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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.

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The OpenTable Team
16 Restaurants
Updated November 06, 2019
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
4.7
2118 reviews
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 striking works of art on display around the dining room and Florida-inspired contemporary cuisine on the menu, diners enjoy a memorable sensory experience. It could be lunch, dinner, a weekend brunch, or happy hour in the bar or outside on the deck. The menus reveal diverse regional influences, from Nashville hot chicken with waffles and green tomato chow chow to pressed Cubano sandwiches with mojo roasted pork, and the finest sustainably sourced ingredients from local farmers and producers.

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Chef's Table at the Edgewater

$$$$
American
Winter Garden
4.9
2376 reviews
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 restaurant won Best Atmosphere at the Orlando Sentinel Dining Awards and Best Kept Secret at the Orlando Magazine Dining Awards. On many nights, live music by a local performer accompanies Tarter's fine new American cuisine. With just 10 tables, all with views into the open kitchen, it's an intimate experience that often includes personal interaction with the chefs. For a more casual taste of the chef's cuisine, the adjacent Tasting Room presents small plates a la carte, plus a full bar. Regulars there rave about the duck fat fries.

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The Rose Plantation

$$$$
American
Leesburg
4.6
707 reviews
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 Pine Eden Estate, built in 1917 as the winter home of a wealthy Massachusetts newspaper publisher who hosted garden parties and lavish soirees. A sense of this era permeates the contemporary restaurant, an upscale venue with white tablecloths, fine china, and an evening dress code (lunch is a more casual affair). The menus focus on steaks and seafood, and include substantial entrees such as rack of lamb, prime rib, and veal marsala. Desserts are a high note — a range of homemade pies in classic all-American flavors like pecan, banana cream, and key lime.

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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kissimmee

$$$$
Teppanyaki
Kissimmee
4.6
2373 reviews
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 knife and spatula skills. Diners opting for teppanyaki, whether a steak, chicken, shrimp, vegetable, or seafood version, get to see the chef cut, chop, mix, cook, and entertain while customizing their meal. The steakhouse also presents a comprehensive sushi menu, along with a wide range of tropical cocktails, Japanese beers, sake, and plum wines.

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Raglan Road Irish Pub

$$$$
Irish
Lake Buena Vista
4.7
9510 reviews
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 experience, presenting live Irish music and dance shows every night. Along with exclusive Irish craft beers, the pub offers classic Irish cuisine in traditional and contemporary interpretations. On the traditional side there's lamb stew with herb dumplings, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie; modern dishes include a wild boar burger with blue cheese and onion strings, and a risotto with butternut squash and shiitakes. Gluten-free options are available. Ragland Road Irish Pub is open for lunch, dinner, late-night dining (until 1 a.m.), and weekend brunches.

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Wine Bar George - A Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
American
Lake Buena Vista
4.8
3048 reviews
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 and dinner menus and weekend brunches. The bar sources wines by the glass and bottle from all over the world, and its bistro-style cuisine is globally influenced as well. Options include sandwiches, steak frites, small plates, and artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, as well as family-style plates serving two to four. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wine Bar George hosts late night sips and snacks with deals on select wines and artisan boards.

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Sugar Factory - Orlando

$$$$
American
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.0
6712 reviews
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. Its signatures include smoking-goblet cocktails, boozy or not, with candy-inspired flavors and a shroud of dry ice, and decadent "insane" milkshakes dressed up with a candy store's worth of garnishes. Savory items include classic sandwiches and gourmet burgers piled high with imaginative toppings, all with copious amounts of fries on the side.

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Cafe Tu Tu Tango - Orlando

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.7
5554 reviews
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 work. The cafe's owners' world travels inspire the cuisine, with flat breads, tacos, sliders, dips, toasts, and lettuce wraps among the options on its all-day, Sunday brunch, and late-night menus. Spiced alligator bites with key lime mustard, a nod to Florida, is one of the more uncommon items on the menu. Tu Tu Hour on weekday evenings presents two-for-one drink specials.

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Pisces Rising

$$$$
Seafood
Mount Dora
4.5
869 reviews
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 around free-range chicken and eggs from a nearby ranch, produce from a hydroponic greenhouse in Mount Dora and wild-caught seafood from Florida's waters. Craft cocktails are another specialty, and Pisces Rising hosts special events throughout the year, such as after-hours supper clubs and bourbon tasting with tapas.

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Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$
Steakhouse
Winter Haven
4.4
418 reviews
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 smoked in-house daily, and offered as custom meals with a wide choice of sides that include garlic mashed potatoes, lobster mac and cheese, and fire-roasted quinoa pilaf. Other entrees at the casual bistro include fresh fish and seafood preparations, big salads, Mexican favorites, and handhelds, among them burgers and smokehouse sandwiches. The restaurant offers a full gluten-free menu.

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Hash House a Go Go - Orlando

$$$$
American
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.3
695 reviews
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 featured on Man v. Food, the Travel Channel, and more. The restaurant's signatures include a range of dessert-inspired, oversized pancakes for dinner as well as brunch, sage-fried chicken with waffles and from-scratch meatloaf. Stuffed burgers are another specialty of Hash House a Go Go; they come filled with such combinations as bacon and mashed potatoes, mushroom and Swiss cheese, and bacon, avocado, and cheddar.

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Taverna Opa - Orlando

$$$$
Greek
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.6
3006 reviews
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 chops, pork loin, and ribeye steak, cooked over oak and served with lemon potatoes and vegetables. A wide range of traditional hot and cold mezzes round out the lengthy menu, suitable as appetizers or elements of a shareable Greek feast. The tzatziki, hummus, dolmades, and Greek yogurt are all made daily from scratch.

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Cafe Murano

$$$$
Italian
Altamonte Springs
4.7
1004 reviews
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-your-own brick-oven pizza, nicely accompanied by selections from a rotating lineup of craft beers. The restaurant presents live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and a happy hour every night except for Sundays, when instead it hosts an a la carte jazz brunch. Cafe Murano features a patio for al fresco dining, as well as indoor seating at the bar and in the dining room.

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Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

$$$$
Contemporary American
South Orlando
4.6
1977 reviews
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 seating on the covered patio, outdoor lounge, or solarium. Menu sections include five-bite salads, three-bite sliders, veggies, and shared plates for the table, among them cheese and charcuterie boards and a huge 30-ounce ribeye with roasted garlic and hand-cut fries to feed four or more. One of the most fun restaurants in Orlando, it hosts live music on Thursday nights and a DJ on Saturdays, plus a popular happy hour on weekdays. Orlando magazine awarded Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen "Best New Restaurant" in 2017.

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Park Pizza & Brewing Company

$$$$
Pizzeria
South Orlando
4.7
569 reviews
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," and desserts as "post pizza," while wines and cocktails are dubbed "not beer." While steering diners toward personal and shareable pizzas, whether with classic toppings combinations or make-your-own, other items are tempting too. There's a giant soft baked pretzel with jalapeno-hefeweizen cheese dip, a plate of blistered Mediterranean vegetables with burrata, and several interesting salads. With its casual, family-friendly vibe, with sports on big TVs, a kids' menu, and patio dining space, Park Pizza & Brewing Company is certainly one of the most fun restaurants in Orlando.

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The H

$$$$
Mediterranean
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.4
2260 reviews
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 open-fire grill and charcoal oven, where weighty cuts of dry-aged meat get slow-cooked, smoked, and grilled for incredible flavor. The menu features come uncommon cuts of beef, such as "lokum" tenderloin steaks and "kafes" for two, along with a full rack of lamb and classic osso buco. Side dishes include Turkish firik rice, frilled asparagus, truffle fries, and a smoked yogurt. Seafood and vegetarian options are ample as well.

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