Black Hammock Fish Camp
Address2316 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road
CityOviedo
Phone407-365-2702
Price$

Black Hammock sits on the shore of Lake Jessup, which has the distinction of being home to the largest number of relocated “nuisance” gators. This is not a place where you want to take a swim. It’s also not a restaurant for you if you’re queasy about fried food. That’s the forte here. You can have frogs legs, various types of fish, or, in a delightful twist, gator tail. Chomp them before they chomp you.

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DeVine Wine & Grill
Address15 Alafaya Woods Blvd.
CityOviedo
Phone407-359-5016
Price$$
Scott's Review
It's the kind of food Oviedoans keep saying they want -- until it comes time to supporting the restaurants when they open. Time will tell. DeVine has good food, and if you overlook the annoying "wine by debit card" gimmick, a good list of vintages.... Read more
Kimchi Korean
Address7 Alafaya Woods Blvd.
CityOviedo
Phone407-977-4455
Price$$
Scott's Review
No one is going to accuse the folks at Kimchi Korean restaurant of being too warm and fuzzy. The first time I tried to visit the Oviedo restaurant I stood at the front door for several minutes without an acknowledgement from the staff. I finally just left and went to a nearby lunch spot. The second time I entered, alone, it was made clear to me that I could sit at the bar area, overlooking the unkemptness of scattered papers and a couple of wine bottles (this was not a working bar, apparently), or nowhere. The empty tables would not be wasted on a solo diner. The attitude isn’t keeping people away, however. The place seems to do a brisk business. I opted for one of the lunch specials, a spicy pork bulgogi box. It featured sliced pork sauteed with onions and peppery seasoning, but it wasn’t nearly spicy enough to be called spicy pork. It was accompanied by a ball of white rice, some soggy tempura, a surprisingly meager serving of kimchi, and a pretty good fresh salad with peanut dressing. I found it all fairly unremarkable, but when I was leaving I noticed the people sitting next to me were being served more traditional Korean dishes from the main menu and it all looke... Read more
Rumaku
Address3050 Alafaya Trail
CityOviedo
Phone407-542-5863
Price$
Scott's Review
Quick serve specializing in rice bowls and ramen.... Read more
Saigon Flavors
Address3573 Aloma Ave.
CityOviedo
Phone407-951-8818
Price$$
Scott's Review
The first thing you’re likely to notice about Saigon Flavors is that it isn’t in downtown Orlando or anywhere near the intersection of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive. That neighborhood, which locals have unofficially called Little Saigon for years, has the city’s greatest concentration of Vietnamese restaurants. Saigon Flavors is also more modernistic in style and decor. But the food is firmly set in tradition. Pho, the beef noodle soup with a variety of ingredients, is quite good. For an unusual appetizer, have the "golden pancake," which is more like an omelet with bean sprouts.
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Sushi Pop
Address310 W. Mitchell Hammock Road
CityOviedo
Phone407-542-5975
Price$$
Scott's Review

The list of rolls at this funky little restaurant might frighten and horrify a sushi traditionalist, but they’d at least have to concede some of the offerings are pretty creative. Such as the Oviedo Chicken, a paean to the pullets who roam the streets of downtown Oviedo. One hardly ever sees tempura chicken in a sushi roll starring role. Or bacon, for that matter, as found in the cleverly named Choleste-roll. Or sliced bananas topping a roll that included eel. I dearly wish I had ordered the Hot Mess, which I saw delivered to another table. It had bacon, too, somewhere beneath a glop of spicy mayo and roe. Not that I was disappointed with my selections. I had the Black Widow, a tempura’d soft shell crab with avocado, asparagus and smelt roe flavored with a spicy tartar sauce. Or the Pair of Kings, with salmon and tuna. I also tried a serving of escolar nigirizushi, and although the fish was a lovely room temperature and had a buttery texture, it easily fell off the pad of rice when flipped. Service was friendly and fast

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Townhouse Restaurant
Address139 N. Central Avenue
CityOviedo
Phone407-365-5151
Price$
Scott's Review
Sometimes being evicted can be a good thing. The Townhouse Restaurant — or Town House, you’ll find it both ways, even on its website (or web site, if you prefer) — has been part of downtown Oviedo for decades. Some might even say it WAS downtown Oviedo. It had occupied a little box of a building at the corner of Broadway Street and Central Avenue on a spit of land triangulated by Railroad Street. To call it rustic would be an understatement. It looked its age and was often unkempt. But it was comfortable, and it had a dedicated and loyal base of customers who were horrified when it was announced, in 2014, that the Townhouse house would be torn down to accommodate the broadening of Broadway. But it didn’t mean the end of the Townhouse. It found new digs only several hundred feet up Central Avenue and now has more seating in a spacious restaurant with volume ceilings, a pleasant outdoor patio overlooking the Florida Trail bike path and a parking lot (which seemed to be used a lot by bikers who may or may not have been eating at the restaurant). And the old Colonial style sign has even been incorporated into the new building.... Read more
Urban Hibachi Sushi + Grill
Address15 Alafaya Woods Blvd.
CityOviedo
Phone407-604-3074
Price$$
Scott's Review
Urban Hibachi Sushi + Grill, a minichain with three locations spread across Greater Orlando, is really slick. Or at least the Oviedo location I visited is. The decor is bright and modern with minimalist decorations. I think maybe I just misordered.... Read more
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