12377 Winter Garden Vineland, Orlando, FL | Directions 3282128.386 -81.5071
Great Place – I highly recommend the Orlando Ale House. The food and service are some of the best. My kids liked it so much we had to visit a few more times during our visit. Wish we had one in Ohio.
Unpretentious, stick-to-your-ribs food prepared in a haven for sports fanatics. – The Scene
The Ale House is one of the state's mini-chains. All share the same basic menu, decor and commitment to tasty, far-from-fancy food. The decor is reminiscent of a sports bar, with bench-like seats and thick wooden tables. TVs are hung throughout, although the noise level remains tolerable.
Start off with the deep-fried conch fritters, a taste of Key West. The Ale House Combo--a platter of potato skins, conch fritters, fried mushrooms, mozzarella sticks and sauces--feeds a crowd. The chicken nachos are a rather bland mountain of chips under a lava slide of cheese. The baby back ribs are generously portioned, fall-off-the-bone tender and smothered in a tangy sauce. Another good bet for dinner is the blackened prime-rib sandwich. The burgers are big and juicy. The brownie hot fudge sundae is the star of the small dessert menu.
Food and Ale – We stopped here after landing in Orlando. It was a late lunch it was pretty empty. It seemed even more empty because the place is HUGE (Capacity=400+). It was cold enough inside for me to go back to the car to get a jacket (and I am from Ohio). The atmosphere is fishing-related, down to a full-size hammerhead shark over the main entrance.
The bar is impressive at first glance, there are 20+ taps. Unfortunately on further inspection the selection is not really great, it is mostly macro draughts. You won't find any FL beers or micros here.
The food was actually very good and the portions are large. I had cajun chicken over fettucini and it there was enough left over for another meal later that week. Overall I am glad we stopped by here, even though the beer selection was not very exciting.
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