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Orlando Restaurants

The Smiling Bison

  • 745 Bennett Rd. Map It
  • Downtown Orlando
  • American

Updated 04/30/2014

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A shabby shack located near a standard mall, The Smiling Bison is an ambitious gastropub popular with Orlando's locavores. The owners got their start selling homemade sausages from a food cart, and you can still find smoked kielbasa, curry wurst, or other creations in sandwich form. The menu changes weekly, but soft caraway-coated pretzels with a spicy beer-mustard-cheese dip and a bison burger are always on offer. Dinner might be a chicken potpie, fried grouper cheeks

over jalapeno grits, or carrot-and-ricotta agnolotti—all under $20. The beer menu caters to a craft-brew-centric crowd, and wines are interesting and reasonably priced. Musicians entertain several nights a week, with no cover charge.

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745 Bennett Rd., Orlando, Florida, 32803, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch

Updated 04/30/2014


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