Eating out in Florida is both value for money and varied in the choice of outlets ranging from fast food through to pancakes and specialist eateries. Both buffet and waiter service are available for all types of groups with all venues very family friendly. Takeaways are very popular with plentiful local providers catering for all tastes. Menu’s are generally always available in hotel rooms and also in villa’s.
A majority of restaurants are indeed buffet style so get very busy at peak times. If the car parking lot is empty, this is usually a good indicator of the quality of the restaurant so if it is empty its better to go elsewhere. Typical examples of these are Ponderosa, Golden Corrall and Sizzler.
Waiter service venues tend to be more expensive the food quality is usually better.
If you have young children, just purchase 1 meal per 2 children as the portions are sizeable.
Tipping is expected in all restaurants and range from 5%-20%. This forms an important part of the waiters income so reward good service.
Look for promotional vouchers to save $$$ on eating out. These are available in very many locations including hotels, supermarkets, malls and online. In actual fact, you should NEVER pay for a meal full price such is the wide variety of vouchers available!
Kids eat free in alot of buffet restaurants so take advantage of this. Additionally, planning a Florida trip is all about preparation and this even applies to eating out. Sign up to restaurant mailing lists to receive exclsuive additional discount codes and even free places to your inbox. If its your birthday when in Florida the restaurants have also been know to send special discount vouchers.
Bahama Breeze – http://www.bahamabreeze.com/insiders/
Bennigans – http://bennigans.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&Inputsource=W
Black Angus – http://assets.fbmta.com/clt/blckangus/lp/join/5/location.asp
Bob Evans – http://www.bobevans.com/BEMail/Index
Carrabbas – http://www.carrabbas.com/Content/amici-club
Chilis – http://chilis.fbmta.com/forms/chilis/join.aspx?
Cheesecake Factory -http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/aboutUs/eNewsletterSignUp/emailsignup
Cicis Pizza – http://www.cicispizza.com/info/
Dennys – http://assets.fbmta.com/clt/dnny/lp/join/join_ent.asp
Don Pablo – http://donpablos.com/hab-club/
Friendlys – http://www.friendlys.com/bff.php
Fuddruckers – http://fuddruckers.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&inputsource=w
Hooters – http://www.hooters.com/FunStuff/eClub.aspx
IHOP – http://ihopcorp.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&_Theme=30064771093&Inputsource=W
Lone Star Steakhouse – http://lonestar.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&inputsource=w
Longhorn Steakhouse – https://www.longhornsteakhouse.com/secure/email/CreateAccount.aspx
Romanos – http://www.macaronigrill.com/
Maggianos – http://maggianos.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&Inputsource=W
mcDonalds – https://www.mcfun.com/
Mimi’s – http://www.mimiscafe.com/EClub.aspx
Olive Garden – https://www.olivegarden.com/Secure/Connect/Newsletter-Signup/
Perkins – http://www.perkinsrestaurants.com/
Rainforest Cafe – http://www.rainforestcafe.com/selectclub.asp
Red Lobster – https://www.redlobster.com/club/
Ruby Tuesday – http://www.rubytuesday.com/
Sizzler – http://www.sizzler.com/
Steak N Shake – http://www.steaknshake.com/eclub
Texas de Brasil – http://texasdebrazil.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&InputSource=W
TGI’s – https://www.tgifridays.com/givememorestripes
Tony Romas – http://assets.fbmta.com/clt/tnyrms/lp/join/join.asp
Unos – http://www.unos.com/
As well as the above, the below can offer discount codes and vouchers for eating locations.
It should be noted most coupons sent from the various outlets are usually valid for 2 weeks so it is advisable to sign up just before you travel.