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Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe

9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
321-281-5888
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Ranked #168 of 3,104 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Newport, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

First, service was GREAT. I sat at the bar and all I wanted was a burger. The dinner menu did not have a burger on it, but the bartender had the kitchen make it special. Great job by them The burger was just average. It was too sloppy. The bun did not hold up so it just fell apart. Because... More

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food was wonderful, great menu overall, ticket times for food was pretty long. The beet and goat cheese salad, crab cakes, and nut crusted snapper were incredibly good!

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When one our group suggested to dine at Tommy Bahama I was a bit apprehensive. After this is a clothing store right? I started with a Tortilla Soup. This was a thick flavorful soup. It was a bit of a surprise as I was expecting the usual but tasty mexican flavored Chicken Soup. I should have ordered a bowl as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Firstly the venue is lovely and spacious. The staff were friendly and welcoming and alsways there to help advise on wine and food choices. The fresh bread we had was AMAZING! I love bread and this was delicious. We had the crab cakes for starter and it was great to have a normal size portion (as in the US you... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm not a big seafood guy, but I do love shrimp. The coconut shrimp at Tommy Bahama's was amazing. I also had the jerk chicken, which was tasty with the rice, and key lime pie, which was perfect. Highly recommended. My only complaint was that a company party was being held at the same time, so it was quite noisy.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really liked the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was so classic shore club and the food matched the decor. The menu skews more to seafood which is never a bad thing in my book. This particular restaurant also offered valet service which came in really handy because parking is hard to find in that area. Overall, nice location, great... More

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Orlando, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I drive area with nice décor, great attentive service and delicious food. The Crab Cakes were full of crab and flavor. The Thai shrimp and scallops were delicately done and remained moist and juicy, The macadamia crusted snapper was wonderful The raspberry cream brulee was a nice variation on an old favorite.

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kent
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What can I say about this place other than it's brilliant! We visit Orlando fairly often and after finding Tommy's some years ago we have made many return visits including a family party a few years ago to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. The world renowned Coconut Shrimp deserves its fame and isn't beaten anywhere in Orlando. The servers are... More

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Cadiz, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped in while we were waiting for our villa to be cleaned. Had a great lunch (the tuna soft tacos are the best) and returned the following night for dinner. Again another fantastic meal and great service. The coconut margarita is a must try.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Surprised to find this dark tropical pub style restaurant attached to the shopping - really enjoyed the coconut shrimp, mojitos, and the ccrab and avocado salad. Finished with the blackened chicken tacos. Everything was delicious. They could have used a few extra employees the day we were there - but other than that it was a lovely lunch out.

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