Ataj Indian Restaurant
Address2901 Parkway Blvd.
CityKissimmee
Phone407-507-0072
Price$$
Scott's Review
There’s no reason for us to get into a discussion of preconceived notions for restaurants in this part of town. Let’s just say that a disappointing number of businesses seem to ascribe to the theory that they don’t really need to try very hard to impress customers because, being in a tourist-dominated area, a new wave of customers comes in every week. It’s unfortunate, but it happens. Happily, I did not get that feeling from Ataj. The place was fresh, clean and comfortable, and the staff were all welcoming.... Read more
Charley's Steak House
Address8255 International Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-363-0228
Price$
Scott's Review
From local restaurant group Talk of the Town, Charley's is a longtime steakhouse that specializes in fine cuts of meat cooked over hardwood fires. Very popular with the tourists, most locals know that it can be hit or miss. When it's on the mark, it's very good. Besides this location, there is a Charley's on South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando and another in Kissimmee.... Read more
Chuy's
Address7913 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (192)
CityKissimmee
Phone407-787-3545
Price$$
Scott's Review
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Eleven
Address7593 Gathering Road
CityKissimmee
Phone407-662-1170
Price$$$
Scott's Review
The name refers to its location on the top floor of the Reunion Grande hotel. Great views of distant theme park fireworks, and good steaks to boot.... Read more
MOOR
Address6000 W Osceola Parkway
CityKissimmee
Phone407-586-1101
Price$$$
Scott's Review
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.... Read more
Old Hickory Steakhouse
Address6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Gaylord Palms
CityKissimmee
Phone407-586-1600
Price$$$$
Scott's Review
The setting is a large shack, perhaps in the Everglades, but since you're really inside the atrium of the Gaylord Palms you don't have to worry about mosquitos. Although it is primarily a steakhouse (make that prime-arily) and prepares steaks with a beautiful charred crust, Old Hickory is positioning itself to be an all-around restaurant, with very good seafood selections as well. Be sure to experience the cheese cart at the end of the meal. Or at the beginning, because you may be too stuffed after.... Read more
Shula Burger
Address8124 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
CityKissimmee
Phone407-238-1999
Price$
Scott's Review
Most of the menu is -- this won’t surprise you -- burgers, from basic to fancy. There are a couple of other options, most notably the Shula Steak Sandwich, but when the name of the place is Shula Burger, you're best to stick with that. And in fact I chose the one called the Shula Burger, a very basic patty with a slice of American cheese (a substance that always makes me swell with patriotic pride -- at least I think that’s what causes the swelling), lettuce and tomato. I requested, without being asked, that the burger be cooked medium-rare. The fellow taking the order winced a bit and said he could only do medium or medium-well. I asked why, preparing myself for the “it’s a state law” boondoggle, but the man answered quite honestly -- the patties are too thin to cook medium-rare.... Read more
Yemeni Kitchen
Address4561 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
CityKissimmee
Phone407-507-0700
Price$$
Scott's Review
A good place for anyone wishing to experience the cuisine of Yemen. You can get a great deal if the buffet is offered.... Read more