Central Florida cheap eats
Dining out on a budget can be a challenge, but there are many opportunities throughout Central Florida. Wing houses and chain sub shops and fast foods are a given, but we've assembled a few eateries that you may have overlooked. Ready to take a budget-conscious culinary journey? Simply turn the page.
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King Cajun Crawfish
Where: 914 N. Mills Ave., Orlando (between Weber and Marks Streets)
The lowdown: In the heart of the Asian district, the flavors and textures of New Orleans cookery are ringing true in this nine table hole-in-the-wall. King Cajun Crawfish is unpretentious, comfortable and without many frills, but it has a heart as big as Lake Pontchartrain. Service is friendly and sincere, which makes waiting for the food to emerge from the narrow slip of a kitchen easy to take. Be patient. Sandwich and entrée orders dribble out one by one, but they are worth the wait. With the exception of the slow-simmered pots of jambalaya and gumbo, everything is made fresh to order, and that is all too often a rarity.