GRILLED TO PERFECTION. Julie’s Cheeseburger ($7.99) comes with a side of crisp fries. photo/GABI FAKHOURY


Upon entering Julie’s Waterfront customers are greeted with the smell of fresh fish and visual delights of tropical Toucans and palm trees designed to submerge quests into a tropical paradise.

Julie’s Waterfront is a family owned, seafood-orientated restaurant located at 4201 S. Orange Ave. The cost of lunch ranges from $8-$14 , it is more costly for dinner portions.

The staff is friendly, attentive and quick to deliver drinks. As customers walk into the restaurant the staff greets them and allows them to pick their seating preference.

There is a wide selection on the menu, from burgers to the catch of the day; there are also daily specials. On Tuesday’s there is an all-you-can-eat Fish and Chips special ($9.99) for both lunch and dinner; and on Friday’s all-you-can-eat Fish Fry special ($9.99), dinner entrée only.  special Julie’s Cheeseburger ($7.99) is an excellent choice for one who hungers for something filling and savory. The burger is grilled to perfection, not too greasy and not dry. With cheese melted over the juicy burger, and a sesame bun to finish, this burger, with a side of fries, will hit the spot of any hungry customer.

Salmon, Grouper, Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp or Scallops ($12.99) will satisfy those in the mood for crisp fish, right out of the fryer.

Julie’s offers a menu for vegetarian customers, or for people who prefer healthier options. Vegetarians don’t have to miss out on the satisfying taste of a burger, the Boca Burger ($8.99) is a meatless burger made from soy, with no MSG, gluten or eggs. Also, Julie’s has fruit salads ($9.99) that come with assorted fruit and a side of yogurt.

To end one’s visit on a good note, customers can choose from the following desserts: Carrot Cake, Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Cake, Tiramisu and Cheese Cake ($3.49 each).

Overall, dining at Julie’s waterfront is a pleasing experience. The simplistic layout of the restaurant, the breeze, the live music and cheerful staff leave customers full, happy and overall, pleased.


The Dish

Where:  4201 South Orange Avenue  Orlando, FL 32806

When: Monday–Thursday 11am–9pm for lunch and dinner
Friday 11am–10pm
Saturday 8am–10pm
Sunday 8am–9pm

How much: $10-15 for lunch

Beverages: Soft drinks

Extras: Steel drums, patio

Wheelchair access: Moderate

Noise level: Normal chatter

Contact: (407) 240-2557






By Elizabeth Gordon

I am the Editor-in-Chief of hilights and will be attending University of Central Florida in the fall.

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