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“Not bad . . .great wine list” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Johnnie's Hideaway

Johnnie's Hideaway
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Ranked #51 of 3,703 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
Cross street: Crossroads Shopping Center
Description: Johnnie's Hideaway is created in the image of time honored Florida flavors with emphasis on Floribbean coastal cuisine, serving hand cut dry aged steaks, prime seafood and an extensive raw bar featuring Florida stone crab claws. Johnnie's unique tableside cart service along with an award winning wine list can be enjoyed inside surrounded by authentic Florida Highwayman art or lakeside on the tiki deck.
Bronx, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not bad . . .great wine list”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

While attending a conference on Disney grounds, we went to dinner here at the recommendation of our hotel concierge. The free round trip shuttle was an added bonus. We started the meal with a sampler of seafood consisting of steamed shrimp, blue point oysters, stone crab claws and lump blue crab. We found the special stone crab sauce a tad too sandwichy and the claws themselves were a might watery and lower in taste. The main course steak was well prepared and cooked to perfection. After we completed a bottle of a very good Malbec, our waiter, I believe his name was Russ, made a recommendation for an even better Cabernet. The five of us easily shared a single slice of cake for dessert, which was big enough that no one felt deprived. All in all, a very good meal at a new find. Will definitely want to go again next time I'm in Orlando.

  • Visited May 2013
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food - Good Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended by a staff member at our hotel. The food was excellent, large portions, very satisfying and prepared to excellence. The service personnel were very attentive. Albeit a bit pricey, I thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

  • Visited May 2013
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Sarasota
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food, Amazing Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I ate at Johnny's Hideaway over 3 years ago and have wanted to go back sine then. Wehad the opportunity this weekend since we spent a long weekend in Orlando. The food was even better than I remember. We shared an appetizer of the shrimp and lobster fritters. They were scrumptious. For dinner - I had the long bone ribeye and my husband had grilled scallops. Both meals were prepared to perfection and absolutely delicious. Can't forget the fire and ice pickles that come with all meals. That is one of the main reasons that we wanted to go back to the restaurant. They were as great as we remembered. We asked if they sell them "to go" and they don't, but our fabulous waiter told us how to make them. Johnnies isn't a cheap meal, but it is definitely worth every penny.

  • Visited May 2013
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Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Inconsistancy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have visited this restaurant several times, but I think our last time was indeed the last time. The menu is very upscale pricing. For this price range, the expectations are , that you should receive superior service & food. That is not the case. The blackened Grouper we received last time was not even, by appearances, cooked. By tasting it, it definately was not cooked. This food never should have left the kitchen, and even so, the server never should have served this.
Unfortunatly, this is not our first unhappy experience, and although they are capable of living up to their pricing, they frequently do not. We probably will never go back The atmosphere is nice, and the service, like the food, is hit & miss. It is too pricey for hit & miss. It should always be good.

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Looks can be deceiving”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Saw Johnnie’s while driving and it looked great. On walking in all the food specials looks great, along with the food at other people’s tables.
Unfortunately, we were disappointed. All of the food was average, and nothing spectacular. What really stands out was how bad our service was. We continually had to keep asking for items and almost seemed like we were a bother.
I would skip this place as there are better places for steaks and seafood for the price.

Visited May 2013
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