Comfort Suites UCF Area - Research Park
12101 Challenger Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: (407) 737-7303
Fax: (407) 737-7304
Bars & Cafes
Situated within the Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ, The Lucky Pig Lounge offers an array of exotic cocktails and drinks to its guests. Having hosted rocking live music concerts, its no wonder that this place has the tag of being the best bar and lounge of the city.This place also serves awesome bar food that will surely satisfy your taste buds. Featuring an outdoor patio, this place is an ideal place to chill out with friends and family, while watching your favorite matches that are screened on the televisions here. And if in case, you are planning to throw a party, this place is also available for private hire.
Situated just south of the UCF campus, Mix Frozen Yogurt gives customers an amazing array of choices. This Fro-Yo shop is a favorite among the college crowd and others looking for refreshing, delightful treats. The menu changes weekly, but always offers 16 different frozen yogurt flavors and includes more than 50 toppings. Choose from regular flavors like strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, or more unique ones like Irish mint, caffe latte and New York cheesecake. Special tart flavors are also available. Topping choices include fresh fruits of all kinds along with many dry toppings to create that perfect treat. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over.
Vespr Craft Coffee & Allures is a local coffeehouse dedicated to using fair trade, local, organic, and compostable ingredients as often as possible. This comfy spot is full of friendly patrons and baristas, and the atmosphere is always welcoming. Enjoy a guilt-free fair trade coffee or tea, or try one of Vespr's specialty drinks like the cold brew cola, or an espresso served with bacon-infused milk!
Sweet! by Good Golly Miss Holly is located to the east of Orlando in the Waterford Lakes Town Center. Here you can choose from a wide variety of special custom cupcakes in an assortment of sizes. Pick from small mini samplers to large tasty cupcakes made fresh daily from the finest ingredients. Bring your wireless laptop to take advantage of the free WiFi available. Sweet! by Good Golly Miss Holly also creates its own very special tart frozen yogurt, a low-calorie, healthy dessert. The décor is welcoming and has a "hip LA" style about it with the brightly colored tables and chairs.
If you have a hankering for seafood, this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu—which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like Chicken Fingers and Mac & Cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Firkin and Kegler Family Entertainment Center is located east of Orlando in Waterford Lakes. Plan on spending the day here and being occupied with many things. This two-level complex has something for everyone of every age. Choose from a quick snack or a full-course meal from the menu offering a variety of selections, or enjoy a cold one in the restaurant and pub that has a full service bar. Play a game of pool, try out the golf simulator, or hang out in the arcade room. Firkin and Kegler Family Entertainment Center also has a 32-lane state-of-the-art bowling alley with 22-foot HD televisions, a nightclub and sports lounge with entertainment, and a dance floor, along with outside patio seating.
Natura Coffee and Tea, located near the University of Central Florida, is a frequent hang out of the student crowd of the city. The cafe features an array of delectable coffees and teas, specially meant to lift moods. Besides serving lip smacking coffees, Natura Coffee and Tea is known for the casual atmosphere that it offers and the events that take place here. Natura Coffee and Tea stages live performances, concerts and other entertaining events on a regular basis. Besides well known regional and international artists, new and upcoming artists also perform here. Call ahead for schedule details.
Knight Library is conveniently located just across the street from UCF (University of Central Florida). It is the “library” used by a large number of college students to gather with friends or to meet new ones. There are no books found here, but a lot of fun activities and events. This is UCF’s favorite hangout that features a huge bar with more than 30 televisions. It also has 6 projector screens, poker, video games, darts, pool tables and numerous special events going on all the time. The menu includes appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, wings, subs, sandwiches, quesadillas, fish and more. Knight Library offers a laid back college-styled setting and affordable prices. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Found across from the University of Central Florida and just minutes from Downtown Orlando, Fubar offers the UCF students and all their friends a place to go for great tasting food and the best drink specials around. Stop by for lunch, dinner or a late night snack and choose from very affordable and very tasty menu items, including the infamous Fubarger - made from fresh (not frozen) beef and served with hand-cut fries or select other bar favorites. The sports bar atmosphere comes alive at night and becomes a hot nightclub that offers VIP service, DJs that spin high-energy tunes plus various live performances and special events. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Located on University Boulevard, across from UCF, Jeremiah's Italian Ice is the place to go for a cool refreshing treat. Other locations in the Orlando area include a shop in Winter Park, Winter Springs and Maitland. Choose from made-fresh-daily Italian ice, soft serve or a combination of the two, known as "gelati." The menu includes 20-plus flavors every day, featuring several standards and also a variety of rotating flavors to choose from at the various shop locations. Stop by for a sweet treat in small, medium, large and quart sizes, or place an order to go for a half gallon of Italian ice. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
UCF Green may not provide the hip party scenario. But the chilled drinks and great music offered in this intimate setting is certainly what gets the evening started. Frequented by an eclectic mix of college students, young professionals and post-work crowd, this place is perfect to hangout with friends and socialize.