Florida is BORING. Nothing goes on here, everything goes out. I honestly don't understand why people want to come here. Spring Break, it's all about Cocoa Beach and girls in Bikini's and guys going surfing. Fun.
Orlando is crappy; Disney. Yay!
If anything, I'd take my "friend" to Miami or Tampa.. where all the fun exists.
Restaurants? Oh, man Japanese Steakhouses all the way. But of course, those things are everywhere. But if a friend ever came to visit.. I'd take them there to eat at least once.
Oh, and Busch Gardens.