Orlando’s Best Restaurants for Visitors


Entertaining yourself and your would-be business partners is an important part of presenting at aconference in Orlando. Being the exhibition capital of Florida, Orlando is an important place to be if you want to woo your customers. While you can do this with great looking exhibition booths that Exponents can help you create, here are some top restaurants you can go to while in the city to make it worth your while.

Top Restaurants in Orlando

Orlando has a plethora of an active nightlife and great food choices. Feel free to pick from one from this list so that you can see what the city has to entertain you. Let your conference bring you to some great leisure enjoyment!

Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando

One of the biggest cafes on Orlando’s International Drive, located conveniently near the Orange County Convention Center, Mango’s Tropical Café is definitely a place to see. There are several great dining areas at Mango’s for you to pick from. Seating up to 2000 guests, it is the live bands and performances that get millions of people to keep coming in here. Each bar is ornate and has murals to liven it up. There are outdoor patios that appear like verandahs and sidewalk cafes. There are even dancers that perform on an Italian glass mosaic floor right in front of the VIP seating area. There are several well designed bars that also serve to attract visitors such as the Mermaid bar, Samba bar and Mambo bar. There’s a cascading waterfall staircase that lets you visit the mezzanine floor for more dining options. With a DJ lounge and several works of art, this restaurant will take your breath away.

Hooters Lake Buena Vista

If you want a taste of the beach, hop on down to the beach-themed Hooters Lake Buena Vista restaurant. There are large flat screen TV that showcase sports to give the restaurant a very casual air. The menu features seafood, sandwiches, burgers, salads and Hooters original chicken wings. The Hooters Girls who will wait on you bring a lot of energy to the restaurant, making it a very pleasant experience for you to visit. There is ice cold beer to refresh yourself with, along with wine and a selection of cocktails. Come in to feel welcomed and to just relax in some great company.

Marlow’s Tavern

For a taste of a traditional American tavern, try out the Marlow’s Tavern on International Drive. The menu features some classic dishes that are featured on the gourmet menu. They are all made with fresh and local ingredients. Some of the classic dishes served here include the Shrimp and Crab Nacho Plate, Prime Rib French Dip, Grilled Chicken Panini, Ahi Tuna Poke and Grilled Center Cut Filet. The capacity of the restaurant is 215 and there is outdoor seating also available. The patio seating is designed to stand all types of weather. There are happy hours and valet parking for diners who spend more than $30.

Dragonfly – Robata Grill & Sushi

Japanese food lovers always make a beeline for the Dragonfly restaurant that is located on Restaurant Row. The restaurant features Japanese comfort food, traditional robata grilling techniques and are made with fresh ingredients. The starters are traditional Japanese and are served in a tapas style to make it a pleasurable experience. Chefs at Dragonfly use white coal that can heat up the robata grill to up to 1000 degrees Celsius. These coals burn without smoke, and enable for vegetables and proteins to be cooked perfectly without losing any of their natural flavours. While here, try out the signature dishes like the bacon-wrapped asparagus, wa-gyu rib eye and exotic whole fish. You can be seated within view of the Dellagio Fountain and enjoy the happy hours menu. Several cocktails await you to liven up your spirits even further.

Ciao Italia Italian Ristorante

For some elegant Italian cuisine, head on down to Ciao Italia, the place that will impress with its great Italian food. With a fine dining atmosphere that is designed to thrill your senses, this is one restaurant that you must visit. Allow Josephine and Antonio Navarro to impress you with their fine establishment.

If you need anything other than restaurants, you can look up our other guides. And if you are an exhibitor feeling lost in Orlando, help is a call away. Exponents can make you feel at home. We know the city and the tricks of exhibiting right. Right from Orlando trade show booth design to dismantling we can stand by your side.