Quality Inn & Suites Universal Studios area
5635 Windhover Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 370-5100
Fax: (407) 370-2026
Junior Colombian Burger started as a food cart in 2005, when an immigrant pursued his dream along with his wife to serve burgers Colombia-style in Central Florida. It grew to a trailer, and now is a full-size restaurant that serves various burgers and other items including hot dogs, empanadas and arepas. A local favorite and a burger junkies paradise, this place puts together a burger on a toasted bun and adds the typical toppings like onions, lettuce, tomato and cheese. What makes the burger different is the addition of a few special sauces and potato chips to create an uniquely delicious burger like you will not find in any fast-food joint.
Arepas El Cacao is food truck specializing in Venezuelan style arepas. Arepas are a cornmeal flatbread that is grilled and then filled with a variety of tasty offerings. Rice cakes are also available. Fillings include shredded chicken and beef, sliced pork, shrimp, ham, black beans, crab and chicken salad as well as handmade cheese. Top off your arepa with a variety of homemade sauces. The arepas are extremely messy and very filling. This brightly painted truck is typically set up on South Kirkman Road, but this is not the only place you may find it. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Mr. Feds Fresh & Famous Foods offers customers in the Orlando area a variety of homemade foods from a food truck. The menu features barbecue, soul food and seafood dishes. Locations you can find the bright yellow truck include numerous Orlando-area sites. Food items are prepared using fresh, natural and locally obtained ingredients to create dishes from family recipes. Popular menu items include Caribbean-style chicken or beef patties, grilled (fried or jerk) fish, blackened tilapia, beef or pork ribs, fried shrimp and sides such as collard greens, baked beans, coleslaw, onion rings as well as mac and cheese. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Carrabba's Italian Grill serves classic and authentic Italian dishes. Prepared with fresh and exotic ingredients, the dishes are made to perfection. Whether it is the 'Insalata Carrabba' or 'Quattro Formaggi', each one has a distinct Italian flavor to it. Watch the white caps at work preparing lip-smacking delicacies in the show kitchen. Kids can try their hand at pizza making, as this place provides pizza doughs and helps them bake their own pizza. This complete family diner is a must visit.
Patti Schmidt, The Dessert Lady, created her first carrot cake recipe for an Orlando restaurant, and then there was no looking back. Harnessing her culinary expertise, she has come a long way and now owns this elegant little establishment in Orlando. Her very carrot cake is the most popular, but there are also chocolate, caramel and cheesecake varieties available. Indulge in the Six Layer Chocolate Cake with a triple chocolate mousse filling!
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away.
Take a trip to the Hawaiian Islands at Royal Pacific Resort's Wantilan Luau located at the Universal Studios. Offering traditional Polynesian cuisine in a very fun and lively atmosphere, the restaurant recreates an energetic vibe reminiscent of the magical islands. Patrons are entertained by Hula and fire dancers while enjoying tropical delicacies from the buffet menu like the roasted pig and roasted Wahoo.There is also a good choice of refreshing drinks and desserts to complement the food and round off the whole dining experience.
Agave Azul is conveniently located north of Universal and International Drives and is the place to go for authentic Mexican cuisine. Step inside to simple, yet elegant and modern décor that offers a welcoming atmosphere as well as plenty of azul (blue) accents throughout. Seating for dining is offered inside or outside on a covered patio, but those looking for a refreshing beverage can take a chair at the full-service bar, which offers numerous drink specials and more than 100 brands of tequila. A live Mariachi band performs every Thursday and the daily happy hour is three hours long.
Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ located south of downtown Orlando offers award-winning, mouthwatering barbecue dishes. They have a large selection of perfectly barbecued pork, ribs, beef, sausage, lamb, chicken, liver, gizzards and more. The servings are accompanied by all of the BBQ favorites like baked beans, coleslaw, fries, baked sweet potatoes, fried corn on the cob and okra, corn bread and several more options. The portions are large, and the staff and atmosphere are very welcoming and friendly. Any one who likes a great BBQ will find plenty to enjoy at Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ. Here you can enjoy some really great homemade fixings with all of the trimmings and wash it down with soda, tea, beer or wine too. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Bloodhound Brew is a local dive bar in Southwest Orlando. An extensive list of spirits match unrivaled pub grub in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere. On offer are over 40 draft beers and 70 bottled brews that don the wall behind the counter. Enjoy your chilled pint with delicious Tex-Mex favorites. Cuban and Southern specialties share room on the menu that caters to vegetarians as well. Garlic parmesan yucca fries, classic veggie dog, street-style tacos and their namesake burger are best-sellers.
Bar American is located in the lobby of Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. An elegant and stylish bar, it has a wide selection of snacks and drinks to choose from. The list includes caviar, smoked salmon, hors d'oeuvre, martinis, cognacs, scotch and Italian grappas. This is the place to get together, wait for friends while watching the people go by and to loosen up before the evening is out. White wicker chairs, mahogany bar, and signature drinks make Bar American a popular spot!
Eating at Mama Della's Ristorante at Universal Orlando Resort is like having dinner in an Italian home. Family portraits and paintings line the walls. Good service, great menu options, an accordion player who also sings traditional songs, etc. set the mood. The food brings home the flavors and tastes of Tuscany, Naples and Piedmont. Eat indoors or out in the piazza. The restaurant has won many awards and Steven Spielberg is a regular here.