Orlando Magical Dining Month Begins August 28

Celebrate the delicious diversity of Orlando's dining scene with this great deal!

Editor’s Update September 23: This just in! Magical Dining has been extended through October 31! 

Editor’s Update August 28: Visit Orlando has added additional restaurants to their list of Magical Dining Participants! Be sure to check back frequently to see if your favorite spot has joined the list!

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back for its 15th year!

Seito Sushi, One of the Many Restaurants Participating in Orlando Magical Dining. (Courtesy of Seito Sushi)

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

In an effort to shine a light on Central Florida’s diverse dining scene, this promotional campaign has become a hallmark of the traditionally food-centric fall scene in Orlando.

The event begins on Friday, August 28 and runs through Sunday, October 4.  And once again, diners will have the chance to sample three-course, prix fixe menus from a myriad of Central Florida restaurants—all for $35 per person!

Even better—$1 from the price of every meal goes to support Feed the Need Florida, which works to provide deserving families with healthy food during the COVID crisis. The organization, led by Orlando nonprofit 4Roots, has already served nearly 1 million meals in the region this year.

How It Works

Here’s how it works: check out the Magical Dining Website to see if your favorite restaurant is participating this year. If so, you can book a table right through the website. When you arrive, be sure to request the special Magical Dining menu from your server.

At press time, 53 restaurants are participating in this year’s event, but keep checking back to the website as more restaurants are added.

And that’s it!

Magical Dining in the Time of COVID

However, keep in mind that this year will look a little different than previous magical dining years. Thanks to COVID, be on the lookout for these changes:

Enhanced Safety Measures. All participating restaurants are practicing enhanced safety measures, including reduced 50% capacity indoors, tables spaced at least six-feet apart, face masks and gloves for employees, and increased sanitizing measures.

Open-Air Dining Options. Many of this year’s participating venues have either enhanced or created open-air seating to enable a safer experience for guests.

Taverna Opa Delivery B Fehr

Many participating restaurants, including Taverna Opa, are offering take out and delivery for Magical Dining in 2020. (Brooke Fehr)

Taverna Opa Delivery

Takeout and Delivery. Many Magical Dining participating restaurants are offering takeout and delivery for this year’s event. So whether you dine in, or prefer an evening in the comfort of your own home, you can still enjoy an incredible meal while supporting a worthy cause.

Reservations Are Recommended. Because of reduced capacity, reservations are strongly recommended for this year’s Magical Dining. Click through the website to make your reservation, or call your preferred venue directly.


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