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Orlando/Sanford restaurant help - which of these should make the cut?

de5181 | Apr 17, 201411:58 AM

This is actually a 3-part question. First I need a breakfast spot either in Sanford or on the way to Orlando from Sanford. We prefer something that's not a chain and something with some options. A local bakery is not out of the question if it's really good!

Second, along those same lines, what are some favorite breakfast spots in Orlando or within 15-20 minutes driving distance from Orlando? I saw Briarpatch (?) and White Wolf Cafe & Bar but those are the only ones I've seen.

Lastly, I'm looking for some good dinner choices in or around Orlando. We don't mind to drive a little bit but we do have 2 small children, so driving 45 minutes is out of the question. Additionally, a fine-dining establishment is also, unfortunately, out of the question. Our kids are definitely seasoned restaurant veterans, so they are capable of going to more upscale places. Below is a list of places I've seen and heard about and I'd love to get your opinion on them - including if they're too far away.

If there are some I've left off that are not chains, I'd love to hear those too.

Thanks and I look forward to your opinions.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Harry & Larry's BBQ
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Tako Cheena
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Yellow Dog Eats
La Luce
Cask & Larder
The Ravenous Pig
The Tasting Room
Luma on Park
The Pharmacy (can't find a menu online)

Blue Bird Bake Shop (bakery worth seeking out?)

Thanks again!

Briarpatch Restaurant,
Padrino's Cuban Bistro,
Tako Cheena,
Café Tu Tu Tango,
Hawkers Asian Street Fare,
Yellow Dog Eats,
La Luce,
Cask & Larder,
The Ravenous Pig,
Luma on Park,
Blue Bird Bake Shop,
Big Fin Seafood Kitchen - Seafood Restaurants in Orlando,
4 Rivers Smokehouse
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