Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Best Restaurants for Fall, Steakhouses: The Taproom at Dubsdread is notable on this list because it's not actually a steakhouse. It's a restaurant that also serves as the 19th Hole on the Dubsdread (public) Golf Course in College Park, a place that enjoys a loyal following for its burgers, brunch and beautiful views. All that said, it's earned its place not only for delivering high quality, well-cooked, hand-cut steaks and chops, but for doing so at a decidedly un-steakhouse price. The 12-oz. ribeye, served with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes is a favorite. And at $32, the filet mignon and Maryland-style crabcake is the priciest.
Outdoor Dining: Nestled into the lovely, rolling greens of College Park's public Dubsdread Golf Course, the Tap Room enjoys a loyal following of locals who come for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and a popular and notably jovial Happy Hour in cozy and comfortable digs. Though here for ages, it's not uncommon to encounter locals who've only just discovered the place. The wraparound porch (or verandah, as they call it) boasts some truly exceptional outdoor seating; come cooler months, it's the place to be – a delightful location for any occasion or no occasion at all save the pleasure of sublime al fresco dining.
549 W. Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
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Best Restaurants for Fall, Steakhouses: "Prime rib fan? Come on Thursdays for the weekly dinner special when it's hand cut and served with mashed potatoes."
Outdoor Dining: "Looking to extend Happy Hour into the plural? The bar has an excellent late-bites menu after 8 p.m."
Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: Autumn's wonderful outdoor weather pairs beautifully with our tendency to eat heavier. Been craving a steak? Here's where to get one to enjoy al fresco!
Best for Steakhouses Because: Great steaks, great location, lovely views. The Taproom is a steakhouse with less-than-steakhouse prices and a warm, locals-only kind of vibe.
Best for Outdoor Dining Because: Fans of the Tap Room say as much about the patio vibe as they do the food. And the food's pretty darn good.