16 Best International Drive Restaurants: Places to Eat on I-Drive

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There’s a variety of food on International Drive, so not only can you dine out at different venues every day of your Orlando vacation, but you can also eat your way around the world!

From Chinese to Cuban, seafood to fast food, there’s something to keep every member of the family and party happy.

This guide details International Drive restaurants running from Disney to Universal Studios, so regardless of where your hotel or resort is located, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to choosing the best restaurants on I-Drive.

You may also like our guide on things to do on International Drive.

Many of the Orlando attractions discussed in this guide are part of the Eat, Play, Shop Discount Card, which offers up to 50% off tickets and restaurant bills!

Independent Restaurants on International Drive

Thai Thani Thai Restaurant

Thai Thani (11025 International Drive) has been serving pad Thai to Orlando vacationers for over 15 years.

It’s a little pricier than other restaurants on International Drive, but you can expect decent service in a spacious setting in return for the markup.

Flippers Pizza

Flippers Pizza (11062 International Drive) is a casual Florida-based pizza restaurant.

Guests state this is the best pizza restaurant on International Drive for its brick oven pizzas.

Don’t fancy pizza; the menu also includes sandwiches, wings, salads, and calzone.

You can dine in or order for curbside pickup.

Ichiban Buffet

If you’re looking for a Chinese buffet on International Drive, Ichiban Buffet (529 International Drive) offers an all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner.

The decor is basic, but hey, it’s a buffet!

Buffet trays include salt and pepper shrimp, crawfish, clams, cajun boil shrimp, soups, sushi rolls, pork, and chicken.

If kids prefer American-style fast food, they can have a buffet of pizza and nuggets.

Kids under 3ft eat for free.

If you prefer to take out, you can carry your buffet food out, and it is priced by weight.

The Hampton Social

If you buy into the ‘rosé all day’ mantra, and you’re on vacay, so why shouldn’t you, pull up a pew at The Hampton Social (9101 International Drive).

The menu consists of coastal-inspired cuisines such as lobster, chowder, steaks, and hand-crafted cocktails.

Seating arrangements include an indoor dining room, outdoor patio, private dining room, and a “Rosé All Day” Lounge.

The Hampton Social has eight locations in Illinois, Florida, and Tennessee.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s Little Italy (9101 International Drive) is a small chain Italian restaurant that hails from Chicago.

Orlando is one of 50 locations, and thousands of guests recommend this International Drive restaurant.

Expect Italian-American meals from homemade pastas, salads, prime steaks, fish, and regular chef specials; food is made from scratch every day. 

The wine list features their private wine label, Salute Amico.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar (9101 International Drive) is styled like a classic Havana bar, so you can step back in time while enjoying a cocktail and food.

The menu consists of contemporary cuisine, such as ceviche and empanadas.

There is also a large seafood section.

Cocktail fans can choose from an extensive Mojito list, Caipirinha, and rum flights!

Jack’s Place

If you are celebrating something special or are tired of fast food, Jack’s Place (9700 International Drive) is one of the few fine dining restaurants in International Drive.

This unique casual upscale steakhouse serves ‘the best steak on I-Drive’ seafood and specials in a low-lit setting.

Large Chain Restaurants on International Drive

If you’re looking for something quick, consider the following fast-food restaurants on I-Drive.

If you are visiting the city while watching the dollars, check out our tips on Orlando on a budget.

Eat Pancakes at IHOP

iHop (9990 International Drive) is a popular breakfast joint in the US with over 1000 franchises in towns and cities and by the side of the road.

The first International House of Pancakes opened in 1958 and has been serving breakfast plates and lunch deals to the states and the Americas since then.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, order pancakes or French toast.

If you prefer savory, go for waffles or omelets.

iHop is not going to serve you fine dining, but if you’re looking for quick diner food, it could be the ticket.


Would it be the state without at least one Golden Arches location?

Of course not; you can get your filet o’ fish fill at 9814 International Drive via dining-in or drive-through.

Taco Bell

Another popular chain restaurant lined up on I-Drive is Taco Bell (several locations).

Here, you can order tacos in person or via the app for collection.

The menu includes classic tacos, burritos, and combos.

Black Angus Steakhouse

If you’re looking for steak on International Drive, Black Angus Steakhouse (6231 International Drive) cooks up ounces of steaks and seasonal menus for meat lovers.

Starters include tenders, fried vegetables, and dips.

Cuts featured on the menu are ribeye, filet mignon, sirloin, and New York strip. You can choose from rare through to well done.

There’s also a surf and turf menu for seafood fans.

If you prefer some carbs with your red meat, go for the burger, or if you prefer no carbs or red meat, go for a salad.

TGI Fridays

It’s always clocking off time on Friday in Orlando, and TGI’s food and cocktail menu is ready to celebrate with you.

The Menu includes appies and wings, steaks, burgers, pasta, and salads.

There is also a kids’ menu.

There are two locations on I-Drive (8955 and 10811), and both offer dining in or curbside pickup if you prefer to eat back at your accommodation.

Miller’s Ale House

Pitchers, nachos, and sport. If this sounds like the perfect trio for an afternoon of dining on International Drive, check out Miller’s Ale House (8963 International Drive).

Dining-in and curbside collection available.

Olive Garden

Love it or hate it, Olive Garden is a popular American-Italian chain located on I-Drive (8984 International Drive) serving pasta and salads.

There is a gluten-free menu for those with intolerances.

Dine-in or curbside options are available.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cooper’s Hawk (8005 International Drive) is an upscale chain offering American food in a contemporary setting.

Enjoy steak and seafood, and let the wine experts suggest a pair for you!

The Cheesecake Factory

Were you even on vacation if you didn’t go to The Cheesecake Factory?

A little off I-Drive at 11602 Regency Village Drive, this family favorite serves small plates, main meals, and of course, desserts.

I-Drive Restaurants Map

To help plan your Orlando vacation, we’ve created this International Drive restaurant map for you.

Where are your favorite places to eat on International Drive? Tell us in the comments.

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