The Best Holiday Dining Spots in Orlando for 2017

The Best Holiday Dining Spots in Orlando for 2017

A Christmastime Orlando vacation doesn’t mean you have to forego a traditional holiday dinner, thanks to these 19 top restaurants throughout the destination.

By Erin Connett

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate with family and friends than with a delicious Christmas meal — something you’ll find in abundance in Orlando! From acclaimed eateries at all-inclusive resorts to local favorites that are worth the drive, here’s a look at what top Orlando restaurants are cooking up during Christmas.

Holiday Dining at Orlando Hotels and Resorts

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort
Santa and Mrs. Claus at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort

Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center

The Tropicale: From 2p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 25, enjoy a vast holiday buffet featuring sushi, prime rib, pasta and other delicious fare, with a cost of $55 per adult and $19 per child.

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort

Garden Grove: This restaurant will feature its annual Christmas buffet, served from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 24–25. Pricing is $41.99 per adult and $19.99 per child, and Disney characters will be on hand!

Il Mulino New York Trattoria: Christmas Eve specials include Osso Bucco ($35 per person) and Hand-Crafted Lasagna ($28 per person) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. And on Christmas Day, you can get Beef Sirloin Pizzaiola ($45 per person) and Hand-Crafted Lasagna ($28 per person) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Todd English’s bluezoo: Enjoy prix-fixe Christmas menus in addition to this eatery’s full menu on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Pricing is $34 per person on Christmas Eve, and $39 per person on Christmas Day.

Hyatt Regency Orlando

B-Line Diner: On Dec. 25, this 24-hour eatery will have a three-course, prix-fixe Christmas menu alongside their regular dining menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pricing is $26 for adults and $16 for children under 12.

Fiorenzo Italian Steakhouse: Priced at $50 per person, a three-course, prix-fixe Christmas menu will be served alongside the regular dining menu, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Dec. 25.

Urban Tide: In addition to the regular dining menu, a prix-fixe Christmas menu will be offered from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 25 for $65 per person.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Hemingway’s: This eatery will have a prix-fixe holiday menu on Dec. 25 for $59 per person, in addition to their regular menu.

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Citron: Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Prime Rib Feast from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Christmas Day, dine on carved ham and turkey, seafood stations, a children’s buffet and more, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Primo: A special a-la-carte menu, featuring seasonal, local harvest, will be offered on Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Christmas Day, enjoy a modern and rustic Italian holiday menu, also 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Highball & Harvest: Southern-inspired, farm-to-fork dishes, a plentiful raw bar and live entertainment are part of this eatery’s Christmas Day menu. It’s available from noon to 9 p.m., priced at $115 per adult and $45 per child.

Norman’s: Award-winning Chef Norman Van Aken’s original Orlando restaurant will have live holiday music and a four-course Christmas Eve dinner for adults starting at 5 p.m. and priced at $115 per guest. Children 12 and under can order from the regular a-la-carte menu.

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Grand Ballroom: From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., a Christmas Day Buffet is available at a cost of $45.95 for adults and $18.95 for children ages 4–11. (Pre-paid reservations save $3 on the adult price.)

Jack’s Place: On Dec. 25, a three-course, prix-fixe Christmas menu is being offered. Pricing varies based on your options, ranging between $50 and $60.

Holiday Dining in Orlando’s Tourism District

Family-style dining at Taverna Opa in Orlando
Family-style dining at Taverna Opa in Orlando

Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit: On Christmas Eve and Day, feast on an all-you-can-eat seafood paella with salad and dessert for $30 per person on International Drive.

Taverna Opa: This Greek restaurant on International Drive is offering a family-style menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including chicken kebob and lamb chops, for $28 per person.

Urbain 40: On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Urbain 40 will offer a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $49 per person in addition to their a-la-carte menu. They’re on Restaurant Row, a short distance from Universal.

Holiday Dining in Winter Park and the City of Orlando

Award-winning Chef James Petrakis, co-owner of The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park near Orlando
Award-winning Chef James Petrakis, co-owner of The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park near Orlando

Canvas Restaurant & Market: Enjoy a brunch with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re in the Lake Nona neighborhood, just 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

The Ravenous Pig: In addition to their full a-la-carte menu, this Winter Park icon will serve a three-course Holiday Sunday Supper on Dec. 25 for $50 per person, with a minimum of two people per table. It’s headed by the award-winning husband-and-wife team of chefs James and Julie Petrakis.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry This Christmas in Orlando

In addition to these fantastic holiday meal options, you’ll discover scores of holiday events for you to enjoy while spending Christmas in Orlando. Stay up-to-date on the latest developments with our blog, and get ready for your most magical holiday season yet!

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