Foodie Friday – On a Budget

Eating out can be expensive, especially for a large group so I’ve found some places to eat that offer value for money and a wide variety of food. I have certainly enjoyed the search and I hope you can enjoy these places too.

Check out my top three picks below!

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Happy Eating!

Claire

Olive Garden – unlimited breadsticks and salad

It’s time for our favourite cuisine…Italian food! Who doesn’t love pasta, pizza, salad, and bread? Now, you can get Italian food at lots of all you eats and other Italian style restaurants, but in our opinion Olive Garden is without doubt the best. It’s been our favourite for years and we always recommend it to guests.

We decided to go on a Thursday and call it ‘date night’, so we got a little dressed up and headed to the Olive Garden on the 192. We have been to this one once before, but we usually go to the one at The Loop. If you’re looking for a quieter restaurant atmosphere, then the one on the 192 is for you (this is our experience from two times, on Saturday I can imagine it would be very busy). The menu always comes with different specials and deals and the current one is buy any entree and get one to take away for $5. Yes, you read that right: $5 and we’re not talking some small portion, it’s restaurant portions! So we ordered our drinks and entrees; I was good and ordered a peach tea and Shaun ordered a beer (of course!). We would usually order an appetiser, but we knew that we wanted to load up on breadsticks and salad. From past experience, the Parmesan Zucchini Bites are a game changer!

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IHOP

This weeks foodie fave takes us to none other than IHOP! For a bit of change, we wanted to go for breakfast rather than dinner and this was the obvious choice. In our opinion, it’s the best place to get breakfast, but IHOP has much more to offer than just breakfast items! Renowned for it’s great selection of pancakes, the menu also hosts a large variety of omelettes, crepes, french toast and other breakfast delights. Their lunch and dinner menu includes many American diner style classics and even includes fish and chips.

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The Cheesecake Factory

It’s been a week of celebration for us. Not only did we celebrate our 1 year incorporation, but we also celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary. What better place to celebrate such milestones than at The Cheesecake Factory at Mall at Millenia. It’s been on our list for quite some time, so we were like kids at Christmas when we finally made it. For those of you that have been; you will know, but if you’re like us and it’s your first time; you may be intrigued to know that it’s not just cheesecake and dessert!

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Burgers and Brews – Red Robin review

One common question that we find we get asked when visiting guests that are staying at our managed homes is ‘what restaurants would you recommend?’. What a question and by far our favorite question as we are not afraid to say we like our food. Orlando, Kissimmee and Davenport hold some of the best restaurants we have ever been to, so to answer this question briefly is a tall order. So why not write about our experiences in the hope that guests can themselves also experience it.

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