Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee is just steps from Walt Disney World Resort. I had heard of it, but had not visited until last month! I don’t know what the heck I waited so long for, this spot is a hidden gem.
Disclosure: These restaurants were sponsors during We Grow Retreat, however all opinions are my own.
Promenade at Sunset Walk
This beautiful outdoor entertainment district is home to casual eateries, fine dining, entertainment, special events, and retail shops. We visited on three separate occasions and it was never crowded, and a very pleasant experience. They have live music on the promenade Wednesday-Sunday, and that in and of itself was refreshing. If you are staying in a Disney resort, this is a great option just off property. It’s very laid back, and a great escape from the crowds.
Every Saturday from 11.30 am – 3.30 pm they offer an open air market, featuring the best local craft and specialty vendors from across Central Florida.
Dining at Sunset Walk
There is no shortage of great dining here, while I was in town I had the pleasure of dining at three restaurants. So lets dig a little deeper into them!
Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza Kissimmee
Don’t let the casual name fool you, Capone’s is a legit Italian dining experience. Capone’s offers a mix of traditional and specialty pizzas, all made to order in their 800-degree coal fired ovens. But they don’t stop at just pizza, they offer house-made pasta, meatballs that taste like my Nonna makes, and decadent desserts.
Capone’s feels like a modern day speakeasy, and how could it not considering its namesake, America’s most infamous gangster, Al Capone. From flapper dresses and pin-stripe suits to newspaper clippings and Al Capone’s Vault- this is one dining experience you won’t forget.
The food is outstanding, we had a very generous tasting menu, and I was blown away. I really can’t pick a favorite but I would order the meatballs every single time! They were perfection, and the sauce didn’t overpower them.
We began with appetizers and salads, all fresh and full of flavor. My favorite was the house salad, as it was anything but a boring plate of iceberg lettuce. Their wings are a top seller, and rightfully so. These wings are slow roasted in a rosemary lemon herb garlic butter for hours, they literally fall off the bone.
The pizzas had the perfect thin crust, and that crisp you want in a coal fired pizza. The pasta is home made and you can taste the difference, I am a self proclaimed expert, so take my word for it. The Cajun Shrimp pasta has a kick, so if spice isn’t your speed, don’t go for that one. I could have eaten an entire bowl of the Rigatoni alla Vodka, it was absolutely wonderful.
We finished our meal with a trio of desserts including Tiramisu, Cannoli, and Chocolate Cake. I wasn’t sure I could fit it in, but I love a good Cannoli, so of course I had to see what theirs was all about. This was a perfect ending to a great meal!
If you are looking for a good Italian meal close to Disney World, this is the spot!
Looking for a great burger and cold beer? This is definitely the spot for both of those. Ford’s Garage will give you the vibe of being in a 1920’s service station to include vintage Ford vehicles, gas pumps, and fixtures. The bars feature prohibition-style elements of old brick, rich wood, and a hand-hammered copper bar top.
I enjoyed a casual lunch and it was absolutely fantastic. I had a hard time deciding between the 13 burgers they offer, every one of them sounded amazing. We began with the Ford’s Original Nacho with Grilled Chicken, and this was a great choice. They are layered perfectly with an even amount of cheese and topping throughout the entire plate. This could be a meal itself honestly, it was HUGE.
For my entree’ I went with the Estate Burger, covered in gouda sweet red onion marmalade. arugula and onion straws and to really send it over the top a side of tater tots. The flavor profile was amazing, and the beef was fresh and definitely not from frozen.
If you aren’t in the mood for a burger, that’s ok, they offer so much more. Choose from one of their entrée salads, five different mac & cheese dishes including pulled pork or buffalo mac, or some comfort food including meatloaf or blackened salmon.
Known for their cold drinks we certainly enjoyed a few cocktails as well. Two words for you, Sangria Margarita!! This one packs a punch and I would have never thought to put the two together.
Ford’s Garage was absolutely fantastic, and I will be returning, as I still have 12 more burgers and some mac & cheese to try.
Yeoman’s Cask & Lion
Did you know there was a British pub in Central Florida — Neither did I until recently! Yeoman’s Cask & Lion is a staple in Tampa, having been around since the late 80’s, and now you can enjoy this fun spot in Kissimmee. Yeoman’s celebrates all that encompasses British culture from the pics of Queen Elizabeth II and Bowie, all the way down to the menu they serve. I loved the Queen Elizabeth photo so much I would have purchased a tee if they had her on it!
We were given quite a large tasting menu, and boy am I glad there were 7 of us at the table! There is no way I could have finished all this food myself.
When you think of a British pub, you instantly think, cocktails. While their beer menu is quite extensive, their craft cocktails stand out among the crowd. I obviously had to do my research so I tried a few options. While all were tasty my favorite was the Zeppelin Pucker, it was refreshing and not too strong. I am not at all a gin drinker but it you are the Pimm’s Cup is absolutely for you.
The appetizers that stood out most to me were the Bangin’ Brussel sprouts and the Cambridge Wings in the coconut curry sauce. I would go here just for these two items alone. I also loved the Beer Can Nachos as they were served on house made chips as opposed to tortillas.
I’m so glad I didn’t have to pick one entrée’ because they have a large menu and everything looked really good. Naturally the Fish and Chips took the top spot, they have the perfect batter and a crisp. Second for me was the Bangers and Mash, I mean it is a British Pub after-all. There wasn’t anything I wouldn’t order, it was all great and full of flavor profiles.
As they say, “We’re not your average pub in the states. We’re British. We’re Elevated. We’re Creative. We’re Yeoman’s.”
I had the absolute best experiences at all three restaurants, each uniquely different depending on what you are in the mood for. Next time you are in Central Florida, stop by Promenade at Sunset Walk and enjoy.