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Where to dine out in Orlando on New Year’s Day

Let someone else do the cooking on the most hung-over day of the year

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When we started this project, we thought it would be tough to find any place open on Jan. 1. We made a random list of some of our favorites, pulling a mix of price ranges and neighborhoods from the restaurants we've written about in the past year or so. We were hoping to find maybe five or even 10 restaurants that were serving.

Well, color us surprised. About half of the places on our list said that yes, they'd be open on New Year's Day. (Don't be surprised if they're a little late in opening the doors – phoning first would probably be a good idea – or a little slow, service-wise.) At first we were a little sad for the employees who had to work the day after the biggest party night of the year, but a Stardust employee informed us that it can be a great day for tips. And at Christo's they said it's one of the most fun days of the year – but "don't push it past 2."

So, with that in mind, feel no guilt in using this list of 30 places that will feed you today. Recharge with the restorative powers of brunch, rehash the high points over burritos, drown your party-foul regrets in a bowl of ramen or start 2016 right by sticking to your resolutions with a healthy salad. Something to keep in mind: reports that, according to Dr. Reem Sharaiha, a gastroenterologist at New York–Presbyterian Hospital, chocolate and bacon are both foods helpful to the body in recovering from a hangover. Do with that information what you will.

And if you absolutely can't make it off the couch: Doorstep Delivery tells us that they will also be on the job Jan. 1, so all you have to exert is your dialing finger to stave off starvation.

Audubon Park

Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux (8 a.m.- 5 p.m.): 3022 Corrine Drive, 407-427-1440,

Stardust Video & Coffee (9 a.m.-midnight): 1842 Winter Park Road, 407-623-3393,

Baldwin Park

Osprey Tavern (5:30-11 p.m.): 4899 New Broad St., 407-960-7700,

Seito Sushi (5-11 p.m.): 4898 New Broad St., 407-898-8801,

College Park

Christo's Café (8 a.m.-2 p.m.): 1815 Edgewater Drive, 407-425-8136,

RusTeak (11 a.m.-11 p.m.): 2625 Edgewater Drive, 407-540-1100,

Colonialtown/Mills 50

Kabooki Sushi (5-11 p.m.): 3122 E. Colonial Drive, 407-228-3839,

Pho 88 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.): 730 N. Mills Ave., 407-897-3488,

  • Photo by Rob Bartlett
  • Pig Floyd's

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa (11 a.m.-midnight): 1326 N. Mills Ave., 407-203-0866,

Quickly Boba & Snow (noon-11 p.m.): 3214 E. Colonial Drive, 407-270-4570,

Smashburger (10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.): 3162 E. Colonial Drive, 407-286-3390,

Dr. Phillips

Slate (brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 5-11 p.m.): 8323 Sand Lake Road, 407-500-7528,

Urbain 40 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.): 8000 Via Dellagio Way, 407-872-2640,

The Whiskey (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 7563 Sand Lake Road, 407-930-6517,

Ivanhoe Village

The Hammered Lamb (brunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m.): 1235 N. Orange Ave., 407-704-3200,

Santiago's Bodega (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 802 Virginia Drive, 407-412-6979,

White Wolf Café (8 a.m.-9 p.m.): 1829 N. Orange Ave., 407-990-1367,

Thornton Park

Anthony's Pizza (11 a.m-11 p.m.): 100 N. Summerlin Ave., 407-648-0009,

Baoery Asian Gastropub (11 a.m.- 11 p.m.): 617 E. Central Blvd., 407-849-9779,


Artisan's Table (5 p.m.-midnight): 22 E. Pine St., 407-730-7499,

Gringos Locos (11 a.m.-3 a.m.): 22 E. Washington St., 407-841-5626,

Winter Park

310 Park South (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 310 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-647-7277,

  • Photo by Rob Bartlett
  • Cask & Larder

Cask & Larder (brunch 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.): 565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 321-280-4200,

The Parkview (11 a.m.-2 a.m.): 136 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-647-9103,

The Porch (11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.): 643 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 407-571-9101,

The Ravenous Pig (lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner 4:30-10:30 p.m.): 1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, 407-628-2333,

Umi (5-11 p.m.): 525 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407-960-3993,

Milk District

Drunken Monkey (7 a.m.-11 p.m.): 444 N. Bumby Ave., 407-893-4994,

Gringos Locos (11 a.m.-3 a.m.): 2406 E. Robinson St., 407-896-5626,

Pom Pom's Tea House & Sandwicheria (11 a.m.-midnight): 67 N. Bumby Ave., 407-894-0865,

UCF area

Insomnia Cookies (11 a.m.-3 a.m.): 12101 University Blvd., 877-632-6654,

Lazy Moon Pizza (5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.): 11551 University Blvd., 407-658-2396,

Sus Hi Eat Station (11 a.m.-10 p.m.): 4498 N. Alafaya Trail, 407-826-1682,

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