Whenever I am in a new city, the first thing I do is try to locate the best restaurants near me, ASAP. I love food, so it’s crucial for me to know where to go for a delicious meal when I’m hungry.
During my time in Celebration, Florida I actually found a whole bunch of amazing places to eat, so I decided to make a list ranking all of the best ones for my fellow foodies who may be in the area, looking for restaurants near Celebration.
Many people only know of Celebration because it’s near Kissimmee and it’s on the way to Orlando from Lakeland. However, it’s got much more to it if you stop off for a bit, especially for a bite to eat. You’ll find everything, including Italian restaurants, Mexican restaurants, Thai places, and so much more! This list is all of the best restaurants Celebration has to offer, so go check them down below!
Best Restaurants in Celebration, FL
- Celebration Town Tavern
- Columbia Restaurant
- Maple Street Biscuit Company
- Imperium Food & Wine
- Ari Sushi
- Avocado Mexican Grill
- 360 American Bistro and Bar
- Thai Thani – Celebration
- Lakeside Bar + Grill
- Upper Crust Pizza
- Bucca di Beppo
- Downtown Diner Celebration
- The Pizza Press – Celebration
- Little Greek Fresh Grill
Celebration Town Tavern
721 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747
First up is a place called Celebration Town Tavern and it’s a must-try for anyone in the area. They have countless beers to choose from, an enormous screen to watch the game, and some of the greatest New England clam chowder that I’ve ever had.
When you go to Celebration Tavern, I highly recommend trying some of their lobster mac and cheese or maybe a bison burger. Both options are absolutely delicious. They also have great sandwiches that aren’t burgers, as well.
Check out Celebration Town Tavern off of Front Street, across from the Starbucks and Rocking Chairs park for a great taste of Boston all the way down here in Florida.
2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Columbia Restaurant is a favorite of mine no matter what city I’m in. It’s easily one of the best restaurants in Celebration, Florida if you want some authentic Spanish-Cuban cuisine.
One of the things I love most about Columbia Restaurant is their tapas menu. Probably the tastiest one, in my opinion, is their Scallops “Casimiro”. It’s made with fresh sea scallops and lemon butter that come topped with seasoned breadcrumbs and white wine.
Check out Columbia Restaurant off of East 7th Avenue, just walking distance from Celebration Lakeside Park on the shore of Lake Rianhard.
Maple Street Biscuit Company
6268 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Celebration, FL 34747
No one does breakfast like Maple Street Biscuit Company. It’s literally the greatest way to start your day. I was so excited to see Maple Street in Celebration that I made it a priority to stop there the next morning.
Maple Street is one of the best places to eat in Celebration, Fl when you’re in the mood for some down-south comfort foods. I always start with some fried green tomatoes and then go for a Five and Dime. After that, I’m usually not hungry for hours.
You can find Maple Street Biscuit Company off of Cooper Creek Boulevard in the plaza right next to the tourist information center for Kissimmee.
Imperium Food & Wine
606 Market St, Celebration, FL 34747
This next place is called Imperium Food & Wine, located on Market Street in the heart of Celebration. They’re right near the Celebration Fountain off of the small brick street where they hold the Farmers Market every weekend.
This wine bar is absolutely perfect for grabbing a drink and a small bite to eat. They have premium bottles of wine to choose from as well as charcuterie boards, flatbreads, soups, and salads. What more can you ask for?
My favorite thing to do here is order a flight of wines to try and see which ones pair well with the cheese plate appetizer.
671 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747
Next up on my guide to the best Celebration Restaurants is a sushi place called Ari Sushi. They’re located off of Front Street near the Lakeside Promenade Fountain, right next to Kilwins Celebration.
I love Ari Sushi because it’s a delightful mix of Japanese and Korean fare in one charming establishment. Not only do they have the sushi classics like California rolls and spicy tuna rolls, but they also serve delectable sashimi which, as it turns out, is quite different from sushi.
They serve both lunch and dinner here at Ari, but I think the sushi combo specials on the lunch menu are a bit better. I really love their lunch bowls that come with steamed vegetables and rice.
Avocado Mexican Grill
715 Bloom St, Celebration, FL 34747
Avocado Mexican Grill is an amazing restaurant in Celebration, Florida that you can find right in the Celebration Town Center, right next to Starbucks and across the street from the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection.
If you’re in the mood for some margaritas, then this is the place for you. You get to choose between 6 different flavors of margarita, each more delicious than the last. They also have a healthy selection of specialty drinks like sangria, michelada, pineapple mojito, and a classic pina colada.
The food is also top-notch here, as well. They have all different kinds of burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and more!
360 American Bistro and Bar
225 Celebration Pl, Celebration, FL 34747
Up next is 360 American Bistro and Bar that’s located inside the Melia Orlando Celebration hotel. Not only is 360 American Bistro and Bar a great place to eat in Celebration, it’s also near a great place to stay for the night.
You can get a little bit of everything here at 360. The menu here is eclectic and full of all the things I love to eat. They’ve got wood-fired pizza, burgers, steak, pasta, and so much more. I recommend one of their New York Pepperoni pizzas. If you’re not into pizza, I recommend the buffalo burger instead.
Thai Thani – Celebration
600 Market St #110, Celebration, FL 34747
Now for a little bit of Thai cuisine to spice things up, Irecommend heading to Thai Thani over off of Market Street, right across from the Cornerstone Market and Deli. This place has to be one of my favorite restaurants near Celebration, Fl to get authentic thai curry.
I recommend starting with the Thai Thani Sampler to get your tastebuds and palate warmed up. After that, I always go for one of their duck dishes, they never disappoint. The Chicken Satay and Pot Stickers are also to-die-for.
Be sure to try one of their amazing specialty cocktails that they offer, as well. My favorite is the lychee martini made with Absolut pear vodka and lychee syrup.
Lakeside Bar + Grill
700 Bloom St, Celebration, FL 34747
Lakeside Bar + Grill is an awesome waterfront restaurant inside the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection and easily one of the top restaurants in Celebration.
They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a spectacular brunch here at Lakeside Bar + Grill. I highly recommend their brunch menu, but you can only get it on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, so plan accordingly.
When I come here for lunch, I always go for their smoked turkey club sandwich, but if I’m there for dinner, then it has to be the pan-seared red snapper, for sure.
Upper Crust Pizza
606 Market Street # 160 Celebration, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Back to the Celebration Town Center for this next one, Upper Crust Pizza. This cozy little corner shop sells some of the best pizza in the whole city, and maybe even the next city over!
Their New York style pizza is served over the counter just like the classic pizza places in NYC. I am a huge fan of just plain pepperoni pizza, but when I come here, I often go for a calzone because they come so stuffed full of deliciousness that you’ll be full all day after eating one.
This is one of the few pizza places I know of in Celebration where you can actually order by the slice if you don’t want an entire pie.
Bucca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
6282 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Celebration, FL 34747
Up next is a name that many of us are already familiar with, Bucca di Beppo Italian Restaurant. When you want a no-frills, classic Italian dining experience, this is the place to go.
I am a big fan of their chicken parmesan and the chicken saltimbocca, but they have countless other great dishes to choose from as well. One of their specialties that never disappoints is their baked rigatoni.
You can check out Bucca di Beppo off of West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in the same plaza as Five Guys and Applebees Bar + Grill, right on the outskirts of Celebration, Florida.
Downtown Diner Celebration
701 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747
Next up is Downtown Diner Celebration, a retro-style diner where you can get that vintage diner experience of sitting down with friends and family and ordering a fresh cup of coffee and some old-fashioned diner food.
One thing I can’t help but order every time from Downtown Diner Celebration is their Monte Cristo Sandwich. If you’ve got the time to wait, though, you simply have to try a Dutch baby pancake. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare, but boy is it worth the wait!
Check out Downtown Diner Celebration on the corner of Market Street and Front Street, right next to Celebration Town Tavern.
The Pizza Press – Celebration
6079 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747
This next place, The Pizza Press, is located off of West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway next to the CVS, in the plaza right next to Golden Corral and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Kissimmee/Celebration.
The Pizza Press is one of the best places to eat near Celebration because of the incredibly convenient location near the Water Tower Shoppes shopping mall. It’s perfect for a pizza pie after a day of shopping or running errands around town.
My favorite thing to do here at The Pizza Press is to build my own pizza so it comes with exactly everything I want on it and nothing I don’t.
Little Greek Fresh Grill
45 Blake Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747
Lasty, we’ll wrap things up with a place called Little Greek Fresh Grill off of Black Boulevard inside the Water Tower Shoppes where Publix Supermarket is located.
Here, you’ll find all the traditional Greek foods that we all know and love. I always start either with some of their incredible dolmades or the spanakopita to get me going. After that, I jump into a Gyro Pita because I cannot resist the delicious tzatziki sauce.
This is one of the few places near Celebration that I know of where you can get an authentic piece of baklava, as well. I strongly recommend ending your dining experience with either that or their homemade rice pudding.
As you can see, Celebration is a lesser-known city in Florida that doesn’t skimp out on great places to eat. For such a small area, it sure is packed with big flavor. Now, the next time you’re passing through or visiting Celebration, you’ll know exactly where to go when you pull up this guide!
Are there any restaurants I missed? Please leave me a comment and I’ll take a look ASAP!