I’m moving to an apartment in the Orlando area and I’m a really big foodie. Can you recommend any “must-try” local restaurants?

As a foodie, moving to an Orlando apartment should be quite the experience. Orlando is a large city that is home to many restaurants and eateries that have received high honors from culinary greats. Foodies unite, you're going to to love your restaurant options near your new Orlando apartment!

The Daybreak Diner

The Daybreak Diner is a homestyle diner, serving top tier food selections during all three meals of the day. Opening at 6am, they begin the day with breakfast favorites like sandwiches and breakfast plates of traditional American foods. Lunch and dinner also include American favorites from club sandwiches and beef fried steaks to the signature meatloaf. The Daybreak Diner comes highly recommended by the Orlando Sentinel in a 2016 article on the best local restaurants in Orlando. To make it even more appealing, they also include an online ordering option and a delivery zone from Conway, Wadeview Park, to just below the Henry P. Leu Gardens area so you can get food right to your Orlando apartment's front door.

Willie Pincho's

This next restaurant is so great, it's being featured on an episode of Guy Fieri's Food Network Show Diners Drive ins and Dives. Willie Pincho's is a Puerto Rican fast food restaurant tucked away on North Goldenrod Road. Their menu includes dishes like mofongo, a traditional Puerto Rican dish with fried plantains and pork or seafood. For dessert, the fried oreos are a hit. You can check out Willie Pincho's in Orlando on Facebook to see photos of popular dishes along with rave reviews from restaurant fans. If your apartment is in the 32807 area, you're close by to run over to 1718 North Goldenrod Rd and grab a bite to eat.  

The Rusty Spoon

If you're looking for a restaurant that specializes in a farm to table dining experience, The Rusty Spoon is exactly that and was featured by the Food Network as one of Orlando's top 11 best restaurants. The restaurant came to Church Street in  downtown Orlando in 2011. Its owner, Chef Kathleen Baker is often credited with pioneering what is now a connection between farmers and chefs and restaurants in Central Florida. The menu includes items like deviled eggs, slow braised lamb, pasta dishes and shrimp and grits. The Rusty Soon also comes highly recommended by The Food Network as a top restaurant in Orlando.

Goff's Drive In

Florida gets pretty hot in the summer, so what's better than ice cream as a cool addition to your Orlando dining experience? Located downtown on Orange Blossom Trail in the same building it has been in since 1948, the appearance isn't described as the most flashy. However, Goff's Drive In offers 65 years of dessert experience and the beloved and iconic ice cream faves like dipped cones, milkshakes, and sundaes. It is a drive in, so patrons are invited to enjoy the nostalgia of an outdoor or in-car dining experience.

Orlando is full of local and chain restaurants for any foodie to enjoy. Check out The Food Network's online list of Orlando's top restaurants, see what interests you, grab your friends and your camera for the best food blog pics and get started on a foodie tour around your new Orlando apartment!

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