Sleep Inn & Suites Orlando International Airport
1700 McCoy Road
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 855-4447
Fax: (407) 856-9350
The Gnarly Barley offers everything from meat and bean tacos to sixteen craft beers on tap. This pub is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, whether they are looking for a few rounds of beer, or a full meal. This laidback establishment is known for its local brews and savory sandwiches, available Tuesday through Sunday every week.
Standing the test of time, Olde Dixie Fried Chicken has been serving up Southern fried chicken for half a century. Look for the sign that has a large, colorful, friendly-looking chicken that is licking its beak and wearing a rebel flag hat, but do not let the somewhat “rundown” look of the place keep you away. This long-time local favorite may not have modern or fancy décor, but the food more than makes up for it. Diners place their order at a counter and then wait in the adjoining dining room for their piping hot food. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
This quaint Indian restaurant, set in a comfortable and unpretentious ambiance whips up some of the most mouth-watering, low-cost, vegetarian Indian fare. Choose from an array of vegetable curries, Indian breads and chaats or try their specialty rice crepes stuffed with perfectly cooked vegetables, popularly called the 'dosa'. The best bet on an empty stomach here, is the well put together thali combination or the sumptuous lunch buffet where the guests get to savor a range of delicacies at an amazingly affordable price. An in-house large television screen plays some of the popular Indian blockbusters of the season and they also have a take-out counter which stocks authentic Indian desserts and savories.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away.
Located just across from the busy Florida Mall, this restaurant is neat, friendly, authentic and bright. Sushi House of Orlando has all the sushi and sashimi favorites, available a la carte or in dinner combinations. For those who still squirm at the thought of raw fish, there is also a list of other Japanese dishes, including teriyaki, tempura and udon noodles. To get the most out of your sushi feast, find yourself a table or a stool at the sushi bar where you can watch the talented sushi chefs at work. They also offer lunchtime delivery. Call to know the open hours.
Located just across from the Florida Mall on Florida Mall Avenue, this is a good place for a break during a whirlwind shopping spree or for a quick lunch or dinner. With spacious tables and booths to stow your bags, the restaurant makes a good spot to sit a spell and stretch your legs during some Olympic shopping training. As you might guess from the name, it specializes in chicken wings. We're not just talking Buffalo-style, either; choose from Spicy or Mild, Teriyaki or Glazed, Lemon Pepper or Barbecue! That 'Etc.' refers to a full bar and plenty of other appetizers and casual foods, including burgers and salads.
Buca Di Beppo has been satisfying Italian food lovers all across America and now has over 86 locations. The Orlando eatery is located in Florida Mall and brings authentic Italian food in a charming and homely atmosphere. On offer are a variety of Italian favorites like antipasti, fresh salads, gourmet pastas, thin-crust pizzas and classic desserts. Food comes in generous portions and is meant to be enjoyed with the entire family or group of friends.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over.
India Kitchen, located at South Orange Blossom Trail, is an authentic Indian restaurant that has an aesthetic decor. The food is flavorful and cooked to perfection. Try some of their delicious Vindaloo with Poori and other a la carte options. You can also opt for the buffet where you can eat to your heart's content. Gorge on the Indian breads like Naan, Roti etc. along with the pungent curries. End your meal with a decadent dessert. Call ahead for reservations.
A short drive south of Downtown between the Oak Ridge and Pine Castle areas, you will find what was once a fast food restaurant, but is now called Tortas El Rey – King of the Sandwich. The restaurant features a drive-through window and walk-up order window, along with several covered outdoor tables for people who want to enjoy their meal on the spot. Tortas El Rey’s menu includes a large variety of homemade tortas (sandwiches), tacos, and burritos created with authentic Mexican ingredients. The selection of drinks includes several imported beverages from Mexico.
A-Aki Sushi & Steakhouse is a sushi house that specializes in Hibachi cuisine as well. Not only is the interior spacious, making it perfect for diners of all ages and sizes of parties, the restaurant boasts a helpful staff that will help you make your menu selections. From special sushi rolls such as the Jade Roll with tempura crab cheese, to soup noodle dishes and sirloin steak, there is truly something for everybody to share and enjoy.