For sports games, concerts, and more, Camping World Stadium in Orlando is one of the city’s premier venues for entertainment. If you’re planning a trip to Orlando between December 29, 2021, through January 1, 2022, be sure to check out exciting bowl games, including the Cheez-It Bowl and the Vrbo Citrus Bowl. Later in the new year, you’ll find some of the biggest names in music gracing the stage, like Billy Joel and Def Leppard. A membership from Florida Citrus Sports gives you the best opportunity and value to enjoy some of these events and more at Camping World Stadium.
If you’re attending events around Camping World Stadium, you’ll find a wide array of restaurants and enticing venues that showcase Orlando’s best culinary experiences just steps away from the stadium. Check out our favorite spots on your next visit.
Priceless Bar-B-Que by Ray
These days, some of the best local eats come from food trucks. This is the case for Priceless Bar-B-Que by Ray, located less than half a mile from Camping World Stadium. Priceless Bar-B-Que is recognized as a local favorite for grab-and-go barbecue. Don’t miss the ribs or classic side dishes like mac and cheese and baked beans. Grab a sweet tea to accompany your meal. If you still have room left over for dessert, grab some sweet potato pie for a delicious sweet treat.
Location: 1831 W Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Jasmine M. & Priceless Bar-B-Que on Yelp
A trip to Orlando isn’t complete without experiencing authentic Latin cuisine. Unidos Restaurant offers exceptional Puerto Rican and Dominican food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cafeteria-style setup of the restaurant means you’ll have a chance to try a wide selection of flavorful dishes any time you visit.
If you crave this Latin dining experience but want to eat in the comfort of your hotel, you can easily grab a meal for takeout. If you’d like to order food for a large group or an event, Unidos also offers catering. Unidos Restaurant is located half a mile away from Camping World Stadium, making it a convenient choice whenever you’re in town for a bowl game or event.
Location: 1325 W. Washington St, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saffron Modern Persian Cuisine
Saffron Modern Persian Cuisine is located in The Dollins Food Hall, a new virtual food hall. The menu is full of exotic flavors, herbs, and spices in this Persian cuisine. Be sure to try the Kabab Chenjeh, one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, including marinated char-grilled top sirloin served with tomatoes and onions. The Kuku Sibzamini, a pan-fried potato frittata, also gets high marks from reviewers.
The restaurant only offers food for pickup or delivery, but within a short walking distance to Camping World Stadium, you can quickly grab your food and head back to your hotel. Ordering for pickup and delivery is available through Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub, and Doordash. If you order pickup, you will receive a text when your food is ready so that you can swing in and grab it while it is hot.
Location: 18 N Dollins Ave, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
The Monroe is a dining and entertainment restaurant with a lounge, main dining room, bar, and daytime coffee shop. The space takes inspiration from Dr. William “Monroe” Wells, an influential civil rights leader and iconic figure in Orlando’s history. The Monroe secured the 2021 Best Newcomer from Orlando Magazine, which praised the restaurant’s upscale, comfortable space and the playful riffs on nostalgic Southern food dishes.
The restaurant is also planning to add an outdoor dining area. Located 1.5 miles from Camping World Stadium, The Monroe is a great spot to grab a cup of coffee in the morning or a cocktail to end the evening. It’s also an excellent option for a dinner of modern comfort food. For a twist on a classic favorite, try the macaroni and cheese topped with baked Cheez-Its – a perfect choice if you are attending the Cheez-It Bowl!
Location: 448 N Terry Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 (Creative Village, Downtown Orlando).
Coffee Shop Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Brunch Hours: Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lunch Hours: Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dinner Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Brian F. & The Monroe on Yelp
Dexter’s Birdland offers excellent service and equally fantastic food. The restaurant is inspired by a New York restaurant called Sal’s Birdland that the proprietor Pastor Dexter Sanders knew from his childhood. The kitchen serves an all-American menu featuring chicken wings, sandwiches, and ribs. You’ll also find popular sides like macaroni salad and baked beans. Their slogan “Sassy Wings & Wedges” says it all if you have any doubts.
Location: 595 West Church St, Suite E, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The District Gastrobar
This restaurant offers a nostalgic vintage ambiance, boasting a stunning dining room, exquisite bar layout, and an open-air patio. At the same time, the decor features one-off pieces from prohibition times, and 1940s inspired artwork. The District Gastrobar has adopted the shared plate dining trend, offering popular dishes like crab cake sliders and wings. Check out The District Gastrobar for Taco Tuesday, Wine Down Wednesday, or weekend brunch. Just one mile away from Camping World Stadium, this is a great dining destination to hit up before attending an event.
Location: 534 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mama Sunni’s Caribbean Food
Mama Sunni’s food truck serves up flavorful Caribbean food, less than half a mile away from Camping World Stadium. The truck is also available for catering private parties. This food truck is an excellent option if you have vegans in your group with boxes that include crispy cauliflower bites, three sides, and plantains. The restaurant also serves vegan macaroni and cheese. Popular plates for the carnivores in the group include Jamaican-style jerk ribs and jerk chicken.
Location: 2406 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Friday and Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Art’s Sandwich Shop
Art’s Sandwich Shop has been family-owned and operated since 1972. The restaurant is known for its cheesesteak sandwiches, made with top-quality flank sirloin, secret seasoning, a steamed bun, and melted cheese. The secret seasoning is so popular that it is available for purchase. If you aren’t a cheesesteak fan, there are plenty of other hot and cold subs available, as well as salads, sides, and dessert. For groups, consider one of Art’s sandwich party trays to feed anywhere from 12 to 22 people. The restaurant is just under a mile away from Camping World Stadium.
Location: 1018 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nikki’s Place has been serving soul food in Orlando since 1999. The restaurant provides a welcoming atmosphere and great food served in generous portions. Nikki’s Place has been called one of Orlando’s best soul food restaurants. Popular dishes include smothered rib tips and corned beef hash. Nikki’s Place also offers catering and hosts private events. Located less than a mile away from Camping World Stadium, this popular spot is an excellent choice for tasty southern-style bites.
Location: 742 Carter St, Orlando, FL 32805
Hours: Sunday and Monday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Bethanie A. & Nikki’s Place on Yelp
Ace Cafe Orlando
The Ace Cafe Orlando is the North American branch of the historical Ace Cafe in London. There are many Ace Cafe locations worldwide, known as a meeting ground for motorcycle and rock ‘n roll enthusiasts. The Orlando location was previously a boiler plant during the 20th century. Harry P. Leu later bought it, and in the 1990s, the building became a rock ‘n roll venue, hosting bands like Pearl Jam and Green Day.
The food at the Ace Cafe Orlando serves American diner fare made from scratch, with some British favorites mixed in the menu. Try the Jameson Bleu, featuring a Jameson Whiskey glaze for an unforgettable burger. The expansive location has two kitchens, four bars, a coffee bar, retail shops, and an art gallery. The Ace Cafe Orlando is located about two miles away from Camping World Stadium. The restaurant offers free parking, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional parking is available for a fee within a short walk of the location.
Location: 100 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Fl 32801
Hours: Call to confirm
No matter what you’re craving, there is a restaurant close to Camping World Stadium serving up tasty meals courtesy of the city’s best culinary artists. Florida Citrus Sports hosts some of Orlando’s best sporting and entertainment events, including the upcoming Cheez-It Bowl and Vrbo Citrus Bowl. Before you head into Camping World Stadium for an event you won’t soon forget, be sure to check out one of the great nearby restaurants.