Voodoo Doughnut's Grand Opening at Universal Orlando CityWalk (Photo: Universal Orlando Media Site)

Food for Thought

While there are an abundance of magical dining options at Disney World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, you’ll also find many delicious restaurants outside of the theme parks. Let's take a look at six must-try restaurants for your next Orlando vacation.

1. The Edison
If you're looking for a unique spot to enjoy dinner or grab a few drinks, The Edison should be at the top of your list. Themed after the 1920's industrial era, this bustling restaurant serves excellent casual fare and craft beer options. Plus, you’ll be entertained with acts from aerialists, contortionists, cabaret dancers and more!

2. VooDoo Doughnut
Recently opened on the Universal CityWalk, this is on the list of everyone with a sweet tooth. At VooDoo Doughnut, you’ll find an impressive variety of over-the-top donuts that are sure to delight everyone in the family. Pick some up for breakfast or a late afternoon snack before heading to the parks!

3. Yellow Dog Eats
Yellow Dog Eats has a super hip and eclectic vibe that makes you feel right at home. Not only is the atmosphere very laid back and comfortable, the food is tasty and affordable. You can find salads, wraps, and sandwiches, as well as tacos and nachos. Everyone in the family is welcome, even your pup!

4. Raglan Road
If you're looking for an exciting spot with live music and dancing, then look no further as Raglan Road has your name all over it. This Irish hotspot not only features fantastic entertainment 7 nights a week, but the food is award winning and authentically Irish. There also is an extensive drink menu so this would be a great spot for a night out!

5. Flying Fish
Located on Disney's Boardwalk, this restaurant is a seafood lover's delight. Flying Fish is a fantastic choice for fine dining in Orlando. The menu is loaded with sophisticated seafood and steak options that will be the highlight of your vacation. One of the unique features of this restaurant is the open kitchen concept; watch the master chefs prepare your meal and enjoy signature cocktails while you wait.

6. Keke's Breakfast Cafe
Looking for your favorite breakfast offerings in an up-town diner setting? Keke's Breakfast Cafe is a fantastic spot for breakfast or brunch in Orlando. The menu here is loaded with decadent waffle and pancake offerings, made-to-order omelets, stuffed French toast, poached egg favorites, and more. If you're hoping for a filling meal before heading to the parks for the day, this is a fantastic choice.