Comfort Food on I-Drive

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Cold weather calls for comfort food, and for those of us lucky enough to find ourselves choosing somewhere to eat along International Drive; there’s no shortage of delicious, scratch made, good old fashioned comfort food, to choose from. If you find yourself craving a plate of delicious home cooking, grab your comfiest clothes and head to one of these dining spots on I-Drive!
1. Mia’s Italian Kitchen
An entire restaurant inspired by the owner's grandmother from Naples, Italy; boasting a menu of authentic Italian favorites that are each created using only easy, simple, raw ingredients… it’s no wonder that Mia’s Italian Kitchen makes the list when it comes to drool-worthy comfort food. Whether it is a piping hot bowl of Mia’s Minestrone, a heaping plate of spaghetti and meatballs, or a slice of lasagna - if Italian food is your go-to for comfort food, Mia’s will become your favorite place to get home-cooked food away from home.
2. Hash House a Go Go
Breakfast for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner… if you’re a member of the breakfast anytime club, you’ll appreciate the farm fresh twist on your breakfast favorites at Hash House a Go Go. On their menu you’ll find fun food options that pull from the experiences of farm fresh agriculture, and old recipes with a twist. If twisted farm food wasn’t on your “comfort food” list before, it sure will be after you visit Hash House a Go Go.
Order up one of their Johnny’s Famous B.L.T Marys or another creative cocktail from their extensive beverage menu, as you wait for your delicious meal to arrive. Whether you’re sticking with the breakfast mainstays like eggs, bacon, and huge HH pancakes, you’re cutting into Andy’s World Famous Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles, or you’re scooping into one of their famous Meatloaf meals - come hungry and we’re sure you’ll leave happy.
3.Yard House
For some, comfort food is best paired with an ice cold beer and classic rock music; if it sounds like we’re speaking your language, Yard House Orlando is the spot for you! This upscale eatery has taken your childhood favorites and elevated them to a whole new level. But, don’t take our word for it, check out some of their menu favorites:
Mac & Cheese: Bacon, chicken, cremini, shiitake & oyster mushrooms, truffle oil, parmesan, panko cheddar crust. (They also offer an equally delicious Vegetarian Mac and Cheese option.)
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Bisque: Cheddar, bleu cheese, swiss, fontina, roasted tomatoes, artisan bread.
Roast Beef Dip: Swiss, horseradish aïoli, french bread, au jus, fries.
Shitake Garlic Noodles: Shiitake mushrooms, garlic, parmesan, chives.
Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel: House IPA white cheddar beer cheese, horseradish mustard.
Onion Ring Tower: beer-battered, parmesan, chipotle ranch, buttermilk ranch.
… maybe a juicy burger with all the fixings, or fried chicken sandwich will do the trick. Whatever flavor you’re craving, YardHouse has ample options. See their full menu here. 
Between amazing menu items that are fit for any foodie, and an extensive option of brews on tap; we’re sure you’ll find the perfect flavor combination to satisfy your comfort food craving on a cold day.
4. Giordano’s
If pizza doesn’t cross your mind when you think comfort food, that’s fine; but chances are it does, and pizza from Giordano’s Pizza is sure to hit all the spots! Here you’ll find thin crust, hand-tossed pizza options, baked sandwich favorites, and buttered and smothered drool-worthy starters; but, if you’re really looking to go big or go home for your comfort meal, their famous stuffed deep dish pizza is the way to go! So, here’s the story: It’s creation began in a small town near Torino, Italy by Mama Giordano, who was famous around town for her delicious cooking creations, but most of all, her beloved, “Italian Easter Pie.” The famous pie was a double-crusted, cheese stuffed masterpiece for special occasions- and is now the famous deep dish pie that you can get from Giordano’s pizza anytime the craving strikes. Choose your fillings and order up this delicious favorite that has brought smiles to millions of happy customers over the last 40 plus years.