Refuel on lunchtime burgers, fries and supersize fizzy drinks at Orlando's theme-park restaurants then enjoy early evening margaritas by the lake at Universal CityWalk. Visit casual cocktail bars and colourful Caribbean, Mexican and Chinese restaurants on Orlando's International Drive. You'll need to book early to sip champagne and sample Modern European cooking in Orlando's upmarket Winter Park restaurants.
You'll find that Orlando's most popular restaurants are around Universal CityWalk, International Drive and Downtown Disney. Here you can expect burger bars, delicious Caribbean cooking and no end of pizza. If you're after Orlando restaurants serving exquisite French cooking by world-renowned chefs, head for the Disney hotels or Orlando's romantic Winter Park district. Go Cuban with plantain and pork dishes in beachside restaurants in relaxed Cocoa Beach.
Restaurants and fast-food joints are open all day in the theme parks. Most Orlando restaurants are casual so there's no need to get dressed up. Make an exception if you're dining in elegant hotel restaurants. Orlando restaurants close early so aim to eat around 7pm. Make sure you book well ahead to dine on international dishes while watching Epcot's nightly fireworks light up the sky. Check if service was added to your bill – if not, add 15-20%. In Orlando bars, tip a dollar per round.
If you're spending the whole day in Orlando's theme parks, grab water, juices and ice cream to keep refreshed. Step straight into relaxed Orlando bars in Downtown Disney and Universal CityWalk to cool down with chilled beer or try a shot of bourbon whiskey. Come evening, trawl Orlando's buzzing bars on International Drive for cocktails and relaxed fun. If you're up for a big night out, head to Downtown Orlando for its edgy bar scene and hip-hop beats.