Magical Dining on I-Drive

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
International Drive is a culinary paradise that beckons food enthusiasts from near and far. Known as Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood, the culinary scene is just that, renowned for its diverse array of dining experiences, ranging from sizzling steakhouses to exotic international flavors, and there is no better time to take a bite out of the many flavors of Orlando than during Visit Orlando’s annual Magical Dining event!
Returning for its 18th year, from August 18th through October 1st, Magical Dining brings six full-weeks or 45 delicious days to restaurant-goers in the Orlando area.
Participating restaurants on I-Drive and beyond will be offering three-course prix-fixe dinners with tiered pricing set at just $40 or $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. And what’s more is that for each meal served during this event, up-to $2 will benefit one or more local nonprofits that help people in need. Planning to visit from afar? Be sure to check out Magical Nights, an extension of this special event that includes offers from top hotels and resorts - including many with one or more on-site participating restaurants.
If you’ll be visiting during this foodie-favorite event, bring your appetite and get ready to go on a culinary journey at these popular dining destinations along International Drive.

The Hampton Social

Imbibe all the summer feels and immerse yourself in the ambiance of coastal bliss at The Hampton Social. Known for its beach-inspired vibes, delectable coastal cuisine, and offering enough frosé to go around, this dining destination is a breath of fresh air, and its Magical Dining menu perfectly encapsulates the essence of sun-kissed shores and laid-back luxury. See the menu features below:
Appetizers: Bang Bang Chicken, Caesar Salad, or Clam Chowder
Main Course: Honey Glazed Salmon, Short Rib, or Spicy Rigatoni
Dessert: Blueberry Bread Pudding, Banana Cream Pie, or Tres Leches Pound Cake
Learn more about the menu and make your reservation here.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

If you’re hoping to enjoy a sizzling steakhouse experience, Del Frisco’s is it! Elevate your dining experience at this haven for steak aficionados, where succulent cuts of premium beef that are expertly prepared to perfection take center stage. Del Frisco’s was born more than 20 years ago, and since, their vision has remained unchanged: to embody the rich tradition of the classic American Steakhouse with an impeccable chef-driven menu, an extensive offering of award-winning wines, and unparalleled hospitality. This year, their Magical Dining menu shows off their commitment to exceptional quality and flavor, making it a must-visit for those seeking a true steakhouse experience.
Appetizers: Blue Cheese Lettuce Wedge Salad, Wagyu Meatballs, Heirloom Tomato and Burrrata Salad, or Tuna Tartare.
Main Course: Roasted Half Chicken, Del’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon 8 oz, or Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna.
Dessert: Strawberry Hibiscus Cheesecake, Butter Cake, or Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding
Get more details on their elaborate menu offerings and special upgrades and enhancements available here!

Cuba Libre Orlando

Get ready to take your taste buds on a trip to the vibrant streets of Havana at Cuba Libre, where Latin flavors come alive in an extravaganza of colors and aromas. But the experience doesn’t stop at the authentic Cuban cuisine and rum options - the entire restaurant is impeccably designed to transport guests to an Old Havana courtyard, complete with exotic foliage and vintage décor. Their Magical Dining menu is a celebration of Cuba’s culinary heritage, featuring iconic dishes that capture the spirit of the island - from savory empanadas to indulgent desserts, each bite is a journey into Latin culture. Peep the menu options below:
Appetizers: Pineapple Guacamole Cubano, Mamá Amelia’s Empanadas, Jardín Salad, Croquetas, or Black Bean Soup
Main Course: Pollo Asado, Paella Vegetariana, or Masitas de Puerco Fritas
Dessert: Cuban Flan, Tres Leches Cake or Mami Totty’s Arroz con Leche
Plus, be sure to check out their Chef’s Magical Dining Creations with special menu items like Garbanzos Fritos, Cobia con Camarones, and Lamb Ropa Vieja. Get the delicious details here, and reserve your table in Old Havana.

Taverna Opa

Embark on a Mediterranean adventure at Taverna Opa, where you’ll indulge in authentic Greek cuisine that is so good it may just have you dancing the zorba and shouting "opa!"  Napkins will fly through the air as belly dancers make their way around the restaurant, and the sound of the DJ sets the pace for an unmatched authentic Greek dining experience in the heart of Orlando. Their Magical Dining menu is sure to delight, offering a feast of mezze, seafood, and grilled delights alongside unique wines to compliment your meal for a dining experience that pays homage to the rich traditions of the Mediterranean.
Appetizers: Falafel, Saganaki, or Horiatiki Traditional Greek Salad
Main Course: Lamb Chops, Filet Mignon, or Lavraki Bronzino
Dessert: Baklava, Opa Ekmek, or Loukoumades
See the full menu as well as special meal enhancement options here and get ready to shout "OPA!" at Taverna Opa during Magical Dining.

Rosen Hotels

The Rosen Hotels, a cornerstone of Orlando’s hospitality scene, offer a culinary experience like no other. This year many of their on-site, award-winning restaurants are participating in Magical Dining, and each offers a unique dining adventure ranging from upscale and elegant to casual and comfortable. Whatever kind of dining experience you're looking to enjoy, you'll find the perfect option at Rosen Hotel’s restaurants. Here are each of the restaurants located in Rosen Hotels that will be participating in Magical Dining this year.
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse at Rosen Inn, for a taste of Japan and a hibachi show to remember!
Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek for an upscale Italian bistro dining experience.
A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek’s Golf Clubhouse, for a legendary Orlando steakhouse dining experience.
Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill at Rosen Centre, where unique and upscale authentic Caribbean cuisine meet poolside dining.
Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza Hotel, recognized as a recipient of Orlando Magazine, “Best Restaurant on International Drive” with a casual fine dining experience with the World’s Largest collection of autographed caricatures.
Everglades Restaurant at Rosen Centre Hotel for a one part familiar, one-part entirely unexpected, upscale meal inspired by Florida's everglades.

Magical Nights

Make a trip out of it! Whether you’re traveling from afar or simply want to enjoy a relaxing weekend retreat in the heart of Orlando, Magical Nights is the perfect way to treat yourself to a special stay on I-Drive after indulging in a delicious meal!
Magical Nights runs concurrently with Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining and features special savings and exclusive offers from some of Orlando’s top hotels and resorts, including many that are home to one or more restaurants participating in Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining - making for a magical experience all around.
Magical Dining allows you to experience the best of Orlando's culinary scene at a fraction of the cost. Picture this: savoring delectable three-course meals crafted by the city's top chefs, all while basking in the knowledge that a portion of your dining bill will be donated to worthy Central Florida charities.
So what are you waiting for? Get ready to experience the best of Orlando’s culinary scene! Learn more about Magical Dining event and get ready to savor the culinary magic that awaits you on International Drive.