Out and About: Fish of Fire in Orlando (Restaurant Review)
While at the Orlando Chili Cook-off last month, we met some wonderful folks from the seafood restaurant Fish of Fire. As a result of the conversation, we decided to try it for lunch on a Sunday after church.
This restaurant is in the out lot of a LaQuinta hotel near the Orlando International Airport. It feels more like it should be on the beach. This isn’t a bad thing, just that it’s a casual place, like the kind of laid-back seafood place you’d find on the coast.
It surprised us that they offered a brunch menu as their website didn’t mention it, but it had quite a few tasty options.
We ordered a brew basket with fried pickles, onion straws, and hush puppies for an appetizer. It came out fairly quickly, and the family ate it so fast, I didn’t even get photos. I guess we were all hungry after church.
For our entrees, we ordered Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp and Crab Benedict, a grilled cheese sandwich with tator tots, and an egg with tator tots and toast. I managed to get some pictures before we dug in. The shrimp and grits were not as “Cajun” as my husband would have liked, but the grits were cheesy and full of flavor. I ordered the Benedict, and it was good, but seemed to be a bit stingy on the shrimp and crab for the price. The kids liked their meals, and found the remoulade sauce that came with the appetizer was quite yummy on the tater tots. The kids meals also came with dessert, so they were happy.
Prices were a bit on the high side for a brunch, but still reasonable, and portions were a good size. We do look forward to trying their other menu offerings in the future. Their fish tacos sound good, as do other things on their dinner menu.
Fish on Fire is located at 7937 Daetwyler Drive in Orlando. Their website at fishonfireorlando.net has the dinner menu listed, but not their Sunday brunch one. They also have a daily happy hour (from 11am-7pm), nightly specials, Wednesday trivia night, live music on weekends, and a dog-friendly outdoor patio. Keep up-to-date on their specials and events, like their upcoming Kids Beating Cancer Dinner Fundraiser on March 18, via their Facebook page.