Our quick guide has everything you need to know about Orlando’s Magical Dining 2022. Find out the best menus to try, and the best places to stay while you’re in town.
This year marks the 17th anniversary of Magical Dining! This is your chance to enjoy three-course dinners at Orlando’s best restaurants; for just $37 per person. To take part, all you have to do is book a table at a participating restaurant and request the Magical Dining menu. Due to limited seating capacity, you’re encouraged to make reservations as early as possible. Plan ahead and you’ll be able to dine on your preferred dates!
What’s more, $1 of every meal served will be donated to local charities.
Read on to find out more about Magical Dining 2022, including a look at some of the top restaurants and a printable map to help you plan. We’ve also included some great accommodation options, featuring some of our best homes in Orlando.
The best places to eat for Magical Dining 2022
Each year, more and more restaurants take part in Magical Dining Month. To help you decide where to go, you can find a full list of the participating restaurants here. If you’re in need of inspiration, here’s a quick look at some of the most popular:
Highway 192 area
The perfect spot for both resort guests and locals, Euphoria offers a mouth-watering line-up of Magical Dining menu items. It’s a great chance to try some of the restaurant’s delicious seafood, like pan-seared salmon or yellow-tail snapper. Located at Margaritaville Resort, this island-inspired restaurant features a funky open-air kitchen and a luxe lounge. To complete the party atmosphere, live music is played nightly from 7 pm-11 pm.
If you fancy a cocktail, plan your visit around happy hour which runs between 4 pm-6 pm daily. If you don’t want to drive, book a stay at one of Margaritaville’s colorful villas. That way, you can enjoy Magical Dining every night of the week!
International Drive & Restaurant Row area
The Melting Pot
Located on West Sand Lake Road in Restaurant Row, The Melting Pot is an innovative fondue restaurant. Combining fine dining with a fun twist, guests can enjoy several fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees and desserts. No matter what your tastes, you can customize your own menu to create pairings as unique as you are!
On the Magical Dining menu, you will find a selection of cheese fondues to start, including a delicious brie and bacon option. For mains, there are 3 different meat dishes on offer, as well as a vegetarian alternative, packed with delicious veggies. Whatever you try, be sure to save room for dessert! There are 3 indulgent chocolate fondues to choose from, each served with a variety of sweet treats and fresh fruits.
Disney/Lake Buena Vista area
Located at the Hilton Orlando, this family-friendly restaurant offers delicious Italian meals and an award-winning wine list. Combining Italian recipes with Californian innovation, dishes are made with only the freshest ingredients. On selected days, there’s also a full bar, outdoor dining and live music.
The choices for Magical Dining 2022 include a porcini and pork ragu, shrimp risotto and pan-seared salmon. In keeping with Italian tradition, the dessert menu features a delicious tiramisu.
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 and a range of paellas. To complement your meal, this restaurant also offers an excellent selection of tasty sangrias and Spanish wines.
Jaleo’s tapas-style menu for Magical Dining includes five courses in total. You get two appetizers, two main courses and one dessert. Choices include patatas bravas, garlic-sautéed shrimp, classic gazpacho and seared piquillo peppers filled with creamy goat’s 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, you will find a pretty dining patio and a grab-and-go window, dedicated to desserts.
On the Magical Dining menu, you’ll find chicken schnitzel, sautéed salmon, and pasta bolognese. You can also upgrade your meal, and include extras such as grilled ribeye steak or meatballs.
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 specializes in champagne, caviar and oysters. It’s perfect for a date night or just a bite to eat.
On the Magical Dining menu, appetizers include escargot with a brandy mustard sauce, fried goat’s cheese and deviled eggs. The selection of mouth-watering mains includes a classic chicken pot pie, a shrimp cocktail and beef short ribs. Last but not least, the irresistible dessert menu includes favorites such as creme brulee, affogato, and warm chocolate cake.
The Back Room Steakhouse
In addition to its signature steaks, The Back Room is also offering wild-caught Norwegian salmon and tantalizing chicken tenderloins. You can enjoy your meal 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.
Where to stay for Magical Dining
Fancy staying in Orlando for Magical Dining? Then check out these fantastic villas. Situated just a short drive from the participating restaurants, all of our vacation homes come with a whole host of fantastic amenities.
Reunion Resort 667
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. Reunion boasts a huge range of facilities, including a water park, golf courses and sports courts.
Reunion Resort 9000
Gather your family and friends together! This stunning 12 bedroom mansion has enough space for up to 33 guests! Inside, you’ll find perks such as a game room, a home theater and cool, themed bedrooms. Outside, the huge sun terrace is the perfect place to enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Reunion Resort 2500
With enough space for up to 34 guests, this impressive villa is the perfect choice for larger groups. Beautifully decorated throughout, it offers huge open-plan living areas, a game room and a home theater. Outside, there’s a gorgeous private pool and hot tub overlooking the resort’s picturesque golf course.
How to book a vacation home
Book your Orlando vacation rental with us and you will get beautiful accommodation at a great price. You’ll also benefit from amazing round-the-clock customer service and access to a wide range of travel extras. When you book with Top Villas, our Guest Experience team will be on hand to arrange everything you need; from car hire to restaurant reservations!
Follow our simple online booking process and you can secure your dream vacation home instantly. It’s easy to check availability, get a quote and book instantly online. Alternatively, submit an enquiry and we’ll get straight back to you.