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Recommendations by the Rollins History Faculty

Park Avenue
(walking distance from Rollins)

Cafe de France
Barry Levis’ favorite restaurant in Winter Park. Claire and Jim find the service somewhat snooty, but that might just be authentic French.
$$$$
526 Park Avenue South
(407) 647-1869

Power House Cafe
Some think the strawberry, banana, and peanut butter pita is amazing! Accompany this with one of their famous smoothies and you’re set to go! One of those healthy, yet filling, restaurants on park. $$
(407) 645-3616
111 E Lyman Ave


Park Plaza Gardens
Claire thinks that the restaurant food is overpriced and unimpressive.  Bar food is great, though, as are their gin and tonics.  Sit on the sidewalk for a true Winter Park experience.
$$$$
319 South Park Avenue
(407) 645-2475

310 Park South
Julian Chambliss’ favorite.  Annabel's choice for dinner before class. The burgers and salads are fabulous (and reasonably priced) and the beer selection vast.  Best calamari in town.
$$$$
310 Park Avenue South
(407) 647-7277

Spice Steakhouse

Best for steaks - not so good for other things.
$$$
326 Park Avenue South
(407) 772-8176

Luma
Claire and friends go to Luma to drink wine and eat appetizers. Try the watermelon ceviche.
$$$$
290 Park Avenue South
(407) 599-4111

The Wine Room

Classy, but possible to get out inexpensively with a glass of wine and appetizers.
$$$$
270 Park Avenue South
(407) 696-9463

Pannullo's Italian Restauran
t
Nice atmosphere, good food, reasonably priced.
$$$
216 Park Avenue South
(407) 629-7270

Bosphorus
Good choices for vegetarians. Their fresh bread and humus is amazing. The fact that you can smoke hookah is also a plus.
$$$
108 Park Avenue South
(407) 644-8609

Briar Patch

Claire’s all-time favorite breakfast spot. If you go one place in Winter Park to eat, make it here.
$$
252 Park Avenue North
(407) 628-8651

Orchid
Pretty good Thai food. Good vegetarian options.
$$
305 Park Avenue North
(407) 331-1400

Panera Bread
Chain restaurant, specializing in bagels, breads, and pastries; serves breakfast and lunch.
$$
329 Park Avenue North
(407) 645-3939

Trattoria Toscana

Julian thinks its the best Italian food in town, and it's reasonable.  $$
521 Park Avenue South
(407) 644-0009

Circa
Circa has a good atmosphere, but weird pseudo Caribbean food. People who stay out later than most historians say that the cocktail bar is worth visiting at night.

$$$$
358 Park Avenue North
(407) 637-5903

Eola Wine Company
Eola is a fun place to go relax, enjoy the live music and drink some wine. Their cheese plates and tasting options are good too. $$
136 Park Avenue South
(407) 647-9103

Nelore
Barry took Julian and Claire here to celebrate Julian's tenure.The meat is wonderful, the salads are excellent, and the passion fruit mousse divine.The prices, however, are high!! $$$$
115 East Lyman Avenue
(407) 645-1112

Palmano's
Forget the Seattle-based brewer across the street. The BEST coffee in town is at Palmano's; also serving breakfast and lunch.
$
333 Park Avenue South
(407) 647-7520

Authentic Cuban Cafe
This restaurant is owned and operated by a very cute, young Cuban couple, who do a great job. Ask for their pulled pork on a salad - delicious!
$
133 East Morse Blvd.
(407) 692-2822

Croissant Gourmet
Fresh-baked French goods and coffee. Who could ask for anything more?
$
120 East Morse Blvd.
(407) 622-7533

Hannibal Square
(two blocks north and two blocks east of Rollins; ten minute walk from Rollins, short drive from Best Western)

 

Tolla's
Claire says that the atmosphere is great, but the food mediocre.  Go to Trattoria Toscana if you want Italian food.
$$
240 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
(407) 628-0068

Chez Vincent
Traditional French cooking with all the calories that entails....  $$$
544 W. New England Avenue
(407) 599-2929

Dexter's
Locals say, and the gourmets in the History department agrees: "You can have a good sandwich for cheap here or have a bottle of wine and drop a hundred bucks as well. Both meals would be great and this is one of the few places in town that can pull this off.”
$$$
558 W. New England Avenue
(407) 629-1150

Hannibal's
$$$
511 W. New England Avenue
(407) 629-4865

 

Winter Park Village area
(two blocks north of Best Western, short drive from Rollins College)

Brio Tuscan Grille
Italian.
$$$
480 N. Orlando Avenue
(407) 622-5611

Crispers
Casual family dining. They have the best mango tea and tomato soup you could ever get in a counter service restaurant. Their Caribbean flat bread is also good! Mostly salad-based choices.
$$
480 N. Orlando Avenue
(407) 622- 4403

Cheesecake Factory
Casual family dining.
$$
500 N. Orlando Ave.
(407) 644-4220

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Upscale family dining. A bit over-priced. Definitely go somewhere else if you have kids.
$$$$
610 N. Orlando Ave.
(407) 622- 2444

P. F. Chang's
Casual Asian fusion. Great lettuce wraps, lunch specials and soups!
$$$
436 N. Orlando Ave.
(407) 622- 0188

Pizzeria Valdiano
Casual family dining. Counter service.
$$$
510 N Orlando Ave.
(407) 628-5333

Wazzabi Sushi
Situated directly across Orlando Avenue from Winter Park Village.
$$$
1408 Gay Road
(407) 647-8744


Seito Sushi
The service is poor and sushi at Sakura is much better (and better prices there, too).  $$
510 N. Orlando Avenue # 104
(407) 644-5050

Black Bean Deli

The chicken tastes delicious, and what’s even better is the price of the food! What an amazing little nook!
$
325 S. Orlando Avenue
(407) 628-0294

Fairbanks and Orange Avenue Areas
(within short walk from campus or a five- to ten-minute drive from Rollins and the Best Western)

The Ravenous Pig
Barry adores this restaurant.'Nuf said. $$$
1234 Orange Avenue
(407) 628- 2333

The Pita Pit

Like the name says - pita sandwiches.
$
140 West Fairbanks Avenue
(407) 478-8688

P. R.'s Taco Palace
Hole-in-the-wall. Drink specials whenever the the train passes by, which is regularly.
$$
499 West Fairbanks Avenue
(407) 645-2225

The Shipyard Emporium

Microbrewery serving excellent deli sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and salads $

200 West Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park, FL, 32789
321-274-4045

Hot Olives

Eclectic menu with Caribbean/Mediterranean mix. Great salads. $$$

601 South New York Avenue
(
corner of Fairbanks & New York)

(407) 629-1030


Fiddler's Green
Irish pub, good pub food. Better pub drinks.
$$
544 West Fairbanks Avenue
(407) 645-2050

Winnie's Oriental Garden

Just an average American-Chinese restaurant - lots sweet sauce and msg at relatively low prices.
$$
1346 North Orange Avenue
(407) 629-2111

O'Boys Bar-B-Q
A great place to enjoy some bbq and a beer. College students love O’Boys nights.  $
595 West Fairbanks Avenue
(407) 478-6269

Winter Park Fish Co.
This is a great new place.  Serves the freshest fish in interesting ways.  Not really a place to sit and chat or to linger over your meal, though.
$
761 Orange Avenue
(407) 622-6112

 

Pricing guide:

$         Less than $10 per entree
$$       $10 - $15 per entree
$$$     $15 - $25 per entree
$$$$   $25 and up per entree

(This list was graciously compiled by Annabel Tudor, Phi Alpha Theta 2011)