Do you ever wonder if blogs and social platforms are only promoting things because they’re being paid to say so? We’ve taken on the challenge to bring you our genuine favorites within The City Beautiful!
This is where our team comes together twice a month to share big sisterly advice on local favorites: from places to play, to the best slice of pizza in town! These are recommendations that you can trust from mamas just like you, and in your very own neck of the woods!
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon we are starting the fun with Our FAVE DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS❣️
Fave Date Night Spots in Orlando from the OMC Team!
Kristi's (Food) FAVE!
Kristi's FOOD FAVE: Fishbone's
Location: 7005 County Road 46A Lake Mary, FL 32746
Why I love it: We’ve loved Fishbone’s (especially their happy hour!) for nearly 20 years! It was one of the first double dates that we went on when we moved to Central Florida in 2001. Since then, it’s our favorite go-to for a double date or a spontaneous date night just the two of us. Their sushi, fish tacos and bang-bang shrimp are ALWAYS on our tab, and occasionally we mix it up with oysters on the half shell or their colossal shrimp cocktail. Their martinis are delish, and it’s always a toss up between a martini or a refreshing mixed berry lemonade. A few years back they served a gorgeous gin & tonic with fresh flowers (look at the pic!), and I’m always hopeful that they’ll bring it back! Andy is pretty predictable with a glass of red, which I generally end the meal with, too!
If you’re ever in the Lake Mary area and you’d like to try it out, let me know! I’m always up for a double date!
Kristi's (food & entertainment) FAVE!
Kristi's FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT FAVE: Topgolf
Location: 1010 Greenwood Blvd, Lake Mary, FL 32746
(but they have another location near Universal!)
Why I love it: I couldn’t help myself but give a second date-night option, especially because Andy and I LOVE to play sports together. (We have played volleyball together even before we were married 25 years ago! Showing my age!) So when Topgolf opened in Lake Mary in January ’21, you can guarantee that we were there opening weekend! I love that you don’t have to be a golf pro to have a blast! You can play traditional aim and swing, or they have games like Angry Birds that utilize micro-chipped golf balls and Toptracer technology to keep track of every shot and make a fun game out of it!
Their food is SO GOOD! We usually get one of their flatbreads (the BBQ Brisket is my fave!) and Andy loves their Smokehouse Burger!
Caffie's FAVE: Izziban sushi and BBQ
Jennie's FAVE: Bella Italia Ristorante
Location: 13848 Tilden Rd, Suite 192
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Why I love it: Bella Italia is a family owned restaurant with a clear love for their customers and a passion for excellence. I am thankful as a person with allergies for their commitment to safe and delicious Italian food (which I am not able to always eat with my Celiac).
Laurie's FAVE: Garp & Fuss
Location: 348 N Park Ave #5, Winter Park, FL 32789
Why I love it: Garp & Fuss has a chill vibe, affordable and delicious food, and is right on Park Ave., which means you can stroll the area when you’re done with dinner! (It also offers the best meatball salad I’ve ever had in my life.) Casual. Affordable. Delicious. Great location.
Angelica's FAVE: BTW- Burgers Tacos Waffles
Location: 115 E Main St, Tavares, FL 32778
Why I love it: This place literally has it all. With a craft beer tap house on one corner, an eclectic Edison style gourmet coffee and cocktail lounge on the other, and some insane comfort food smack dab in the middle- you never have the same experience twice! Btw features childhood favorites revamped adult-style, like fluffy waffles soaked in BOURBON syrup! Walk off the massive meal with a romantic lake-side stroll just across the street!