2020 Dining Awards: Readers’ Choice

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Best Restaurant

1 Pal Campo Restaurant

Lake Buena Vista

palcamporestaurant.com

2 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

3 Beth’s Burger Bar

Three area locations

bethsburgerbar.com

Best New Restaurant

1 Tori Tori

Mills 50 District

toritoripub.com

2 Sette

Formerly in Ivanhoe Village; some dishes now at Se7en Bites

se7enbites.com

3 The Old Jailhouse

Downtown Sanford

theoldjailhousesanford.com

Best Chef

1 Francesco Aiello

Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, Maitland

francescos-rist.com

2 Huy Tin

Seito Sushi, Baldwin Park

seitosushi.com

3 Mariano Vegel

Bulla Gastrobar, Winter Park

bullagastrobar.com/locations/winter-park

Best Appetizers

1 Cocina 214

Downtown Winter Park

cocina214.com

2 The Tasting Room

Winter Garden

chefstableattheedgewater.com

3 Santiago’s Bodega

Orlando & Altamonte Springs

santiagosbodega.com

Best Indie Bakery

1 Buttermilk Bakery

Winter Park

buttermilk-bakery.com

2 The Glass Knife

Winter Park

theglassknife.com

3 Yalaha Bakery

Yalaha (Lake County)

yalahabakery.com

Best Barbecue

1 Sonny’s BBQ

Multiple area locations

sonnysbbq.com

2 4 Rivers Smokehouse

Six area locations

4rsmokehouse.com

3 Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa

Mills 50 District & Lake Nona

pigfloyds.com

Best Beer Selection

1 Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour

Audubon Park

redlightredlightbeerparlour.com

2 World of Beer

Three area locations

worldofbeer.com

3 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

Best Breakfast

1 First Watch

Multiple area locations

firstwatch.com

2 Keke’s Breakfast Café

Multiple area locations

kekes.com

3 Briarpatch Restaurant

Downtown Winter Park

thebriarpatchrestaurant.com

Best Brunch

1 Maxine’s on Shine

Colonialtown

maxinesonshine.com

2 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

3 Santiago’s Bodega

Orlando & Altamonte Springs

santiagosbodega.com

Best Local Burger

1 Beth’s Burger Bar

Three area locations

bethsburgerbar.com

2 Teak Neighborhood Grill

MetroWest

teakorlando.com

3 The Tap Room at Dubsdread

College Park

taproomatdubsdread.com

Best Place for a Business Dinner

1 Pio Pio Restaurant

International Drive area

mypiopio.com

2 Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Lee Road, Orlando

christnersprimesteakandlobster.com

3 The Boheme

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando-Downtown Orlando

kesslercollection.com/restaurants

Best Caribbean

1 Bahama Breeze

Multiple area locations

bahamabreeze.com

2 Negril Jamaican Restaurant

Three area locations

negrilsrestaurant.com

3 Golden Krust

Three Orlando-locations

goldenkrust.com

Best Chef’s Table

1 Chef’s Table at the Edgewater

Winter Garden

chefstableattheedgewater.com

2 Victoria & Albert’s

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

victoria-alberts.com

3 Luma on Park

Winter Park

lumaonpark.com

Best Chinese

1 Taste of Chengdu

W. Colonial Drive & Baldwin Park

tasteofchengdufl.com

2 Peter’s Kitchen China Bistro

East Colonial Drive

peterskitchencb.business.site

3 Chuan Lu Garden

Mills 50 District & UCF area

chuanlugardenorlandofl.com

Best Deli

1 Stasio’s Italian Deli & Market

Milk District

Search Stasio’s on Facebook

2 Toojay’s

Six area locations

toojays.com

3 Hinckley’s Fancy Meats

Audubon Park

hinckleymeats.com

Best Desserts

1 The Glass Knife

Winter Park

theglassknife.com

2 Better Than Sex

Ivanhoe Village

betterthansexorlando.com

3 Amor em Pedaços Bakery

International Drive

amorempedacosbakery.com

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1 Pal Campo Restaurant

Lake Buena Vista

palcamporestaurant.com

2 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

3 Café Paisano

Longwood

cafepaisano.com

Best Food Truck

1 A Lo Cubano Kitchen

facebook.com/alocubano-kitchen

2 Peru Power

facebook.com/perupowerfoodtruck

3 Avofuel

avofuel.com

Best French

1 Chez Vincent

Winter Park

chezvincent.com

2 Le Coq au Vin

South Orange Avenue

lecoqauvinrestaurant.com

3 Café de France

Winter Park

lecafedefrance.com

Best German

1 Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café

Sanford

hollerbachs.com

2 Biergarten Restaurant

Epcot

disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/biergarten-restaurant

3 The Backhaus

Mount Dora

the-backhaus.com

Best Greek

1 Taverna Opa

Pointe Orlando

opaorlando.com

2 Mediterranean Blue

East Michigan Street

mediterraneanblue.net

3 Little Greek Fresh Grill

Nine area locations

littlegreekfreshgrill.com

Best Happy Hour

1 Tapa Toro

ICON Park

tapatoro.restaurant

2 Taverna Opa

Pointe Orlando

opaorlando.com

3 Cocina 214

Winter Park

cocina214.com

Best Healthy Selections

1 JJ’s Fresh From Scratch

Curry Ford Road

jjsfresh.com

2 The Sanctum Café

Mills 50 District

thesanctumcafe.com

3 Hungry Pants

SoDo District

eathungrypants.com

Best Hotel Restaurant

1 The Boheme

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Downtown Orlando

kesslercollection.com/restaurants

2 The Venetian Chop House

Caribe Royale Orlando

cariberoyale.com

3 deep blu seafood grille

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

deepbluorlando.com

Best Indian

1 Tamarind

Winter Park and East Orlando

tamarindfl.com

2 Guru Restaurant

Clermont

gururestaurantclermont.com

3 Saffron Indian Cuisine

Restaurant Row

saffronorlando.com

Best Italian

1 Fresco Cucina Italiana

Dr. Phillips

frescoorlando.com

2 Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Maitland

francescos-rist.com

3 Prato

Winter Park

prato-wp.com

Best Japanese

1 Seito Sushi

Baldwin Park & Restaurant Row

seitosushi.com

2 Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Multiple area locations

kobesteakhouse.com

3 Kabooki Sushi

Colonialtown & Dr. Phillips

kabookisushi.com

Best-Kept Secret

1 Chef’s Table at the Edgewater

Winter Garden

chefstableattheedgewater.com

2 Café Paisano

Longwood

cafepaisano.com

3 Too Much Sauce

Mills 50 District

sauceorlando.com

Best Late-Night Dining

1 Taverna Opa

Pointe Orlando

opaorlando.com

2 Retro Station Italian Food

Kissimmee

retrostationrestaurant.com

3 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

Best Latin

1 Pal Campo Restaurant

Lake Buena Vista

palcamporestaurant.com

2 Mrs. Potato

South Kirkman Road

mrspotato.net

3 Pio Pio Restaurant

International Drive area

mypiopio.com

Best Live Music/Entertainment

1 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

2 Taverna Opa

Pointe Orlando

opaorlando.com

3 Pal Campo Restaurant

Lake Buena Vista

palcamporestaurant.com

Best Mexican

1 Reyes Mezcaleria

North Quarter

reyesmex.com

2 Agave Azul

Four area locations

facebook.com/agaveazulorlando

3 Cocina 214

Winter Park

cocina214.com

Best Middle Eastern

1 Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine

Three area locations

bosphorousrestaurant.com

2 Nile Ethiopian

International Drive

nileorlando.com

3 Cedar’s Restaurant

Restaurant Row

orlandocedars.com

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

1 Café Paisano

Longwood

cafepaisano.com

2 Teak Neighborhood Grill

MetroWest

teakorlando.com

3 The Osprey

Baldwin Park

theospreyorlando.com

Best Old Favorite

1 Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Lee Road, Orlando

christnersprimesteakandlobster.com

2 Chatham’s Place

Dr. Phillips

chathamsplace.com

3 Beefy King

Milk District

beefyking.com

Best Outdoor Dining

1 Hillstone

Winter Park

hillstone.com

2 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

3 Canvas Restaurant & Market

Lake Nona

canvaslakenona.com

Best Pizza

1 Retro Station Italian Food

Kissimmee

retrostationrestaurant.com

2 Pizza Bruno

Curry Ford Road

pizzabrunofl.com

3 Café Paisano

Longwood

cafepaisano.com

Best Place for Cocktails

1 The Robinson Cocktail Room

Pine Street, Downtown Orlando

therobinsonroom.com

2 Cocina 214

Winter Park

cocina214.com

3 The Guesthouse

Mills 50 District

Search The Guesthouse on Facebook

Best Power Lunch

1 Hillstone

Winter Park

hillstone.com

2 The Boheme

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Downtown Orlando

kesslercollection.com/boheme-restaurant

3 The Tap Room at Dubsdread

College Park

taproomatdubsdread.com

Best Ramen

1 Domu

Audubon Park

domufl.com

2 Seito Sushi

Baldwin Park & Restaurant Row

seitosushi.com

3 JINYA Ramen Bar

Thornton Park

jinya-ramenbar.com

Best Ribs

1 4 Rivers Smokehouse

Six area locations

4rsmokehouse.com

2 The Polite Pig

Disney Springs

politepig.com

3 Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa

Mills 50 District & Lake Nona

pigfloyds.com

Most Romantic

1 The Venetian Chop House

Caribe Royale Orlando

cariberoyale.com

2 Victoria & Albert’s

Disney’s Grand Floridian

victoria-alberts.com

3 Chef’s Table at the Edgewater

Winter Garden

chefstableattheedgewater.com

Best Salads

1 Greens & Grille

Millenia Boulevard

greensandgrille.com

2 Sweet Tomatoes

(Closed in May)

3 The Sanctum Café

Mills 50 District

thesanctumcafe.com

Best Sandwiches

1 Bad As’s Sandwich

Milk District & Winter Park

badasssandwiches.com

2 Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria

Milk District

pompomsteahouse.com

3 Stasio’s Italian Deli & Market

Milk District

Search Stasio’s on Facebook

Best Seafood

1 Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar

Winter Park

reelfishcoastal.com

2 deep blu seafood grille

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

deepbluorlando.com

3 Winter Park Fish Co.

wpfishco.com

Best Service

1 Pal Campo Restaurant

Lake Buena Vista

palcamporestaurant.com

2 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

3 deep blu seafood grille

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

deepbluorlando.com

Best Southern

1 Soco

Thornton Park

socothorntonpark.com

2 The COOP

Winter Park

asouthernaffair.com

3 Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Disney Springs

homecominkitchen.com

Best Spanish

1 Tapa Toro

ICON Park

tapatoro.restaurant

2 Bulla Gastrobar

Winter Park

bullagastrobar.com

3 Columbia Restaurant

Celebration

columbiarestaurant.com

Best Steak House

1 Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Lee Road, Orlando

christnersprimesteakandlobster.com

2 Linda’s La Cantina

East Colonial Drive

lindaslacantina.com

3 The Venetian Chop House

Caribe Royale Orlando

cariberoyale.com

Best Sushi

1 Seito Sushi

Baldwin Park & Restaurant Row

seitosushi.com

2 Kadence

Audubon Park

kadenceorlando.com

3 Kabooki Sushi

Colonialtown & Dr. Phillips

kabookisushi.com

Best Takeout

1 4 Rivers Smokehouse

Six area locations

4rsmokehouse.com

2 Beth’s Burger Bar

Three area locations

bethsburgerbar.com

3 Bento Asian Kitchen

Downtown Orlando & Dr. Phillips

eatatbento.com

Best Thai

1 Orchid Thai Cuisine

Winter Park and Lake Mary

enjoyorchidthai.com

2 Sea Thai

East Colonial Drive

seathaiorlando.com

3 Thai House of Orlando

East Colonial Drive

thaihouseoforlando.net

Best Vegetarian

1 Proper & Wild

Winter Park

properandwildwp.com

2 Ethos Vegan Kitchen

Winter Park

ethosvegankitchen.com

3 The Sanctum Café

Mills 50 District

thesanctumcafe.com

Best Vietnamese

1 Viet-Nomz

Winter Park & Waterford Lakes

vietnomzfl.com

2 Pho Vinh

Colonialtown

phovinhorlando.com

3 Pho 88

Mills 50 District

pho88orlando.com

Best View

1 Hillstone

Winter Park

hillstone.com

2 Capa

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

fourseasons.com/orlando/dining

3 Canvas Restaurant & Market

Lake Nona

canvaslakenona.com

Best Wine Bar

1 The Wine Room

Winter Park

thewineroomonline.com

2 Wine Bar George

Disney Springs

winebargeorge.com

3 The Attic Door

Winter Garden

jrsatticdoor.com

Best Wine List

1 The Wine Room

Winter Park

thewineroomonline.com

2 The Venetian Chop House

Caribe Royale Orlando

cariberoyale.com

3 Wine Bar George

Disney Springs

winebargeorge.com

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