Restaurant Listings
Senor Frog's
Address8747 International Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-351-2525
Price$$$
Scott's Review

Senor Frog’s is owned by Grupo Anderson, a restaurant group out of Mexico that also owns Carlos’n Charlies’, which made a brief appearance a couple of years ago in Lake Mary. Most of the company’s restaurants are in Mexico, but a few are scattered in the Caribbean and in the U.S. They tend to target tourist spots, hence the new location on International Drive.
 
Some question the appropriateness of an establishment known more as a watering hole than a restaurant, given that Orlando is known more as a family destination. But its proximity to the convention center and the surrounding hotels means that it will be on the radar of plenty of adults looking for out-of-town fun, so it should do well there.
 
Not that it should. At least not for the quality of its food. I won’t be surprising anyone by saying that food is not its forte. But I certainly recommend that you do order copious amounts of items from the menu if you visit on one of the rowdier evenings, if for no other reason than to fill your stomach with something that will help sop up any alcohol someone happens to squirt into your mouth.

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Shake Shack
Address119 N Orlando Ave.
CityWinter Park
Phone321-203-5130
Price$
Scott's Review
Shake Shack opened a few weeks ago, but I resisted going because, frankly, I refuse to wait in line for food. The last time I did so was at a Magnolia Bakery in the West Village and I felt like the fool I was for waiting more than an hour to end up with a very average cupcake. So imagine my surprise when I finally screwed my courage to the proverbial sticking point and headed for the restaurant, preparing not only for the line but the already legendary inadequately sized parking lot, and not only got a parking space right away but also walked into the Shake Shack and stepped right up to the counter to place my order. Of course, it was 3:30 in the afternoon, so there's that. The burger, a 100 percent all natural angus patty (no hormones or antibiotics), was very good. Hour-long wait good, no, but walk right in and have a bite to eat good, yes. The patty was not too rare (too thin for that, really) but had a wonderful charred flavor, and the Shacksauce, whatever that is, added a nice condimental note. The crinkly-cut fries had a good crisped exterior and an airy potatoness inside. The shake was thick and creamy. The strawberry flavor was more of a hint than a major component... Read more
Shakers American Cafe
Address1308 Edgewater Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-422-3534
Price$
Scott's Review
Winner of the Best Breakfast Foodster Award for Independent Restaurants, Shakers has been a reliable spot for morning meals and lunches for a good long time.... Read more
Shannon's Casual Cafe
Address4401 S. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-855-9995
Price$
Scott's Review
It's been open since 1993, so it must be doing somethihng right. Or at least it does something that enough people find right. But it's just basic diner food.... Read more
Shantell's Just Until
Address503 Sanford Ave.
CitySanford
Phone407-878-7785
Price$
Scott's Review
Despite the impermanence of its name, Shantell’s Just Until feels like an anchor of the neighborhood. At least it did when I visited on a balmy evening recently when when the owner, Shantell Williams, herself was seated at a table outside. My dining companion, dog and I took a table next to a large brick planter filled with colorful flowers. Nearby in a tall tree, an osprey stood watching over the restaurant. The menu is a bit more Caribbean than it is Southern soul.... Read more
Sharks Underwater Grill
AddressSeaWorld Orlando
CityOrlando
Phone407-351-3600
Price$$$
Scott's Review
There’s no denying that the setting for the dining room here, with expansive windows into the titanic aquarium filled with exotic sea life, is impressive. It would be a terrific place to have dinner if it wasn’t for the lousy food. There isn’t anything wrong with the menu, it’s fairly straightforward with a little of something for any taste. But the execution and quality are sub par. And I don’t know why that should be. All it would take, it seems to me, is a desire to do better food. But apparently management believes the crowds will come for the view alone, food be damned. Pity.... Read more
Shin Japanese Cuisine
Address803 N. Orange Ave.
CityOrlando
Phone407-648-8000
Price$$
Scott's Review
The quality of the food has improved, and that quality and the price charged for it are more closely aligned. My guest and I ordered some edamame to nibble on for a starter. I ordered the Shin lunch set and my friend chose a combination of three rolls from a list of about 15 options, a pretty good deal for $15.... Read more
Shin Jung
Address1638 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-895-7345
Price$$
Currently closed due to fire. Shin Jung has been in this little old house (remember when it was a place called Chubby’s?) for a long time, but I hadn’t stopped in for years. When I did recently I found terrfic food and friendly servers. Not the prettiest place in town – it’s a rundown looking old house that could seriously use some redecorating – but the important thing here is the food. And it’s good enough to have earned my 2007 Foodie Award for Best Korean Food.... Read more