Here's the final geographic-based round-up in our series to use the Crowdsourcing method to create threads for the most commonly asked questions for visitors to Orlando. This will hopefully create a more centralized place for visiting Hounds to find recommendations from like-minded folks in the community rather than relying of other travel boards where you never know the "standards" or agendas of the contributors. These threads are meant to be created by locals and frequent visitors as a general guide, but in no way should they preclude individual threads asking specific questions - just trying to create a central repository so that visiting Hounds don't have to wait in vain for answers.
A few guidelines:
- Let's avoid chains that are available in most places across the US.
- Visitors who use this board should report back on our recommendations - a positive experience can confirm and several negatives may be a cause for re-evaluation of the recommendation
- Hopefully this will be a useful guide for locals as well
This is kind of shaggy-dog group in that they are dispersed around the general Central Florida area, but if you have a car or are not staying in the tourist corridor they are great options. In fact, these are some of my favorite places in the area.
Finally, I know almost nothing about East Orlando, Lake Mary, Longwood and other up north areas like Sanford. I think it's great if Hounds up there either add options to this thread or build their own. Just remember watch the chains :) For instance, isn't there supposed to be a great German place in Sanford? If you love it, share with the group.
For now, on with our list:
WORTH THE DRIVE (NOT TOO FAR!):
Chef's Table at the Edgewater (Winter Garden)
Yellow Dog Eats (love this place!) (Gotha)
Journeys at Alaqua (Longwood)
Yellow Dog Eats
1236 Hempel Ave, Gotha, FL 34734
99 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787