Sloppy Joe’s Orlando, a Key West eatery located at ICON Park, offers island food, live music, and an exciting, family-friendly atmosphere. With an extensive menu and fun environment, Sloppy Joe’s is a great option for both vacationing families and local friend groups.
Recently Orlando Decoded got to chat with Keith Lyons, Regional Vice President for Restaurant Partners, Inc (the company that owns Sloppy Joe’s). Keith gave us all sorts of great information about the restaurant’s history, its venue offerings, and diverse menu. Thank you, Keith, for being so generous with your time!
Now, let’s a take a deeper look at Sloppy Joe’s Orlando – located at ICON Park!
About Sloppy Joe’s
Founded in 1933 on the island of Key West, Sloppy Joe’s primarily began as a favorite bar for both tourists and locals. Contrary to first impressions, Sloppy Joe’s is not named for the ground beef and Worcestershire sauce filled sandwich. Instead, it’s rumored that famous author and Key West resident Ernest Hemingway used to gently rib bar owner Joe Russell about the unkempt condition of the diner. The idea stuck, and Sloppy Joe’s was born.
Sloppy Joe’s Orlando
Maintaining the island relaxation and vacation vibes of its Key West counterpart, Orlando’s location has developed a unique atmosphere all its own. Focused primarily on a family-friendly dining experience, Sloppy Joe’s Orlando still offers live music and a nightly toast to the Florida sunset. Plus, the restaurant’s decor features artwork and memorabilia commemorating both Key West and Central Florida histories. It’s a unique dining option for families, friend groups, date nights, and more!
Sloppy Joe’s Menu
Sloppy Joe’s features an extensive menu with seafood-lovers’ favorites like the fresh (never frozen) peel n’ eat shrimp, and meat-eaters’ delights like the Surf n’ Turf Burger and classic Sloppy Joe Sandwich. Of course, there’s plenty of other crowd-pleasing dishes like tacos, fried chicken sandwiches, flat breads, incredible salads (including the North Palm Beach Salad with lump crab, shrimp salad, avocado, and roasted corn), and even a 1 Lb. BLT.
But, of course, what’s an island vacation without a few drinks? Sloppy Joe’s Orlando offers fishbowl-sized signature cocktails as well as a full bar with all your favorites!
Besides stocking a wide variety of dishes for every taste palate, Sloppy Joe’s offers enormous portion sizes – making sure that everyone leaves full and happy!
In addition to fabulous, family-friendly dining; Sloppy Joe’s offers a unique venue for private social parties, weddings, corporate events, or any other group gathering! As a growing fixture in the Central Florida community, Sloppy Joe’s events are completely customizable. Groups can rent a portion of the restaurant or the entire venue, and food service can be provided buffet style, as a plated dinner, or even as passed hors d’oeuvres. And you don’t even need to stay on menu! Sloppy Joe’s can customize its food offerings to suit the specific event. If you’re interested in booking Sloppy Joe’s for your next gathering, fill out the website’s event form to request more information!
As part of the island party feel, Sloppy Joe’s Orlando hosts a ton of live entertainment, including steel drum players and a variety of local musicians. Check out the online entertainment calendar for the latest list of scheduled artist appearances.
Where to Find Sloppy Joe’s!
Sloppy Joe’s Orlando is located at ICON Park, a cutting edge entertainment district with a variety of shopping and both indoor and outdoor attractions. But perhaps most importantly, ICON Park offers FREE PARKING – so grab your family and enjoy Key West dining at Sloppy Joe’s Orlando!