International Drive is a mecca for new restaurants, hotels and attractions. Just recently, the new I-Drive 360 complex opened featuring the 400ft. Orlando Eye, a new Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the Sea Life Aquarium. Also in the complex are a handful of new-to-Orlando restaurants, one of which is called Tin Roof. Tin Roof has 11 locations including this new one in Orlando.
Tin Roof is mostly a bar/live music venue, however, they do produce some great meals as well. A few friends and I visited on a weekday afternoon and enjoyed a delicious lunch.
I ordered the L Jardin Quesadilla– a veggie quesadilla with mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, zucchini, banana peppers and jack cheese. The ‘dilla (as they refer to it) was sufficiently stuffed with veggies, worthy of a knife and fork. And it was delicious.
I also ordered a side of the Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts. I thought the sprouts were cooked perfectly, they were slightly crunchy and tender. Other sides include fries, rice and hoecakes.
The friends I was with were not interested in the veggie offerings on the menu. An order of the RHCP Shrimp was ordered for the table- the shrimp were crusted and cooked in cornmeal and drizzled with a sweet and spicy mayo.
The shrimp were so well received, they disappeared within minutes of hitting the table.
My non-veggie eating friends enjoyed wings and the Smashville Burger– a burger topped with BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw and pickles.
It was my understanding that Tin Roof has live music performances from national, regional and local acts on a nightly basis. We were there early in the day for lunch so there was no music for our enjoyment, but the atmosphere is still vibe-y and hip. We plan to catch a performance there soon but for now- a solid 4 1/2 out of 5 sprouts.