International Drive is a culinary paradise that
beckons food enthusiasts from near and far. Known as Orlando’s Most Dynamic
, 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
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.
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
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
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
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
Main Course: Roasted Half
Chicken, Del’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon 8 oz, or Sesame Crusted Ahi
Hibiscus Cheesecake, Butter Cake, or Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding
Get more details on their
elaborate menu offerings and special upgrades and enhancements available here
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
The Rosen Hotels
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.
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
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.
at Rosen Centre
Hotel for a one part familiar, one-part entirely unexpected, upscale meal
inspired by Florida's everglades.
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!
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.
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!
more about Magical Dining event
and get ready to savor the culinary magic that
awaits you on International Drive.