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Yelpers reveal their Top Restaurants in Orlando for 2023

Crowd-sourced review site Yelp has revealed its Top 100 Florida Restaurants for 2023, and 14 well known Central Florida area restaurants has made the list.

Yelp has released its list of the top 100 restaurants in Florida that Yelpers are craving and raving about, with 14 Central Florida area restaurants included.

The Yelp 2023 Top 100 Florida Restaurants List, is based on the Yelp community’s ratings and reviews.

Landing the number 1 slot is South Miami newcomer Pla-Tu Sushi, Thai, Tapas, with JAM Hot Chicken in Winter Park coming in at number 4, making it the top placed Orlando restaurant on the top 100 list.

Here is the 14 Orlando area restaurants that made the Top 100:

AM Hot Chicken, Winter Park

4. JAM Hot Chicken, Winter Park

Everything at JAM Hot Chicken is spicy, from the “hot, fresh, [and] juicy” fried-chicken sandwiches to the bright-red picnic-table umbrellas and rockin’ playlist.

Originally a pop-up food stand, and now a kiosk in Winter Park’s Hannibal Square, JAM gets its moniker from the first letters of Andrew and his brothers’ names—but also the 1990s pop music that plays while you wait.

Chicken Fire, Orlando

10. Chicken Fire, Orlando

Founder Kwame Boakye created his “Soulful Hot Chicken” by blending elements of the Nashville-spice trend, his grandmother’s Alabama recipes, and his Ghanaian heritage.

The birds themselves are raised without hormones or steroids, fried in a buttermilk batter, then bathed in a cayenne-laced hot-oil glaze. When you order off the simple menu, customer service is provided by the friendliest staff you will ever met.

Stasio’s Italian Deli & Market, Orlando

17. Stasio’s Italian Deli & Market, Orlando

Huge sandwiches oozing cheese and red sauce are the main event at this “lively, bustling, and loud” Italian deli and market. Yelpers gobble up subs, lasagna, and chicken parmigiana doused with Stasio’s own marinara, as well as housemade Italian sausage, gigantic meatballs, and heat-and-eat meals.

Chef-owner Louie Palo arrives at 2 am to bake the Italian bread for subs and poppy-seed rolls used in “out-of-this-world-delicious” breakfast sammies with egg, cheese, and your choice of 7 meats. The shop also sells fresh baked goods and imported groceries. Fan favorites include cannoli filled with the house cream, along with scratch-made pistachio “lobster tail” pastries.

32. The Red Bud Cafe, Daytona Beach

37. Mel’s Tiki Cafe, Indialantic

48. MA-SE SUSHI EATERY, Longwood

53. Bombay Street Kitchen, Orlando

65. Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine, Orlando

68. SoDough Square, Orlando

70. The Mexican Camel, Orlando

77. The Porch South Orange, Orlando

81. Café Tu Tu Tango, Orlando

98. Adega Gaucha, Orlando

99. Ziggie’s Pizza, Orlando

Ziggie’s Pizza, Orlando

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