Orlando has some pretty great food, but sometimes it can be hard to keep track of which restaurant I should go to. Do I got back to the same one that I love, or do I go out and try a new one that will probably be just as good? I know a lot of other people have the same problem, so I thought that this list of reviews would help people choose where their next meal should be.
4 Rivers Smokehouse is first because I could talk about this restaurant for hours and hours on end. You can only find one other type of cuisine in Florida that’s just as good, and that would be Cuban food. Make sure you’re in Orlando’s business district, because this place is POPULAR. I always appreciate when a restaurant chooses to do something different with their food, such as how 4 Rivers Smokehouse has a Southern theme.
You would be hard pressed to find a town where there wasn’t a single barbecue restaurant, but I doubt they would all have a Southern theme (and pull it off so well). The menu at 4 Rivers Smokehouse is very diverse, and I have never had trouble finding something new to order. In fact, the menu is so big that sometimes I have to ask the server for help in deciding what to order.
The management even decided to put tacos on the menu! And they’re pretty great, too. I know a lot of Orlando restaurants that put unique food on the menu to separate themselves from the competition, but the quality can be iffy at best. If you could only eat at 4 Rivers Smokehouse once, I would highly encourage you to try the tacos.
My favorite dish to order on the menu is the pulled pork quesadilla, but that’s because pulled pork is a personal favorite of mine. That’s enough about the food, though. Even if it is the most important part of a restaurant, it’s not the only one. Aesthetic is also very crucial to a restaurant. 4 Rivers Smokehouse has a very attractive interior, and even offers outside seating.
I have actually been to a restaurant in the past that tried to use darkness to hide how unsanitary everything was. It is safe to say that the restaurant is no longer around. 4 Rivers Smokehouse has plenty of natural light, which I think is better than just hanging light bulbs everywhere. Sanitation is also very important in restaurants. Far too many restaurants get shut down each year, and it’s for something as silly as putting your raw meats on the top shelf instead of the bottom.
One big part of a restaurant’s sanitation is the kitchen, since that is where all of the food is made. I know of some great restaurant hood cleaners in Orlando, if 4 Rivers Smokehouse was interested. A great restaurant like this has probably already been swept off of their feet by another hood cleaning company, but it never hurts to have a backup. However, I do know that Orlando Hood Cleaning offers kitchen exhaust system cleaning. Beyond that, I don’t understand a whole lot about the industry.
The website has an about page, so I could probably learn more if I wanted to. Their website is http://orlandohoodcleaning.com/, so if 4 Rivers Smokehouse is interested then they have the information now. When figuring out where you will eat next, just keep these three points in mind: food, service, and aesthetic. There are also plenty of positive online reviews to read, if my word isn’t good enough for you.
Zoe’s Kitchen is next, and there’s no way I could have skipped this one. Found in Millenia in Orlando, you’re close to both great restaurants and great scenery. How’s that for a double whammy? I decided to add this Orlando restaurant to the list because I have been finding more and more Mediterranean restaurants everywhere I go.
As such, I thought it would be nice to expose some of them to the public eye. A hidden gem is still a gem, though. It should not be a shocker that you will find some great food here as well. Zoe’s Kitchen serves great sandwiches and salads, but I think that my favorite thing to order here is the cauliflower bowl. Never thought I would say that I liked cauliflower, but here I am. The food isn’t just great, however.
After eating at Zoe’s Kitchen multiple times, I have also realized that it is very affordable. If there’s one thing that a restaurant needs, it’s affordable prices. Unless you’re one of the higher-class elites who only eats at restaurants where the waiters wear tuxedos, eating at a place frequently can be made difficult when you have no means of paying for it. Zoe’s Kitchen takes its customers into consideration, and it pays off. They kept my business, and have clearly kept the business of each person who wrote amazing online reviews.
For those of you who want to opt for the healthier route, definitely stop by Greenbeat. I will always love a good chicken salad, and the food here is no exception. This time around, you will be eating in downtown Orlando again. Greenbeat is located in the business district, so you know what that means. Business lunches.
You can build your own salads, but if you’re indecisive then there are also plenty of different salads you can order. Salads were never really my favorite type of food to eat, and I think that a lot of people overlook them as an option for meals. I have always found that they were not very filling, but that changed with Greenbeat.
Maybe because I started to actually eat the entire salad for a change. I think that the most attractive part about Greenbeat is the fact that they offer natural and organic food. There’s vegan options, but you can also put chicken and similar food in your salad without making it greasy or unhealthy. Good job there, Greenbeat! There must be a lot of people in Orlando who like salad, because there is no shortage of great online reviews.