Orlando is a big town. It may not be as big as the likes of New York City is, for example, but there are plenty of restaurants to go around. I have lived here for more than a few years, so it is safe to say that I have tried the vast majority of restaurants located within Orlando. A lot of my friends are always struggling with deciding which restaurant to visit, as it’s not like you can change your mind once you are already there. If you struggle with choosing as well, then these reviews are for you.
I’ll kick these reviews off by talking about a seafood place/steakhouse. A lot of the seafood dishes that I enjoy are among my favorite foods to eat of any style of cuisine. Because of this, I love all seafood restaurants that I go to. I have eaten at all of the seafood restaurants in and around Orlando, so I definitely know what I’m talking about when it comes to this type of restaurants. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks is located near I-Drive in Orlando, and there are plenty of other great restaurants nearby. However, this one takes the cake.
There are a ton of great dishes here that I love, and I am going to list all of them. For the majority of my visits here, I have ordered the Maryland style crab cakes. Something about crab cakes makes me crave them, especially if the chefs make a really good sauce to accompany them. However, I also really love the lobster bisque and sea bass. Even if you are not that much into seafood, that’s why Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks also serves the latter.
I am curious to meet the chefs who work here, because they are really good at what they do. You can really taste how fresh all of the ingredients are, and there will never be any impression that you are eating canned food or preserved food. That’s another thing that I love about this Orlando restaurant so much. No matter how many times I come back, it is like the chefs will never be able to run out of fresh ingredients. I have only eaten one of the steaks in the past, but I assure you that it was just as good as the seafood.
Steaks just aren’t really my thing. If you happen to bring a picky eater to Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks with you, they will definitely be able to find something that they will enjoy on the menu. Just because I like seafood does not mean that I will be able to know exactly what I want whenever visiting a restaurant for the first time, though. That is exactly the issue that I encountered when eating here for the first time, and fortunately for me this is where the amazing staff come in. Each one of the staff members has the entire menu memorized, which is no small feat.
Even for me, and I eat at this restaurant on a regular basis. They will always be able to find something on the menu that you will enjoy. Make sure to save room for dessert though, because the bananas foster is just as good as the entrees themselves. If you do enjoy your food (which is extremely likely), then don’t forget to let the management know how they did. If there is one thing that Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steaks is not short of, it’s positive online reviews.
For those of you who don’t like seafood OR steak, there is a mental hospital not far from I-Drive. Once you’re certain that you’re fine, maybe Teak Neighborhood Grill will pique your interest. This time around, you will be eating in West Orlando. There are plenty of activities nearby, both involving eating and not involving eating. You’re just on the other side of the water from the Bill Frederick Park, so if you’re into walking in the sunshine then taking your food to go might be a good alternative as well.
I love eating my food on park benches when it’s not raining. Teak Neighborhood Grill also happens to have great food, but they don’t serve the same type of food so you can’t say that this it is better or not. All of these restaurants are unique, that way there cannot be any comparison between the three. However, that does not prevent them from having overlap. For example, the service and prices at Teak Neighborhood Grill are also very good.
Just like Eddie V’s. Not once have I overspent on a meal at this Orlando restaurant, which makes it easier for regulars like me to keep coming back. If you asked what my favorite dish to order from here is, I would have to say it’s the Drunken Monk burger. That is also the dish that happens to be mentioned most in Teak Neighborhood Grill’s great online reviews. The scalloped potatoes are also killer, but not everyone likes to eat those.
This last restaurant is located in Sand Lake, which is one of my favorite parts of Orlando. It should come as no surprise that Hot Krust Panini Kitchen is just as good as the other two restaurants. To avoid repeating the same info over and over, I will just state what makes this Orlando restaurant really special in comparison to the other two. Otherwise I’ll just end up sounding like a broken record. The one main thing that you need to understand about this restaurant is the sanitation here.
After spending a little over a year working for Orlando Hood Cleaning, I know what the inside of a dirty kitchen looks like. In the past I have caught a glimpse of Hot Krust Panini Kitchen’s kitchen, and I was pleasantly surprised. If you are a business owner who has not kept up on their kitchen’s maintenance, do not hesitate to contact us from our website at http://orlandohoodcleaning.com/. Never hurts to stay on top of your cleanliness, as it will give you yet another edge to prove yourself over your competitors. Anything you can do to get more amazing reviews, right?