Road Trip Eats: Orlando and Daytona Edition

This road trip was a two destination trip where we spent Friday and Saturday in Orlando, drove to Daytona Beach Sunday afternoon and went home Monday. During mini getaway we snacked and had smaller meals and one large meal a day.

Day 1: Friday

On the first day arriving in Orlando we went to Boston Lobster Feast, a buffet that hosts a plethora of seafood including full lobster. If you arrive before 4pm you will be paying almost $50 per person. They have a hot and cold seafood bar as well as chicken, ribs, soups, salads and desserts. As soon as you’re seated you’re given a menu that has every offering on the buffet listed and instructions on how to eat lobster.

I’ve never eaten lobster to where I’ve had to crack the whole thing and I definitely had to watch a YouTube on how to eat one cause reading directions versus seeing it done step by step was way easier. However it’s too complex to eat lobster and would prefer ordering the lobster tail already cracked open and buttered.

A few dishes I enjoyed from the buffet were Lobster claws on the cold bar, Oysters Rockefeller, Southwest Green Mussles, crablegs, veggies, Cajun peel and eat shrimp and flan.

Boston Lobster Feast Orlando, Florida
Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando, Fl

Later that night we partied at Mango’s Tropical Cafe and enjoyed their cocktails and snacked on chicken tenders. The restaurant turns into a club after dinner hours.

Enjoying a Long Island

Day 2: Saturday

Saturday morning we woke up, grabbed coffee and hot tea and went to brunch at the GayDays Big Gay Brunch at the Wyndam Resort. This was a very intimate brunch buffet with a bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary options as well as a full bar. $22 buffet and $10 bottomless option add-on. The offerings on the buffet were great for the size! I enjoyed everything I tried and was full. They had fresh toast, eggs, different sausages amongst other food options.

Eggs with Supergreen veggies, Butternut Squash hash, sausage links, rainbow pancakes, parfait, and mimosa. Big Gay Brunch hosted by GayDays.
Bar at Brunch

Later for lunch we went to Disney Springs and visited Planet Hollywood Observatory, where we enjoyed lunch on their outside deck and a view. It was my first time visiting and asked our server to recommend a dish for me to enjoy. She recommended the Pulled Pork Sandwich because she enjoyed the same ribs that the pulled pork was made from and tossed in a tangy bbq sauce and is topped off with onion crisps and slaw, accompanied with a side of mixed cut fries (waffle and season fries). Porshia ordered the Penne, Broccoli, and Chicken pasta cooked in a creamy pesto sauce. We both agree the portions and flavor were both good. That was a meal we both needed to walk off!

Pulled Pork Sandwhich. Planet Hollywood Orlando, Fl
Penne, Chicken, and Broccoli with creamy pesto Planet Hollywood Orlando, FL

Last stop of the day, we ended at King’s Dining and Entertainment, at Icons Park. King’s is a restaurant and bar with bowling, arcade games, and pool tables. They also had a DJ that night and we definitely enjoyed his mix. Service was a little on the slow side due to it being busy but the food was good. We went a little on the lighter side of a meal since we had brunch and heavy lunch. We order appetizers to share: Buffalo Chicken Wontons, Bruschetta, And Street Corn.

(Left to right) bruschetta, buffalo chicken wontons, and street corn. Kings Dining and Entertainment Orlando, Fl

Day 3: Sunday

So this day we head to Daytona Beach and it’s my first time visiting. Anytime I go to the beach I want nothing but seafood because it seems to be fresher coming directly from the ocean. I found a restaurant named Crabby Joes, located at Sunglow Pier. From the time we walked in the door we were greeted with personality and hospitality. The restaurant had a great view of the the shore and ocean as well as good food. I ordered the coconut shrimp, fried white fish, fries and mixed veggies. My girlfriend ordered the Shrimp Alfredo that she absolutely enjoyed. They also had a happy hour where we got well cocktails for $5.

Combo Platter and Shrimp Alfredo Crabby Joes Daytona Beach, Fl
View of beach from Pier
Entrance to Crabby Joes

After this meal we go back to our room to relax from being on the beach majority of the day.

The next day we hit the road to head back home. We absolutely enjoyed every meal we ate on this trip and I’m sure we don’t regret any pounds gained either lol!

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