Looking for somewhere fun to eat dinner in Orlando tonight? After an exciting day at the theme parks or a relaxing day by the pool, a visit to one of the more unique dining establishments in the area is a great way to cap off a perfect day. From highly themed restaurants with great atmospheres to places where they cook the food right in front of you, and much more, here are the top 10 most fun restaurants in Orlando outside of the theme parks.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
There's nothing better than seeing the food prepared right before your eyes, especially when it tastes this good. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse has been offering unique teppanyaki dining in Orlando since 1984. Everyone in your family will be entertained while a master chef cooks your yummy meal with incredible skill, some humor and maybe even a bit of fire thrown in for fun! Birthdays are always a blast here.
Go on a prehistoric adventure and eat your meal while surrounded by dozens of moving dinosaurs and other extinct creatures at this wonderful restaurant in Disney Springs. Experience simulated meteor showers every once in a while while dining on fun eats like the Megasaurus Burger, Tar Pit Fried Shrimp and Prehistoric Pasta. After dinner, kids can create their own souvenir from the world's first Build-A-Dino location, by Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Dave & Busters
Grab yourself an Eat & Play combo at Dave & Busters and you're set for some intense arcade game action on top of a delicious meal. Try the Bang Bang Chicken or the Dynamite Fried Shrimp for a little Asian kick, or go for some classic party food with buffalo wings or burgers. This is also a great place to spend some time on a rainy day during your vacation.
The Melting Pot
For a unique experience with friends, a loved one or the whole family, you can't beat The Melting Pot, the quintessential fondue restaurant. Dip into something different with a four-course meal where you get to dip everything yourself. Enjoy a classic cheese fondue, prepared tableside with bread and veggies. Simmer your own meats for the main course. And dig into the chocolate fondue finale with dippers like strawberries and pound cake.
A wild place to eat, there are two Rainforest Cafe locations in Orlando. One is at Disney Springs, and the other is just outside of Disney's Animal Kingdom. They're known for their unique dining rooms filled with animated animals and insects that line the walls. And at multiple times during your meal, it will start raining, as it usually does in the rain forest, with simulated thunder and lightning. Of course, after your adventurous meal in the jungle, you must try the out-of-this-world sparkling volcano dessert
World's Largest Entertainment McDonald's
More than just your regular McDonald's, the world's largest entertainment McDonald's is located at the corner of Sand Lake Road and I-Drive, and offers three stories of fun and food. Open 24 hours a day, not only can you get classic McDonald's menu items like Big Macs and fries, but this location also boasts a menu of create-your-own burgers and chicken sandwiches, plus pizza, pasta, waffles and omelets. Kids can play on one of the largest McDonald's play areas, featuring a 22-foot slide, as well as more than 50 arcade games.
Café Tu Tu Tango
Welcome to a world of art and tapas! The walls of this colorful eatery are covered in the works of many local artists, making for some vibrant ambiance. The menu is even more eclectic, filled with dozens of small plates to sample, featuring an array of flavors that span the globe. Order a diverse collection of dishes for everyone at the table to try, or keep it all for yourself. Either way, you're going to have a blast.
Mango’s Tropical Café
It's dinner and a show at Mango's! Perfect for all ages, watch stunning dance performances including Cuban conga, salsa, samba, a tribute to Michael Jackson and more. Dine on award-winning cuisine inspired by Latin America and the Caribbean. You'll love the Cuban-style Ropa Vieja and Mango’s famous Churrasco steak, but save room for caramel mango flan or Mango’s chocolate ecstasy.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
Welcome to a chocolate lover's paradise! Sure, you can order gigantic milkshakes and decadent desserts here, but Toothsome at Universal CityWalk also offers a wide array of exquisite entrees for lunch and dinner. Specialty burgers, elegant pastas and tender steaks straight from the grill are just some of the offerings. Diners also get the opportunity to meet Penelope Toothsome and her robot companion Jacques at this steampunk-themed eatery adorned with intriguing gizmos.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Orlando
For those looking for some excitement with dinner, look no further than this high-tech indoor go-kart racing and arcade complex. After racing your family in electric go-karts and a few games of air hockey, sit down for a delicious meal at the Andretti Grill. Order up some brick oven pizzas, burgers, entrees and more from their award-winning chef. Allergy-friendly options are available, including gluten-free bread, pasta and even pizza dough, plus a vegan cheese option is available for the pizzas.
For even more fun places to eat, be sure to check out some of Orlando's exciting dinner shows!