Orlando’s Restaurant Row

Updated: 15 Nov 2012 04:50:10 AM

When vacationers and locals are ready to enjoy good food in Orlando, they usually eat at whatever place is convenient to the attraction they are visiting.

 Rarely do they venture outside of this area to see what else Orlando has to offer.

They have no idea what they have been missing out on until now.

If they want some of the best food choices available in Florida, they must check out Orlando’s restaurant row.

Sand Lake Road which is located just west of Interstate 4 is known in Orlando as Restaurant Row.

Regardless of the cuisine you like,  there is something along this stretch of road for every taste.

People come here to appreciate the upscale restaurants and the quaint cafe’s.

The Restaurants

Here are just some of the restaurants found on this strip.

Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar

is located at 7488 Sand Lake Rd, this restaurant is known for its superb aged beef and chops.

Their pasta is made fresh daily and is some of the best that Orlando has to offer with specialties like Veal and Wild Mushroom Rigatoni and Fire Roasted Chicken and Pesto.

The atmosphere is comfortable and old fashioned, just what you need to partake of the great food.

Don’t forget to try their fabulous Martini’s, which is what you came for, right?


is located at 7732 W. Sand Lake Rd and is home to some of the finest Middle Eastern cuisine.

This is not your typical Lebanese dining establishment.

Expect to see belly dancers, hear Lebanese music and even hookahs for your smoking pleasuring.

Some of their favorite menu items include Fried Kibbeh for the appetizer and Bemieh for those that love the taste of Lamb.

No matter what you choose from the menu, the food, service and entertainment will make you glad you came.


is located at 7525 W. Sand Lake Rd, offers great fresh fish selections.

You will be treated to your choice of fish fusion cuisine or Aged steaks.

The restaurant has won many awards including, "Best New Restaurant for 2002" and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Come early and enjoy their "Happy Hour" from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

During happy hour you can enjoy ? off the sushi and $4 martinis.

Ruth Chris Steakhouse

is located at 7501 W. Sand Lake Rd offers some of the best customer service in the fine dining arena.

Their steaks are some of the best and the price reflects this.

If you want a great steak and excellent sides ala carte then this is the place for you.

Try their desserts, the bread pudding or apple crumb tart will have you begging for more.

Make Restaurant Row the place to enjoy a great meal.

No matter what your budget may be, they have something you are sure to savor.

From seafood, great steaks and everything in between, your taste buds will be rewarded.


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