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BEST BAKERY

1st: Blue Bird Bake Shop
3122 Corrine Drive
407-228-3822
bluebirdbakeshop.com

2nd: Charlie’s Gourmet Pastries
3213 Curry Ford Road
407-898-9561
charliesgourmetpastries.com

3rd: Raphsodic Cooperative Company
710 N. Mills Ave.
407-704-8615
raphsodic.com

BEST BARBECUE

1st: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
multiple locations
4rsmokehouse.com

2nd: Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ
multiple locations
bubbalous.com

3rd: Sonny’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant
multiple locations
sonnysbbq.com

BEST BEER BAR

1st: Redlight Redlight
745 Bennett Road
407-893-9832

2nd: World of Beer
7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
407-355-3315
3402 Technological Ave.
321-235-9741
wobusa.com

3rd: Orlando Brewing
1301 Atlanta Ave.
407-872-1117
orlandobrewing.com

BEST BREAKFAST

1st: Dexter’s
multiple locations
dexwine.com

2nd: First Watch
multiple locations
firstwatch.com

3rd: Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
multiple locations
kekesbreakfastcafe.com

 

BEST BURGER

1st: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
multiple locations
fiveguys.com

2nd: Crave
4158 Conroy Road
407-345-8788
craveamerica.com

3rd: Graffiti Junktion
900 E. Washington St.
407-426-9503
2401 Edgewater Drive
407-377-1961
graffitijunktion.com

 

BEST CARIBBEAN

1st: Bahama Breeze
multiple locations
bahamabreeze.com

2nd: Mama Millie’s Jamaican Cafe
12273 University Blvd.
407-382-3570
mamamillies.com

3rd: Caribbean Sunshine Bakery
multiple locations
caribbeansunshinebakery.net

 

BEST CHEAP EATS

1st: Taco Bell
multiple locations
tacobell.com

2nd: Tijuana Flats
multiple locations
tijuanaflats.com

3rd: Gringos Locos
20 E. Washington St
407-841-5626
eatgringos.com

 

BEST CHINESE

1st: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
436 N. Orlando Ave.,
Winter Park
407-622-0188
4200 Conroy Road
407-345-2888
pfchangs.com

2nd: Hawkers Asian Street Fare
1103 N. Mills Ave.
407-237-0606

3rd: (tie) China in College Park
2122 Edgewater Drive
407-839-8869
chinaincollegepark.com

3rd: (tie) Pei Wei Asian Diner
multiple locations
peiwei.com

 

BEST COFFEEHOUSE

1st: Stardust Video & Coffee
1842 E. Winter Park Road
407-623-3393
stardustie.com

2nd: Starbucks
multiple locations
starbucks.com

3rd: Drunken Monkey
444 N. Bumby Ave.
407-893-4994
drunkenmonkeycoffee.com

 

BEST DINER

1st: Bananas Diner
924 N. Mills Ave.
407-480-2200
bananasdiner.com

2nd: Junior’s Diner
2920 Corrine Drive
407-894-8871

3rd: Christo’s Cafe
1815 Edgewater Drive 407-425-8136
christoscafe.com

 

BEST DIVE BAR

1st: Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors
1001 N. Mills Ave.
407-896-6975

2nd: Will’s Pub
1042 N. Mills Ave.
407-898-5070
willspub.org

3rd: Redlight Redlight
745 Bennett Road
407-893-9832

 

BEST DOUGHNUTS

1st: Krispy Kreme
multiple locations
krispykreme.com

2nd: Dunkin’ Donuts
multiple locations
dunkindonuts.com

3rd: Bakery Plus
915 E. Michigan St.
407-849-1888

 

BEST RESTAURANT WHEN SOMEONE ELSE IS ELSE PAYING

1st: The Ravenous Pig
1234 Orange Ave., Winter Park
407-628-2333
theravenouspig.com

2nd: Seasons 52
7700 Sand Lake Road
407-354-5212
seasons52.com

3rd: Del Frisco’s
729 Lee Road
407-645-4443
delfriscosorlandoweekly.com

 

BEST FOOD TRUCK

1st: Big Wheel Provisions

2nd: Korean BBQ Taco Box

3rd: Yum Yum Cupcake Truck

 

BEST FRENCH

1st: Le Coq Au Vin
4800 S. Orange Ave.
407-851-6980
lecoqauvinrestaurant.com

2nd: Chez Vincent
533 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
407-599-2929
chezvincent.com

3rd: Café de France
526 S. Park Ave., Winter Park
407-647-1869
lecafedefrance.com

 

BEST GAY BAR

1st: Mr. Sisters
5310 E. Colonial Drive
407-282-2720
mrsisters.com

2nd: Parliament House
410 N. Orange Blossom Trail
407-425-7571
parliamenthouse.com

3rd: Pulse
1912 S. Orange Ave.
407-649-3888

 

BEST GREEK

1st: Mediterranean Blue
435 E. Michigan St.
407-422-2583
mediterraneanblue.net

2nd: Taverna Opa
Pointe Orlando
9101 International Drive
407-351-8660
opaorlandoweekly.com

3rd: The Greek Corner
1600 N. Orange Ave.
407-228-0303
thegreekcorner.net

 

BEST HAPPY HOUR

1st: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
multiple locations
buffalowildwings.com

2nd: Chili’s Bar & Grill
multiple locations
chilis.com

3rd: Antigua
41 W. Church St.
407-649-4270
churchstreetbars.com

 

BEST HOOK-UP BAR

1st: Bar-BQ-Bar
64 N. Orange Ave.
407-648-5441

2nd: Independent Bar
70 N. Orange Ave.
407-839-0457
independentbar.net

3rd: The Lodge
49 N. Orange Ave.
407-650-8786
downtownlodge.com

 

BEST ICE CREAM

1st: Cold Stone Creamery
multiple locations
coldstonecreamery.com

2nd: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
multiple locations
jeremiahsice.com

3rd: Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
multiple locations
menchies.com

 

BEST INDIAN

1st: Woodlands Indian Cuisine
6040 S. Orange Blossom Trail
407-854-3330
woodlandsusa.com

2nd: Memories of India
7625 Turkey Lake Road
407-370-3277
3895 Lake Emma Road,
Lake Mary
407-804-0920
memoriesofindiacuisine.com

3rd: Kohinoor Indian Restaurant
249 W. State Road 436,
Altamonte Springs
407-788-6004
kohinoorindianrestaurant.com

 

BEST IRISH

1st: Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub & Eatery
544 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-645-2050
fiddlersgreenorlandoweekly.com

2nd: The Harp & Celt Restaurant and Irish Pub
25 S. Magnolia Ave.
407-481-2927
harpandcelt.com

3rd: Raglan Road Irish Pub
1640 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
407-938-0300
raglanroadirishpub.com

 

BEST ITALIAN

1st: Antonio’s
611 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland
407-645-1035
7559 W. Sand Lake Road
407-363-9191
antoniosonline.com

2nd: Carrabbas Italian Grill
multiple locations
carrabbas.com

3rd: Il Pescatore
651 N. Primrose Drive
407-896-6763
ilpescatoreonline.com

 

BEST LATE NIGHT

1st: Crave
4158 Conroy Road
407-345-8788
craveamerica.com

2nd: Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria
67 N. Bumby Ave.
407-894-0865

3rd: Bananas Diner
924 N. Mills Ave.
407-480-2200
bananasdiner.com

 

BEST LATIN

1st: Black Bean Deli
325 S. Orlando Ave.,
Winter Park
407-628-0294

2nd: Pollo Pio Pio
multiple locations

3rd: Rice & Beans Cocina Latina
504 N. Alafaya Trail, Suite 106
407-380-9962

 

BEST LESBIAN BAR

1st: Revolution Nightclub
375 S. Bumby Ave.
407-228-9900
revolutionorlandoweekly.com

2nd: Mr Sisters
5310 E. Colonial Drive
407-282-2720
mrsisters.com

3rd: Sip
724 Virginia Drive
407-894-4747
sip-orlandoweekly.com

 

BEST MEXICAN

1st: Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant
929 N. Semoran Blvd.
407-275-5035
garibaldisemoran.com

2nd: Tijuana Flats
multiple locations
tijuanaflats.com

3rd: El Potro Mexican Restaurant and Catering
multiple locations
elpotrocatering.com

 

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN

1st: Bosphorus Restaurant
108 S. Park Ave.,
Winter Park
407-644-8609
bosphorousrestaurant.com

2nd: Tony’s Deli
1323 N. Mills Ave.
407-898-6689

3rd: Cedar’s Restaurant of Orlando
7732 W. Sand Lake Road
407-351-6000
orlandocedars.com

 

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

1st: 903 Mills Market
903 S. Mills Ave.
407-898-4392
903millsmarket.com

2nd: Hillstone
215 S. Orlando Ave.,
Winter Park
407-740-4005
hillstone.com

3rd: Relax Grill
211 Eola Parkway
407-425-8440
relaxgrill.com

 

BEST PHO

1st: Pho 88 Vietnamese Restaurant
730 N. Mills Ave.
407-897-3488
pho88orlandoweekly.com

2nd: Pho Hoa
649 N. Primrose Drive
407-895-6098
phohoa.com

3rd: Little Saigon Restaurant
1106 E. Colonial Drive
407-423-8539
littlesaigonrestaurant.com

 

BEST PUB

1st: Will’s Pub
1042 N. Mills Ave.
407-898-5070
willspub.org

2nd: Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub & Eatery
544 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park
407-645-2050
fiddlersgreenorlandoweekly.com

3rd: The Harp & Celt Restaurant and Irish Pub
25 S. Magnolia Ave.
407-481-2927
harpandcelt.com

 

BEST SMOOTHIES

1st: Planet Smoothie
multiple locations
planetsmoothie.com

2nd: Tropical Smoothie
multiple locations
tropicalsmoothie.com

3rd: Smoothie King
multiple locations
smoothieking.com

 

BEST SOUTHERN FOOD

1st: Mama Nems
805 S. Kirkman Road
407-253-7744
mamanemssoulfood.com (closed for remodeling)

2nd: Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen
2203 Aloma Ave.,
Winter Park
407-672-5753
tibbysneworleanskitchen.com

3rd: Soul Food Saturdays at Raphsodic Cooperative Company
710 N. Mills Ave
407-704-8615
raphsodic.com

 

BEST SPORTS BAR

1st: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
multiple locations
buffalowildwings.com

2nd: Miller’s Ale House
multiple locations
millersalehouse.com

3rd: Sportstown Billiards
2414 E. Robinson St.
407-894-6258
sportstownbilliards.com

 

BEST STEAKHOUSE

1st: Del Frisco’s
729 Lee Road
407-645-4443
delfriscosorlandoweekly.com

2nd: Ruth’s Chris Steak House
multiple locations
ruthschris.com

3rd: Charley’s Steak House
multiple locations
charleyssteakhouse.com

 

BEST SUB SHOP

1st: Publix
multiple locations
publix.com

2nd: Jimmy John’s
multiple locations
jimmyjohns.com

3rd: Subway
multiple locations
subway.com

 

BEST SUSHI

1st: Crave
4158 Conroy Road
407-345-8788
craveamerica.com

2nd: Amura
multiple Locations
amura.com

3rd: Seito Sushi Japanese Restaurant
multiple locations
seitosushi.com

 

BEST TEAHOUSE

1st: Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria
67 N. Bumby Ave.
407-894-0865
pompomsteahouse.com

2nd: Dandelion Communitea Café
618 N. Thornton Ave.
407-362-1864
dandelioncommunitea.com

3rd: Infusion Tea
1600 Edgewater Drive
407-999-5255
infusionorlandoweekly.com

 

BEST THAI

1st: SEA Thai Restaurant
3812 E. Colonial Drive
407-895-0985
seaorlandoweekly.com

2nd: Thai House of Orlando
2117 E. Colonial Drive
407-898-0820
thaihouseoforlando.net

3rd: Royal Thai
1202 N. Semoran Blvd.
407-275-0776
royalthai-orlandoweekly.com

 

BEST VEGETARIAN

1st: Ethos Vegan Kitchen
1235 N. Orange Ave.
407-228-3898
ethosvegankitchen.com

2nd: Dandelion Communitiea Café
618 N. Thornton Ave.
407-362-1864
dandelioncommunitea.com

3rd: Loving Hut
2101 E. Colonial Drive
407-894-5673
lovinghut.us

 

BEST VIETNAMESE

1st: Little Saigon Restaurant
1106 E. Colonial Drive
407-423-8539
littlesaigonrestaurant.com

2nd: Pho 88 Vietnamese Restaurant
730 N. Mills Ave.
407-897-3488
pho88orlandoweekly.com

3rd: Viet Garden
1237-1239 E. Colonial Drive
407-896-4154
vietgardenorlandoweekly.com

 

BEST VINEYARD

1st: Lakeridge Winery
19239 N. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont
325-394-8627
lakeridgewinery.com

2nd: Keel & Curley Winery
5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City
813-752-9100
keelandcurleywinery.com

 

BEST WINGS

1st: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
multiple locations
buffalowildwings.com

2nd: Gator’s Dockside
multiple locations
gatorsdockside.com

3rd: Winghouse
multiple locations
winghouse.com

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