Dining & Nightlife on I-Drive

Magical Dining Returns to I-Drive

Magical Dining is a special time of the year in Orlando, and is celebrated by foodies both near and far! Now in its 16th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is returning to Orlando from August 27th through October 3, 2021, and is serving up three-course, prix-fixe dinners for just $37 per person at many of Orlando’s acclaimed restaurant. But, if that wasn’t enough to get you out of your seat and headed to the nearest participating restaurant, this annual event supports a great...


A Night Hopping Around I-Drive

One thing that makes I-Drive so special is that no matter where you are, you’re never too far from a new, exciting, and unique experience; and when it comes to a night out on I-Drive , you’ll see there are plenty of spots within hopping distance to make your next night out an epic one! Next time you’re planning a night out on the town in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood, hop over to these nightlife destinations to keep the drinks flowing, your dancing feet moving, ...


Happy Hour on I-Drive

Happy Hour: A much needed time to take pause. Whether you’re finishing up a long day of hard work, or you’ve been hopping around I-Drive all day; Happy Hour is a time to sit back, relax, and enjoy delicious bites and beverages at a special price, because after all, you’ve earned it! Luckily, the many restaurants that call International Drive home know how important happy hour is, and offer a variety of specials throughout the week to ensure that you’ve got everything you ...


5 Stops for a Frozen Treat on I-Drive

It's summertime in the City Beautiful, and as the saying goes, we’re all screaming for ice cream! July is National Ice Cream Month, and luckily our favorite sweet treat that helps us beat that Florida summer heat is never far from reach on I-Drive ! Next time you’re exploring International Drive, take a quick break with your favorite frozen treats at these sweet stops. Credit: MrCoolIceCreamFacebook Mr. Cool Mr. Cool Ice Cream is keeping everyone cool on I-Drive! Whether you’re...


Bite30 on I-Drive!

Bite30 , Orlando's Restaurant Week, presented by Publix Aprons Cooking Class in participation with Orlando Weekly, but now two full months, highlights the best local restaurants and chefs driving central Florida’s culinary scene. Participating restaurants around Orlando will be offering special $30 prix fixe menus for the months of June & July, and if you were hoping to enjoy this delicious deal at one of your favorite spots on I-Drive, you’re in luck! Through August 1st, be sure...


Brunching on I-Drive

If you’re heading out for an exciting day of fun in the sun on I-Drive this weekend, you’ve got to properly fuel up for the day. Luckily, here on I-Drive we believe that brunch is the most important meal of the day! Especially when it tastes this good. Get fueled up for a day of non-stop fun with fresh and delicious food at these favorite I-Drive brunch spots offering special weekend brunch menus, every weekend! Credit: TheHamptonSocialFacebook The Hampton Social The Hampton Social...


What's for Lunch? I-Drive Dining

What’s for lunch? I-Drive Dining Your stomach grumbles, you look up to the clock and lunch time is approaching quickly… If you’re looking to grab a delicious midday meal that will fuel the rest of your day on I-Drive , and deliciously satisfy that hunger, there are plenty of options! With I-Drive stretching about 11 miles long and boasting hundreds of unique dining destinations that feature cuisine from around the globe… finding somewhere to eat isn't hard, but choosing w...


A Sweet Treat on I-Drive

On International Drive, we’re all about treating yourself to the sweeter things in life. Since February is love month, and everyone loves a sweet treat, we’re giving you a quick run down on some of the sweetest spots to get a treat on I-Drive! Credit: TapaToroFacebook 1. Tapa Toro Orlando What’s sweeter than a dessert that transports you to Spain? Boasting the flavors of Spain, Tapa Toro Orlando offers delicious dessert options like classic flan, rich chocolate lava cake, and a...


Dining on I-Drive During the Temporary Abnormal

On International Drive, the temporary abnormality has changed how we enjoy the many exciting and unique experiences that we all know and love; but luckily, it hasn’t changed our ability to still enjoy them! And when it comes to dining, enjoying a delicious meal on I-Drive is still as easy as it’s ever been. Restaurants up and down I-Drive have put an enormous effort into complying with CDC guidelines, while still bringing the same delicious, and enjoyable dining experience that custo...


Comfort Food on I-Drive

Cold weather calls for comfort food, and for those of us lucky enough to find ourselves choosing somewhere to eat along International Drive; there’s no shortage of delicious, scratch made, good old fashioned comfort food, to choose from. If you find yourself craving a plate of delicious home cooking, grab your comfiest clothes and head to one of these dining spots on I-Drive! Credit: MiasItalianKitchenFacebook 1. Mia’s Italian Kitchen An entire restaurant inspired by the owner's gran...


Dinner on I-Drive? Pasta Please!

Not that we needed a reason to write a blog post about Pasta, but October is National Pasta Month, so we thought it appropriate to give you a quick rundown on what Italian restaurants on I-Drive you must visit to enjoy some pasta deliziosa. Credit: VincenzosFacebook Vincenzo Cucina Italia is locally owned and operated by the Navarro family who has been whipping up classic Italian favorites on I-Drive for over 23 years. But creating authentic Italian cuisine is no easy feat, and in order to provi...


Dine Like a Local on I-Drive

It’s been a long day. You’re borderline hangry, but can't fathom the thought of actually having to start cooking a meal for the family… not to worry! If you’re on International Drive , there are lots of dining spots that us Orlando locals consider go-to restaurants for nights just like these! Next time you’re stricken with hunger on I-Drive, dine like a local by popping over to one of these 5 restaurants that come highly recommended from locals themselves. Credit: A...


Magical Dining on I-Drive

Food… It fuels our days of excitement on I-Drive , brings families and friends together, and has the power to transport our taste buds to locations around the globe, teaching us about different cultures and cuisines. If you’ve ever been to International Drive, you know that good food is a major part of the experience. Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back for its 15th year, and celebrates food while simultaneously benefiting Feed the Need Florida, with $1 from each meal...


Dinner & Drinks To-Go on I-Drive

You bring the music and we'll bring the booze. Here on I-Drive, we are lucky to have so many amazing restaurants still cooking our family favorites during these hard times. Good food does have the power to bring families together, after all. But, once the kids hit the day, and your work is done for the day, sometimes a cold cocktail and some good tunes is just what you need! Luckily, these five I-Drive restaurants are bringing you their bar… to-go! You bring the music, they’ll bring ...


I-Drive Dining at Your Front Door

We’ve all recently taken on a lot at home, and after a long day is done sometimes the last thing you want to do is start cooking and cleaning. Luckily, there are lots of restaurants along International Drive that are still cooking up delicious food for us here in Orlando! Check out some of these restaurants here on I-Drive that are working hard during these times to bring your family together through the power of delicious food. Bar Louie is a local favorite spot serving up american cuisin...


5 Dining Spots Coming to I-Drive in 2020!

Feeling hungry? There’s never a shortage of dining options here on I-Drive , and come 2020 we’ll see even more dining spots being added to the line-up here on I-Drive! Here are five hot new dining spots that will soon call International Drive home! Credit: ICONParkFacebook Ole Red Orlando To say we are excited about the opening of Old Red Orlando in ICON Park this April would be an understatement! Blake Shelton’s Ole Red restaurant will bring with it delicious southern style ...


5 Outdoor Dining Spots on I-Drive

We don’t mean to brag, but if al fresco dining is right up your alley - Orlando is the best place to be. All year round we’re lucky to be able to enjoy our favorite delicious meals in an outdoor setting that is unlike what you’ll find anywhere else! With the summer heat behind us, the weather during this time of the year is flawless, so it’s no surprise that on I-Drive , you’ll find that some of your favorite restaurants offer outdoor seating options that amaze! Nex...


The Perfect Taco on I-Drive

Tacos! No matter where you’re from, how old you are, or what your favorite type of cuisine is, you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a taco. They even have a day of the week designated just for them, Taco Tuesday! But if you’re a fellow taco lover, you know that any day of the week is a good day for a taco, and that’s why we’ve created a run down of 5 of the best places to get a taco right here on International Drive ! Credit: Uncle Julio's Facebook 1. Uncle JulioR...


5 Favorite I-Drive Pizza Places

The word pizza was first documented in 997 A.D. in Gaeta and parts of Central and Southern Italy. Over the years, it’s become an American favorite! It’s easy to eat, can be switched up with a variety of toppings and types of crust, and can satisfy the hunger of everyone in a family with no fuss! Here on I-Drive , we’re lucky to have a long list of pizza places to choose from…no matter what kind of pizza you’ve got on your mind, you’ll find it here and it will ...


5 Sweet Spots on I-Drive

'Tis the season where we celebrate our favorite sweet treats! They are a part of our pastimes, special occasions..like trick or treating of course, and the way that we sweeten even the sourest of days. Since here on International Drive we’re all about indulging in the sweeter things in life, we have dedicated this time to tell you about the five sweetest spots on I-Drive ! Credit: FuzziwigCandyFactory.com Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory has been bringing your ...


Visit Orlando's Magical Dining on I-Drive

Your favorite time to be on I-Drive is back! Yes, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back starting on August 23rd, and with over 120 of Orlando’s best restaurants offering a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person - you never have to worry about finding an amazing place to dine without spending a fortune. Plus, everytime you dine, $1 from your meal will be donated to local charities. So, bring your appetite, and be sure to check out these sizzling Magical Dining op...


Laugh Your Night Away on I-Drive

If you’re looking for a side-splitting laugh-tastic experience on International Drive Orlando look no further than our fabulous comedy clubs ! For over 40 years, talent from all mediums have graced our stages with their hysterical, tear-inducing, comedy routines. Their gift for making even the most mundane moments seem bust-your-gut funny have left countless Orlando patrons with incredible stories that make every day experiences seem like an SNL skit. Are you ready to laugh your butt off? ...


Burger Mania on I-Drive

There are lots of burger joints on I-Drive that bring the sizzle, so it's only fitting that we dedicate a blog post to the iconic hamburger that we all know and love. Keep reading for an inside scoop on some of the best spots to stop and grab a burger in your neighborhood! Credit: Facebook.com Hopdoddy Burger Bar Hopdoddy Burger Bar recently hopped its way into Pointe Orlando , where they opened their first Florida location in Febru...


Fine Wine & Craft Beers on I-Drive

We know you beer and wine connoisseurs are out there! More and more restaurants around us offer an extensive wine inventory, while craft breweries are becoming a staple. Orlando locals are uncorking their bottles and taste testing brews on the daily in the heart of our most dynamic district, International Drive ! Not sure which vibrant bar scene to hit up first? Here are some great options for people who enjoy a relaxing drink with or without dinner , sultry spaces, and sweet company. CooperR...


Late Night Cravings and Snacks

Coming home from a night out dancing at Universal CityWalk , finishing late night extra hours on the job, or just relaxing on a quiet night at home – hunger can strike at any moment! Whether your craving is sweet or savory, there are places just around the corner on International Drive that will satisfy your taste buds with all the right late-night snacks. We All Scream for Ice Cream In Florida, we are all about our refreshing tasty treats, and what better to cure your sweet tooth than wit...