Nothing is better than experiencing Orlando through its delicious restaurants, and Bite30 is the perfect opportunity to do so. Sponsored by ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, Orlando Weekly, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Downtown Orlando, participating restaurants offer a special multi-course menu with a fixed price of $30, attracting new customers who are looking for a culinary adventure.
Many restaurants introduce new dishes as part of their Bite30 menu and with a three-course-meal with the price of a single entree, they use the advantage to showcase their best ingredients on a plate. This years' "Orlando's Restaurant Month" started on July 15th and it will end on August 16th, giving plenty of time for people to experience multiple new restaurants in the city.
Due to COVID-19, selected restaurants are providing Bite30's menu to-go with an extra fee of $5, along with following CDC guidelines for the health and safety of their customers and workers. They are also providing extra prizes such as gift cards for some customers that decide to tag #Bite30 on social media as well as @orlandoweekly and @abcfinewinespirits.
This guide provides a taste of what to expect when trying Bite30's dishes, and some tips on what you shouldn't miss from chefs and restaurant owners themselves. Enjoy!
1. 534 Scratch Kitchen
Photo by 534 Scratch Kitchen
Perfect for events and social gatherings, 534 Scratch Kitchen is an American restaurant that designs its plates to match the local and international community who visits Orlando every day. Their food is made from scratch daily, and the restaurant uses fresh ingredients to produce a delicious meal every time.
Bite 30 is an exciting opportunity for the restaurant to expose their tasty dishes to new customers and has helped 534 Scratch Kitchen to gain recognition in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Their three-course menu is perfect to enjoy at any time of the day with your family, friends, and loved ones.
"Our food is made from scratch in the kitchen, and we take a lot pride in making it fresh, and delicious. I would definitely recommend our Asian Glazed Salmon from our Bite30 menu. It's seriously delicious." - Timothy Green, Restaurant Owner
Location: 534 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805
2. American Social
American Social Bar and Kitchen offers a casual dining experience for customers while they experience their favorite sports and live music. This high-energy restaurant and bar is perfect for a night out during sports seasons.
American Social's Bite30 menu includes a selection of their best dishes and a special alcoholic beverage as a suggestion to enjoy with your meal.
Location: 7335 W Sand Lake Rd #101, Orlando, FL 32819
3. Artisan's Table
Pan Seared Salmon with Miso Noodles
Photo by Ciarra Debritto of Lionforce Media
"Flavor is our guide" couldn't be a better motto for Artisan's Table. The restaurant uses creativity in its ever-changing menu, as well as supports the local economy by partnering with small businesses to bring courteous services and great hospitality.
Artisan's Table is a veteran on Bite30, participating every single year so far, and they love the fact that Bite30 promotes restaurants and attracts new customers every year, helping places such as themselves to keep their restaurant open and their staff employed.
"A dish people must try is the Pan Seared Salmon. It is one of our most popular dishes from the normal menu, and we have never featured it on a price fix menu before, so this is a great opportunity to try it along with an appetizer and dessert at a great price. It's also coming off the menu next month when this promotion is over, so this is your last chance to try it before it changes." - Monica McCown, Executive Chef
Location: 55 W Church St #128, Orlando, FL 32801
4. Bites and Bubbles
Bites and Bubbles is a family-owned restaurant where a mixture of the American and French cuisine will take you on a trip to New York and Paris at the same time in every bite. Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, the restaurant has bubbles chandeliers as a theme and music from the '60s, making it a truly unique place to visit.
Although their menu choices may change occasionally, you may want to try one of their dish selections for the Bite30 menu, there's truly something for everyone taste, and while you are in there, check their wine and drinks menu out, you won't be disappointed.
Location: 912 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
5. Bulla Gastrobar
Inspired by the famous tapas restaurants in Spain, Bulla Gastrobar was created to bring Florida a great selection of Spanish dishes and drinks, while providing a multicultural atmosphere. Their culinary director, Diego Solano was born and raised in Costa Rica and his passion for food started after watching his grandmother cooking tasty meals.
Diners will experience a selection of unique dishes and drinks in their Bite30 menu, and the desserts are a must-try for anyone who has a sweet tooth. They are delicious.
6. Café Tu Tu Tango
Be ready to experience a four-course menu when visiting Café Tu Tu Tango during Bite30. This colorful and entertaining restaurant brings an amazing selection of Latin-inspired dishes all day long, and artists can be seen painting as you eat and experience a live entertainment show.
Café Tu Tu Tango also offers a few new items in their Bite30 drink menu, and it's a great place to go with your friends and loved ones at any time of the day, as the restaurant offers a brunch, lunch, and dinner menu daily, ensuring visitors enjoy their food whenever they want.
Location: 8625 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
7. Cress Restaurant
Cress Restaurant earned 2020 Best Overall Restaurant from the annual Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards, with it refine dining atmosphere and incredible dishes. The restaurant is known for turning local and seasonal ingredients into an international food experience and invites all its customers to try their selection of fine cuisine and drinks.
Cress restaurant's Bite30 menu brings dishes from all around the world, with a special American touch. With 12 years of service, the restaurant pledge to continue sourcing and helping local farmers to ensure their food is fresh, while being inspired by different cultures.
Location: 103 W Indiana Ave, DeLand, FL 32720
8. Delaney's Tavern
Born from a vision of a local orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tom Winters and his wife, Dr. Becky Moroose, Delaney's Tavern was opened in 2019 to bring a Cheers-style restaurant and bar for local and visitors family and friends of Orlando. With a modern American cuisine, Delaney's Tavern specializes in "friendly fare and spirits," bringing a selection of great food and drinks for any occasion.
Their Bite30 menu includes a three-course meal with a special drink, inviting customers to enjoy their food while appreciating one of the many paints on the restaurant walls, which brings colors to the fine dining atmosphere.
Location: 1315 S Orange Ave Suite B, Orlando, FL 32806
DoveCote is an American cuisine restaurant with French-inspired flavors and an award-winning menu. The restaurant has a raw bar with a great shellfish collection of dishes, and a variety of meat, chicken and seafood plates from the kitchen, on top of an amazing selection of alcoholic beverages, perfect for a night out with friends.
Although their Bite30 menu has only 5 dishes, DoveCote doesn't disappoint in flavors, making sure every customer is satisfied and well-served throughout their entire time in the restaurant. They also offer outdoor seating and a private dining room, making it a great date-night spot for you and your loved ones.
Location: 390 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
10. Feather And Quill
Feather and Quill is one of the newest restaurants on this list, opening its doors in 2020. The new American restaurant specializes in its craft cocktail bar, and gives customers a taste of unique drinks at any time of the day, from Tuesday to Sunday brunch.
Feather and Quill's Bite30 menu has a great variety of their best sellers dishes, with some special ones created just for Orlando's restaurant month, making the dining experience extremely unique and perfect for anyone looking to try something new in the city.
Location: 4757 The Grove Dr, Windermere, FL 34786
11. Kabooki Sushi
The word "Kabuki" means a traditional Japanese popular drama performed with highly stylized singing and dancing. At Kabooki Sushi restaurant, customers will experience the performance of their dishes with a Mexican flavor, French preparation, and the curated integrity of Japan.
Through beautiful plates, Kabooki has a selection of amazing creations on its Bite30 menu and invites its guests to experience the world through their palate. A Three-course meal and a few drinks should be enough to bring a smile on people's face when visiting the restaurant.
Location: 7705 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
12. Mai Thai
Pad Kee Mao with Chicken
Photo by Mai Thai Restaurant
Mai Thai Asian Fusion is a restaurant and bar lounge that offers a great variety of Thai cuisine dishes in the heart of Orlando. The restaurant is offering a three-course Bite30 menu with an exclusive drink included in the fixed price of $30.
The authentic Thai dishes have special ingredients and are served in a modern and fun environment, which is the perfect place for family and friends to dine-in together. The restaurant thinks Bite30 is a great way to let the community known they are operating during these precedent times, as well as to add value to their customers.
"We are excited to be a part of Bite30. Our most popular appetizers are our handmade Krab Rangoon and handmade Thai Spring Rolls, and if you love duck, you absolutely must try our Duck Tacos." - Debbie, Restaurant Chef
Location: 22 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801
13. Maxine's On Shine
Winner of the Orlando, The City Magazine Dining Awards in the Readers Choice category for seven consecutive years, Maxine's On Shine is the definition of having a good time while enjoying a delicious meal. The restaurant is famous for its vibrant colors and live performances of local artists, bringing a great environment to spend time with family and friends.
Maxine's On Shine provides a selection of their famous dishes on the Bite30 menu, as they are making some changes in their dining experience to accommodate everyone in this reopening phase due to COVID-19. However, the restaurant hasn't lost its charm and you will definitely leave with a bigger smile than when you arrived after eating their delicious food.
Location: 337 North Shine Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Menagerie Eatery and Bar brings fresh ingredients from local farmers, fisherman, and micro-vendors to their tables, changing their menu within seasons. The restaurant is perfect for people who love their vegetables and protein flavors.
Their Bite30 menu is full of traditional fresh American dishes, as well as an alcoholic Lavender Lemonade that is perfect for Florida's Summer days. Menagerie has a great atmosphere, making it a perfect brunch, lunch, or dinner spot for all occasions all year long.
Location: 101 S Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
15. Reel Fish
Clams and Tasso Toast
Photo by Reel Fish Restaurant
Established in the 1930s, Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar has been amazing diners with its delicious fresh Southern coastal cuisine while maintaining a sustainable line of dishes and ingredients. Their occasional menu items explore a taste of seafood and shellfish from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, bringing a bit of history in every bite.
Reel Fish has participated for many years in Bite30 and believes it's a great opportunity for customers to appreciate unique cuisines while giving the restaurants a chance to introduce new dishes in their menu. The restaurant is excited about its feature items this year which already turned out to be very popular among clients.
"This year we tried to do something different with our Bite30 menu. We wanted to create a menu that were representative of the heart of what Reel Fish is all about, and I think the introduction of this new dish, Clams and Tasso Toast, does exactly that. It's a very Southern appetizer in which we use local Cedar Key clams and Tasso ham from Louisiana, together with garlic and onion, vegetables and white wine, creating this wondeful flavor combination." - Fred Thimm, Restaurant Owner.
Location: 1234 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
With two Bite30 participating locations, RusTeak restaurant and Wine Bar was founded in 2012 and is a favorite when pairing wines and other drinks with their meals. The Ocoee location opened first, followed by the RusTeak in College Park in 2016. The restaurant offer a great variety of rustic protein meals and delicious desserts, accompanied by a selection of great alcoholic beverages for any occasion.
RusTeak's Bite30 menu offers a special drink called Summer Nights that is perfect for Florida heat, with a sweet and sour taste. Both locations share a similar menu so their customers can enjoy their flavors whenever they are.
Locations: 1568 Maguire Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761
2625 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
17. Shin Japanese Cuisine
Following the Japanese kitchen traditions, Shin Japanese Cuisine brings an exquisite menu with a great variety of sushi and seafood plates. Rice and other classic dishes from Japan are a must-try in their Bite30 special menu, as well as their desserts that are delicious.
Due to COVID-19, their hours of operation have changed, and now they are also offering their full menu to take-out, to help customers to feel comfortable eating their Japanese dishes at their best convenience.
Location: 803 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Soco's name is inspired by the Southern Contemporary cuisine, and the restaurant believes that a great meal should come with the care of its preparation and amazing southern flavor combinations. Located in Thornton Park, Soco has a beautiful environment setting in which customers can watch the preparation of their food through a grand window separating the kitchen from the dining room.
This year the restaurant prepared a unique menu for Bite30 in which Summer seems to be the main character of its dishes. Fresh ingredients are always the key to their colorful and delicious menu items.
Location: 629 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
19. The Stubborn Mule
Established in 2016, The Stubborn Mule was created to be a fun environment for family and friends to spend their time together. By sourcing their food locally and partnering with small businesses, the restaurant has fresh ingredients in their protein meals, which is cooked with enthusiasm from the kitchen.
The Stubborn Mule also offers a variety of cocktail drinks, craft beers, and wines to enjoy with their new American cuisine. Their Bite30 menu includes File, chicken or salmon as the main course, and delicious appetizers and desserts as well.
Location: 100 S Eola Dr. Unit 103, Orlando, FL 32801
Naples Vibes appetizer
Photo by Tartini
Bite30 wouldn't be complete without a classic Italian restaurant. Tartini Pizzeria and Spaghetteria opened in 2012 determined to bring rustic and fresh Italian flavors to the table, and its wood-fired pizza has been definitely one of their signature menu items.
During Bite30, Tartini's chef Alvaro is bringing a taste from la Famiglia Italiana to its customers by presenting beautiful dishes inspired by his Nonna's recipes and many traveling adventures he experienced throughout the years. He was raised learning how to cook Italian food and Tartini is the way he found to share his passion with the world.
"The menu I present is not only because I think is good. It's a representation of my feelings on a dish, and a little part of my soul that I give to all my customers." - Alvaro, Restaurant Chef
Location: 6321 S Orange Ave #101, Pine Castle, FL 32809
21. The Boheme
The Boheme is the definition of fine dining. The luxurious restaurant and bar have a dark, red, and gold colors, environment, bringing a great hint of mystery with good food and amazing drinks. The restaurant is part of the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando and is a perfect spot for date nights and fancy events.
Their Bite30 menu is to dye for, including a three-course meal with a special drink suggestion from the chef. Their plates are worth a picture and their customers love The Boheme creativity.
Location: 325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
22. The New Standard
First established in 1984, and later reestablished in 2019, The New Standard offers American cuisine with great varieties of wines to choose from. Their Bite30 three-course menu includes wine suggestions to pair their appetizers, main course, and dessert items, making a unique dining experience for its customers.
The New Standard also offers a calendar of events and live concerts on their website, so customers can check in advance whenever there's something going on in their dining area.
Location: 1035 N Orlando Ave #101, Winter Park, FL 32789
23. The Polite Pig
Located just inside of the Disney Springs area, The Polite Pig brings a modern barbeque cuisine with fresh vegetables, making it a perfect spot for families visiting Orlando.
Their Bite30 menu includes a three-course meal with plenty of options for both children and adults to enjoy while shopping at Disney Springs. Their dessert selection is delicious and definitely has a taste of the South.
Location: 1536 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
24. The Ravenous Pig
Established in 2007, The Ravenous Pig brings a wood-fired and smoked barbecue taste experience to its customers and they love it. The husband-and-wife duo, and owners of the restaurant, James and Julie Petrakis, were recognized as semi-finalists by the James Beard Foundation for "Best Chef-South" for four consecutive years, helping The Ravenous Pig to carry on great service and food delivered through Bite30.
Truffled Fried Chicken and Steak Frittes are the main courses chosen to be part of Bite30, together with two options of their famous appetizers and desserts.
Location: 565 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
25. The Smiling Bison
The Smiling Bison's mission is to embrace creativity while keeping traditions and providing an exquisite dining experience for its customers. They believe in the importance of ethical use of ingredients and their Bite30 menu items show a selection of a mixture of protein-based and vegetarian plates for everyone to enjoy.
Something to be excited about is that there are four options of dessert to choose from in The Smiling Bison's three-course meal for the fixed price of $30, and they all look delicious.
Location: 107 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
26. The Tennessee Truffle
"Always enticing. Never boring," are ways The Tennessee Truffle describes their cuisine and restaurant. Their ever-changing menu offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to enjoy while visiting Sanford.
Their Bite30 menu will take you on a culinary trip to the South of the United States, with a taste of home. Established in 2016, the Tennessee Truffle uses fresh ingredients in their dishes to make customers come back and want more after every bite.
Location: 125 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771
27. Vinia Wine And Kitchen
Bite30 three-course meal at Vinia Wine and Kitchen will make you fall in love with the restaurant. A mix of Brazilian and American cuisine takes place along in their menu, bringing wine pairing suggestions for a perfect meal.
The wine bar is what drives customers the most because they have a great taste for sweet treats after a delicious rustic dish. Available in the Bite30 menu are also specific types of wine, making the entire culinary experience even greater.
Location: 444 W New England Ave #119, Winter Park, FL 32789
28. Wine 4 Oysters
Wine 4 Oysters Bar and Bites combines the freshest regional seafood and produce they find with unique ingredients to create delicious dishes that take you on a culinary trip over the seas. By participating in Bite30, the Wine 4 Oysters bring a three-course menu with shellfish and lamb as their main course, plenty of fruity desserts.
You may want to pay attention to their first courses since those oyster plates are what drives the restaurant to obtain their most costumers. Everything is delicious.
Location: 1957 S Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828