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Named after central Florida citrus magnate Phillip Phillips, Dr. Phillips is a popular and effervescent place to live. With great schools, outdoor rec areas, and a whole host of lively bars, independent coffee shops, and excellent restaurants, it’s easy to see why so many people are keen to set up their home base in this vibrant part of Orange County.

To give you a flavor of what to expect from the Dr. Phillips culinary scene, here are the top five restaurants that will get your taste buds tingling.


This hugely popular ramen spot is the top-ranked restaurant in Dr Phillips. With a smorgasbord of Asian-infused dishes and homemade noodles, there’s nothing not to like about the incredibly varied menu on offer at DOMU. I’ve had the Tokyo, Curry and Yuzu bowls and you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Couple their excellent food with their signature cocktails [which are reduced during daily happy hour], and you have one of central Florida’s best Asian-inspired dining venues right on your doorstep.

2] Slate Restaurant

Defining itself as a ‘Modern American Restaurant,’ Slate prides itself on serving up freshly prepared and locally sourced ingredients in a variety of traditional American dishes with a unique, modernist twist.

Their pizzas are to die for; as is their hugely popular smoked brisket, which is served with purple grits, candied tomato, and biscuit crumb. You certainly won’t leave Slate on an empty stomach! If you can’t make it for dinner, try hitting Slate up for brunch and enjoy bottomless mimosa’s and devious buttermilk biscuits!

3] The Whiskey

If you’re looking for the best burgers around Restaurant Row, you need to visit The Whiskey. Whether you fancy trying The Drunk Bison, The Wagyu Royale, or something more traditional like The All American, The Whiskey’s burger menu is unrivaled (and friendly for those who need gluten free options).

And as the restaurant’s name would suggest, you can sample over 500 kinds of whiskey, bourbon, scotch, and rye from all around the world. 

4] The H Orlando

It wouldn’t be possible to write about some of the best restaurants in Dr. Phillips without introducing you to a steakhouse. And at the Mediterranean-inspired H, you can enjoy a superb steak & dining experience, with the added bonus of live entertainment.

With a menu that includes caviar, Tomahawk steak, Wagyu beef, and lobster, the H is a fine-dining experience that is up there with the best found anywhere in the state. For perfectly grilled steak, look no further than H in Dr. Phillips.

5] Korean Gogi Grill

At Korean Gogi Grill in Dr. Phillips, you can enjoy the most authentic and exceptionally crafted Korean cuisine, with a special focus on marinated and BBQ dishes. The menu consists of small plates and combos, as well as a wide range of meat, vegetable, and seafood dishes.

Their signature dish, Bulgogi Beef, is a thinly sliced marinated dish that just melts in the mouth and is enjoyed with a fusion of spice and flavor. As a family-friendly Korean eatery, Gogi Grill is a great place to take the kids to try something new and unique.

The verdict. 

Dr. Phillips is one of those areas that has an incredible selection of independent eateries from around the world. You’ll never go hungry roaming Restaurant Row in Dr. Phillips, and you’ll never tire of the incredible choice of places to eat out.

As a Realtor, I’ve helped many happy families relocate to Dr. Phillips and would be delighted to help you find your forever home in this pulsating part of Orlando, FL. Get in touch with me today to discuss your options or to ask any real-estate-related questions about Dr. Phillips and the surrounding areas.