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Inside Look: The Whiskey on Restaurant Row

The Whiskey, located on Sand Lake Road’s “Restaurant Row”, offers award-winning gourmet burgers that are always ground fresh and cooked to order as well as craft cocktails.

If you are a big fan of burgers and whiskeys for a great price, look no further than The Whiskey’s happy hour menu.  Their happy hour runs daily from Monday through Friday from 4-7pm and offers a variety of appetizers, burgers, and $6.50 Jack Daniels every day.

Their culinary team continually strives to put out the most visually stunning plates, while offering an elevated twist to your palate.  To accomplish this, they use local ingredients from their eggs, produce, grass fed game meats, hormone & range free chicken and organic produce.

As you may expect from an establishment named The Whiskey, the restaurant proudly serves over 600 kinds of its namesake whiskey, including Bourbon, Scotch, & Rye so guests can explore the whiskeys of the world.

Katie Zagaroli, owner of The Whiskey, explained to us how the restaurant came to fruition: “It got started on the way to a Motley Crue concert! We knew we were opening a whiskey bar/restaurant and wanted to offer the best burgers.  On the way to the show we were thinking of names and “Down at The Whiskey” by Motley Crue came on and we decided on The Whiskey.  Obviously we knew we wanted to offer live rock music as well!”  They host live band music at the restaurant, playing each night from 8pm-11pm.

Here Are Popular Dishes at The Whiskey:

Herb Goat Cheese

House made, topped with our tomato sauce, fresh basil pesto and served with warm pita.

Bangin’ Shrimp

Lightly tempura battered, fried, sriracha aioli, scallions, sesame seeds. HH price ($10).

Fried Pickles

Crispy fried pickles with ranch. HH price ($4.25).

Fried Mushrooms

Crispy tempura battered, served with ranch. HH price ($6).

Cheese Curds

White Cheddar cheese curds, breaded and fried, served with side of house marinara or ranch. HH price ($6).

Whiskey Chips

House cooked chips, Chunky smoked blue cheese sauce, Smoked blue cheese crumbles, bacon crumbles, balsamic glaze, diced tomatoes, and scallions.

The Royale

Wagyu, Arugula, Tomato, Bacon, Whiskey Onions, Smoked Gouda, Garlic Aioli.

The Camel

100% Ground Camel, Arugula, Tomato, Whiskey Onions, Hummus, Provolone Cheese.

The Elk

Ground Elk-Cooked Medium Rare, Arugula, Tomato, Whiskey Onions, Smoked Chunky Bleu Cheese Cream.

The BBQ Smokehouse

House Patty, Arugula, Tomato, Sliced Smoked Brisket, Cheddar Cheese, Onion Rings, BBQ Sauce.

The Steak & Bleu

Organic Spring Mix, grilled Coulotte Steak, Smoked blue cheese crumbles, beef steak tomatoes, sliced onions, balsamic glaze and Chunky smoked blue cheese sauce.


Garnished with fresh strawberries.

The Whiskey also has quite the hand selected drink menu, proudly serving over 200 kinds of Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch, & Rye including 85 Whiskeys & Rye, 66 Bourbons, 52 Scotches, 21 Irish Whiskeys, and 10 Rare & Limited.  They have special whiskey bottles that were made just for The Whiskey.

Here Are Some Special Whiskey Cocktails at The Whiskey:

“The Whiskey” Old-Fashioned

“The Whiskey” Single Barrel Jack, orange bitters, rhubarb bitters, raw cane sugar, fresh orange, Traverse City black cherry and rock candy stir.

The Denver Old Fashioned

“The Whiskey” Stranahan’s, rhubarb bitters, smoked chili bitters, Traverse City Black cherry.

Gotham Smash

“The Whiskey” Hudson Manhattan Rye, sweet peach, fresh lime juice and mint.

Makers Boulevardier

The Whiskey’s own Maker’s Mark Private Select Barrel, campari, sweet vermouth, black walnut bitters & black cherry garnish.

Here Are Popular Cocktails at The Whiskey:

Motley Cue-Cumber

Crop Cucumber Vodka, muddled cucumbers, fresh mint, lime juice and sinple syrup.

Black Cherry Sour

Jim Beam Black Extra Aged Bourbon, Filthy black cherry juice, house made sour mix, fresh lemon and Traverse City black cherry.

The Annie Oakley

Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Bourbon, fresh blackberries, Aztec chocolate bitters, smoked chili bitters, simple syrup and Traverse City black cherry.

The Piggy Back

PiggyBack 6 year Rye, Belle Isle Coffee Moonshine, Aztec chocolate bitters, black walnut bitters and rock candy stir.


Be sure to check them out for amazing burgers and drinks the next time you are in the Sand Lake area!

The Whiskey
7563 W Sand Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 930-6517

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