Happy Snapper Seafood Market & Restaurant
Hook & Reel
Island Fin Poké Company Windermere
It's a beautiful setting and a good dining option for people in the Disney area who don't want to dine on property. Johnnie's is part of the Talk of the Town restaurant group, which also owns Charley's Steak House, so besides seafood it does good meat....
|Address||12551 S. Kissimmee Vineland Road|
Knife & Spoon
The knife of the name is an actual knife, a rather impressive Sambonet in this case, and signifies the steak specialty of the menu. Given the quality of the meat, however, an instrument with such a honed blade might be considered – you should pardon the expression – overkill. But we’ll come back to that.
The spoon of the name is not a spoon, or at least not a spoon found on polite tables. Instead, it references a fishing lure known as a spoon, which then leads to the seafood offerings. (More ancient mariners would tell you to look for largemouth bass, salmon or trout on a list of spoon-caught fish, but I saw none; it’s a clever name nonetheless.)...
|Address||4012 Central Florida Parkway|
Lee & Rick's Oyster Bar
|Address||5621 Old Winter Garden Road|
Ask any longtime Central Floridian to name a favorite dive restaurant and Lee & Rick’s is likely to be the reply. There are no pretenses, no airs. You come here for oysters and beer, ample amounts of both. Order anything else and you’re on your own.... Read more
Lombard's Seafood Grille
This restaurant was originally called Lombard's Landing; not sure why that was changed to Lombard's Seafood Grille -- maybe people thought Landing had something to do with an airstrip. No, no - this Lombard's is the street that runs into San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. The food here has never been special but it's usually palatable. And as one of only two full-service restaurants inside the theme park (Finnegan's Bar & Grill is the other) it's the choice for people who'd rather not do the self-service thing....
MOOR is inside the Gaylord Palms Resort in the space that previously was Sunset Sam’s. There have been subtle changes to the decor, but the main scenery element — a tall ship “floating” in a waterway inside the resort’s massive terrarium of a lobby — remains.
Seafood is a forte here, and it's all done well.
In fact, the restaurant’s new name is inspired by the connection that ties boat to land, although the menu also suggests an acronym that celebrates the regional cuisine: Mindful Of Our Resources.
Whatever, I’ll have some MOOR, please....
|Address||6000 W Osceola Parkway|