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The Best Cheap Eats in Orlando

The bustling city of Orlando is one of America's central locations for fun, family, culture, and cuisine. Alongside all the thriving theme parks and wonderful natural attractions, the cheap eats of Orlando deliver inexpensive, hearty meals to the visitors and locals traveling to central Florida. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners headed out to when they're looking for an inexpensive meal in Orlando? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. Here, we've gathered information from the city's in-the-know diners to put together this list of the best cheap eats in Orlando. From local neighborhood pubs and bars to down-home fish shacks and downtown restaurants, the best cheap eats of Orlando deliver great food at great prices to all who travel there. Grab a table and grab a cheap meal in Orlando tonight!

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18 Restaurants
Updated 01 October 2021
Restaurants:Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING, Wine Bar George - A Restaurant & Bar, Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Davenport, Lake Buena Vista, Winter Haven
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Ovation Bistro & Bar - Davenport - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$
American
Davenport
4.4
864 reviews

The Davenport location of this Central Florida favorite chain is a spot for some of the best cheap eats in Orlando. Stop into this modern and sleek American bistro for daily lunch specials. Try one of the signature smokehouse sandwiches with pulled pork, pulled chicken, or beef brisket on toasted garlic bread. The "Bravo Tacos" feature chicken, beef, pork, or fish options in a warm flour or corn tortilla. Another menu favorite? The grilled chicken club sandwich, topped with barbecue sauce, Swiss cheese, bacon, and tomato.


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Wine Bar George - A Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
American
Lake Buena Vista
4.8
2704 reviews

This upscale spot in Disney Springs is a local favorite for great wine and excellent cheap eats. Stop in for the weekday lunch for a glass of red or white and highlights like the chicken salad sandwich with house-made chips or teriyaki salmon salad with togarashi vinaigrette. Brunch is also a must at the Wine Bar George. Go for the sausage gravy and biscuits with house-made biscuits and bacon or the burrata with avocado, bacon, and ciabatta.


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A photo of Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING restaurant

Ovation Bistro & Bar- Winter Haven - PRIORITY SEATING

$$$$
Steakhouse
Winter Haven
4.5
390 reviews

One of the top local hot spots for an excellent meal and a beer, the Ovation Bistro & Bar is a prime hang-out spot for friends and families. Stop in for a favorite off the Ovation wood-fired menu, like the "Chicken Acclaim" with hickory-smoked bacon and house barbecue sauce. Steaks and ribs are also on the menu at Ovation. Try the Angus beef ribeye, baby back ribs, or filet mignon. Pair lunch or dinner with one of the restaurant's craft beers like a Cigar City Jai Alai IPA or Cloud Chaser German Wheat. For a taste of the favorites, try the four 5-oz. draft flight.


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Park Pizza & Brewing Company

$$$$
Pizzeria
South Orlando
4.7
533 reviews

This Lake Nona neighborhood favorite is a great spot for cheap eats in Orlando. Park specializes in craft pizza pies and in-house brewed beers. The brews are a must-get at Park. Try the "Boo Radler," a low-ABV summer beer special, or the standard lager, Pub amber, or Belgian 'Wit. Pair the beers or a flight with one of the wood-fired pizzas from Park. The spicy pepperoni Picante features chili flakes, banana peppers, and Parmesan, and the "Awesome Sausi" boasts house-made sausage, elephant garlic, and baby portobello mushrooms. For a special pie, try the "Pesto Fazool" with white beans and arugula.


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The Tap Room at Dubsdread

$$$$
American
Downtown Orlando
4.8
1970 reviews

Right on the beautiful Dubsdread golf course, The Tap Room is an excellent spot for some inexpensive meals in the city. The Tap Room boasts one of the finest beer selections in Orlando, with favorites like the Reef Donkey American pale ale, Cigar City Jai Alai, and Orange Blossom toasted coconut porter. Burgers are some of the highlights on the Tap Room menu. Try a classic patty melt on rye with sauteed onions, or the "Southwest Par "with pepper jack, jalapeno, and house-made guacamole. A "Southern Gentleman" burger features house-made pimento cheese, capers, and applewood-smoked bacon.


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Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen

$$$$
Contemporary American
South Orlando
4.6
1739 reviews

This creative, farm-to-table restaurant off of Lake Nona Boulevard is one of the prime places for cheap eats in Orlando. The weekday happy hour is a menu highlight. Head in before or after going to the theme parks for special prices on small-bite appetizers like roasted edamame, guava and goat cheese flatbread, or sauteed mussels. Along with the food specials, try the seasonal cocktails, cheap draft beer, or inexpensive pours of wines and call drinks.


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De La Vega - Oviedo

$$$$
Latin American
Oviedo
4.6
200 reviews

A sleek Latin-styled restaurant in the heart of Orlando, De La Vega is a prime spot for happy hour eats. Stop in for the "7,7,7" menu, offering seven cocktails and seven tapas for only seven dollars each. Go for the Cuban mule rum with ginger beer or the house margarita with agave syrup and lime juice. Pair those drinks with home-made cheese empanadas topped with chile con queso or plantain tacitas topped with caramelized hibiscus.


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Bulla Gastrobar - Winter Park

$$$$
Spanish
Winter Park
4.7
1819 reviews

In the heart of Winter Park, this Spanish tapas favorite serves up some of the best cheap eats in Orlando. Try the prix-fixe "magical" dinner menu or select from the daily happy hour specials. Happy hour highlights include a chef's board, with cheeses, olives, and prime Spanish meats. The special tapas menu features ham croquettes with fig jelly, sauteed garlic shrimp with pepper flakes, and crispy potato cubes with spicy "brava" sauce and olives.


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Splitsville Restaurant Orlando - Dining Only

$$$$
American
Lake Buena Vista
4.5
436 reviews

Splitsville isn't a place for breakups. Instead, this engaging and fun restaurant is the place to go in Orlando for some excellent bowling action. It's also a fine place for some of the best cheap eats in Orlando. The "alley food" menu features prime sushi like the "ninja crunch" with tempura fried salmon and avocado, or the "fig and pig" flatbread with prosciutto and fig spread. Try one of the signature bowl drinks in the "souvenir sipper," like the blueberry lemonade with lemons and a splash of Sprite.


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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Orlando

$$$$
American
Lake Buena Vista
4.4
3356 reviews

Live music and cheap eats are one of the restaurant scene's most unbeatable combinations, and few places do it better than the House of Blues. The Orlando installment of this national chain is a lively, engaging spot for great live tunes and cheap eats. It's a perfect place for any family traveling to one of the theme parks to grab lunch or dinner. Go for the "Carolina Mess" (and stack up on napkins), a pile of extra-crispy fries with pulled pork, pickled jalapenos, melted cheese, and gravy. Another favorite is the HOB wings, a pound of house-made wings served barbecue, Nashville, or Buffalo style.


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Hard Rock Cafe - Orlando

$$$$
American
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.4
2907 reviews

Prepare to head-bang and enjoy some of the best cheap eats in Orlando at the Hard Rock Cafe. The Orlando outpost of this nationally-renowned chain is a place to enjoy some live music and fantastic rock and roll memorabilia. Try one of the restaurant's signature steakburgers for lunch or dinner. The original "legendary" burger features smoked bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, and signature steak sauce. For a unique twist on the burger favorite, try the Impossible Burger, made with a 100% vegan patty and a crispy onion ring.


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Señor Frog's - Orlando

$$$$
Mexican
I Drive / Sand Lake
3.7
763 reviews

The famous nightlife hot spot called Senor Frog's has one of its signature restaurants in Orlando. This eclectic, beloved local spot is a place for great drinks, cheap food, and plenty of dancing and fun. Start with the signature house chips and salsa, corn on the cob with cheese and chili powder, or tableside guacamole served with onions and cilantro. The restaurant's tacos are another menu highlight. Try the slow-braised pork carnitas, Mexican chorizo, or Baja-style with fish or shrimp. Don't forget one of the Frog's mixed drinks to go along with dinner. The Senor Frog is a mixture of pineapple rum, melon liqueur, and simple syrup that packs a punch.


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Bahama Breeze - Orlando - Grand National

$$$$
Seafood
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.2
247 reviews

The downtown location of this local hot spot serves some of the best cheap eats in Orlando. A relaxed and engaging island-style restaurant, this is an excellent place for families to head before or after a day at the theme parks. The weekday happy hour is one of the most engaging meals in the city. Head to the Breeze for half-price beef empanadas, chicken quesadillas, or Jamaican chicken wings. Pair those with cheap specialty drinks like the trademark frozen Bahamarita, classic margarita, or pineapple-coconut margarita.


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Bahama Breeze - Kissimmee - The Loop

$$$$
Seafood
Kissimmee
4.3
353 reviews

Take a trip to the tropical islands without leaving Orlando at the lively, Caribbean-themed Bahama Breeze. An engaging spot in Kissimmee, the Bahama Breeze is one of the best places for cheap eats in Orlando. Go with the whole family or a few friends for a fun time and the happy hour specials. The Breeze's menu features cheap deals on classic cocktails, draft and bottled beers, and specialty drinks. Try the Cuban mojito or ultimate pina colada alongside appetizer specials like goat cheese and bell pepper dip or a lobster and shrimp quesadilla.


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Marlow's Tavern

$$$$
American
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.5
479 reviews

One of the top spots for cheap eats in Orlando, the downtown location of this Southern chain restaurant favorite is an upscale American pub with a creative menu. The classic tavern burgers are one of the menu's highlights/ Try the "Royale with Cheese" on a buttery sesame brioche with dill pickle and American, or the black and blue burger made with gorgonzola, applewood bacon, and a toasted sesame roll. For something special, try one of the selections on the "toasts" menu. Go for the beet and goat cheese toast on ciabatta, or the fig and bacon on toasted rosemary with balsamic.


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Canvas Restaurant and Market

$$$$
Contemporary American
South Orlando
4.5
1939 reviews

Right on the waterfront, the Canvas Restaurant and Market is the Orlando spot for cheap eats and great views. Stop into this lively, engaging Southern-Latin styled marketplace and cafe for some of its happy hour specials. Pair cheap wine and beer pours with pretzel-crusted cheese curds, chicken wings, or loaded fries with bacon, green onions, and cheddar. Canvas is also an excellent breakfast option for Orlando. Try the Nona sandwich, with scrambled egg whites and fresh herb goat cheese on an English muffin.


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Marlow's Tavern - Winter Park

$$$$
American
Winter Park
4.4
195 reviews

The Winter Park location of this fabled Southern chain is a relaxed and welcoming restaurant with some of the best cheap eats in Orlando. Grab some of the crispy J.T.'s kettle chips with gorgonzola cheese and scallion for the table, or try Marlow's famous hummus with crispy veggies, toasty seasoned pita, and EVOO. For some inexpensive and hearty eats, try one of the Big Bar sandwiches. These favorites feature hits like the prime rib French dip on deli rye, a "slammin' steak" sandwich with firecracker sauce, and a Montreal-style pastrami melt with smoked meats and Swiss cheese.


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B.B. King's Blues Club - Orlando - Permanently Closed

$$$$
American
I Drive / Sand Lake
4.5
2517 reviews

The King of Blues may be gone, but his soul and music lives on in his signature music and food chain. This lively and welcoming restaurant is one of the best places for cheap eats in Orlando. Enjoy the sounds of classic blues and some hearty meals at this engaging spot off International Drive. For a Southern favorite, start with the gumbo yaya. This local hit features crawfish, chicken, andouille sausage, and rice pilaf. Barbecue is another menu highlight. Try the "lip-smacking" ribs with the signature house spice rub blend, or the pulled pork platter served with baked beans and coleslaw.


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