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Orlando Magazine honors Raglan Road at Downtown Disney with top awards

If you've ever eaten at Raglan Road in Downtown Disney, you know all about the restaurant's delicious cuisine. Thus, it won't come as a surprise that Orlando Magazine recently named it "Best Restaurant." It also grabbed top honors for "Best Live Music and Entertainment" and "Best Place to Take Company," took second place for "Best Place to Take the Kids," and scored third place for "Best Beer Selection."

Chef Kevin Dundon takes great pride in creating amazing dishes for the restaurant. Orlando Magazine dining critic says of Dundon: (he's) "Ireland’s answer to Emeril Lagasse, (he) takes time from his TV and book tour schedule to visit Orlando several times a year for high-energy, special event dinners, but his influence on the Raglan Road menu can be seen -- and tasted—every day.

"The restaurant, a series of faithfully restored bars and furnishings from ancient Old Country pubs, has the feel of a genuinely family-run restaurant (which it is). It gives Dundon a place to use traditional recipes and farm-fresh ingredients as a leaping point for new, satisfying and occasionally surprising ideas such as a killer twist on smoked haddock & Dubliner cheese dip or a wine-infused broth and seafood he calls ‘It’s not bleedin’ Chowder!’ The combination of New Irish cuisine, a pint of ale and a wink from a high-stepping Irish lass is hard to beat."

If you'd like to meet Dundon for yourself, check out the interview in the video accompanying this article. You can see some clips of the restaurant's entertainment in this article, which covers the recent Mighty Irish Festival. Check out the delicious Sunday brunch options here.

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