Exploring the delicious restaurants in Winter Park, Florida, is an adventure that promises to delight your senses and create lasting memories. Set against the backdrop of charming streets and sunny skies, Winter Park has a diverse array of dining establishments, each offering a unique and flavorful experience.
Exploring Winter Park’s Culinary Scene
From cozy cafes tucked away on picturesque streets to vibrant restaurants boasting flavors from around the globe, Winter Park’s food scene is a true treasure trove waiting to be discovered.
In this comprehensive guide, I present the top 25 must-visit restaurants in Winter Park.
Top 25 Must-Visit Restaurants in Winter Park
Having been a Florida resident all my life, I’ve had the chance to explore numerous fantastic spots and have been truly amazed by the exceptional food and the inviting ambiance they offer. If you haven’t had the chance to experience these restaurants yet, I highly recommend trying them during your next Winter Park trip.
1. Hillstone Restaurant
Hillstone Restaurant is a sophisticated dining experience in the charming Winter Park. This place might not be budget-friendly, but if you’re looking for a delicious culinary experience that will tantalize your taste buds, this is it. From the first bite to the last, each morsel is a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, leaving an indelible impression. Aside from that, the atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the view is absolutely breathtaking.
This is perfect for a date night and one of my favorite spots where I celebrated my wedding anniversary.
2. Bulla Gastrobar
This beautiful restaurant captures the essence of a Spanish tavern with a tapas-style approach and dishes that celebrate Spain’s rich culinary heritage. The food is delectable and the drinks are quite tasty.
This is a perfect spot for all occasions, though I’ve found myself going to this spot for happy hours with friends.
3. Hunger Street Tacos
Hunger Street Tacos is a family-owned, casual gourmet Mexican restaurant that serves authentic street food. It’s a great spot with beautiful murals.
4. The Porch
The Porch offers a variety of dishes and drinks in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere.
5. The Hangry Bison
The Hangry Bison is a restaurant and bar specializing in gourmet burgers, craft beer, and bourbon. It has two locations in Winter Park and Winter Garden, Florida.
6. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a restaurant chain that specializes in prime steaks, wine, and other dishes.
7. Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine is a family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Turkish food from many regions of Turkey. It has four locations in Central Florida: Winter Park, Dr. Phillips, Lake Nona, and Winter Garden.
8. Chez Vincent
Chez Vincent is a restaurant that serves traditional fine French cuisine in Winter Park, Florida. If you’re looking for authentic, this is definitely an authentic French place. As someone who has been to France and took French friends to this place, this has been approved as authentic.
9. Tabla Indian Restaurant
Tabla Indian Restaurant is a restaurant chain that serves authentic Indian, Indo-Chinese, and Thai cuisine in various locations in Florida. The one in Winter Park is absolutely stunning and the food is quite delicious!
10. Fiddlers Green Irish Pub & Eatery
This restaurant and bar serves authentic Irish food, fun, and entertainment. It’s a fun place to visit, the food is good and it’s a great place to hang out with friends.
11. The Glass Knife
A restaurant and cake shop in Winter Park, Florida, that serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, coffee, desserts, and more. This place serves some of the most delicious desserts and also looks great in photos.
12. Financier Bistro & Bar a Vin
Financier Bistro & Bar a Vin is a restaurant in Winter Park, Florida, that serves traditional fine French cuisine and wine.
13. Krungthep Tea Time
Krungthep Tea Time is a restaurant and tea shop in Winter Park, Florida, that serves authentic Thai food, desserts, and drinks. The sandwiches and drinks are delicious here!
14. George’s Cafe
George’s Cafe is a restaurant in Winter Park, Florida, that serves American and Mediterranean cuisine in a casual and friendly setting. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes such as appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pizzas, pasta, entrees, and desserts.
15. TaKo Cheena
Serves fusion cuisine inspired by Asian and Latin flavors. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes such as tacos, burritos, and more.
16. Briarpatch Restaurant
Briarpatch Restaurant is a restaurant in Winter Park, Florida, that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in a charming and cozy setting. This is a very popular restaurant among locals!
17. The Ravenous Pig
A stylish gastropub, The Ravenous Pig serves New American fare, beers brewed on-site, and handcrafted cocktails.
18. Swine & Sons
If you like Southern food, Swine & Sons offers Southern platters & sides, plus they also have sandwiches, charcuterie, and desserts. This is a great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Craving Italian? Then this is the spot to visit! While there are plenty of Italian restaurants around, Prato offers a modern take on classic dishes in a rustic-chic surroundings.
20. The Hen & Hog
Another Southern Restaurant, The Hen & Hog sticks out with its delicious menu! From House Smoked Ribs to Bourbon Pecan Tarts, there is a variety of wonderful dishes to try. They serve Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner, and you’ll also find beer and wine at this location. When visiting, make sure to go Wednesday thru Sunday as they are closed Monday and Tuesday.
21. Mares Peruvian Restaurant
If you’re looking for an authentic Peruvian Restaurant, then you’ll love Mares Peruvian Restaurant. As a Peruvian, I am really picky about how Peruvian food is made. To me, it has to taste like the actual flavors of Peru. Which is why I love Mares. They definitely brought the flavors! Everyone usually likes a good Ceviche, but if you don’t like fish, then try the lomo saltado or the ají de gallina!
22. Orchid Thai
Craving Thai? Then Orchid Thai is the place to visit. This beautiful traditional Thai restaurant has a variety of dishes from Pineapple Fried Rice to Praram Chicken
23. Ava Mediterraegean
Ava Mediterraegean is such a vibe. Not only is this a beautiful restaurant, but the menu is quite impressive. If you like Mediterranean food, this is the spot to visit.
24. 310 Park South
A New American cafe with a wine bar and live music, 310 Park South offers guests weekend brunch and outdoor dining. Perfect for anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors and beauty of Winter Park.
25. Park Avenue Pizza
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly pizza pace, then Park Avenue Pizza is the spot. This is a casual restaurant, so you won’t find anything fancy here, but the food is delicious and the pizza Is highly rated as one of the best in Central Florida.
Tips for Exploring Winter Park Restaurants
- You will need a reservation for most restaurants, so make sure to call ahead of time.
- If you’re unsure which one to go with, start with the restaurants in the historic downtown Winter Park. There is a variety of restaurants in the historic downtown, but you can’t go wrong with the options there.
- There is also plenty of parking in Winter Park and a lot of it is free parking. There are some that you have to pay for parking, but for the most part, there are a lot of free parking spots.
Winter Park has many amazing restaurants and is a great place to take friends and loved ones. You can also go on a solo date there as I’ve seen many people do and there are also plenty of gardens and parks to explore after your dinner date. So if you haven’t been to Winter Park yet, check it out.