Orlando’s Top 10 Places to Eat Christmas Dinner 2011

Posted by Unlock Orlando November 27, 2011

Orlando is one of the best places to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Whether you are in town or out of town, the weather will never prevent restaurants from opening and the fact that we have plenty of out of town visitors means there are always restaurants open on Christmas. If you are looking for a good Christmas Dinner or Brunch and don’t feel like going the Chinese Food route on Christmas, below is a top 10 list of some of the best places to dine out for Christmas in the Orlando area.

Park Plaza Gardens
319 Park Avenue South, Winter Park

The Grand Ballroom at the Rosen Plaza
9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL
Christmas Buffet
Price: Adults $31.95, Children ages 4-12, $15.95, Children aged under 4 free.

Mimi’s Café (one of the more reasonably priced options)
4175 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839 407-370-0333
1251 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-847-9603
525 E Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 407-331-7300
3130 Daniels Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787 407-656-5075
Traditional Christmas Dinner and regular menu available.

Islands Dining Room at the Royal Pacific Resort
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
Traditional Christmas Day Buffet and there will be a lot of extras including many different food stations with roast beef, desserts, sushi, and stif fry.
Price: Adults $43.95 Children ages 3-12 $17.95. Free parking for diners.

Ritz Carlton Christmas Day Brunch at The Vineyard Grill
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Time: from 12noon–9pm
$89 Adults, $39 Children ages 3 to 12, Children under 3 Free.
This will be a large Ritz Carlton style buffet. There will all be live entertainment.
Reservations Required: 407-393-4648

Arrowsmith’s Restaurant located at Highland Manor in Apopka
604 E. Main Street, Apopka
Call for reservations 407-886-6226
Time from 12noon-6pm
Restaurant disguised as a large southern-style mansion serving a very traditional Christmas meal. Word on the street is that Santa might also be present for photos.
Price: Adults $24.95, children ages 4-12 are $14.95

Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center The Tropicale Restaurant
8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL
Time: 3pm-9pm
Large traditional Christmas buffet featuring live music
Price: $39.00 Adults, $15.00 for children 3-9, children under 3 eat free

The Boheme at the Grand Bohemian Hotel
325 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Lake Mary, Winter Park, and Orlando FL
7501 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819 407-226-3900
610 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 407-622-2444
80 Colonial Center Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746 407-804-8220
Traditional Turkey Dinner average price $35, and $12 for kids 12 and under

Marketstreet Cafe in Celebration (Orlando/Kissimmee)
701 Front Street
Celebration, Florida 34747
Time: 8am-10pm
Standard menu available plus special Christmas Dinner menu available. Great place to eat with reasonable prices plus you can walk around and enjoy the charm in the city of Celebration afterwards.

Please keep in mind that these are not the only options available for dining out in Orlando on Christmas Day. All of the major Walt Disney World and Universal Studios hotels will be open on Christmas along with many of the large restaurants along International Drive. If all else fails, many of the popular Asian restaurants will be open on Christmas, including Ming Bistro, Bill Wongs Buffet, and Ming Court. If you want to go the more inexpensive route or if you just want a place to eat out because you don’t feel like cooking, you can try going to the International House of Pancakes which has locations all over the area.

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