On the Cheap: Orlando Top Eats

On the Cheap: Orlando Top Eats

Looking for great food and atmosphere that won't break the bank? Or, maybe you're looking for authentic cuisine without the theme park crowds? Well, you've come to the right place. However, just because you're trying to eat on the cheap, doesn't mean you shouldn't have the opportunity to savor some of Orlando's best food and restaurants!

Our Recommendations

1. WildSide BBQ & Grill

Wildside never ceases to satisfy! A bodacious mix of award winning BBQ with an inviting atmosphere and friendly staff, this cool Thornton Park hangout draws regulars from all over Central Florida. One visit to one of their fan packed happy hours, bustling weekend afternoons, or live acoustic jam sessions and you'll understand why guests keep coming back for more. Signature dishes include pulled pork sandwiches, lipsmacking baby back ribs, crispy calamari, savory gator bites, and jerk chicken pasta.

2. Tijuana Flats Burrito Company

Tijuana Flats Burrito Company is an unique Tex-Mex restaurant offering an outrageously fresh, delicious & spicy Tex-Mex dining experience in friendly fun & exciting atmosphere. They offer a menu of hand-rolled burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, and tacos, along with salads, nachos, and ice cold beer.

3. Five Guys Famous Burgers

When it comes to fast food and "fast casual" restaurants, Five Guys is purely the exception. This Virginia-based chain has elevated fast-food burgers and fries to a new level of quality. With over 8 locations in the Orlando metropolitan area, 5 Guys Famous Burgers is always ready to serve up a juicy burger, Kosher style hot dog, or grilled cheese.

4. Johnny's Fillin Station

Johnny's Fillin Station advertises itself as a neighborhood restaurant with a little something for everyone. They're right! Located in south Orlando Johnny's serves American cuisine and is known for its delicious burgers, pool tables, video games, and live music.

5. The Pita Pit

The Pita Pit is a hit! An exciting alternative to fast food restaurants-The Pita Pit is a place with great tasting food that's healthy, fresh, and still served fast. The Pit serves up tasty Lebanese-style pitas with lean, savory meats, flavorful cheeses, fresh veggies, and exotic toppings.

6. Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille

From the amazingly funny and raunchy drink names, to the great burgers and drag queen humor, this quaint Church Street joint never fails to bore. The spicy burgers and onion rings are flavorful, but Mary's really shines on bingo night and other special events. Prepare to be entertained!

How to Find Your Own Cheap Eats in Orlando!

Step 1

Purchase a budget Orlando City guidebook or two in advance of your trip or surf the web before you arrive; many guides include restaurant listings in a variety of price ranges.

Step 2

Find out about the best places to try out local specialties. The manager or concierge at your hotel should be able to provide you with a list of suggestions.

Step 3

Head to downtown! Downtown Orlando has a smorgasboard of charming restaurants and tantalizing eateries.

Visiting another city? Check out our restaurant listings for Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Seattle

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