Beginning August 24 during a special preview week, and continuing through September 30, select Orlando restaurants will offer three course, prix fixe dinners for just $35. So call friends, family or co-workers and start making plans now.

Through Visit Orlando (website below), one dollar from every meal served during Magical Dining Month benefits local nonprofits that help children in need. And, thanks to continued growth of the program, they are able to help two organizations again this year.

In 2018, Magical Dining Month will benefit Best Buddies and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida; two organizations that work tirelessly to help children and families living with disabilities in Central Florida.

Best Buddies Central Florida – is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities. With programs focusing on friendship, jobs, and leadership, Best Buddies helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities create lasting relationships, find employment, live independently and develop communication skills.

In Florida alone, Best Buddies has more than 11,000 e-Buddies and volunteers in public schools, colleges and communities, allowing Best Buddies to impact more than 100,000 people with and without disabilities in Florida.

The BestBuddies Friendship Program, which exists in various schools and communities, creates social opportunities to build one-to-one friendships between peers with and without disabilities.

Visit Best Buddies website at

Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida – was founded in 1991, and has touched the lives of more than 12,000 individuals with Down syndrome and their families by offering hope, acceptance, and empowerment through advocacy, education and awareness.

With the help from more than 17,000 friends, professionals, volunteers and other supporters, DSACF creates a Central Florida community dedicated to guiding individuals with Down syndrome through life so that each may realize their potential.

Along with emotional and financial support to those with Down syndrome and their families, DSACF offers various resources and programs to every age and stage, from baby playgroups and parent workshops for new and expecting parents to helping adolescents plan for their future as they transition into adulthood.

Visit the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida website at

For more information in Magical Dining month or to find a full list of the restaurants that are participating go to: