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CARRABBA’S – (407) 390 9600
Carrabba’s is one of our favourite restaurants, the dining area has a great atmosphere and the waiting staff is always very friendly and welcoming. Pasta, salad, wood fired pizza, grill specialities and Italian classics. If you are too tired to go out Carrabba’s offers a take away service. The restaurant is frequently busy in the evening so calling ahead before 4pm is advised, although the wait time never seems as long as they state.

CRACKER BARREL – (407) 390 1190
Traditional country cooking which includes, meatloaf, roast beef dinner, chicken pot pie and farm raised cat fish. Cracker barrel is particularly good for breakfast. Even if you don’t fancy eating here you should visit the shop which has various old fashioned style country goods. A copy of the menu is included in this pack. Cracker barrel is a non alcoholic restaurant.

GIORDANO’S – (407) 397 0044
Great pizza restaurant and home of the famous Chicago Stuffed Pizza, also on the menu are pasta, salads and sandwiches. Giordano’s has a take away and home delivery service.

T.G.I FRIDAY’S – (407) 397 4300
Friday’s needs no introduction this international restaurant chain is well known and loved, Steaks, Pasta, Salads etc. It can be exceptionally busy at times, you can’t book so its first come first served, although like Carrabba’s the cue always seems to move fairly fast. Friday’s also offers a take away service.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE - (407) 396 0017
This Australian themed steakhouse has a down-to-earth, laid-back, “no worries” feel to it. The do take their food more seriously though with big bold flavours and a consistency in quality and preparation. At Outback it’s all about quality - so why not go Outback tonight. Like Fridays and Carrabba’s they do curb side take away.

HOULIHAN’S - (407) 809 0900
Houlihan's has a progressive, eclectic menu prepared and cooked from scratch. A modern, warm restaurant design with an open kitchen and prominent bar, makes this one of our favorite watering holes. For premium quality and style; fare that's at times familiar and other times adventurous and a laid-back modern setting, Houlihan's is a true original.

The Mall at Millenia offers a world class shopping experience housing the best designer stores such as Gucci, Dior, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Cartier and Tiffany & Co next to the anchor stores of Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s. With several fine restaurants and imposing architecture the Mall at Millenia is a must for the serious shopper.

The Festival Bay Mall is a one million square foot complex of shops and innovative entertainment experiences including an indoor miniature golf course, 20 screen movie theatre, a 55,000 sq. ft. Vans Skatepark and new in 2008/9 is Ron Jon Surfpark with its perfect, barreling salt-water waves.

Pointe Orlando is perhaps the best shopping and leisure complex situate on the International Drive corridor. Home to over 60 stores and restaurants that include AIX Armani Exchange, Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and Gray Fifth Avenue. The entertainment comes in the form of Wonderworks and the 21 screen Point Orlando theatre with its huge IMAX screen.

Orlando Premium Outlets have plenty of designer brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Dockers, Giorgio Armani, Guess, Versace, Burberry, Timberland, Adidas and Nike. This has to be another stop on any serious shopper’s itinerary, who needs the theme parks when you can shop, shop, shop till you drop. Look for the site to be expanded within the next year or two as they develop the land that used to be Dolly Parton’s Dixie Land Stamped.

Prime Outlets are redeveloping what used to be Belz Factory Outlet World. The first phase was completed in July 2007 and phase 2 is due for completion in the summer of 2008, bringing a fresh new look to what was an Orlando institution loved by locals and visitors alike.

Flea World is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Orlando and claims to be the largest flea market in the US, with over 17,000 stalls selling everything from knives to tee-shirts to biker gear to antiques. Located next door is Fun World with its miniature golf, go-karts, arcade games and bumper cars, hours of fun for the children while you tackle the flea market.

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