10 Best Restaurants Near SeaWorld Orlando For EVERY Budget!

There’s nothing a ThemeParkHipster loves more before or after a long park day than a big delectable meal, right? So today we’re going to break down the 10 best restaurants near SeaWorld, so you won’t have to travel too far from the fun for delicious eats!

And don’t worry, even though these are our favorite SeaWorld Orlando restaurants, they aren’t too far away from Disney or Universal either!  

So feel free to try out any one – or two of them – on your next Orlando theme park day!

Now, let’s get this countdown started – cuz we’re getting hungry! 

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1. @ The Diner

If you’re a ThemeParkHipster who likes to start your day off with a hearty breakfast – then @ The Diner is the spot for you!

At the Diner Menu in Orlando. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

A breakfast and lunch spot, their menu boasts delicious omelets, french toasts, pita wraps, hot sandwiches, burgers, and more! Plus the pricing is very reasonable.

At the Diner Avocado Toast with Tomato. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

Top Breakfast Items on the Menu From @The Diner: 

  • Tex Mex Omelette: Tomatoes, peppers, onions, pepper jack cheese and topped with salsa
  • Avocado Toast: Avocado toast served over a large whole grain bread
  • Nutella & Strawberry French Toast: Fresh strawberry & cream cheese infused French toast sprinkled with powdered sugar & drizzled with Nutella
  • Rainbow Sprinkle Pancake: A fluffy pancake drizzled with condensed milk
  • Chicken and Waffle Sliders: Two sliders stacked with crispy chicken, drizzled with honey syrup and topped with powdered sugar
  • Any of the Mimosas from the mimosa bar!

The only drawback to this 5 star Google rated restaurant? Long lines if you don’t show up before opening!

At The Diner Seating Area
  • Price Point: $10 – $20 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 8 – 10 minute drive
  • Meals Served: Breakfast and Lunch

Fan Favorite Menu Item: The BennyFFLE – eggs benedict on a waffle and one of the delicious mimosas!

Address: Lake Cay (Universal/Sea World) Location 9938 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 

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2. Mellow Mushroom Orlando International Drive

Next stop on our best SeaWorld Orlando restaurants list? Pizza!

This American pizza bar has over 2,500 glowing Google Reviews for a reason – it’s AMAZING! 

Mellow Mushroom Pizza in Orlando Florida. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

All the way from the actual pizza to the ambience, guests rate Mellow Mushroom high across the board!

Pepperoni Pizza from Mellow Mushroom

Another reason for all the fans here is its wide menu selection.  From a variety of stone baked pizzas in small, medium, or large, to salads, calzones, hoagies, burgers, and build your own pizzas, everyone can find a menu item they love!

  • Price Point: $15 – $25 person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 5 – 10 minutes
  • Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

Fan Favorite Mellow Mushroom Menu Items: The Holy Shiitake Pie – Stone baked pizza featuring shiitake and portobello mushrooms and topped with garlic aioli, black truffle oil, and Wisconsin cheddar

Address: 10725 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

3. Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse

Known as “America’s First Fine Dining Restaurant,” Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse debuted in New York City in 1827, and has expanded across the country since.  

Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse Entrance Orlando, Florida. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

So they’ve come a longgg way to make it onto our best restaurants near SeaWorld list.

Top Dishes on the Menu at Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse:

  • Delmonico’s Garlic Cheese Bread: Thick Slices Of Country Italian Bread Baked With Garlic Butter & Provolone.
  • “Kicked Up” Calamari: Golden, Crisp, Fried Calamari Served With Sweet & Spicy Pepper Glaze, Enough To Share.
  • Filet Portabella: 9 Oz Of Choice Or Better Filet Tournedos With Cabernet Sauce, Portabella Mushrooms & Angel Hair Pasta.
  • New York Strip Sirloin: One Pound (16 Oz) Certified Angus Beef, Center Cut Seasoned & Perfectly Seared, With Penne Marinara.
  • Delmonico’s Delmonico Steak: 1 – 1/2 Pound (Huge 24 Oz) Certified Angus Beef, Center Cut Rib-Eye Steak From Midwestern Grain Fed Heavy Aged Beef, Seasoned And Perfectly Seared. Served With Penne Marinara.
  • Homemade Cannoli: Sweetened Ricotta In A Homemade Cinnamon Waffle Shell With Chocolate Chips, Confectioner’s Sugar & Homemade Chocolate Sauce.
  • Tiramisu: Espresso Soaked Cake With Sweetened Mascarpone Topped With Homemade Chocolate Sauce And Homemade Whipped Cream.
  • Delmonico’s Ultimate Cosmo: Absolut Citron & Cointreau With A Splash Of Cranberry & Lime Juice.
  • Bellinitini: Stolichnaya Vodka, Peach Schnapps & A Splash Of Champagne.

Basically, it goes without saying that if you’re a foodie that loves a good steak – Delmonico’s is a MUST!  

Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse Steak Meal with Loaded Potatoes

But what if you’re not in the mood for fine dining ambience after a long park day?  Don’t sweat it!  

You can enjoy take out or a ½ pan of some of their best entrees to go.  That way you can enjoy all the flavors of Delmonico’s from the comfort of your hotel room.

  • Price Point: $25 – $55 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 5 minutes
  • Meals Served: Dinner (4 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Weekdays, and 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Weekends)

Fan Favorite Menu Item: Sliced Sirloin Steak with Cabernet Mushroom Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Address: 6115 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821

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4. Portillo’s

For a more casual post theme park meal, don’t look any further than Portillo’s!  

Portillo’s Burger Spot in Orlando Florida. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

With the theming of an old timey burger shop – casual is the name of the game here; so don’t be afraid to head on in after your park hopping day, SeaWorld merchandise and all!

Portillo’s Burger Spot in Orlando Florida Famous Hot Dog Mural in Drive Thru

Inspired by Chicago’s famous Italian Beef Sandwiches and deluxe street hotdogs, you’ll definitely get your fill at this greasy spoon!

Portillo’s Burger Spot in Orlando Florida Double Cheeseburger. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

Top Dishes on the Menu at Portillo’s Orlando:

  • Hot Dog: Chicago-style hot dog with everything, which includes mustard, relish, celery salt, freshly chopped onions, sliced red ripe tomatoes, kosher pickle and sport peppers
  • Italian Beef Sandwich: Italian beef topped with homemade, oven-roasted sweet peppers or hot giardiniera peppers
  • Double Cheeseburger: Char-broiled juicy beef with cheese, mayo, crisp lettuce, a red ripe tomato slice, sliced red onion, pickles, and ketchup
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich: Breaded spicy chicken breast served with lettuce, tomato and Hot Giardiniera sauce on a brioche bun
  • Chocolate Cake: You can kick it up a notch and get the Chocolate Cake Shake

We just LOOOOOOOOOVE this place and of course, we have done EXTENSIVE “research” on the menu just for you! Just know that you can’t go wrong with anything here.

Portillo’s Burger Spot in Orlando Florida Spicy Chicken Sandwich. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
  • Price Point: $5 – $15 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 10 minutes
  • Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

Fan Favorite Menu Item: The Cake Shake!

Address: 7715 Palm Parkway Orlando, FL 32836

5. Seito Sushi

Looking for some fresh sushi to nourish you after a long day of park hopping?  

Seito Sushi Lounge on Sandlake in Orlando, Florida

Well then Seito Sushi, just 10 minutes from SeaWorld, will definitely hit the spot – so that’s why it’s number 5 on our best restaurants near SeaWorld list!

Seito Sushi Corona Roll in Orlando Florida. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
Seito Sushi Corona Roll

This “New age Japanese” restaurant is known for being upscale and contemporary, so you might want to change out of your theme park fit before heading over!  

Seito Sushi Crispy Rice with Tuna on Top. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice

And our other recommendation? Make a reservation so you can ensure you’ll be seated at this popular eatery.

Seito Sushi Tuna Wrap. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

Menu options include classic and signature sushi rolls, most of which are $18 and under, as well as pricier entrees such as short ribs, denkahu sea bass, and chicken teriyaki.

Best Food on the Menu at Seito Sushi:

  • Corona Roll: grilled jumbo shrimp, spicy snow crab, tempura asparagus, avocado, cucumber, masago, jalapeno, pico de gallo, cilantro, spicy mayo, spicy kobachi sauce, Maldon sea salt
  • Hot Chicken Bao Bun: Korean fried chicken, Szechuan peppercorn pickle, side of shiso lime buttermilk ranch
  • Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice: tuna tartare, fresno chilis, eel sauce, spicy mayo, scallions

So whatever Asian food you’re craving – this is definitely the best place in Orlando to get it!

  • Price Point: $20 – $50 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 10 minutes
  • Meals Served: Dinner

Fan Favorite Menu Item: The Beauty and the Beast Roll – shrimp tempura, cream cheese, cucumber, eel, spicy tuna, avocado, eel sauce, and spicy mayo

Address: 8031 Turkey Lake Rd #700, Orlando, FL 32819

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6. Curry Mantra

Whether you’re craving samosas, tandoor, curry, tikka masala, paneer, or seekh kabab, Curry Mantra has certainly got you covered!

Chicken Tikka Masala at Curry Mantra in Orlando
Chicken Tikka Masala

Oh – and if the delicious food is not enough to convince you – did we mention that your food gets served to you by a ROBOT?!  Yeah, for real!

Top Dishes on the Menu at Curry Mantra:

  • Chilli Garlic Naan
  • Chicken Curry
  • Tikka Masala with Chicken
  • Chicken Malai Tikka with French Fries 
  • Butter Chicken

So, if you’re ready to take your tastebuds to the future, snag a reservation here ASAP!  Because it’s not everyday a robot delivers your meal.

Samosa at Curry Mantra in Orlando, Florida
  • Price Point: $20 – $30 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 5 minutes
  • Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

Fan Favorite Menu Item: Mixed Tandoor Platter

Address: 6127 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821

7. The Hampton Social

If you’ve never been to the Hamptons in Long Island, NY – then this restaurant is the next best thing!  

The Hampton Social Exterior Shot in Orlando. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

The decor feels like a beachside breath of fresh air, and you can have your choice of indoor or outdoor patio dining.

The Hampton Social Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Fries. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
Shelter Island Chicken Sandwich

The menu boasts a wide array of seafood, pizza, steak, and pasta so there’s sure to be an option to satisfy whatever craving you may have!  

Top Dishes on the Menu at The Hampton Social:

  • Bang Bang Chicken: hand-breaded, slaw, house bbq, bang bang chili sauce, seafood salad
  • Tuna Tartare: avocado, taro chips, honey chili vinaigrette
  • Hampton Caesar: mesclun greens, crispy bacon, croutons, parmesan, housemade caesar
  • Lobster Roll: manhattan style: warm + buttery -OR- maine style: chilled + creamy
  • Shelter Island Chicken Sandwich: crispy fried, slaw, apple, swiss, pickles, spicy aioli, egg bun
  • Hampton Mac and Cheese
  • Hampton Frose: tito’s handmade vodka, rosé wine, peach purée
  • Montauk Point: fortified wine, salted cucumber, aloe, spearmint, prosecco

Our only recommendations?  Make a reservation and bring your appetite – because it’s SO hard just to choose one item on the menu at this SeaWorld Orlando restaurant!

NikkyJ at The Hampton Social in Orlando, Florida.
  • Price Point: $20 – $35 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 8 minutes
  • Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, and Late Night

Fan Favorite Menu Item: The Bang Bang Chicken!  Plus check out their event calendar for fun events like happy hour and pizza hour!

Address: 9101 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819

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8. Bonefish Grill

While you can’t ever go wrong with the Bonefish Grill – we also HIGHLY recommend it if you are specifically searching for SeaWorld Orlando restaurants that are family friendly and/or gluten free.

Grilled Salmon with Asparagus and Mango Salsa at Bonefish Grill

Why? Well Bonefish Grill has a dedicated gluten free menu, as well as “family bundles” – $35+ 4 person portions of delicious items like tacos and salmon.  

Although of course, their traditional menu is impressive too.

Top Dishes on the Menu at Bonefish Grill Orlando:

  • Bang Bang Shrimp
  • Mussels Josephine
  • Calamari
  • Crab Fries: crisp, seasoned fries topped with lump crab and drizzled with Bang Bang Shrimp® sauce
  • Crushed Pineapple Martini: Malibu rum, St~Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh pineapple, lemon and simple syrup
  • Bonefish Signature Pasta: red peppers and artichokes tossed in creamy creole sauce finished over linguine with choice of Atlantic Salmon
  • Parmesan-Crusted Rainbow Trout: artichoke hearts, fresh basil and lemon butter

From crushed pineapple martinis to crab fries to bang bang shrimp tacos – whatever your order at the Bonefish Grill is, you can be sure it will be PACKED with flavor!  

Dirty Martini at Bonefish Grill
  • Price Point: $20 – $30 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: Less than 5 minutes!
  • Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

Fan Favorite Menu Item: Cod Imperial – stuffed with a blend of seafood, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, topped with lemon-caper butter 

Address: 6730 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32821

9. The Whiskey

Known for their gourmet burgers and craft cocktails, The Whiskey is a great place to wind down after your long day at SeaWorld.  

The Whiskey Burger Restaurant in Orlando Exterior Shot. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

More specifically, prepare yourself for fried appetizers and signature burgers that have been voted the best in Orlando!

The Whiskey Burger in Orlando Florida
The Whiskey Burger with Fries

Top Burgers on the Menu at The Whiskey in Orlando:

  • Shroom n’ Swiss: House Patty, Arugula, Tomato, Whiskey Onions, Pesto Marinated Sliced Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese, Smoked Applewood Bacon, Dill Aioli.
  • The Whiskey: House Patty, Smoked Gouda, Arugula, Tomato, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Whiskey Onions, Dill Aioli.
  • BBQ Smokehouse: House Patty, Arugula, Tomato, Sliced Smoked Brisket, Cheddar Cheese, Onion Rings, BBQ Sauce.

And if that doesn’t already have your mouth watering, don’t forget about their game meats like elk, bison, and camel. 

Mushroom Burger at The Whiskey in Orlando. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
Shroom n’ Swiss Burger with Fries

You also don’t want to skip out on their signature drinks like:

  • “Pirate” Old Fashioned: Kraken black spiced rum, orange bitters, fresh orange, Traverse City black cherry and rock candy stir)
  • The Capone: Templeton Rye Whiskey, Grand Marnier, aromatic bitters, and sparkling wine

Basically, only come to The Whiskey if you’re ready to have a good time and a full belly!

The Whiskey inside dining area in Orlando Florida
  • Price Point: $15 – $30 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 15 – 20 minute drive
  • Meals Served: Breakfast and Lunch

Fan Favorite Menu Item: The Salty Pear Burger – House Patty, Arugula, Tomato, Whiskey Onions, Bourbon Poached Pear, Smoked Applewood Bacon, Creamy Brie Sauce, and Garlic Aioli.

Address: 7563 W Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32819

10. Oishi Japanese Restaurant

If you love a longggg menu full of delicious options – then Oishi is the SeaWorld Orlando restaurant you’ve been waiting for!  

Oishi Sushi and Hibachi Exterior Shot. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.

With well over 100 menu options – your only complaint about this place will be what to order!

Oishi Sushi and Hibachi with Chicken Rice Noodles and Vegetables

From hibachi to teppanyaki to sushi to tempura and udon noodles, you’ll probably have to come here more than once during your Orlando stay to try every menu option that you want to.

  • Price Point: $15 – $35 per person
  • Distance from SeaWorld Orlando: 5 minutes
  • Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

Fan Favorite Menu Items at Oishi: Hibachi Teppanyaki Lover’s Dinner (miso soup, ginger salad, fried rice, fried vegetable, fried noodles, and your choice of hibachi with Scallops, Shrimp, and Lobster Tail).

Address: 11025 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Our Top 3 SeaWorld Orlando Restaurant Tips for Your Trip

Now that you know where to eat near SeaWorld, let’s go through the BEST tips for your visit.

SeaWorld Orlando Infinity Falls

1. Have Your Meals Planned Out Beforehand!

If you’re a regular park hopping ThemeParkHipster, you know a long park day can be T-I-R-I-N-G!  

All those hours walking in the hot sun – as fun as they are – can take a lot of energy out of you by the end of the day.

Seito Sushi Seating Area
Seito Sushi Seating Area

Therefore, our favorite tip? Have your meals planned out ahead of time!

What will you be eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that day?  

Will your breakfast be a hearty choice from our best restaurants near SeaWorld list above, or will you save eating out for at night?

Portillo’s Burger Spot in Orlando Florida Hot Dog Painting

You will also have to think about if you will bring a bagged lunch to enjoy at the park, or eat in park food?  

Having all your meals planned out ahead of time will help you enjoy your day better and beat “decision fatigue” aka: getting even more tired and grumpy and hangry trying to figure food out when you’re already exhausted!

2. Protein, Protein, Protein!

Take it from me, who once tried to do a long theme park day on a breakfast of Sprinkles cupcakes – as delicious as all those in park sweet treats are, to truly enjoy your long park day, you’ll definitely need some protein in you too!

Portillo’s Chocolate Cake in Orlando Florida. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
Portillo’s Chocolate Cake in Orlando, Florida

So balance out your Portillo’s Cake Shake or @ The Diner’s pancakes with some hearty eggs or a burger – so you can keep up your energy, and the park hopping fun, all day long!

3. Budget Your Meals Ahead of Time

As fun as it may seem now to want to try every one of these best restaurants near SeaWorld, remember that costs add up!  

The Whiskey Dining Area in Orlando Florida. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
The Whiskey Dining Area in Orlando, Florida

Between hotel rooms, theme park tickets, and eating, your simple vacation can end up costing thousands really quickly!

To avoid this, come up with a daily food budget.  Take the amount of money you’re happy to spend on food overall during your trip, and divide by the number of days.  

For example, if your trip is 5 days long, and you’d like to spend $200 on food overall, divide 200 by 5 and you’ll see you can spend up to $40 a day.

That can break down into three meals per day at about $12 each, or eat simple self prepared meals all day and splurge on a $40 dinner!

Portillo’s Burger Spot in Orlando Florida Inside shot of Chicken Sandwich and Double Cheeseburger. One of the best restaurants near SeaWorld.
Portillo’s Burger Spot in Orlando, Florida. Inside shot of Chicken Sandwich and Double Cheeseburger.

There’s no wrong or right way to go about it, so long as you’re happy with your spending at the end of the day.

Final Thoughts on the Best Restaurants Near SeaWorld

Well ThemeParkHipster, we hope that you are just as excited to try these SeaWorld Orlando restaurants as we were to share them with you!

SeaWorld Orlando Lagoon overlooking Mako and Kraken
Mako Roller Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

So, as usual, we’ve got to ask for one tiny favor from you – let us know which restaurant you’re most excited to try in the comments below!  

10 Best Restaurants Near SeaWorld Orlando
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Or, better yet, if you have already tried one of these best restaurants near SeaWorld, give us a review below. Because your opinion can help make or break another Theme Park Hipster’s next park hopping trip!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

About the Author

Gina Arfi Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

Gina is a former Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line Cast Member who enjoys reliving the magic by writing helpful tips and tricks for future guests! 

Check out more about her Disney adventures and writing endeavors at www.ginaarfi.net.

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