The 10 Best Places to Eat in Orlando Airport
10 Best Places to Eat in the Orlando Airport
When you start your Orlando vacation, you’ll likely be interested in finding the best brunch in Orlando or be interested in trying the top desserts from Orlando bakeries. But before you can find the top restaurants, you might need to grab a bite to eat and refresh at the Orlando International Airport. The best burger in Orlando may just be at one of the terminals!
When you’re in the Orlando airport, there are plenty of dining options ranging from fast food to full-fledged restaurants with cocktails to choose from.
Places to Eat Near the Orlando Airport
With over 150 stores and dining options throughout its terminals, there will be something available no matter what time of day you arrive. Many restaurants are open until 10 p.m. to midnight, and they open around 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. each day.
Here is a list of food spots to try in various parts of the airport to help you find the best food near your terminal.
1 | Urban Crave | You don’t have to travel far to find amazing street food in Orlando. You can start at the airport by visiting Urban Crave, which serves a selection of finger foods and street fare in a loft-inspired atmosphere. It’s a nice break from the terminal waiting chairs, and you’ll be able to grab a bottled beer or glass of wine before your flight as well.
Dishes include an array of burgers, fresh salads and entrees like banh mi, grilled cheese and tomato soup, as well as fried chicken sliders.
If you like American cuisine but want something more elevated than McDonald’s, Urban Crave is the spot to check out.
WHERE: Gates 1-9
2 | City Pub | You don’t have to miss a game just because you’re traveling! The City Pub in Orlando’s airport is a small sit-down restaurant that includes flat-screen TVs that always streaming coverage of the latest sporting events.
The pub serves breakfast until 11 a.m., with a lineup that includes homestyle waffles topped with syrup and whipped cream, a Southwest-inspired breakfast burrito and a yogurt parfait with granola and honey.
There are also, of course, burgers, fries and your typical bar food available throughout the day and into the night. You can pair any of your meals with one of the several beers on tap or enjoy some spirits, wine or a crafted cocktail.
WHERE: Terminals A & B — West Hall
3 | Outback Steakhouse | You can grab a steak or munch on a famous Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse. This family-friendly Australian grill is beloved across the country, and its wide variety of dining options makes them a great place to stop for a filling lunch or dinner before or after a flight.
If you’re feeling indulgent, order the Steak & Tail entree, which features Outback’s signature sirloin paired with a steamed lobster tail, a loaded baked potato and your choice of a side.
Parents can unwind a little while their little ones enjoy something off the kid’s menu, which features options like chicken fingers, grilled cheese and a cheeseburger.
WHERE: Gates 70-79
4 | Cask & Larder | The welcoming atmosphere at Cask & Larder makes it one of the best places to eat in the Orlando International Airport. When you step into the restaurant, you’ll forget that there are busy airport terminals just beyond its warm walls.
The rustic wood tables are the perfect accents against the eatery’s centerpiece: a large tree decorated with hanging lanterns.
Soak in the atmosphere as you enjoy some homestyle meals. Whether you have a hankering for Southern grits, crispy fried chicken or brisket meatloaf with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots, you’ll be sure to love whatever you order.
In addition to the restaurant itself, there is also the Cask & Larder Bar, a separate market with to-go options and the Provisions shop.
WHERE: Terminal C - Gates 100-129
5 | Macaroni Grill | Fans of American-Italian menus will love the Macaroni Grill. It offers plenty of pasta dishes, soups and salads. If you have time to spare, treat yourself to a multi-course meal and begin with one of the restaurant’s famous appetizers: the Crispy Calamari Fritti are paired with citrus black pepper aioli, and they make a great start to any meal.
Not a seafood fan? No problem. The stuffed mushrooms or spinach and artichoke dip are equally delectable.
When it comes time to order your main course, there are a range of meat and seafood options to choose from, like Chicken Parmesan, Pollo Caprese and Shrimp Portofino.
If you don’t have time for a full-fledged meal, you can also grab a dish to-go for your travels.
WHERE: Terminals A & B - West Hall
6 | Auntie Anne's | Nothing hits the spot quite like a salty pretzel fresh out of the oven. Enjoy yours plain or pair it with savory cheese dipping sauce. You can also buy pretzel bites that make excellent, portable airport snacks and are a favorite among kids.
There are luckily four Auntie Anne’s restaurants throughout the Orlando International Airport, so you can get your pretzel fix in a pinch no matter where you’re located.
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try the delicious cinnamon pretzel nuggets. There are also a variety of drinks available, ranging from frozen lemonade to classic Coca-Cola.
WHERE: Gates 100-129; Gates 70-79; Terminals A & B - Food Court; Terminal C - Palm Court
7 | Dunkin’ Donuts | “America runs on Dunkin’,” so it’s no surprise you’ll find one conveniently located in the airport. Dunkin’ has everything from fritters to jelly-filled wonders, but donuts aren’t all that’s on the menu.
Crave a bagel with cream cheese? How about a bacon and egg sandwich to start off your morning? Perhaps you’d prefer a cup of some signature Munchkin donut holes? Whatever you’re in the mood for, Dunkin’ is a grab-and-go staple.
As for coffee, Dunkin’ has plenty of hot and cold options with a variety of flavors and milks available to customize your order.
WHERE: Terminals A & B — North Walk
8 | Moe’s Southwest Grill | Whether you’re a burrito kind of person or prefer a taco bowl loaded with toppings, Moe’s is a great place to get some Tex-Mex cuisine on the go. Moe’s walk-up counter features an array of toppings that allow you to personalize your order, similar to building a sandwich at Subway.
If you’re short on time, there are also plenty of menu items you can order that have a fixed recipe, like the famous Homewrecker burrito, packed full of rice, beans, guacamole, Pico de Gallo, sour cream, shredded lettuce, Monterey cheese and your choice of protein.
Moe’s is also a good choice if you want to find some vegan food in Orlando that locals love since you can substitute tofu as your protein option.
Another great Moe’s dish to try is its quesadilla baked with a hard shell inside. It’s the perfect combination of soft and crunchy.
WHERE: Terminals A & B — Food Court
9 | Cinnabon | There’s never a bad time for a cinnamon roll. Grab one from Cinnabon, and while you're there, try its signature coffee blend. It’s smooth, slightly sweet and the perfect companion to Cinnabon’s cinnamon rolls drizzled with frosting.
The classic Cinnabon roll is just one offering on the menu. There’s also a Pecan Roll that’s covered in caramel, frosting and chopped nuts. Then, there’s the Center of the Roll bowl, which skimps on the bread and gets right to the good stuff. You can order this in the Classic or Pecan style.
In addition to hot coffee all day and night, Cinnabon also serves lemonade, cold brews and Chillatas, a blended coffee drink topped with whipped cream and caramel, chocolate or strawberry drizzle.
WHERE: Terminals A & B — Food Court
10 | Chick-fil-A | “Eat Mor Chikin.” That’s Chick-fil-A’s motto, and you won’t have any problem finding tasty ways to get more poultry in your diet thanks to its menu of crispy sandwiches, nuggets and tenders.
Some of the franchise’s most popular items include the Chicken Biscuit sandwich, featuring a white meat boneless chicken breast breaded and seasoned in Chick-fil-A’s secret blend, then sandwiched between a flaky, buttery biscuit.
The classic Chick-fil-A sandwich features its famous seasoning blend and pickles as a topping. You can also order a deluxe version that has cheese, lettuce, tomato and a side of waffle fries. The spicy rendition of the sandwich has a nice kick and pairs perfectly with an ice-cold drink.
There are also salads available, as well as a kid’s menu with grilled or fried nuggets, or chicken tenders.
WHERE: South Terminal — Palm Court
Final Thoughts on Places to Eat at the Orlando Airport
The Orlando International Airport has plenty of food to help satisfy a snack craving or offer a full meal before a flight. Are you ready to dig into more delicious offerings in the city? We’ve got the guide to the best vegan food Orlando locals love and so much more!
You can also read more about Orlando and what there is to see, do, eat and drink on our Westgate Resorts Travel Blog! Safe travels!
* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.
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