CASK & LARDER‒ New Southern. This local favorite offers Southern-sourced seasonal dishes, craft beers brewed on-site and fresh-shucked oysters from the oyster bar in a rustic-chic setting. Open daily for D. Bar menu offered after 10 pm. www. caskandlarder.com. 565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, 321.280.4200.
THE COOP‒ Southern/Soul Food. Helmed by awardwinning chef John Rivers, the fast-casual restaurant leads with southern hospitality featuring comfort food classics made from scratch daily. Signature dishes include fried chicken, Low Country shrimp and grits, pulled-pork tamale pancakes and croissant French toast. www.asouthernaffair.com. 610 West Morse Blvd., Winter Park
HILLSTONE‒ American. Airy and welcoming with a stunning view of the lake, this outpost of this high-end national chain delivers well-executed steaks, seafood and salads. Open daily for D. www. hillstone.com. 215 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407.740.4005.
PARK PLAZA GARDENS‒ New American. Savor fresh ingredients and inspired presentations while people watching in the sidewalk cafe along historic Park Avenue. Open daily for L, D and Sunday Br. www.parkplazagardens.com. 319 S. Park Ave., Winter Park, 407.645.2475.