10 best restaurants on international drive orlando

10 Best Restaurants to try on International Drive Orlando

10 Best Restaurants on or Near International Drive Orlando Florida

This blog post is a list of our 10 Best Restaurants to try on International Drive in Orlando, Florida. Our family has eaten in many restaurants all the way up and down I-Drive, there are so many excellent quality eateries we had to write a blog post to recommend some to try. We list our favorite restaurants in no particular order as we really like eating at all of the restaurants listed depending on what we are in the mood for. We have added Instagram profile images of our favorite restaurants for you to take a look at and follow if you wish. You will notice that a lot of the restaurants in our list are near the Pointe Orlando end of International Drive, as this is where we stay most when in town.

Jack’s Place at The Rosen Plaza Hotel

As a family, we’ve been eating at Jack’s Place restaurant for going on 16 years now. The restaurant is situated just off the lobby of the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive.

The hotel is run by the Rosen family and the restaurant is dedicated to its late owner Jack Rosen.

The restaurant has a wonderfully classy yet relaxed feel to the place. It’s a restaurant we like to get dressed up to eat at. The decor is beautifully stylish and the staff just can’t do enough for you.

The restaurant has many caricatures hanging on its walls with some sketched by the late Jack Rosen himself which are always fun to peruse.

I always order the Fillet Mignon steak and Lobster tail and pair it with a recommended wine from the superb wine list and it is a meal that is just out of this world amazing! We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Style: American, Steakhouse
  • Price range: $$$ – $$$$
  • Address: 9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out TripAdvisor reviews here.

Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando

Taverna Opa is a Greek restaurant that is located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive.

This place is off the hook for the entertainment factor. If you are looking for a very lively Greek-themed restaurant then look no further than Taverna Opa. At the weekend the place really comes alive with amazing Greek-style music, Belly Dancers, and even dancing on the tables is permitted. This place is amazingly fun and well worth a visit.

The Greek food here is just as amazing as the entertainment if not better. We like to eat here during the day for lunch as the place has an amazing happy hour.

Our favorite thing to do is to order a bunch of small plates to share over lunch.

The house-made hummus is absolutely to die for! The order comes in a bamboo wooden mortar and pestle to mash up exactly how you like and is served with hot wedges of pitta bread which are generously sprinkled with oregano and sea salt. The Keftedes meatballs are another serious favorite of ours. We also like to order portions of spinach rice, lemon potatoes, sauteed shrimp, and a Greek salad. I know this sounds like a lot of food and it probably is, but it is a sharing buffet for two and we absolutely love it.

  • Style: Greek
  • Price range $$ – $$$
  • Address: Taverna Opa Orlando, 9101 International Dr #2240, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse on I-Drive

This next restaurant is another extremely fun place to dine while on vacation to Orlando. Kobe Steakhouse is located at 8148 International Drive and is well worth a visit and we highly recommend it.

Kobe is a Japanese-style Teppanyaki restaurant, (meaning cooked from an iron plate).

The first time I got to eat at this restaurant I had no idea how much fun this style of dining would be. We were part of a large wedding party and we reserved seats in the Teppanyaki dining room and had a full communal chef’s table to ourselves.

The theatrical way in which the food is prepared by the expert chefs is nothing short of genius. It really is a full night’s entertainment, and the food is extremely tasty. Definitely worth a visit to this restaurant.

  • Style: Japanese, Steakhouse
  • Price range $$ – $$$
  • Address: 8148 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

 Maggiano’s Little Italy At Pointe Orlando

Maggiano’s Little Italy is another amazing restaurant we love to frequent while in the International Drive area.

The large dining room always has an incredible atmosphere about it, and the food has always been satisfying. Lots of old Italian-style memorabilia throughout the decor which is stylishly designed. The staff are always pleasant and can’t do enough for you.

My favorite dish to order is Mom’s Lasagna, which is just incredibly comforting and never fails to hit the spot with a nice glass of red. The whole authentic Italian cuisine experience is what brings me back here time and again. Definitely try this place out for a treat, it won’t disappoint.

  • Style: Italian
  • Price range $$ – $$$
  • Address: 9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

Bahama Breeze on I-Drive

Bahama Breeze is a really cool spot to dine and hang out for the evening. The entertainment is always a lot of fun and has a real Caribbean vibe. Most evenings there is someone playing the steel drums or playing Bob Marley songs. It really feels like a little bit of paradise on the heart of International Drive.

The food and cocktails here are extremely tasty and never fail to please. The restaurant serves some really nice steak, seafood, and gorgeous pasta dishes.

Some of my favorite dishes I like to order from Bahama Breeze are their Grilled Salmon dish or the Jerk Chicken Pasta, paired with a nice wine or even with some of their amazing frozen cocktails to get you in the Caribbean mood for the evening.

  • Style: American Caribbean
  • Price range $$ – $$$
  • Address: 8849 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

Miller’s Ale House International Drive

This next restaurant/sports bar is a lot of fun and they just so happen to serve really great food. Now if a noisy sports bar is not your taste then you probably won’t like Millers Ale House.

Millers is an awesome relaxed place to enjoy some food and catch a local sports game on one of the many T.V screens. the restaurant/bar has retractable walls which wind up to make an outdoor section when the weather permits, which is most of the time in Orlando.

This place serves up some great American-style fare including Ribs, Steaks, Chicken, Seafood, Pasta, Wings, Burgers, plus many many more.

Some of my favorites at Millers are Their Black and Blue Burger, Jambalaya, Tex Mex Chicken Nachos, and who could resist their Chicken Zingers!!

  • Style: American, Steakhouse, Pub food, Bar
  • Price range $$ – $$$
  • Address: 8963 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

The Capital Grille Pointe Orlando

The Capital Grille at Pointe Orlando is an incredible upmarket American chain restaurant. The Capital Grille can be found in most cities across the U.S. and as of 2019, there were 59 restaurant locations.

The location at Pointe Orlando is a beautiful restaurant, perfect for a fancy night out or to celebrate any occasion. The restaurant is on the pricey side, however, the food is incredible and well worth the price in my opinion.

The steaks are out of this world if you are a meat lover. The restaurant also caters to vegetarianism and serves vegan options.

My favorite order here is the New York Strip Steak Au Poivre with a side of Au Gratin Potatoes and a nice glass or bottle of red, depending on the mood.

This restaurant is highly recommended and worth getting dressed up for.

  • Style: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
  • Price range $$$$
  • Address: 9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

The Pub at Pointe Orlando

The Pub at Pointe Orlando is another great spot on a more relaxed basis if you are looking for some decent bar food with a British twist.

The pub serves British favorites such as Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, Scotch Egg, and Beer Battered Fish and Chips. These British favorites are also served with American Bar food staples like Sliders, Wings, a selection of Sandwiches, and Burgers.

My favorite dish at The Pub hands down has to be the self-professed “Best Fish & Chips in the U.S Beer Battered Fish and Chips dish. It is absolutely delicious with a pint of beer. The Pub also has many screens to watch your favorite sport on T.V.

  • Style: British, Pub food
  • Price range $$ – $$$
  • Address: 9101 International Dr. Suite 1003, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse I-Drive

This restaurant is something special, if you are a steak lover then you have to try Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. The restaurant is on the pricey side, so those who may be price sensitive may want to try something cheaper. Those on vacation who are looking for a nice treat should definitely give this place a go.

Del Frisco’s serves amazing meat and seafood dishes. The atmosphere within the restaurant is beautifully elegant and the service is incredible.

My favorite order here has to be the 12 Oz Fillet Mignon Steak with the house Mash Potatoes. The steak is always cooked the way I like it. So this place is a highly recommended place.

  • Style: American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian friendly
  • Price range $$$$$
  • Address: 9150 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Pointe Orlando

If you are a Seafood love then the Oceanaire is the place for you. The restaurant is on the expensive side so be prepared, but when it comes to fresh Seafood of this quality for me at least money is no object.

The menu here is just incredible. If you have read down this far on the list of reviews you probably know by now that I love a good stake.

My favorite thing to order here is the surf and turf as the Seafood is just amazing, I love the Fillet Mignon and I ask for Prawns to go with it and a side of the Truffle Whipped Mashed Potatoes. I also highly recommend the Lobster at Oceanaire, it tastes wonderfully fresh. For dessert, the incredible Baked Alaska is always delicious.

  • Style: American, Seafood
  • Price range $$$$
  • Address: 9101 International Dr. Suite 1002, Orlando, FL 32819

Check out Tripadvisor reviews here.

We hoped you liked the list of our 10 Best Restaurants to try on International Drive Orlando.

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We love these restaurants we’ve mentioned on our blog and genuinely enjoy dining out at them on a regular basis.

If you are heading on vacation to Orlando soon make sure to try out a couple of these amazing eateries while in town.

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