7 Restaurants in Downtown Orlando You Will Love

October 28, 2020
Food & Drink
jason wolfe

Downtown Orlando offers a wide variety of exciting restaurants and shopping centers. You can easily spend all day in Downtown Orlando exploring its vibrant streets and admiring its gorgeous views. From Lake Eola Park to the East End Market, Downtown Orlando offers something for everyone. Of course, you are going to want to take a lunch or dinner break at some point. When you feel your stomach rumbling, head to one of these top restaurants in Downtown Orlando.

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1. Kres Chophouse

Bustling steakhouse offering late-night hours

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The fried calamari is always a great choice! Image courtesy of Yelp

17 W Church St. | Downtown Orlando | kresrestaurant.com

Open for lunch and dinner from Monday through Saturday, Kres Chophouse is a favorite among Orlando residents for its eclectic assortments of dishes. Savory sandwiches such as the Chophouse Club Sandwich and filling salads like the Grilled Chicken caprese are pretty popular. In addition to its regular menu, Kres Chophouse offers a vegan menu. On this menu, you’ll find delicious options such as the Vegan “Beef” Wellington and the Portobello “Escargot.” 

If you’re in the mood for a cocktail — or two — Kres offers enticing options like the Italian Fizz and Strawberry Fields. Beer and wine is also available. 

“Y'all anyone local looking for a plant based meal this was a SLAM DUNK with little to no soy to be found  and vegan or not - they are a scratch kitchen so they really do know every single  ingredient in their food, which is rare. And yes, their steaks are also equally as good.” - Yelp Review

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2. Tin & Taco

Popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Downtown Orlando known for its tropical drinks and savory dishes

Pictured above is the Tacosaurus, one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Image courtesy of Yelp

40 W Washington St. | Downtown Orlando | tinandtaco.com

Since 2017, Tin & Taco has enjoyed a stellar reputation for its savory tacos and delicious margaritas. At the Downtown location, you can customize your dish to your unique preferences and tastes. As a base, you can choose two tacos, a bowl, burrito, mixed greens salad, or wrap. Next up, you can choose your style. Slow roasted shredded chicken, seasoned ground beef, shredded pork, and meatless options are all available. On the side, you can order some chips, guacamole, and/or queso to finish out your meal. If you’re feeling thirsty, you have a decent selection of socas and beers to choose from. 

“I love their tacos and I love tacos in general.  This location is my #2 behind SoDo, but it's still a solid choice.  Oddly, this one is the only option for my COVID-19 delivery some of the time. I get great service and great food from this location.  If you like fun and creative tacos, this is the place for you!” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Tin & Taco. 

3. The Stubborn Mule

Classic brewhouse perfect for catching the game with your friends

Enjoy a filling meal featuring meat and potatoes while you watch the game. Image courtesy of Yelp

100 S Eola Dr. | Thornton Park | thestubbornmuleorlando.com

Mostly known for its extensive list of cocktails and mules, The Stubborn Mule also serves brunch on the weekends. On the menu, you will find classic brunch dishes like the Steak & Eggs, Chicken & Waffle, and Chorizo Rancho. Bottomless mimosas are, of course, offered along with creative concoctions like the Captain Knuckles and Fox Hunter. During regular hours, The Stubborn Mule offers a signature cocktail menu and signature mule menu. Creatively named cocktails like the Far East Side and Earl’s Bees Knees are sure to delight you.

“I just had two excellent Stubborn Mule burgers with grilled asparagus and tender grilled broccolini. These juicy and thick burgers were both perfectly cooked to order, ready for pick-up with a smile, and inside a restaurant with masked servers and crew, and lack of patron density that made me comfortable to be there.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for The Stubborn Mule. 

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4. Artisan’s Table

Popular restaurant in Downtown Orlando serving modern American cuisine

A crispy chicken sandwich with a side of soup is perfect for filling yourself up. Image courtesy of Yelp

55 West Church St. Suite 128 | Downtown Orlando | artisanstableorlando.com

Artisan’s Table is another popular restaurant located in Downtown Orlando. Not only does the restaurant offer its own flatbread pizza kitchen, but it also serves classical dishes! Artisan’s Table is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. 

Featured on the lunch menu are popular classics such as avocado toast and a pork belly cuban sandwich. For dinner, you can find delicious meals like the braised brisket, which features bacon creamed corn and crispy onions. The shrimp pasta is another popular dish, as it offers smoked bison sausage and roasted red pepper. 

“I had the Fried Chicken Biscuit with a nitro cold brewed coffee (made in house). My dish was by far the best chicken sandwich I've had!! My taste buds were doing a happy dance. It was a house made buttermilk biscuit with a buttermilk fried chicken breast smothered in a chorizo sawmill gravy with a side of breakfast potatoes.” - Yelp Review

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5. Downtown Pourhouse

Casual bar offering a full outdoor patio

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A wrap and some fries is always a great pick! Image courtesy of Yelp

20 S Orange Ave. | Downtown Orlando | downtownpourhouse.com

At the Downtown Pourhouse, you will find a wide selection of savory and filling dishes. All of its menu items are made from the freshest ingredients, from the Chicken Philly Sandwich to the Angus Burger. On the weekends, the restaurant turns into the Downtown Pourhouse of Pancakes, where guests can enjoy bottomless mimosas, breakfast shots, espresso shots, and more. 

If you’re up late and in the mood for some good food, you can order a meal from Downtown Pourhouse. This popular bar offers convenient late-night hours, making it the perfect spot to fill those late-night cravings. 

“Delicious food and inexpensive drinks! I got the Mac and Cheezus (I believe this is its correct name), I usually don't like hot Cheetos but this was very tasty! In regards to social distancing and masks they were great about it! So glad they are open.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Downtown Pourhouse. 

6. The Other Bar on Wall Street

Unique restaurant offering three bars inside

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One of the restaurant’s three bars is located outside. Image courtesy of The Other Bar on Wall Street

18 Wall St. | Downtown Orlando | the-other-bar.business.site

If you are in the mood to dance or mingle with drinks, you will enjoy The Other Bar on Wall Street. Open until 3 a.m., The Other Bar on Wall Street is the perfect place to end your late night out. In total, the bar offers three separate bar areas. Two are located inside and one is outside. You’ll find a wide selection of beers and cocktails at all three bars. While the bar usually only serves drinks, it does hold Taco Tuesdays. 

“The Other Bar on Monday nights is one of my favorite places to go. The staff comprises some of my favorite people in the world, and the open mic on Monday night is usually fantastic.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for The Other Bar on Wall Street. 

7. The Woods

Rustic bar perfect for a casual night out

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Treat yourself to a glass of wine while you wait for your meal. Image courtesy of Yelp.

49 N Orange Ave. | Downtown Orlando | thewoodsorlando.com

Located inside the Wall Street Plaza, The Woods is a top destination for craft cocktails and delicious beer. Whiskey, gin, rum, and vodka are also found on the menu. If you’re looking for a late-night spot, The Woods is always a great choice to go with! 

Once it’s safe to hold large events, consider contacting The Woods to cater your own! The Woods offers a full-service bar staffed with professional mixologists, cocktail classes, and space for private parties!

“Love this place. Not too many places have a great whiskey selection. They have over 300. And they organize it on the menu very well. I've been here quite a few times over the years. I'd say it's sometimes hard to get your order in when it's busy. But they make fantastic cocktails if you're up for it.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for The Woods. 

As you can see, there’s no shortage of fun and exciting restaurants in Downtown Orlando for you to try! The next time you head out for a meal, try one of these restaurants! Let us know what you think of them in the comments below.

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