• Address8255 S. International Drive
  • CityOrlando
  • Phone407-363-0200
  • Price Level$$
  • Breakfast
  • LunchEveryday
  • DinnerEveryday
  • BrunchSaturday/Sunday
  • Wheelchair AccessYes
  • BeveragesFull Bar
  • Noise LevelLoud Noise Level
  • Outdoor DiningNo
  • Late NightYes
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Kings is smaller than Splitsville, and is spread out over one floor. It occupies a space on International Drive that used to be a Gooding’s grocery store. So now there are alleys instead of aisles.

Although there are a couple of private rooms with their own lanes for party groups, most of Kings’ 22 lanes are grouped together. You may not notice them at first because there are so many ultra large television screens hanging over them. Hope you’re not easily distracted as you try to roll the ball to his that sweet spot that will knock all 10 pins down.

Also like Splitsville — there’s really no way to do this without comparing; we’re talking about a genre here — Kings strives to offer its guests more than your average old-style bowling alley food. I can still taste reheated frozen pizzas from my youth eaten with the same fingers that had just been placed in the holes on the balls where so many other fingers had been. And this was the pre-Purell era. But I digress.

Kings’ menu is extensive (perhaps too much so). It has sandwiches and wraps, it has burgers, it has pizzas, it has sliders (different from burgers), it has salads and it has steak, chicken and seafood entrees. What it doesn’t have is focus.

There’s barbecue, there’s Asian, there’s Southwestern. How about a little Hawaiian? Or British? Cajun, why not? And of course a Brazilian fish stew.

Most of what I tasted was perfectly acceptable. I especially liked the pulled pork sliders — very moist meat with a delightful smoky aroma. And the barbecued ribs were good, too, quite tender. And I liked the chicken wings, which are available in a variety of flavors. The pizzas I tried were a bit too thin.

Note: Kings is adults-only after 6 p.m.

8255 S. International Drive

Contact Data:
Phone: 407-363-0200
Website: Kings

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