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Dining Choices Abound at Gaylord Palms

Why travel all the way to Orlando to dine at the same chain restaurants and fast food places you eat at when you are at home? At the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, there plenty of unique dining options. From quiet romantic suppers to family friendly settings; and from a lively sports bar to an impressive sushi bar, the Gaylord Palms Resort has a wide assortment of culinary experiences under one roof.

Each of the resort’s main atriums have a restaurant with a distinctive Floridian theme, so guests can take a culinary tour of the Sunshine State without ever leaving Gaylord Palms. In the Key West Atrium, the towering mast of the 60-foot sailboat Gaylord is an eye-catching landmark in Sunset Sam’s Fish Camp. Kids can have their meals served in their own paper “ship” while their parents enjoy a menu with a creative fusion of Floridian and Caribbean favorites. At sunset, a lively celebration begins, just as if visitors were at the real Mallory Square.

A tour of Florida would not be complete without a trip to the Everglades—the Sunshine State’s very own natural wonder. The Everglades Atrium is home to the Old Hickory Steakhouse, which honors Florida’s rich cattle ranching traditions. The Old Hickory Steakhouse serves up retro cocktails, fresh seafood, and the highest quality premium Black Angus aged cuts. After dinner, guests can pair handcrafted cheeses with the wine of their choice at the fromagerie, (cheese table).

Since St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest permanently occupied European-established city in the continental United States, the St. Augustine Atrium is the ideal location for the magnificent kitchens of Villa de Flora. This “European market” style culinary experience is set in a grand dining room of an old-world mansion. Chefs invite guests to sample their culinary creations at six kitchen stations and fresh herbs are available for use at each table. A seasonal market-inspired menu features meals from the countries of the Mediterranean—France, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

Casual dining options are also available throughout Gaylord Palms. Inside the H20 Sports Bar and Grille, diners can watch their favorite teams on television screens located throughout the restaurant. Outside, guests can enjoy large tropical drinks and dine poolside, in an atmosphere reminiscent of the famed sidewalk cafes on Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive. For those who are not in the mood for cocktails, the Java Coast in the Emerald Plaza features unique coffee drinks, fresh bakery items, sandwiches, salads, wine, and beer. The Emerald Plaza is also home to a Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shoppe and Auggie’s Piano Bar, which has a nightly piano duel beginning at 9:00 p.m.

Since some visitors prefer to “dine in” when they are on vacation, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center offers an in-room dining menu with an array of food and beverage options. Guests can eat undisturbed in the privacy of their room or have a gourmet candlelight dinner served butler-style. Whether you choose to dine in or eat out on the resort grounds, the culinary experiences at Gaylord Palms are guaranteed to be out of the ordinary.

Related links: Gaylord Palms Catering.