A Taste of Spring Training: Dining Near Champion Stadium in Kissimmee

A.D. Thompson

By , Local Expert, Orlando
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So you're either an Orlando-local MLB junkie, a hardcore Atlanta Braves fan, or a visitor looking to take in some pre-season baseball. Either way, you've gotta eat. Exhibition games at Kissimmee's Champion Stadium are either early afternoon or evening events, but whether you're interested in grabbing lunch or dinner (or perhaps even breakfast at an off hour!) 10Best is here with the hookup. Over in nearby Celebration, a town initially created by the minds at Disney, a treasure trove of eats await. Relax with some unique fusion fare and a glass -- or bottle -- at Imperium Food & Wine or grab a decidedly more wholesome milkshake...  Read more »

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    King O Falafel

    Excellent, fresh-made and beyond-reasonably-priced authentic goodies roughly five miles from the stadium. King O Falafel reigns.

    Local Expert Tip: "Creamy hummus. Crunchy falafels. Rich baklava.... Honestly? Everything's great."

     
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    Imperium Food & Wine

    • Cuisine: Fusion
    • Average Main Course Price: $12

    Imperium Food & Wine is roughly five miles from the stadium but a world away from all the chain offerings on 192.

    Local Expert Tip: "Feeling flatbread-ish? Try the pork and apple or smoked salmon. Adventurous and excellent. "

     
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    T-Rex

    If you're on Disney property for a spring training game but want a taste of Disney magic with your kids, you can't choose better than T-Rex.

    Local Expert Tip: "For birthdays or groups, the Chocolate Extinction dessert is ooey-gooey fun!"

     
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    Shula Burger

    Gourmet burgers to pair with America's pastime? Shula Burger is a no-brainer.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sweet potato tots or onion rings? A question for the ages. "

     
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    Charley's Steak House

    Surprising your baseball-loving date with spring training tickets? Why not make a night of it with a juicy steak at Charley's?

    Local Expert Tip: "Entrees at Charley's are served with a house salad and garlic bread. Don't fill up on the latter. You'll need the room. "

     
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    Market Street Cafe

    Celebration's Market Street Cafe is quaint and homey and if you missed pancakes before your game you can pop in and get 'em for dinner.

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring the whole family on Thursday evenings when kids eat free!"

     
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    Taste of Punjab

    Quality Indian food, stadium-convenient location. Plus it's local! Give Taste of Punjab a try.

    Local Expert Tip: "Vegetarians: Taste of Punjab has a hefty list of options to satisfy. Closed for lunch on Mondays. "

     
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    Chuy's

    The Chuy's chain is a great one for groups and chances are you may even have dined with them before. Belly up for a margarita.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy Hour runs from 4-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. Stop in for a margarita or Texas martini. "

     
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    Columbia Restaurant

    Columbia is versatile, nice for date night or a quick lunch. You might even take a walk 'round Celebration before or after your meal.

    Local Expert Tip: "I discovered sangria de cava at Columbia's St. Augustine location. It is now a regular on my drinks-to-impress-the-guests list. Try it!"

     
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    Wrecker's Sports Bar

    Wrecker's sits just three miles from the stadium and lets you carry your sports-themed day into evening. They even have a kids' menu.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't panic when parking! Wrecker's will be happy to validate your ticket. Kitchen's open 'til midnight. "

     

 

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