Florida September 23, 2016
The Florida Restaurant In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey
Sure, we love the convenience of dining out, but sometimes the best restuarants are not the ones closest to your house. Here’s our pick for a Florida restaurant that might be considered out in “the middle of nowhere,” but it’s definitely worth the drive.
Folks have been driving out to the middle of nowhere since 1999 to get a taste of Yellow Dog Eats. The original location is in a beautiful old house in Gotha, a tiny town in central Florida (between Windermere and Ocoee).
The house was converted into a general store in 1925 and served the community as a general store or small grocery for several decades before becoming the celebrated restaurant it is today.
The unique building gives Yellow Dog Eats a charming and quirky vibe that makes diners feel right at home. From the cozy, rustic interior to the funky backyard patio complete with a VW bus, the only thing that can outshine YDE's atmosphere is the incredible food.
Chef and owner Fish Morgan makes creative sandwiches, wraps and salads with top quality deli meats and some of the best barbecue around.
Tasty homemade pastries and a wide variety of beer and wine round out the menu.
To make things even better, you can frequently enjoy live music with your meal.
YDE has won tons of awards and been on plenty of lists over the years, including the Orlando Sentinel's Best Sandwich in Orlando.
Here are a few of the creative dishes you'll find at Yellow Dog Eats. "The Don Knotts" is a 1/2 rack of ribs covered in an apple mustard honey onion sauce.
The "Gangsta Wrap" is a lettuce wrap stuffed with BBQ shrimp, yellow rice and black beans, lettuce, tomato, pickled onion and jalapeños.
The "Sloppy Jose" is a sandwich stuffed with shaved house brisket and ground pork, Mexican veggies, cheddar jack cheese, cherry peppers and green onions.
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