Quality Suites Lake Buena Vista
8200 Palm Parkway
Orlando, FL 32836
Phone: (407) 465-8200
Fax: (407) 465-0200
Among the hundreds of Orlando's hotspots, Japanese restaurants are as numerous as stoplights. So the fact that Kobe Japanese steakhouse has been one of the city's most popular teppanyaki territories for years is a testament to its greatness. Could it be the grand location just around the corner from Lake Buena Vista? Could it be the hilarious and talented teppanyaki chefs whipping up dinner in front of your face? Or is it just the restaurant's dedication to providing its customers with the finest Japanese steakhouse experience in town? Perhaps all three!
El Patron brings the flavors and culture of Mexico to Orlando in a lively and casual atmosphere. On offer are traditional specialties like Alambre, Carne Asada, Carnitas, Fajitas, Ahogada and Enchilladas, each cooked in home-made style using local ingredients and the season's freshest produce. One must visit on Saturdays when the Mariachis entertain the guests or during happy hours when fun cocktails come at half prices.
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. Check website for locations and menu selections.
When you're in the mood for great Italian food at affordable prices, Giordano's is the place. Located on easy-to-find Apopka-Vineland road and convenient to numerous hotels and apartment complexes in the Lake Buena Vista area, Giordano's is a no-nonsense pizzeria with a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and a heady mix of stuffed pizza, thin crust pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Beer, wine and cocktails round out the menu, and carry-out and delivery are available to accommodate the theme park crowds.
Q'Kenan could easily be missed in its hidden location in a strip mall near the Orlando Premium Outlets mall just off International Drive South, but it is worth seeking out. It may be small in size, but the food offerings and friendliness are abundant. The décor is simple yet cozy, with vivid colors and bright lights throughout. The seating is limited. The prices are very affordable, and the selections include numerous Caribbean and Latin American dishes with many straight from Venezuelan kitchens. Q'Kenan is well known for its specialty arepas and is a favorite among the locals in the surrounding area. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over.
Sitting waterside on Lake Buena Vista, Johnnie's Hideaway is a family-owned and operated steak and seafood restaurant. This popular establishment features crisp linen table cloths, cozy booths, vaulted ceilings, rich wood accents and a fantastic patio area. The cuisine is standard steak and seafood fare, offering prime USDA cuts and a wide selection of fresh seafood dishes. Most notably, their raw bar menu offers seasonal selections like Alaskan king crab, shrimp cocktail, crab stuffed oysters and more.
Black Angus Steakhouse is a paradise for meat lovers. The steak house serves choice prime Angus beef that is cut and grilled daily, giving it that distinct taste and flavor. Their BBQ Ribs are smothered in spicy seasonings, then slowly smoked to such softness that they almost melt in your mouth. Black Angus also offers a large variety of appetizers, soups, salads, daily fresh seafood including extra large Shrimp, Lobster Tails, Salmon and the Catch of the Day. To complement your meal, you could also try their signature drinks or dessert specialties. They also have a special menu for kids.
Conveniently located near the entrance to popular Lake Buena Vista on S.R. 535, Dragon Court is an all-you-can-eat "super buffet" featuring more than 50 items. From lo mein to fried rice, from dumplings to egg rolls, you'll find all your favorites prepared fresh daily and steaming hot on the buffet. For you sushi lovers, the real highlight here is the all-you-can-eat sushi bar, stocked not just with California rolls and eel, but with a daily variety of chef's choices. Challenge the Dragon.
Shoney's Restaurant is the right place to go if you seek a meal that focuses on simplicity and nourishment. You must definitely try the crispy bacon, fresh baked biscuits, cinnamon French toasts and the southern style grits. Before going to work, you could drop in here for a king sized breakfast and also munch upon the delicious buffet menu. So, if you folks are looking to spend some quality time together with good food, then Shoney's Restaurant is the right choice.
Romano's Macaroni Grill offers the best in authentic Italian food. Try out the delicious thin-crust pizzas made in a wood burning oven and be sure to ask for toppings such as barbecued chicken. However, keep some place for the grilled chicken portobella and spinach orzo pasta as they are truly amazing. Check out the award winning wine-list to support your meals. So, if you are in the mood to have classy Italian food, then straightaway head to Romano's Macaroni Grill.
When you've had enough of Mickey, Shamu, Spiderman and friends and need a place to go that's not cluttered with theme park memorabilia, escape to the conveniently cozy Orlando Ale House. Located just around the corner from Disney Village, this sports-themed eatery serves up classic sandwiches, appetizers, steaks and seafood in a hardwood floor, low-key relaxing atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike rub shoulders at the crowded bar or in spacious booths while enjoying a quiet dinner or lunch in the shadow of the Mouse.