Magical Dining Month Guide
The late, great Orson Welles said, “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” What if you could do both? While eating out for a cause may not serve the entire country, it can impact the lives of those in need. Especially during Magical Dining Month.
Hosted by Visit Orlando, Orlando’s Magical Dining Month invites diners to contribute to a charitable cause by dining out at some of Orlando’s top dining destinations. From August 23 to September 30, 2019, select restaurants offer a special, prix-fixe dinner for $35 per person. $1 from every meal supports impactful Florida charities. Each three-course meal features a choice of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
Every year, Visit Orlando selects one or several local charities as the beneficiary of Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. These charities aim to help children in need. Through Magical Dining Month’s ten-year run, they’ve contributed $1,151,308 to these organizations.
Past recipients include Best Buddies of Central Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida. Visit Orlando is slated to announce the 2019 recipient(s) by August 22, 2019.
The Short List
American Kitchen Bar & Grill
Dig into traditional American dishes with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Their Magical Dining menu includes selections like truffle chicken alfredo and apple pie in a jar.
Only the finest and freshest ingredients make their way into the Italian staples served up at Andiamo. Explore traditional Italian fare through their prix-fixe options like parmesan-crusted chicken and tiramisu.
True to its name, Letterpress’s interior reflects the feel of a modern printing shop. The restaurant brings this Southern flair to every dish, served overlooking Blake Lake. Dig into gumbo or bourbon pecan pie.
Journey through Asia by way of Zeta Asia’s signature dishes. Their lively bistro and lounge is the perfect setting in which to enjoy their pan-Asian cuisine. Dine on pork bao buns and beef short rib bibimbap.
Magical Dining at Disney
If you’ll be visiting the parks between August 23 and September 30, you can still support Magical Dining Month. Many restaurants within Walt Disney World are participating in the event. Visit the most magical place on earth during Orlando’s most magical month of the year.
If there was ever a month to eat to your heart's content, this is it. Take Magical Dining Month as an opportunity to try the Disney Springs or Orlando-area restaurants you've been craving, while also putting your dollar towards the greater good.Make your meals mean that much more all month long.