2021 Orlando Dining Awards: Readers’ Choice

You voted, Orlando! Here are the results of the 2021 Orlando Dining Awards Readers' Choice selections.

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Reel Fish brunch, Shrimp and Avocado Toast (clockwise from front); Blue Crab & Sweet Potato Hash; Crab Cakes Benedict; with BOGO Bloody Mary, and Tequila Sunrise, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Best Restaurant

1 Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen

Winter Park

reelfishcoastal.com

2 Soco

Thornton Park

socothorntonpark.com

3 Taverna Opa

Pointe Orlando

opaorlando.com

Bombay Street Kitchen, Photo By Roberto Gonzalez

Bombay Street Kitchen (ROBERTO GONZALEZ)

Best New Restaurant

1 Bombay Street Kitchen

Orlando

bombaykitchenorlando.com

2 Winter Park Biscuit

East End Market

winterparkbiscuitco.com

3  Russell’s

Ivanhoe Village

russellsorlando.com

Wendy Lopez with some of the ingredients that make her “regionally inspired” dishes special. (ROBERTO GONZALEZ)

Best Chef

1 Wendy Lopez (Reyes)

Downtown Orlando

reyesmex.com

2 Greg Richie (Soco)

Thornton Park

socothorntonpark.com

3 Venoy Rogers

Grand Bohemian Hotel / Boheme Restaurant

Downtown Orlando

kesslercollection.com/boheme-restaurant/

Best Hotel Restaurant

1  Le Boheme

Downtown Orlando

kesslercollection.com/boheme-restaurant

2 Ravello

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Walt Disney World Resort Area

fourseasons.com/Orlando/dining

3 The Alfond Inn

Winter Park

Thealfondinn.com

Best Service

1 Venetian Chop House

Near the attractions, Orlando

Cariberoyale.com

2 Ocean Prime

Dr. Phillips, Orlando

Ocean-prime.com

3 Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen

Winter Park

reelfishcoastal.com

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Outdoor Dining

1 Maxine’s on Shine

Colonialtown

maxinesonshine.com

2 The Boathouse

Disney Springs

theboathouseorlando.com

3 Hillstone

Winter Park

hillstone.com

Best Breakfast

1 Keke’s Breakfast Café

Multiple Orlando-area locations

kekes.com

2 First Watch

Multiple Orlando-area locations

firstwatch.com

3 Croissant Gourmet

Winter Park

facebook.com/thecroissantgourmet

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Best Brunch

1 Russell’s

Ivanhoe Village

russellsorlando.com

2 Soco

Thornton Park

socothorntonpark.com

3 Maxine’s on Shine

Colonialtown

maxinesonshine.com

Best Takeout

1 Tamarind

Winter Park and East Orlando

tamarindfl.com

2 4Rivers Smokehouse (all locations)

Multiple Orlando-area locations

4rsmokehouse.com

3 Beth’s Burger Bar

Three Orlando-area locations

bethsburgerbar.com

Best Late Night

1 Santiago’s Bodega

Altamonte Springs and Orlando

santiagosbodega.com

2 STK

Disney Springs

disneyworld.disney.go.com

3 Mason Jar Provisions

Thornton Park, Orlando

masonjarprovisionsorlando.com

Best Business

1 Christner’s

Lee Road, Orlando

christnersprimesteakandlobster.com

2 Ocean Prime

Sand Lake Road

ocean-prime.com

3 Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Dellagio Town Center, Orlando

bigfinseafood.com

Best Caribbean

1 Bahama Breeze

Multiple Orlando-area locations

bahamabreeze.com

2 Singh’s Roti Shop

Orlando

singhsrotishop.com

3 Caribbean Sunshine Bakery

3 Orlando-area locations

caribbeansunshinebakery.net

Best Chinese

1 Taste of Chengdu

West Colonial Drive

facebook.com/tasteofchengdu

2 Peter’s Kitchen

East Colonial Drive

peterskitchencb.business.site

3 Yummy House

Altamonte Springs

yummyhouseflorida.com

Best Deli

1 Stasio’s

Milk District

@stasiositaliandeli on Instagram

2 NY Deli

Downtown Orlando

facebook.com/newyorkdeliorlando

3 Publix

All Orlando-area locations

publix.com

Best French

1 Chez Vincent

Winter Park

Chezvincent.com

2 Croissant Gourmet

Winter Park

facebook.com/thecroissantgourmet

3 Le Coq au Vin

Orlando

Lecoqauvinrestaurant.com

Taverna

Best Greek

1 Taverna Opa

Pointe Orlando

opaorlando.com

2 Greek Corner

Ivanhoe Village

thegreekcorner.net

3 Olympia Restaurant

Orlando

olympiaorlando.com

Erika Grace Photography

At Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café, customers enjoy the spirited sing-a-longs and camaraderie with Jimmy & Eckhard.

Best German

1 Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café

Sanford

hollerbachs.com

2 Biergarten Restaurant

Epcot

disneyworld.disney.go.com

3 Heidi’s Jazz Club

Cocoa Beach

heidelbergcocoabeach.com

Best Japanense

1 Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Multiple Orlando-area locations

kobesteakhouse.com

2 Umi Japanese Restaurant

Winter Park

umiwinterpark.com

3 Amura

Lake Mary

amura.com

Best Indian

1 Tamarind

Winter Park and East Orlando

tamarindfl.com

2 Mynt

Winter Park

myntorlando.com

3 Aashirwad

Orlando

aashirwadrestaurant.com

Best Italian

1 Stasio’s

Milk District

@stasiositaliandeli on Instagram

2 Fresco Cucina Italiana

Bay Hill, Orlando

Frescoorlando.com

3 Rocco’s Italian Grille

Winter Park

Roccositaliangrille.com

Best Latin

1 Pio Pio

Orlando

mypiopio.com

2 Cuba Libre

Pointe Orlando

cubalibrerestaurant.com

3 College Park Café

College Park

collegeparkcafe.com

Best Mexican

1 La Fiesta

SoDo

facebook.com/LaFiestaGrillandCatering

2 Cocina 214

Winter Park

cocina214.com

3 Chuy’s

3 Orlando-area locations

chuys.com

Best Tacos

1 MX Taco

Milk District

mxtacorestaurant.com

2 Tin and Taco

6 Orlando-area locations

tinandtaco.com

3 Pepe’s Cantina

Winter Park

pepescantina.com

Best Middle East

1 Cedar’s

Restaurant Row

orlandocedars.com

2 Bosphorous

Three Orlando-area locations

bosphorousrestaurant.com

3 JJ’s “Fresh from Scratch”

SoDo

jjsfresh.com

Best Southern

1 Soco

Thornton Park, Orlando

socothorntonpark.com

2 The COOP

Winter Park

asouthernaffair.com

3 Chef Art Smith’s The Homecoming

Disney Springs

disneyworld.disney.go.com

Tapa Toro Flamenco

Best Spanish

1 Tapa Toro

ICON Park

tapatoro.restaurant

2 Bulla

Winter Park

bullagastrobar.com

3 Columbia Restaurant

Celebration

columbiarestaurant.com

Best Steakhouse

1 Christner’s

Lee Road, Orlando

christnersprimesteakandlobster.com

2 Linda’s La Cantina

East Colonial Drive

lindaslacantina.com

3 Yachtsman Steakhouse

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort | Walt Disney World Resort

disneyworld.disney.go.com

Best Thai

1 Thai Blossom

Winter Garden

mythaiblossom.com

2 Orchid Thai

Winter Park and Lake Mary

orchidthaiwinterpark.com

3 Thai House

East Colonial Drive

thaihouseoforlando.net

Best Vietnamese

1 Viet-Nomz

Winter Park and Waterford Lakes

vietnomzfl.com

2 Little Saigon

Colonialtown

littlesaigonfl.com

3 Pho Vinh

Colonialtown

phovinhorlando.com

Courtesy Cocina 214

Cocina 214

Best Appetizers

1 Cocina 214

Winter Park

cocina214.com

2 Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen

Winter Park

reelfishcoastal.com

3 Ocean Prime

Dr. Phillips, Orlando

Ocean-prime.com

Roberto Gonzalez

The matahambre sandwich (front) is a highlight at Pig Floyd’s.

BBQ

1 Pig Floyd’s

Mills 50 District and Lake Nona

pigfloyds.com

2 Cecil’s BBQ

SoDo

cecilsbbq.com

3 4Rivers Smokehouse

All Orlando-area locations

4rsmokehouse.com

Best Burgers

1 Beth’s Burger Bar

Three Orlando-area locations

bethsburgerbar.com

2 Ace Café

Downtown Orlando

acecafeusa.com

3 BurgerFi

Multiple Orlando-area locations

burgerfi.com

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Best Food Truck

1 Chicken Fire

Colonialtown

facebook.com/eatchickenfire

2 Kenny’s BBQ

Orlando

facebook.com/Kennysbbqorlando

3 Purple Ocean

Orlando

purpleoceansfb.com

Best Healthy

1 Greens N Grille

Millenia

greensandgrille.com

2 Winter Park Biscuit

East End Market

winterparkbiscuitco.com

3 Seasons 52

Restaurant Row and Altamonte Springs

seasons52.com

Best Pizza

1 Anthony’s Colonial

Colonialtown

Anthonyspizzadelivery.com

2 Lil Anthony’s

Avalon Park

Lilanthonysavalonpark.com

3 1803 Pizza Kitchen

Winter Park

1803pizzakitchenfl.com

Best Sandwiches

1 Pom Pom’s

Milk District

pompomsteahouse.com

2 Stasio’s

Milk District

@stasiositaliandeli on Instagram

3 Croissant Gourmet

Winter Park

facebook.com/thecroissantgourmet

Courtesy of Seito Sushi

Chirashi plates feature arrangements of seasonal fish atop seasoned sushi rice.

Sushi

1 Seito Sushi

Baldwin Park and Restaurant Row

seitosushi.com

2 Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Multiple Orlando-area locations

kobesteakhouse.com

3 Umi

Winter Park

umiwinterpark.com

Best Ramen

1 Jinya

Downtown Orlando

jinyaramenbar.com

2 Domu

East End Market & Dr. Phillips

domufl.com

3 Yuguri Ramen Project

Orlando Pop-Up

yugiriramenproject.com

Best Pho

1 Pho 88

Mills 50 District

pho88orlando.com

2 Little Saigon

Colonialtown

littlesaigonfl.com

3 Viet-Nomz

Winter Park and Waterford Lakes

vietnomzfl.com

Best Seafood

1 Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen

Winter Park

reelfishcoastal.com

2 High Tide Harry’s

Orlando

Hightideharrys.com

3 Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Dellagio Town Center, Orlando

bigfinseafood.com

Best Vegetarian

1 Market on South

Orlando

marketonsouth.com

2 Bombay Street Kitchen

Orlando

bombaykitchenorlando.com

3 Winter Park Biscuit Co

East End Market

winterparkbiscuitco.com

Best Desserts

1 Better Than Sex

Ivanhoe Village

betterthansexorlando.com

2 The Glass Knife

Winter Park

theglassknife.com

3 Croissant Gourmet

Winter Park

facebook.com/thecroissantgourmet

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Best Doughnuts

1 The Salty Donut

Audubon Park District

saltydonut.com

2 Shaka Donuts

SoDo District

@shakadonutsorlando on Instagram

3 DG Doughnuts

Oakland

facebook.com/DGdoughnuts

Best Frozen Treats

1 Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

Four Orlando-area locations

kellyshomeadeicecream.com

2 Kilwin’s

Winter Park

kilwins.com

3 Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Multiple Orlando-area locations

jeremiahsice.com

Foxtail Coffee Co.

Coffee & Community

Best Coffee

1 Foxtail Coffee Co.

Varous Locations

foxtailcoffee.com

2 New General

Winter Park

newgeneral.us

3 Lineage Roasting

Varous Locations

lineageroasting.com

Best Wine

1 Swirlery

SoDo District

swirlery.com

2 Wine Room

Winter Park

thewineroomonline.com

3 Ocean Prime

Sand Lake Road

ocean-prime.com

Best Beer

1 MotorWorks

Downtown Orlando

motorworksbrewing.com

2 The Crooked Can

Winter Garden

crookedcan.com

3 Redlight Redlight

Audubon Park

redlightredlightbeerparlour.com

Best Kept Secret

1 Garp & Fuss

Winter Park

garpandfuss.com

2 Russell’s

Ivanhoe Village

russellsorlando.com

3 Avalon Eatery

Avalon Park

avaloneatery.com

Old Favorite

1 Linda’s La Cantina

East Colonial Drive

lindaslacantina.com

2 Christner’s

Lee Road, Orlando

christnersprimesteakandlobster.com

3 Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Dellagio Town Center, Orlando

bigfinseafood.com

Best View

1 Capa

Orlando

disneyworld.disney.go.com

2 Boathouse

Orlando

disneyworld.disney.go.com

3 Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe Village

russellsorlando.com

Best Cocktails

1 Cocina 214

Winter Park

cocina214.com

2 Ocean Prime

Sand Lake Road

ocean-prime.com

3 The Pinery

Ivanhoe Village

thepineryorlando.com

Best Romantic

1 Better Than Sex

Ivanhoe Village

betterthansexorlando.com

2 Wine Room

Winter Park

thewineroomonline.com

3 Capa

Walt Disney World Resort Area

fourseasons.com/Orlando/dining

Best Chef’s Table

1 Chef’s Table at the Edgewater

Winter Garden

chefstableattheedgewater.com

2 Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Multiple Orlando-area locations

kobesteakhouse.com

3 Victoria & Alberts

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

victoria-alberts.com

Best Happy Hour

1 Cocina 214

Winter Park

cocina214.com

2 Tapa Toro

ICON Park

tapatoro.restaurant

3 Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen

Winter Park

reelfishcoastal.com

Best Bakery

1 Buttermilk Bakery

Winter Park

buttermilk-bakery.com

2 Croissant Gourmet

Winter Park

facebook.com/thecroissantgourmet

3 Olde Hearth Bread Co.

Casselberry and East End Market, Orlando

oldehearthbreadcompany.com

Best Neighborhood Restaurant

1 Taproom at Dubsdread

College Park

taproomatdubsdread.com

2 Soco

Thornton Park

socothorntonpark.com

3 Maxine’s on Shine

Colonialtown

maxinesonshine.com

Best Live Music

1 Tin Roof

ICON Park

tinrooforlando.com

2 Maxine’s on Shine

Colonialtown

maxinesonshine.com

3 Raglan Road

Disney Springs

raglanroad.com

Best Family-Friendly

1 Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Multiple Orlando-area locations

kobesteakhouse.com

2 Beth’s Burger Bar

Three Orlando-area locations

bethsburgerbar.com

3 The Meatball Stoppe

Orlando

themeatballstoppe.com

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