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Where to Eat at Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Changes are underway, but some bright spots are coming soon

Orlando International Airport

At the moment, the dining scene Orlando International Airport is undergoing a major sea change. Over the next few months, a number of the old airport standbys will be closing (or have already closed) to make way for new options. It'll be lights out for the Sbarro, Freshens and Kafe Kalik in the Airside 2 Food Court and all four Cibo locations. They'll be replaced in 2016 by Chipotle, Jersey Mike's, Green Leafs and more.

So, where to dine at MCO right now? There are plenty of quick meals, dotted by a few standouts in the adjacent Orlando Hyatt. Options in bold have been given the Eater seal of approval.

Main Terminal

Accessible to all passengers and the public.

A Leisurely Meal
Hemisphere: In the mornings, they serve a full breakfast, ranging from steel-cut oatmeal and smoothies to eggs benedict to a buffet option. Starting at 5 p.m., it becomes focused on seafood and steaks, with an emphasis on the natural and locally-sourced. Open for breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday, and breakfast/brunch on weekends. (Pre-security)

McCoy's Bar and Grill: Located in the Hyatt lobby, McCoy's has a surprisingly large menu that includes lighter options, like make-your-own salads and small plates that an be ordered by the trio (like carrot sriracha hummus, spring rolls, and poached white shrimp). There are also burgers, flatbreads, and crawfish chowder. At night, they serve sushi, sake and beer from Japan. (Pre-security)

Fast Casual/Bars
Home Team Sports Bar: drinks, pub fare (West Hall)
Macaroni Grill: pasta (West Hall)
Lobby Bar: drinks, small plates (East Hall)

A Quick Meal
Auntie Anne's: pretzels (food court) • Carvel: ice cream (food court) • Chick-fil-A: chicken sandwiches (West Hall) • Chili's Too: American (West Hall) • Cinnabon: cinnamon rolls (food court) • Dunkin' Donuts: coffee (West Hall) • McDonald's: fast food (food court) • Moe's Southwest Grill: fast food (food court) • Panda Express: Chinese (food court) •  Quiznos: sandwiches (food court) • Sbarro: pizza (food court) • Starbucks: coffee (East Hall)

Airside 1 (Gates 1-29)

Only accessible to those ticketed to depart from Gates 1-59. All options in the food court, except On the Border Mexican Grill.

Fast Casual/Bars
On the Border Mexican Grill Cantina: Mexican fare, beer, margaritas (airside hub)

A Quick Meal
Brioche Dorée: pastry • Burger King: fast food • Cold Stone Creamery: ice cream • Famous Famiglia: pizza • Starbucks: coffee • ZaZa Snack Bar: Cuban pastries and coffee

Airside 2 (Gates 100-129)

Fast Casual/Bars
Johnny Rivers: bar with burgers and sandwiches (Gate 103 and 123)

A Quick Meal
Au Bon Pain: coffee, breakfast • Kafe Kalik*: Caribbean fare • McDonald's: fast food • pinkberry: frozen yogurt • Sbarro*: pizza • Starbucks: coffee

Only accessible to those ticketed to depart from Gates 100-129.

Airside 3 (Gates 30-59)

Only accessible to those ticketed to depart from Gates 1-59.

Fast Casual/Bars
Ruby Tuesday: American food (airside hub)

A Quick Meal
Freshens: smoothies (food court) • Manchu Wok: Chinese food (food court) Nature's Table: sandwiches, salads (food court) • Qdoba: tacos/burritos (food court) Wendy's: fast food (food court) • ZaZa Cafe: Cuban pastries and coffee (airside hub, Gates 30-39)

Airside 4 (Gates 70-99)

Only accessible to those ticketed to depart from Gates 70-129. All options located in the airside hub.

Fast Casual/Bars

Outback Steakhouse: bar, burgers, steaks, bloomin' onions

A Quick Meal

Burger King: fast food • Carvel: ice cream • Fresh Attractions: sandwiches • Nathan's: hot dogs • Pinkberry: frozen yogurt

* Will be closing, due to renovations.