Beef ‘n’ Dogs

9401 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, 34761
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So I am from Chicago and crave a good Italian Beef Sandwich, if you are from Chicago you know what I mean, an Itailian Beef Sandwich w/ sausage combo, well seasoned beef sliced thin and then put back in its own Au Jus. The sandwich is then fully dipped into the Au Jus (bread and all) and finally topped off with jardiniere (a mixture of spicy peppers and celary and simmored to perfection). I have not found even a tolerable one outside of Chicago that I would call decent. Imagine my surprise when I went to the Food Court in the West Oaks Mall in Ocoee and found by far the best Italian Beef Sandwich outside of my beloved Windy City. It was juicy, tasty, spicy and most of all........sloppy (look up proper Italian Beef Sandwich eating techniques before diving in :)). The only downside is that the person making the sandwich, possibly the owner is a White Sox Fan, I guess we can't all be perfect!! I will definately be going to the Food Court at the West Oaks Mall to eat on a regular basis and I can't believe I am saying it let alone writing it.

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Taqueria El Alacran

758 S Bluford Ave
Ocoee, 34761
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My husband and I were just driving by, when I noticed this place and decided to stop by and check it out. It is a small place, about 5 tables of 4 chairs. We placed an order to go as the place was packed, I got 2 tacos con Pollo and my husband ordered a steak Tortas. And of course, we weren't disappointed :-) The tacos are small and priced at $1.25 but it was enough to fill me up. The Tartas was a large size bread. This place is really worth checking out again, but this time with the whole family ;-) They are open 7 days a week, 9:30am-8pm Mon-Thu and 9:30am-9pm Fri-Sun.
First of all, let me start off by saying that this place is open on Sunday's, not closed as shown on YELP. This place is what you may call "a little hole in the wall" type of restaurant, register and salsa bar to your left, 5 tables to your right and a small "mini bar" with chairs by a big screen TV. Food is great, tasty and priced reasonably. Menu consists of: tacos, gorditas, burrito, quesadilla .... Etc So far, we tried the tortas (which are my favorites so far, burrito (tasted great but was a bit on the smaller side) tacos (small but filling, served plain on corn tortillas and you can add whatever you like from the salsa bar).
If you're looking for nice atmosphere and fancy stuff, this is not the place, however if you love Mexican food as much as I do, the this is the best spot in all orlando. They have the best tacos, a few dishes and some seafood all of them taste great, they are authentic Mexican. You have to try their "salsas" You will love them. I am a Mexican raised in Mexico and this is by far, the closest you would get to Mexican flavor.

(407) 614-8306

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Wesley’s Bbq & Catering

14 W McKey St
Ocoee, 34761
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Found this place tucked away driving home from work. Walked in and met Darrell and told him I was an amateur smoker myself and just had to stop in and see the menu. He smiled a bit and said "hold on". Off he went to the back and through the window I realize OMG this guy is making me a sample plate! Hook line and sinker...with pride in his smokery. Sampled brisket, wings and pork. Off the chain. Darrell then said "come check this out" and took me out back to see the smoker. Handmade and stupid huge. Wisps of smoke...see my pictures. Yes...yes...yes you must try this place. Old school at its finest!!!
Best BBQ brisket I've had in the last 20 years! This place makes BBQ Brisket in true Texas-style fashion..,and, they do it in an outstanding way. No other BBQ restaurant I know of in Central Florida produces such high quality, Texas-style BBQ. Yes, Wesley's is kind of off the beaten path so to speak, but for those of us who grew up in Texas nowhere else satisfies our BBQ brisket needs like Wesley's. And by the way their BBQ chicken is awesome, in case you were wondering.
The pulled pork BBQ sandwiches were great! Love the sweet tea and the taste sides if greens, corn and coleslaw.

(407) 656-5560

Caterers

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Twistee Treat

1500 Maguire Rd
Ocoee, 34761
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Ok, you know Twisty Treat is awesome. Everyone knows Twisty Treat is awesome. But, have you ever tried the Chocolate Covered Cherry Twist with Chocolate Ice Cream? Yeah.... you should totally get that next time. You can thank me later.
I frequent this place because it is just so darned good! You can't beat the prices either, nor the variety. It's usually very busy, but the wait is worth it.
My husband & I stop here for a late night snack after I pick him up around the corner at 10pm Mon-Fri. They are always quick, friendly & thank you with a huge smile! They too make you feel like family! We have a location closer to our house, but prefer this one!

(407) 877-6888

Desserts

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House Blend Cafe

10730 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, 34761
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Place is clean, food was surprisingly fantastic. A little over priced.
I finally tried the food! First of all, I must mention the staff. They are so darn friendly and helpful, restaurant owners should take notes because they have it right. I had the House Blend Salad (Granny Smith apples, sundried cranberries, pecans, walnuts, fresh basil, goat cheese and gourmet mixed greens all tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.). Every bite had my tastebuds screaming for more. I love the coffee shop-esque atmosphere as well. Stop reading this and go. Right now!
So I revisited to see if maybe my visit before was just a down time. This visit: Service was great, very welcoming. Several coffee options. I ordered an iced espresso drink and the southwest breakfast burrito ($6.10). The drink was great, the food was not. The eggs were somewhat firm and rubbery with air pockets and a green tint. Perhaps contributed by them microwaving it. I really wanted it to be great, but it is not a spot I would go back to get food. I would stop in for coffee and to break up a routine of Starbucks and Panera. The staff and manager are great, feel good concept of giving back, good coffee and a clean convenient spot.

(407) 656-7676

Cafes

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Hai Shan Chinese Restaurant

11105 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, 34761
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Average food for lunch. If I'm craving chinese I'll whip by here on my lunch break and grab something off their lunch menu which is only $4.99!! Theres a variety of meals and each is served with white, brown, or fried rice. My favorite is the sweet and sour chicken
This is as good as it gets. If you don't judge the hole-in-the-wall appearance, it's perfect. Egg foo young, sweet and sour chicken, moo goo gai pan, mei fun, pork fried rice...he does it all! Not only that, but the guy is a savant. He's fluent in four languages, and he needs to be. Every type of ethnicity comes in there (and frequently), so there's obviously something for everyone. Even the local Chinese people file in here come lunch time. Without doubt, this is the best Chinese I've ever had. He makes everything fresh and even after all these years, he still provides quality ingredients and generous portions at the same prices you'd be paying for fast food elsewhere. The best bite tastes as good as the last. I've never been disappointed in the 20+ times I've visited. Ask for beansprouts!
This is my favorite location to pick up Chinese food. There's nothing special about the appearance of this restaurant and inside seems less than desirable to eat in, but the food is of the highest quality and extremely tasty. I order food for my family at least once per week and for under $20 we can feed over six people. I've ordered Chinese food from every restaurant within a 5 mile radius and they are the best!

(407) 654-5666

Chinese

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Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ

336 Moore Rd
Ocoee, 34761
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The best BBQ joint in Orlando hands down!!! We have had almost everything on the menu and it is ALL great!! Get the settlers beans......OMG!!! Plus the owner is usually there and she is great:)
Really good pork, the food came really fast. They had a variety of bbq sauce, which was great. I love having options. I will definitely go back.
It's rare to go somewhere nowadays and have food that is anything more than mediocre. The food at Ellie Lou's was excellent! My sandwich was piping hot and the fresh-cut fries were fresh out of the fryer and seasoned perfectly. My boyfriend, who doesn't get excited about food, took one bite of the beans and said, "these are freaking amazing!" The restaurant is clean and the staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. I was mad my friends kept this place a secret! You definitely won't regret your decision to try it out.

(407) 347-9515

Barbeque

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Domino’s Pizza

10821 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, 34761
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We are ordering it again, they have been so user friendly and have perfected their service and quality of the pizza, A-plus good job I have ordered in the past was so unhappy and was so against ordering, even knowing someone working for the corporate office and now have to say those words YOUR RIGHT the pizza is great......So here it goes Just the initials R.D. YOUR RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so perfected customer service also !!!!!!!!!!!!!! the Ocoee store deserves this rating.
I'm not a huge fan of "fast food" pizza chains such as Dominos and Pizza Hut etc..but the family wanted to give Dominos a go because of their new marketing, so we did. I can't speak for any other Dominos locations but this one surprised me! It was good. Ordering online was fun because they have a system which allows you to track your order from start to finish (for those of you who are starving and need to know that status of your food every step of the way lol). The pizza was really good. Surprisingly good.
I received what I ordered, but the pizza was a little overdone.

(407) 656-3053

Pizza, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches

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Twistee Treat of Ocoee

1500 Maguire Rd
Ocoee, 34761
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Best ice cream for the price. Always crowded but worth the wait. Line moves fast. Good service. Lots of flavors.
They had me at the Ice Cream cone shaped building. Seriously, as an artist, I love businesses like this. Randy's Donuts out in LA, the old Brown Derby that looked like a Derby style hat... it's one of my kitschy loves. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, I don't love ice cream. Some people do ( hello, Dad ), but I don't. It's not that I don't LIKE it, I just never have a taste for it. HOWEVER, Twistee Treat is hard for even me to resist. It's the only ice cream place I EVER find myself wanting to turn in and eat at. I'm simple in my ice cream tastes- soft serve chocolate does it for me. But my wife and daughters LOVE the Oreo and Cookie Dough Twirls. If you're near any of their Central Florida locations, give them a try! Darn, got myself thinking about them now. I might just have to go get one.
I get that people love Twistee Treat locations because it's so very kitschy. It one of those spots where sometimes you don't know you want it until you see it in the distance and then ALL OF YOUR BEING MAKES IT A GOAL! It's soft serve and you can get it however you would like. I do love the idea behind the flavor burst cones; cool mint, yum! They also have their version of blizzards: Twirls. I have never had any of their slush, because, well I can't turn down ice cream but it's another option. I usually go for the hot fudge or carmel sundae, simple classic and you can never go wrong. They have many other sundae flavors too: peanut butter, blueberry, peach, pineapple, cherry, marshmallow, etc. Avoid the mid day long lines or summer evening lines or just be prepared for them!

(407) 877-6888

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Hardee’s

10840 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, 34761
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Hardee's is one of my favorite fast food joints. They have an awesome breakfast sandwich, I'm a fan of their bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits. Their biscuits are big, flaky and have a nice balance of butter and salt. Good for you? Absolutely not! But they taste darn good. If that isn't bad enough for you they also sell an icing covered cinnamon raisin biscuit. Delicious!! And did you know they actually make their chicken tenders by hand? Yes, they hand bread and fry them. You can really taste the difference. Best chicken tenders of any fast food or chain restaurant!
If I approached a 4 way stop and there was a McDonalds on one corner, a Wendy's on the second, a Burger King on the third, and a Hardee's on the fourth, I'd go to the Hardee's. If there was a Chik fil A on one of the corners, I'd have to flip a coin between Hardee's and CFA. Their chicken strips are great. I got the buffalo tenders combo with fries. The tenders came with some ranch dressing, and I got some bbq sauce for my fries. Aside from the fries being a little bit cool (I like my fries piping hot), they were really good. The tenders were made fresh after I ordered them, unlike most places. This translates into having to wait longer to get my food, but they gave me a number to place on my table and brought my food to me when it was ready, so I can't complain too much. It's less fast food than other fast food places, but I would imagine this can get pretty problematic at lunch rush. It's the price you pay for better food, and I'm more than willing to pay that price. This particular location also has a Red Burrito menu, which is just their mexican stuff (burritos, tacos, etc). My wife got a pair of chicken tacos and said they were pretty good. Their burgers are awesome too, and they have turkey burgers if you are so inclined to go that route. Also, they have the best breakfast of any fast food style place. This Hardee's was clean, the people were friendly and I got good service.
Hardees are my favorite burger place. Never been disappointed in their service or products.

(407) 877-6523

Fast Food

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