of the 4-acre former...

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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee

$$$$·Japanese·
Kissimmee
1,682 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Kid-friendly

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse is a homegrown Florida chain established in 1984. It's become a local favorite in Kissimmee and elsewhere thanks to showmen chefs manning hibachi stations with their flashy kn...

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Japanese in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Raglan Road Irish Pub

$$$$·Irish·
Lake Buena Vista
7,526 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups

As a restaurant at Disney Springs (part of Walt Disney World Resort with free admission), an eternally fun atmosphere surrounds Raglan Road Irish Pub. Inside it continues visitors' enjoyable experienc...

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Hot Spot in Orlando

Wine Bar George - A Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Lake Buena Vista
2,211 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Wine Bar George is part of the Disney Springs complex, home to several of the most fun restaurants in Orlando. The restaurant boasts over 130 wines chosen by a master sommelier along with daily lunch ...

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Notable Wine List in Orlando / Central Florida East

Sugar Factory - Orlando

$$$$·American·
I Drive / Sand Lake
5,677 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays

A playful brand focusing on elaborate sweets, candies, and cocktails, Sugar Factory at Orlando's I-Drive 360 entertainment complex is a place to go for indulgences along with classic American cuisine...

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Most Booked in Orlando / Central Florida East

Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
I Drive / Sand Lake
4,482 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

An eclectic space for artists and performers as well as a restaurant, Cafe Tu Tu Tango invites diners to share small plates while immersed among painters, musicians, dancers, magicians, and others at ...

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Most Booked in Orlando / Central Florida East

Pisces Rising

$$$$·Seafood·
Mount Dora
747 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Pisces Rising presents sustainable farm-to-table fare with Florida- and Caribbean-inspired flavors inside its 1920s bungalow. The kitchen creates imaginative lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch dishes ar...

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Great for Lunch in Orlando / Central Florida East

Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Winter Haven
370 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

A small, family-owned local chain (with restaurants in Davenport and Lakeland, as well as Winter Haven), Ovation Bistro and Bar specializes in meats smoked in-house. Its signature ribs and brisket are...

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Hash House a Go Go - Orlando

$$$$·American·
I Drive / Sand Lake
550 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

Hash House a Go Go presents “twisted farm food” inspired by the Midwest, which translates to enormous portions of classic American comfort food. The national chain, which has a dozen locations, has fe...

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Great for Brunch in Orlando / Central Florida East
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Taverna Opa - Orlando

$$$$·Greek·
I Drive / Sand Lake
2,685 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun

At Taverna Opa, diners enjoy nightly performances by belly dancers and traditional Greek musicians along with authentic Greek cuisine. The restaurant specializes in wood-fired meats, among them lamb c...

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Cafe Murano

$$$$·Italian·
Altamonte Springs
765 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

Local, seasonal ingredients go into Cafe Murano's from-scratch Italian cuisine, which leans toward classic dishes like chicken marsala, veal picatta, and steak Diane. A popular option is the create-yo...

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Italian in Orlando / Central Florida East

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Orlando
1,369 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Small plates, craft beers, and wines on tap are the big draws of Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen in Lake Nona Town Center. Diners have a choice of indoor seating with views into the exhibition kitchen, or...

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Contemporary American in Orlando

Park Pizza & Brewing Company

$$$$·Pizzeria·
South Orlando
456 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual

The menus at Lake Nona's Park Pizza and Brewing Company, as its name suggests, revolve around its wood-fired pizzas and craft beers. It bills appetizers as “pre-pizza,” other dishes as “not pizza,” an...

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The H

$$$$·Steakhouse·
I Drive / Sand Lake
1,425 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

The H restaurant, a Mediterranean steakhouse at the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, presents the flavors of its Turkish chefs' homeland blended with diverse global influences. The kitchen features an ope...

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