Find out more about Orlando’s Magical Dining 2020 including the best menus to try and the best places to stay while you’re in town.
Magical Dining Month is back, and it’s being extended one extra month through October 31, 2020 – making it the longest run in the program’s history! It’s your chance to enjoy three-course dinners at Orlando’s best restaurants for just $35 per person.
Participating restaurants will be going the extra mile to ensure your safety, with extra health and sanitization protocols in place, so you can dine with confidence. Many venues will have open-air seating options, along with takeout and delivery services.
What’s more, $1 from every meal will be donated to Feed the Need Florida, which works to provide deserving families with healthy food during the Coronavirus crisis.
To take part, all you have to do is book a table at the restaurant of your choice and request the Magical Dining menu. Due to limited seating capacity, you’re encouraged to make reservations as early as possible to ensure that you’ll be able to dine on your preferred dates.
During Magical Dining 2020 you can dine as many times as you like, so why not book a stay in Orlando and turn it into an amazing culinary adventure?
Read on to find out more about Magical Dining 2020 including a look at the best menus to try, and a printable map and restaurant checklist to help you plan. We’ve also included some great accommodation deals including offers of up to 25% off select condos and villas in Orlando.
The best places to eat for Magical Dining Month 2020
With 11 new restaurants joining the line-up last year, there are plenty of options to try for Magical Dining 2020 – here’s a quick look at the best places to try:
Highway 192 area
The perfect spot for both resort guests and locals alike, Euphoria offers a mouth-watering line-up of Magical Dining menu items. It’s a great time to try seasonal favorities like roasted lemon-herb chicken, pan seared salmon with caramelized fennel and Wagyu steak burger with truffle fries. Located at Margaritaville Resort, this island-inspired restaurant features a funky open-air kitchen and a luxe lounge where music is played nightly from 7pm-11pm.
Plan your visit around happy hour which runs from 5pm-7pm and 9pm-11pm daily. If you don’t fancy driving, book a stay at one of Margaritaville’s colorful villas and you can enjoy Magical Dining every night of the week!
International Drive & Restaurant Row area
The H Cuisine
Conveniently located on Sand Lake Road in Restaurant Row, this award-winning eatery offers casual fine dining with a Mediterranean twist. The diverse menu is prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs who’ve worked at some of the finest restaurants around the world. The open-fire kitchen concept allows you to see the various styles of fire-cooking methods and watch the action unfold as inventive meals are prepared.
On the Magical Dining menu are options like Turkish salad, baby artichoke and burrata. For mains there’s a choice of vegetable stew, seafood risotto and New York striploin. Delicious desserts include chocolate brownies, passionfruit meringue and house ice cream.
Disney/Lake Buena Vista area
Located at the Hilton Orlando, this family friendly restaurant offers delicious Italian meals and an award-winning wine list. There’s also a full bar, outdoor dining, plus live music on select days.
The choices for Magical Dining 2020 are spicy shrimp pasta, pork & veal meatballs, and spicy roasted chicken with brocolini, roasted potatoes and sherry vinegar jus.
Jaleo at Disney Springs is the largest and most spectacular Jaleo restaurant in the entire country. Housed in a dynamic, multi-level space it serves an extensive variety of tapas (the traditional small dishes of Spain) as well as savoury paellas, tasty sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and sherries.
Jaleo’s tapas-style menu for Magical Dining includes five courses in total – you get two appetisers, two main courses and one dessert. Choices include patatas bravas, garlic-sautéed shrimp, classic gazpacho, bacon-wrapped dates, and seared piquilli peppers filled with mushrooms and goats cheese.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Located in Town Center at Disney Springs, this popular spot offers the best of Wolfgang Puck’s signature modern American cuisine. An open kitchen and copper-accented pizza oven bring warmth to the venue’s 250-seat interior. Outside, there’s a pretty dining patio on one side of the restaurant’s exterior, with the other side dedicated to a grab-and-go dessert and gelato window.
For Magical Dining Month you’ll find chicken schnitzel, sautéed salmon, and pasta bolognese. You’ll also find extras like grilled ribeye steak and 10 oz flat iron steak.
Downtown Orlando & surrounding areas
Bites & Bubbles
Enjoy gourmet American fare with a French twist at this restaurant in Orlando’s trendy Mills 50 district. Bubbles are the theme at this full-service venue which specialises in champagne, caviar and oysters. It’s perfect for a date night or just a bite to eat.
On the Magical Dining menu are appetisers like escargot with brandy mustard creme sauce, pate with onions and warm bread, and charcuterie boards with the chef’s selection of fine cheese and meats. The selection of mouth-watering mains includes classic beef bourguignon, creamy chicken stew, and three cheese pasta. Last but not least are desserts such as classic banana split, berry creme brulee, and warm chocolate cake.
Menagerie Eatery & Bar
Also new to downtown Orlando is Menagerie Eatery & Bar, situated in the scenic Thornton Park neighborhood. This eclectic spot is hailed for its fresh and creative menu featuring small plates and shareable boards. It’s not just the food that’s great either. At the bar you’ll see fun spins on classic old-fashioned cocktails made using house-made bitters and herb-focussed syrups.
The Back Room Steakhouse
In addition to its signature Black Angus 10 oz New York Strip steak, The Back Room Steakhouse is also offering wild-caught Pacific salmon and herb-crusted prime pork chop. You can enjoy your Magical Dining choices along with house cocktails, craft beers and fine wines, all served in classic Chicago steakhouse-style surroundings.
The Back Room is on Rock Springs Road in Apopka, around 30 minutes northwest of downtown Orlando.
Magical Dining restaurant checklist and map
To help you make the most of Magical Dining 2020 we’ve included this printable restaurant checklist and map (courtesy of Visit Orlando). Simply print it off and plan your Magical Dining experience around the areas and types of cuisine you’re interested in.
You can tick them off the list as you go!
Where to stay for Magical Dining Month
Fancy staying in Orlando for Magical Dining Month? Then check out these fantastic offers. You can get up to 20% off the usual rates at some of these properties between now and mid December.
Reunion Resort 667 – 20% off
Book a stay at this kid-friendly villa and enjoy quirky themed rooms, spacious living areas and a large private pool. You can soak up the sun on your private sun terrace or head out and explore the resort’s water park, golf courses, communal pools, restaurants, biking trails, fitness center and more.
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Reunion Resort 2400 – 20% off
With 8 bedrooms and enough space for up to 16 guests, this luxury villa is the perfect choice for families or groups of friends. Luxuriously decorated throughout, it offers bright open-plan living areas, an exciting game room and a plush home theater with a custom-built bar. Outside, there’s a gorgeous private pool and hot tub overlooking the resort’s beautiful lake and golf courses.
Reunion Resort 9000 – 20% off
Gather your family and friends together! This stunning 12 bedroom mansion has enough space for up to 33 guests! Located just a few miles from Disney, it has a huge sun terrace with a private pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, outdoor lounge and gazebo. Inside, you’ll find other perks like an amazing game room, a home theater and cool themed bedrooms.
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Championsgate 665 – 20% off
With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and more than 3,000 sq ft of living space, this Orlando villa is the perfect choice for a family vacation. Kids will love the themed rooms, fun game room and large private pool, and the whole family can enjoy access to ChampionsGate’s first-class amenities including a huge pool, a splash park, fitness center, sports courts, gaming arcade, movie theater and golf courses.
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Other villas to check out:
Encore Resort 189 – 11 bedrooms – Sleeps 22
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Encore Resort 934 – 8 bedrooms – sleeps 16
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