Named the region’s Best Kept Secret in the 2015 Orlando Magazine Dining Awards, Eleven is a stunning steakhouse on the 11th floor of premier Kissimmee hotel, the Reunion Resort. Alongside fancy starters like Yuengling-battered lobster tail with caramelized onion syrup and Applewood bacon or French onion and shallot soup, Eleven’s mouth-watering mains include 12 ounce prime New York strip steak, Mongolian-style hoisin lamb chops and pan-seared salmon with cucumber slaw and key lime butter. Post-dinner, head outside to Eleven’s beautiful rooftop patio for handcrafted cocktails while taking in the stunning views; between 8 pm and 10 pm, you’ll have the best seats in the house for the neighboring Magic Kingdom’s nightly firework displays.
Eleven, 7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee, FL, USA, +1 407 662 1170
Serving delicious food since opening in 2009, King O Falafel is the place to go in Kissimmee for authentic, affordable Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare. It’s a casual, modern haunt run by owner and chef Jamal Blan and is a hidden gem among Central Florida’s ubiquitous chain restaurants. It is definitely a break from the dining norm with delicacies including appetizers like hummus, babaghanouj, kibbah (cracked wheat stuffed with onions, beef and spices) and, of course, falafel, while bigger dishes include gyros, kabobs, chicken tikka and gamberi.