Restaurant Listings

Smiling Bison Sanford

Address107 S Magnolia Ave
Price Level$$

T , W , TH , F , Sat
No brunch offered
Dining Options
Wheelchair AccessMay be limited
Noise LevelMedium Noise Level
Outdoor DiningNo
Scott's Review

Joining the ever growing list of independent restaurants is a second location of the Smiling Bison, the funky little cafe and bar on the near east side of Orlando. Anyone familiar with the original may not recognize the new place. Whereas the Orlando Bison is divey with a fun and grungy vibe that suggests a pop-up venue, Sanford’s seems more adult and established — like a real restaurant. Part of that is due to the age of the building and its old time-y mien. It feels as though it has been there for generations. If this were a new Disney restaurant, they’d slap a sign on the front of the place that reads “ Est. 1910” and include a backstory detailing its provenance and just exactly what first caused the bison’s grin. What will be familiar to the already loyal Bisonians is the food, which has always been creative, full of integrity, and with a promise of brilliance at times.

107 S Magnolia Ave

Contact Data:

Phone: 407-915-6086
Website: Smiling Bison