The big news in the Orlando business community this month is the start of SunRail service, the long awaited option to the dreaded I-4 commute.
To entice passengers to travel on SunRail for their daily commute, trains will have Wi-Fi, power outlets, comfortable seating, restrooms, and bike racks.
SunRail stops in several locations along the I-4 corridor, many with great restaurants within walking distance of sunrail stations. If you’re looking for an excuse to try it out, why not take the train to one of the tasty local restaurants along the route?
Here are 15 great restaurants within walking distance of SunRail:
Lake Mary SunRail Station
Dalli’s Pizzeria - 5 minute walk dallispizzeria.com Italian What to try: Pizza! They also offer a Gluten Free pie.
Krazy Greek Kitchen - 7 minute walk krazygreekkitchen.com Greek What to try: Hummus Platter and Gyro Dinner.
Altamonte SunRail Station
Joann’s Kitchen - 2 minute walk Facebook.com/joannskitchenorl Latin American What to try: The Mofongo or the empanadas.
Maitland SunRail Station
Seoul Garden Restaurant & Grill - 12 minute walk Facebook.com/pages/Seoul-Gardens-Restaurant Korean What to try: Bibimbap and the Cinnamon Tea
Winter Park SunRail Station
The Coop - 7 minute walk asouthernaffair.com Southern What to try: Southern Fried Chicken or Low Country Shrimp and Grits
Luma on Park - 3 minute walk lumaonpark.com New American What to Try: Snake River Farms Flank Steak
Prato - 1 minute walk prato-wp.com Italian What to try: Laughing Bird Shrimp Ravioli
Florida Hospital Health Village SunRail Station
White Wolf Cafe - 10 minute walk Facebook.com/pages/White-Wolf-Cafe New American What to try: The Cinnamon Bun or one of the Eggs Benedict options.
Lynx Central SunRail Station
Citrus Restaurant - 13 minute walk citrusorlando.com New American What to try: The Daily Feature
Church Street SunRail Station
Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant - 5 minute walk ceviche.com Spanish Tapas What to try: Patatas Bravas and Sangria
Amura Japanese Restaurant - 5 minute walk amura.com Sushi What to try: The Volcano roll or The Rolls Royce roll
Kres Chophouse - 5 minute walk kresrestaurant.com Steakhouse What to try: The Deer River Ranch Elk Loin and Bread Pudding
Orlando Health/Amtrak SunRail Station
Orlando Brewing - 3 minute walk orlandobrewing.com Brewery What to try: The Miami Weiss beer. They don’t serve food, but you can have food delivered from a number of local restaurants!
Brick & Fire Pizza - 12 minute walk brickandfire.com Pizza What to try: The van Gogh pizza or the C’est la Vie pizza
Sand Lake SunRail Station
Bauern-Stube Authentic German Restaurant - 5 minute walk bauern-stube.com German What to try: An authentic German beer and the Sampler Platter
The current SunRail service schedule runs regularly during rush hours and there is no service on the weekends. Not ideal for dining, but hopefully that will change as the SunRail becomes a more widely used transportation option for Orlando locals.
So hop on the train during the free SunRail service May 1 to May 16th and try one of these great local restaurants. Which one are you most looking forward to trying?