Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Returns Aug 24-Sept 30, 2018

Foodies...get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month

Foodies…get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month, with a bonus preview week August 24-September 30, 2018.

Sponsored by American Express, the program was designed by Visit Orlando to showcase the wide variety of upscale and diverse dining throughout the destination, while also helping children in need.

More than 100 restaurants across the Orlando area will participate, with 19 new to Magical Dining Month. The wide range of venues spans areas from Disney Springs to Restaurant Row near the convention center to Universal Orlando, as well as neighborhood districts in downtown Orlando, Winter Park and beyond.

Each participant will be offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person, with one dollar from every meal served is donated to a local charity.

This year, the program will help children affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities, though donations to Best Buddies and The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida.

Also new this year are designated options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diets, to better accommodate diners.

Among the restaurants included in Magical Dining Month 2018 are:

  • 1921 by Norman Van Aken, Mount Dora
  • Amura Japanese Sushi & Steak, Dr. Phillips
  • Bongo’s Cuban Café, Disney Springs
  • Bulla Gastrobar, Winter Park
  • Café Tu Tu Tango, International Drive
  • Canvas Restaurant & Market, Lake Nona
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Waterford Lakes
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, International Drive
  • DoveCote Brasserie, downtown Orlando
  • Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar & Restaurant, Disney Springs
  • Fig’s Prime, Altamonte Springs
  • The Kitchen, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
  • Mai Hana Pan-Asian Grill & Sushi, International Drive
  • Market to Table, Winter Garden
  • Morimoto Asia, Disney Springs
  • Paddlefish, Disney Springs
  • Pharmacy, Dr. Phillips
  • The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park
  • Reyes Mezcaleria, North Quarter district Orlando
  • Seito Sushi, Baldwin Park and International Drive
  • The Strand, Mills 50 district Orlando
  • The Tap Room at Dubsdread, College Park
  • Tapa Toro, ICON Orlando 360
  • Terralina Crafted Italian, Disney Springs
  • Terramia, Altamonte Springs
  • Texas de Brazil, International Drive
  • Wine Bar George, Disney Springs
  • Zen, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
  • Zeta Asia, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

And that’s only a quarter of all the great restaurants participating in this year’s Magical Dining Month! This is a great opportunity to try restaurants that are new to you, as well as enjoy favorites with friends.

For a full list of participating restaurants, menus and to make reservations, visit

Which ones do you want to check out? Let me know in the comments!

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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