For those of you who have not heard of Celebration, the town was originally designed by Walt Disney and his family.There are all sorts of quirky laws that include that every private home has a front porch and you can never see the driveway from the street. The downtown boasts many good places to eat, drink and to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you are in the mood for a movie night, Celebration’s cinema has two screens and is never very busy. One ofour favorite features of Celebration is the fountain located near the lake across from the movie theatre. At anytime you can hear children giggling and screaming as they run through the fountains. Downtown is host to all sorts of unusual restaurants. Here is a lsit of some of the most popular ones.
Celebration Hotel:I suggest trying the Filet Mignon eggrolls (they are outstanding!) and ordering a martini as they have a large selection of fun martinis to choose from. The hotel has a very charming lobby where a piano player plays the classics on the weekends. You can also take your favorite beverage outside by the lake and relax. If all you want is a drink or two the bar area is magical.We suggest you start your eveneing there with a few special drinks and then wander down the street to enjoy whatever other restaurant you feel like enjoying.
Town Tavern:The burgers, seafood and clam chowder are excellent and the bar is a place “where everybody knows your name.” It is a wonderful spot where the locals hang and is very welcoming. It can get noisy at times as it is a local hang out but if you are in the mood for “ Cheers” but outside this is the place. Family, Food & Friends” says it all when it comes to the Celebration Town Tavern. This New England style restaurant & tavern has become the town’s social hub and place to be seen since opening in early 2000. The town tavern offers an extensive menu that is very family friendly.
Items that the tavern is famous for include: Award winning clam chowder Fried Ipswich Clams Fresh Boston Scrod Haddock & Scallops flown in fresh from the Northeastern Coastline as well as main plate salads, burgers, chicken, ribs & steaks
Sherlocks Tea Room: (Desserts) :If you’re looking for some place to satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure to stop by Sherlock’s. They have some very tempting and delicious desserts, wines and teas. On Friday and Saturday nights they feature live music and if you like English beer, this is definitely the right spot.
If you’re looking for ice cream, Kilwins is the place to go. They host many different flavors along with decadent chocolate and fudge that are made on sight.
Located in the heart of Celebration’s downtown area, Cafe D’ Antonio enjoys a lakeside view with seating indoors and “al fresco.” Dress is casual in this warmly decored and family friendly atmosphere. With an open kitchen and the wood burning oven, grill and rotisserie that are common to Antonio’s restaurants, the menu features items representative of many of Italy’s varied regions. Fresh fish and seafood, Black Angus steaks, veal, chicken, pasta --- everything’s a specialty! Sample a simpler fare luncheon menu or a more traditional dinner menu; we have a children’s menu as well. There is a full bar at your service and an excellent wine list with wines by the glass and the bottle. After dinner, enjoy a liqueur or cappuccino in true Italian style.
Kilwin’s of Celebration Confectionery Chocolates and Ice Cream from Kilwin’s.