Craig Miller’s Field House Best Sports Bar & Restaurant

Mango habanero wings
Pepperoni and basil pizza
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**** (4 stars)

This fairly large sports bar in Dellagio offers decent food and lots of screens. The last time I went here there was a very noisy basketball game. I’m pleased to say the place has been rearranged and is much more conducive to an enjoyable meal now.

The nachos were served on half round tostada shells, but were otherwise fine, more about beans than cheese.

Chicken wings are sold by the pound. The wings are large, and nicely flash fried. The mango habanero sauce I had was more sweet than spicy, but some tabasco fixed it up.

The pepperoni and fresh basil pizza was very good, with a rich, slightly spicy tomato sauce.

Service was attentive.

Craig Miller’s Field House Best Sports Bar & Restaurant
7958 Via Dellagio WaySte 100
Orlando, FL
32819
(407) 248-3474
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Maxine’s on Shine

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Three cheeses

***** (5 stars)

This is a great neighborhood place, with artisinal food and live music. Sunday Brunch is definitely bustling, and is not a place for intimate conversation!

The cheese plate offers a nice selection with appropriate accompaniments. Deviled eggs were also nicely done, with some exotic spices.

Hot chicken and waffles relied on a spicy barbeque sauce rather than a Nashville preparation.

Service was attentive, and the music was good.

Maxine’s on Shine
337 N Shine Ave
Orlando, FL
32803
(407) 674-6841
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The Boathouse

Beef carpaccio
Chopped salad
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***** (5 stars)

Restaurants in tourist areas don’t need to be all that great, because there is a constant supply of new patrons. But I’m a big fan of Gibson’s restaurants in Chicago, so I decided to give The Boathouse a try, and I’m glad I did.

As you would expect for a restaurant at Disney Springs, the decor and theming are spectacular. But the food is even better. I had the chopped salad with a couple of shrimp added. The salad was huge, very fresh, and the shrimp were perhaps the freshest I’ve had anywhere. I will definitely explore their raw bar when I return.

My wife had a selection of raw oysters, and also commented on how fresh they were.

The place was packed at lunchtime on a Monday, but the servers did a good job of keeping up, and the noise levels were quite reasonable.

The Boathouse is definitely my new favorite restaurant at Disney Springs.

The Boathouse
1620 E Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL
32830
(407) 939-2628
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