Restaurant Listings
Jimotti's
Address2545 S. French Ave.
CitySanford
Phone407-952-3329
Price$
Scott's Review
Jimotti’s is a bit of an odd place. Odd name, too, at least to my ears, which want to hear something Italian. But Jimotti’s is Japanese and has a surprisingly substantial menu of kitchen foods and a more compact roster of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.... Read more
Jinya Ramen Bar
Address8 N. Summerlin Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-704-185
Price$$
Scott's Review
With the popularity of ramen at a height, it was only a matter of time before we'd see a chain noodle its way into town. It happened with Vietnamese, it's happening with poke, so why not ramen? Jinya Ramen Bar is the company with a new franchise in Orlando, its first in Florida (oddly, the website lists the names of the cities for locations in other states but the Florida listing is Thornton Park). It took over and remodeled that space in Thornton Park Central that had briefly been Verde Cantina and, before that, a Tijuana Flats.... Read more
JJ's Fresh from Scratch
Address2950 Curry Ford Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-802-2947
Price$
Scott's Review
As with other assemblage concepts, guests choose the ingredients and direct the staff member behind the sneeze guard who puts it all together into what one hopes will be a conglomeration that doesn't suck. Here you can choose a burrito as your food container, or perhaps a pita pocket, or maybe just a bowl to hold it all. I went with the burrito, choosing a white flour tortilla instead of a whole wheat one, Mexican rice instead of brown or mjedderah (the Lebanese mix of rice and lentils), black beans instead of lentils, and steak as my meat option. It doesn't stop there. One must still choose sauces and other accouterments. It all turned out well, however. My choices all came together into a well-stuffed burrito that was transferred into a well-stuffed diner. The quality of the ingredients — including hormone-free meat — was evident in the taste.... Read more
Johnnie's Hideaway
Address12551 S. Kissimmee Vineland Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-827-1111
Price$$$
Scott's Review
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.... Read more
Johnny's Fillin' Station
Address2631 S. Fern Creek Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-894-6900
Price$

This is a bar -- a loud, no-apologies-for-our-raucousness kind of bar. But they have the ability to make a damn fine burger, one that has won multiple Foodie Awards over the years. The award comes and goes because consistency is a problem, but if you catch them on a good day, you'll see why the place is packed.

The Buffalo wings are another good choice for those so inclined. One nice thing about Johnny's: although it is a primarily a bar, it sells so much food that it does not qualify for the nonsmoking exemption that the State of Florida so ridiculously allows to freestanding bars. So you have the experience of the barroom experience without the need to burn your clothes the next day.

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Jungle Skipper Canteen
Address1180 Seven Seas Drive
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone
Price$$$
Scott's Review
The newest full-service restaurant inside Magic Kingdom is themed on the Jungle River Cruise, which is known for its punacious river pilots. You can expect a lot of corn from the waiters here, too. Try the fish collar and shu mai.... Read more
Junior's Pizza
Address3920 Dean Road
CityOrlando
Phone407-677-9000
Price$$
Scott's Review

The sauce was the best part of the pizza I sampled here. It was pulpy and had a good tomatoey flavor, but wasn’t domineering. The crust was a perfect thickness, not too thick and not cracker thin. But it was a bit too soft and doughy. I attribute the slight sogginess to the moisture buildup in the take-out box. I wouldn’t call the toppings ample but neither were they skimpy. I had sausage, pepperoni, onions and mushrooms. I would have liked a little more sausage than what landed on top.

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Junior's Diner & Mexican Grill
Address2920 Corrine Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-637-5793
Price$$
Scott's Review
A former greasy spoon diner now also offering Mexican dishes, though only for lunch and dinner.... Read more
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