Dining & Nightlife on I-Drive

Dine Like a Local on I-Drive

It’s been a long day. You’re borderline hangry, but can't fathom the thought of actually having to start cooking a meal for the family… not to worry! If you’re on International Drive , there are lots of dining spots that us Orlando locals consider go-to restaurants for nights just like these! Next time you’re stricken with hunger on I-Drive, dine like a local by popping over to one of these 5 restaurants that come highly recommended from locals themselves. Credit: A...


Magical Dining on I-Drive

Food… It fuels our days of excitement on I-Drive , brings families and friends together, and has the power to transport our taste buds to locations around the globe, teaching us about different cultures and cuisines. If you’ve ever been to International Drive, you know that good food is a major part of the experience. Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back for its 15th year, and celebrates food while simultaneously benefiting Feed the Need Florida, with $1 from each meal...


4 Foodie Spots on I-Drive

If you’ve clicked into this blog post you’re either on I-Drive , or plan to be, and are a foodie like us! So, we welcome you to International Drive, a place where the infamous question, Where do you want to eat, is a question you will want to answer! Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it and more during your visit to I-Drive - and while you’re here, be sure to check out these 4 dining spots that will make your inner foodie rejoice! Credit: PubOrlandoFacebook The P...


Dinner & Drinks To-Go on I-Drive

You bring the music and we'll bring the booze. Here on I-Drive, we are lucky to have so many amazing restaurants still cooking our family favorites during these hard times. Good food does have the power to bring families together, after all. But, once the kids hit the day, and your work is done for the day, sometimes a cold cocktail and some good tunes is just what you need! Luckily, these five I-Drive restaurants are bringing you their bar… to-go! You bring the music, they’ll bring ...


I-Drive Dining at Your Front Door

We’ve all recently taken on a lot at home, and after a long day is done sometimes the last thing you want to do is start cooking and cleaning. Luckily, there are lots of restaurants along International Drive that are still cooking up delicious food for us here in Orlando! Check out some of these restaurants here on I-Drive that are working hard during these times to bring your family together through the power of delicious food. Bar Louie is a local favorite spot serving up american cuisin...


Al Fresco Dining on I-Drive

We don’t mean to brag, but if al fresco dining is right up your alley - Orlando is the best place to be. All year round we’re lucky to be able to enjoy our favorite delicious meals in an outdoor setting that is unlike what you’ll find anywhere else! With the summer heat behind us, the weather during this time of the year is flawless, so it’s no surprise that on I-Drive , you’ll find that some of your favorite restaurants offer outdoor seating options that amaze! Nex...


The Perfect Taco on I-Drive

Tacos! No matter where you’re from, how old you are, or what your favorite type of cuisine is, you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a taco. They even have a day of the week designated just for them, Taco Tuesday! But if you’re a fellow taco lover, you know that any day of the week is a good day for a taco, and that’s why we’ve created a run down of 5 of the best places to get a taco right here on International Drive ! Credit: Uncle Julio's Facebook 1. Uncle JulioR...


5 Favorite I-Drive Pizza Places

The word pizza was first documented in 997 A.D. in Gaeta and parts of Central and Southern Italy. Over the years, it’s become an American favorite! It’s easy to eat, can be switched up with a variety of toppings and types of crust, and can satisfy the hunger of everyone in a family with no fuss! Here on I-Drive , we’re lucky to have a long list of pizza places to choose from…no matter what kind of pizza you’ve got on your mind, you’ll find it here and it will ...


Dessert Month on I-Drive

International Drive is Orlando’s Most Dynamic destination , and one of the reasons for that is the wide variety of dining options that visitors are met with while here! We’ve got authentic cuisine from across the globe right here, and finely prepared at that! So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’ve got an unrivaled dessert scene too! If you’re a dessert fanatic, you’ve come to the right place! Check out these dessert destinations next time you’re ...


Visit Orlando's Magical Dining on I-Drive

Your favorite time to be on I-Drive is back! Yes, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back starting on August 23rd, and with over 120 of Orlando’s best restaurants offering a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person - you never have to worry about finding an amazing place to dine without spending a fortune. Plus, everytime you dine, $1 from your meal will be donated to local charities. So, bring your appetite, and be sure to check out these sizzling Magical Dining op...


Brunch Done Right on I-Drive

Many would say that International Drive is a perfect place to indulge in breakfast, lunch, or dinner because with so many style varieties you know you’ll always find the flavors to satisfy your craving! And with so many restaurants on I-Drive, it’s no surprise that you can always find the perfect mix up of your two favorite meals of the day, breakfast and lunch; hooray for brunch! Credit: Hash House A Go Go Facebook Hash House A Go Go Brunch You’ve never seen your classic farm ...


We all scream for ice cream on I-Drive

Happy National Ice Cream Month! Ice Cream is a favorite refreshing sweet treat that has been helping us stay cool while satisfying our taste buds since it’s creation in China during 617-97AD! A sweet treat that dates back that far in history, it’s no wonder that what was once a rare treat before modern refrigeration, had become a mainstay in American cuisine, and around the globe, by the 19th century! International Drive has more than a few ice cream destinations to choose from, each...


5 Sweet Spots to Celebrate National Candy Month

June is not only the first month of summer, but it is also the month that we celebrate our favorite sweet treats. They are a part of our pastimes, special occasions, and the way that we sweeten even the sourest of days with June being National Candy Month! Since here on International Drive we’re all about indulging in the sweeter things in life, we have dedicated this time to tell you about the five sweetest spots on I-Drive ! Credit: FuzziwigCandyFactory.com Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory...


Burger Bliss on I-Drive

Burger Bliss on I-Drive! There are lots of burger joints on I-Drive that bring the sizzle, and with National Burger Month in full swing, it is only fitting that we dedicate a blog post to the iconic hamburger that we all know and love. Keep reading for an inside scoop on some of the best spots to stop and grab a burger on International Drive! Credit: Facebook.com Hopdoddy Burger Bar Hopdoddy Burger Bar recently hopped its way into Pointe Orlando , where they opened their first Florida location...


Laugh it off on I-Drive!

April is National Humor Month, and here on International Drive, we understand how important laughter is for the soul! Sometimes the thing you need most is to act a little silly and enjoy a good old belly laugh. So, in the name of National Humor Month, check out one of these spots on I-Drive where you’re always sure to find that much-needed laugh! Credit: Facebook Orlando Improv If a night out with drinks, some good grub, and jokes that may just have you rolling on the floor...


Favorite Dessert Destinations on I-Drive

Finish off a busy day with something sweet at these top dessert destinations on International Drive Orlando! On International Drive , we’re all about enjoying the sweeter things in life. We’re talking sugar, spice, and everything nice; and if you’ve ever been on International Drive when a sudden craving for something sweet takes over your taste buds, then you know that the options for satisfying that craving are vast! Credit: universalorlando.com 1. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium...


Happy Hour Hotspots on I-Drive

If you're on International Drive in Orlando, be sure to check out our top happy hour spots on I-Drive. Who doesn’t like Happy Hour? Whether you’re indulging in a discounted signature beverage or enjoying a plate of delicious appetizers... there’s a reason why it’s called happy hour! On International Drive , you’ll face no challenges finding your happy place during happy hour. Credit: Facebook Bar Louie Eat, drink and be happy when you visit Bar Louie on Internationa...


Outdoor Dining on International Drive

If you’ve ever visited Florida during the month of January, you know that this is one of the months of the year where the weather is almost perfect! With sunny skies and low humidity, the weather becomes just right for getting outside! On International Drive , we’re all about getting some fresh air, and while you’re visiting during the month of January, there is no reason not to get outside every opportunity that you can! So, while you’re here, be sure to check out one of...


Pizzerias on International Drive

Pizza is an all-time favorite choice when deciding what to eat, and here on I-Drive – we understand the importance of good pizza! Whether you like thin curst, thick stuffed crust, tons of toppings, or keeping it classic – when the craving for a slice strikes, you’ll have no problem finding just what will hit the spot here on International Drive . Credit: Facebook UNO UNO Pizzeria & Grill offers a full menu of delicious entrees; however, they are best known for their mouth-...


Your guide to Magical Dining Month on International Drive

International Drive is known for being the place to go to indulge in a variety of world class dining destinations that offer both authentic dishes from around the world and perfected options of all of our classic favorites! For the month of September, we’re celebrating all that makes dining on International Drive magical with Orlando’s Magical Dining month; an event sponsored by American Express! This event is all about celebrating Orlando’s amazing culinary scene and allows v...


Burger Joints on International Drive

Wherever you’re from and whatever your age, there’s no doubt that a classic American Cheeseburger is a favorite option when deciding what to eat! Luckily, here on I-Drive , you’ll be pleased to find many burger joints that have perfected the creation of the famous favorite: the burger! Fuddruckers No matter what craving drives you to Fuddruckers , shortly after arriving, you’ll see just how well they are achieving their mission of making the world happy, one great hambu...


A Dining Experience to Remember on I-Drive

World-class dining options that are perfectly paired with exciting entertainment makes for a flawless night out with family, friends, and that special someone. If you’re seeking a night out to remember, we’ve got just the places for you. Check out one of these I-Drive dining destinations where you’ll be treated with a world-class meal while being immersed into a one of a kind entertainment experience! Credit: Facebook Twirl, Stomp, Snap and Twist As if the cultured atmosphere...


The Scoop on I-Drive Ice Cream Spots

Summer is in full swing, and during the hot months of August, the best way to cool off is with a sweet frozen treat! Ice Cream is a beloved snack that is not only refreshing but satisfies a sweet craving at the same time! If you’re on International Drive during the heat of August, check out one of our favorite ice cream parlors for a scoop that will surely leave you smiling! Credit: Facebook Discover Delicious Options Cold Stone Creamery features over 21 signatures creations like the Foun...


Local Libations on I-Drive

With so many unique dining destinations, it is no surprise that on International Drive there are a variety of local favorite spots that are serving up signature drinks that will have you smiling in no time. Let the good times roll as you indulge in one of these favorite local International Drive libations! Handmade Mojitos Mango’s Tropical Café is known as International Drive’s most exciting dining and entertainment experience, mixing together award-winning dining, shows, and a ...


Forward Thinking Fare on I-Drive

Everyone knows that if you’re looking for endless options of the best cuisine, that International Drive is the perfect place to be. But, many don’t think about the variety of forward thinking fare that you can find on I-Drive . Next time you’re looking for a bite to eat and want to indulge in something a little different, be sure to check out one of these 5 forward thinking dining options! 1. Hash House a Go-Go If you’re look for fun forward-thinking food that is inspir...


Steakhouse Style Dining on I-Drive!

We all know that celebrating something special, and a special dinner at a top-notch steak house go hand in hand; but, here on I-Drive there are so many award-winning steakhouses to choose from, that you won’t need to wait for something to celebrate, because your dinner will be the special occasion! Texas de Brazil Churrascaria If you’re craving a succulent steak and a fresh crisp salad, this steakhouse is just what you’re looking for. Also known as a churrascaria, Texas de Braz...


Movin' and Groovin' on I-Drive

Many would say that live music is a must for a night of fun out on the town, and if you’re one of those people; International Drive has a ton of options for you to choose from to make sure that your next night out is one filled with live tunes that will have you rock n’ rolling in no time! Get your ears ready for good tunes, and your feet ready to move. Lafayette’s Music Room Situated in the heart of Pointe Orlando, Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar is the spot to enjoy grea...


Make a Night of It: Late Night Snacks

Coming home from a night at Universal CityWalk , finishing an exciting day at the Orlando / Orange County Convention Center , or just relaxing on a quiet night at home – hunger can strike at any moment! Whether your craving is sweet or savory, International Drive will satisfy your taste buds with all the right late-night snacks. We All Scream for Ice Cream In Florida, we are all about our refreshing tasty treats, and what better to cure your sweet tooth than with a refreshing ice cream con...


Stop. Drop. And Laugh!

If you’re looking for a side-splitting laugh-tastic experience on International Drive Orlando look no further than our fabulous comedy clubs ! For over 40 years, talent from all mediums have graced our stages with their hysterical, tear-inducing, comedy routines. Their gift for making even the most mundane moments seem bust-your-gut funny have left countless Orlando patrons with incredible stories that make every day experiences seem like an SNL skit. Are you ready to laugh your butt off? ...


Outdoor Dining on I-Drive

As the weather cools, Floridians revel in the opportunity to enjoy a dinner outside. Here on International Drive Orlando , it’s no different. Whether you’re new to the area, only in town for a few days, or a lifelong Floridian, we urge you to take advantage of our cooler season and ask your hostess to seat you outside where you can enjoy a few cocktails and a delicious meal in the luxury of the great outdoors. Want the inside scoop on some of the hippest outdoor spots to hit? WeR...


Fine Wine and Craft Beers

Orlando has become quite the hub for beer and wine connoisseurs. More and more restaurants offer an extensive wine inventory, while craft breweries are becoming a staple. Visitors from near and far are uncorking their bottles and taste testing brews on the daily in the heart of Orlando’s most dynamic district, International Drive Orlando ! Not sure which vibrant bar scene to hit up first? Here are some great options for people who enjoy a relaxing drink with or without dinner , sultry spac...


A Magical Dining Experience on International Drive

Magical Dining Month , sponsored by American Express, is one of the most eventful times in Orlando. Restaurants from International Drive and beyond work with Visit Orlando to offer a three course, prix fixe meal for $35. The meals, which require reservations, are delicious and give every foodie the opportunity to sample fine cuisine at a deliciously discounted price. Magical Dining is not only good for the wallet, but also good for the soul. One dollar from every meal benefits Freedom Ride &...