One of the great things about Orlando is how close to the coast it is. When it comes to the freshness of seafood and oysters, this is so important.
The closer you are to the ocean, the more fresh the oysters will be!Orlando is a popular place to visit in the United States, being the home of Disney World, and some great theme parks, it is easy to see why.
There are so many things to do and see that will leave you hungry for some good food.If you are looking to eat some delicious and fresh oysters, Orlando is the place to be.
There are so many great restaurants that serve some of the best oysters in the area. In this article, we have compiled a list of our personal favorites that we would highly recommend trying.
Lee & Rick's Oyster Bar
One of our favorite places to visit for oysters in Orlando is Lee & Rick’s Oyster bar. Not only are the oysters and food incredible, but it is such a quirky restaurant.
While it may not be the largest Oyster bar in town, it certainly makes a statement with the decor.
There is a very clear nautical theme, and there are plenty of places to sit at the bar, around tables, and in the table booths.
What makes Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar, so great is the exterior of the building. It is reminiscent of a sailing boat, in its shape and design.
It is a fun additional feature that makes this bar stand out from the others featured.In terms of its location, it is situated only 4.2 miles from Universal Studios Florida.
This is perfect if you are staying near these parks. It has great opening hours which are:11am - 9pm: Monday - Thursday11am - 10pm: Friday - Saturday3pm - 9pm: Sunday
When it comes to oysters, this is their specialty food. They have been serving oysters since 1950. The oysters are sold in their half shell, and are available in a dozen or in buckets.
While we would recommend the ice cold raw oysters, they are available freshly steamed too. If you are looking for a larger treat, you can also purchase oyster buckets at the bar.
Considering these oysters are fresh and a specialty, they are reasonably priced. There is also plenty of choice when it comes to other food that is served.
The menu includes food such as shrimp, mussels, crawfish, and fried oysters too. For the members of the family who are not as fond of seafood, they also serve corn dogs, chicken tenders and chicken wings too.
Visiting Lee & Rick’s Oyster bar is definitely something you should consider. It is a family run business that has grown substantially since 1950. It is the best place to eat fresh oysters in Orlando.
Wine 4 Oysters 1957 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828, Waterford Lakes, East OrlandoWhen it comes to restaurants specializing in oysters, it does not get much better than Wine 4 Oysters.
Their oysters are fresh, tasty, and there is so much choice! You can purchase the popular dozen raw oysters, with a selection of dressings that are all homemade, we loved the cocktail sauce in particular.
These are a delicacy on their own, however, there are many other options to consider if you are looking to branch out.
There are caviar oysters, crudo oysters, and oriental oysters, to name a few. You are spoiled for choice with the Wine 4 Oysters menu.
As they specialize specifically in oysters, the rest of the menu is limited slightly, but there are still other options to choose from, such as olives, baked brie.
As their name suggests, they also specialize in wine. If you are a couple, looking for a lovely relaxing restaurant to eat at in the evening, we would certainly recommend Wine 4 Oysters.
Being located close to Orlando International airport, there are great links to this restaurant.
While you can certainly visit this restaurant with the whole family, it may be more suited to adults, given its specialities.
The food is all fresh, and is reasonably priced. While it is not the most expensive restaurant featured, it is great value for the money when you take into the overall taste of the food.
They also host different events you can attend and have options for pickup if you just want to purchase oysters without sitting in. They have great opening hours:4pm - 9pm: Monday - Thursday4pm - 10pm: Friday - Sunday
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a great option to consider if you are looking for great oysters in Orlando.
It is only 2.9 miles away from SeaWorld, so it is a great place to eat if you are looking for some tasty oysters at the end of the day.
The location is convenient and easy to find. What is great about this restaurant is that they offer dinner, lounge hours, curbside, and takeout.
This is great as you are not limited to dining in. You can visit the restaurant in the evening for a smarter occasion, or during the lounge hours if you are looking for something more relaxed.
The restaurant offer great opening hours:4pm - 10pm: Monday - Thursday4pm - 11pm: Friday - Saturday4pm - 9pm: Sunday The dinner hours all begin at 5pm.
As this is a chain restaurant, if you have visited any other Eddie V’s locations, you will be familiar with the food.
There is a standard that they uphold, and the menu is the same throughout the restaurant. This is great if you are already familiar with the restaurant.
While it is a chain restaurant, it offers fresh and delicious oysters.
They offer both West Coast, and East Coast Oysters. These are served on ice with mignonette and cocktail sauces, which are a great accompaniment.
There is so much voice on the menu, from steaks, to calamari, to delicious desserts. They have a fantastic range of cocktails, and while this is a slightly more expensive restaurant, you are paying for the quality and experience of dining here.
Little New Orleans Kitchen & Oyster Bar
8204 Crystal Clear Ln, Orlando, FL 32809
Another popular bar that serves oysters in Orlando is Little New Orleans Kitchen & Oyster Bar. It is situated fairly close to Orlando International airport, and offers a wide variety of different types of food.
They are well known for their Bucket of Oyster, which is served at the bar, and they also serve oysters by the dozen too.
The options on their menu are very affordable, and this is one of the more inexpensive options featured. Just because the food has a lower price point, it is still excellent quality.
If you are looking for somewhere that is more upbeat and provides plenty of drinks and different events, this is a great restaurant choice for you.
They have great opening hours:11am - 10pm: Monday - Thursday11am - 11pm: Friday - Saturday12pm - 10pm: SundayWhile they do specialize in oysters, there are many other seafood options to choose from, such as gumbo, steamed clams, and calamari.
We would highly recommend trying their Cajun fries as a side order - they are delicious! Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Winter Park, FL 32789, North Orange
Last, but certainly not least is Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar. This is a great independent bar to purchase oysters, that is located in the heart of North Orange.
This bar was established in the 1930s, and has always been a popular spot with the locals. What we love about this restaurant is its authentic feel, and fresh food.
All the seafood is sourced locally from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Being so close to the sea ensures that their produce is served when it is as fresh as possible.
The portion sizes are great, especially when you take into consideration how inexpensive the food is.
There are a number of menus to choose from, depending on the time of day you dine, such as Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner.
There is also a Coastal Concoctions menu that features a fantastic selection of cocktails.
There are a number of different oyster options to choose from, such as roasted, served on the half shell, and oysters Rockefeller, which is particularly tasty.
There are other great seafood options such as chowder, and seafood platters.Their opening times are:Closed: Monday11am - 10pm: Monday - Thursday11am - 11pm: Friday - Saturday 11am - 9pm: Sunday
We hope that you have found this article useful. As you can see, there is so much choice when it comes to the best oysters in Orlando.
You are certainly spoiled for choice.
All the restaurants we have included provide fantastic service, delicious food, and are certainly worth paying a visit when you go to Orlando. They all have a unique and individual atmosphere and great service.