Thursday marks the start of Visit Orlando's annual Magical Dining Month, with 65 participating restaurants in this year's lineup. The idea is simple: Pick a month that tends to be a little show (that would be September), and offer three-course, prix fixe special dinners for $30.
It's a win-win, with the restaurants drawing in business with budget-minded offerings and diners taking advantage of an opportunity to try out some new restaurants. Plus, $1 of every meal sold will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
A complete list of participating restaurants (along with the details of their special menus) can be found at OrlandoMagicalDining.com. It includes some of Orlando's top draws, such as Emeril's Orlando, Morton's the Steakhouse, Ocean Prime and La Luce by Donna Scala.