Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Florida Mall
8700 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 996-4600
Fax: (407) 996-4601
Bars & Cafes
Formerly known as Orlando Lollicup, the Chewy Boba Company is conveniently located across from the Florida Mall on Orange Blossom Trail. This is the place to experience delicious and refreshing boba teas. The teas are made fresh for each customer in several flavors. An example is the Boba tea, a tea milk drink with added sweet, chewy boba pearls. The menu also includes a nice selection of slushies, smoothies, coffees, yogurts and other tasty treats. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over.
Technique at Le Cordon Bleu is a modern restaurant run by the students of the culinary institute under the supervision of expert chefs. The restaurant features creative contemporary cuisine that draws inspiration from Spanish, Caribbean and French flavors. They offer dining in a sophisticated yet traditional environment where the service is efficiently handled by the student staff. Desserts and wines are in place, and complement the food very well rounding off the whole dining experience.
Their motto may be 'We've Got Great Steaks!' but don't take their word for it and certainly don't take the word of Tom Horan's Top Ten Club, which has yearly voted Charley's as one of the country's top ten steakhouse since 1995, come by and judge for yourself. Find out if the steaks really are as huge and tender as the raving patrons swear they are. For the vegetarian family members, they make a pretty mean Ceasar Salad as well.
If you're tired after a particularly hard workout or dance session, walk into Vitale, Spa Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Relax indoors among the wicker chairs and mahogany tables or along the poolside and order some great drinks that include smoothies, juices and power drinks. Sip these energy drinks with salads, sandwiches, burgers and munchies to control your hunger pangs till you get to a great restaurant. Just walk in with your workout clothes or robes and take the weight off your feet at Vitale.
Located in the privacy of a golf clubhouse at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Fairways Pub presents you with an incredible collection of beer and scotches. To accompany the drink you have a good range to munch along on their menu. A number of starters and light fare are there for you to choose from, while you also have a tempting list of the main course. Special ice-creams, cakes and fruit salads are there for those with a sweet tooth. So, if you are on a look out for a chilled glass of beer, Fairways Pub is your destination.
The Lobby Lounge is located at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The atmosphere is elegant with the bar overlooking the gardens, making it the perfect place for afternoon tea, and drinks later in the evening. High chairs are lined close to the long granite bar against the French windows. While the seating area is an all white and beige background with crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceilings and plants placed strategically to give privacy to your conversations. While there you can also enjoy the grand view of the gardens, lakes and the golf course. Reservations are required for the afternoon tea.
The Gnarly Barley offers everything from meat and bean tacos to sixteen craft beers on tap. This pub is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, whether they are looking for a few rounds of beer, or a full meal. This laidback establishment is known for its local brews and savory sandwiches, available Tuesday through Sunday every week.
Jesse Black Saloon with an old-time country flavor has the feel of the wild west, while maintaining the modernity of the place. Enjoy a range of music styles from country western to hip hop and a whole lot more. The crowd here includes hippies and bikers and everyone in between. Get on a high and ride the mechanical bull for the ride of your life. Opens from Monday to Sunday at 7p.
Located inside the prestigious Hilton Orlando hotel, David's Club is an upscale sports bar that offers its patrons innovative American cuisine in a lively environment. This sports bar is mostly frequented by a refined crowd that is a mix of sports fans, casual drinkers and even those who come here for the dining experience. An urban setting, complete with chic wooden furnishings, fire pits, LCD televisions and a sleek bar, and a very professional staff greet you when you you step into the restaurant. The menu incorporates classic American fare like Fish n' chips, Tacos, Buffalo Wings, Chicken Chop and Tea Brined Pork Loin, along with healthier options like Tofu Salad and Grilled Mushroom. Drinks selection is extensive with premium draft and craft beers, artisan cocktails and bodied wines. So whether you are stoked about the season's big game or looking for a venue for your next big occasion, David's Club is the perfect spot.
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria serves up delicacies, such as Angus Beef Steak, Brazilian Sausage, and Roasted Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail Served with Drawn Butter. The meat is cooked over an open flame, and the waiters carry the roasted items straight to your table on skewers, before carving out the slices. Generous portions and a skilled, efficient staff add to the appeal of this place.
Hungry? Walk in here, grab a plate and proceed down the long row of tables, scooping up what you crave. Soups, salads, pastas and muffins are there for the eating. It's an all-you-can-eat affair, with chicken, noodles and veggies tossed into all the lip-smacking dishes. Potatoes, and, as the name suggests, tomatoes rule the roost, with a variety of options. The breads are another delight, piping hot and with nuts embedded in them. If this has failed to quell those hunger pangs, move on to the desserts—fresh fruit and yogurt for the health conscious and cheery cherry cobbler for those who have a high metabolism rate!