Options for eating after midnight used to be practically non-existent in Orlando, but that has changed in recent years. There are now plenty of tasty choices if you want to grab a bite after an Orlando City game or a night of dancing and drinking. In fact, Orlando now scores high when it comes to late-night dining, with a number of restaurants making it onto OpenTable's Diners' Choice Top 100 List.
Whether you're in the mood for a giant slice of greasy pizza, or you just want a light snack to help sober you up, you'll find a restaurant open late in nearly every Orlando neighborhood. Keep in mind, some places stop serving food 30 minutes to an hour before close.
Whether you're downtown or in Winter Park, 310 is the perfect spot for late-night eating, especially if you're craving a real meal. The restaurant's offer dines in or carries out, and both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Sample the fried calamari, tuna Kobach, burgers, or sandwiches, or opt for a steak, salad, or one of the delicious desserts. Both locations are open until 2 a.m., but the Winter Park location closes Sunday nights at midnight.
Downtown: 301 E. Pine Street Orlando, FL 32801
Winter Park: 310 Park Avenue South Winter Park, FL 32789
Located in Winter Park, Austin's Coffee is more than just your standard coffee shop. In addition to being a great place to catch a poetry reading, art show, or independent film screening, there's also a surprisingly big and varied menu. Finish your night with a plate of hummus, or try one of the shop's yummy salads, gourmet sandwiches, paninis or baked goods. Austin's Coffee even offers quiche. The coffee and tea are good, too. Open 24 hours.
Winter Park: 929 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, Fl 32789
Located in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, on I-Drive, across from the Orange County Convention Center, the B-Line Diner offers some of the best late-night grub in Central Florida. The menu includes breakfast foods, burgers, sandwiches, desserts and the diner's famous chicken pot pie. Plus, you don't have to stay at the hotel to enjoy the food, which makes this a great stop if you're coming home late from the attractions. Open 24 hours.
I-Drive: 9801 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Four Dexter's locations serve a variety of fresh, creative salads, sandwiches, pasta, seafood and other dishes, with something for every taste and mood, and lots of drink options to go with it. They're only open until 10:00 or 11:00 pm Sundays through Wednesdays, but the Thornton Park, Windermere, and Lake Mary locations are open till 2:00 am Thursdays through Saturdays, while the Winter Park location is open until midnight on these nights.
Thornton Park: 808 E Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Winter Park: 558 W New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Windermere: 4757 The Grove, STE 100, Windermere, FL 34786
Lake Mary: 950 Market Promenade Avenue, Lake Mary, FL 32746
The unique and colorful decor makes Graffiti Junktion one of the best places in Orlando to finish your night. The graffiti-decorated burger bar has multiple locations and offers an insane number of burger toppings, as well as chicken wings, sandwiches, and another fare. Don't forget to try the fries. Open until 2 a.m.
Thornton Park: 900 East Washington Street Orlando, FL 32801
College Park: 2401 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32804
Church Street: 54 W Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Other locations: Clermont, Lake Mary, and Oviedo
Located downtown, Gringos Locos is where the locals go for great, fresh Mexican food after a night at the clubs. Order the delicious guacamole or empanadas, or try one of the eatery's tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas or burritos. Open every day until 3 a.m.
Downtown: 20 E Washington St. Orlando, FL 32801
Located in SODO, Johnny's Fillin' Station is a great choice for a late night meal if you're looking for something just outside the chaos of downtown. The kitchen stays open late, and the restaurant even delivers until 1 a.m. Eat on the patio, in the game room or in the family-friendly dining room. The menu includes plenty of hot and cold options, including burgers, wings, sandwiches, salads, pulled pork and a variety of chicken dishes. There's live music some nights (call for details), a jukebox and pool tables. Open every day until 2 a.m.
SODO: 2631 S. Ferncreek Orlando, FL 32806
The tourist district has many late-night options, but Margaritaville is one of the standouts. Located in Universal CityWalk, the menu features steak, chicken, pasta, seafood, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts. You'll eat next to a volcano overflowing with margaritas while listening to live music. The restaurant also features several bars and a great view of CityWalk. Open every day until 2 a.m.
CityWalk: 6000 Universal Plaza, Suite 704 Orlando, Florida 32819
Located in the Church Street District downtown, Kres is ideally located for anyone wanting a meal after a night downtown or following a basketball game or a show at the Mad Cow Theater. If you're hungry for a sensational steak or seafood plate, or if you just want a salad and a drink, Kres can satisfy appetites of all sizes. The restaurant is located inside the historic Kres Building (1935) and has won multiple awards, including Best Late-Night Dining and Best Celebrity Spotting by Orlando Magazine. Dinner service is available until midnight.
Church Street: 17 West Church St. Orlando, FL 32801
You'll find some of the best pizza and calzones in Orlando at Planet Pizza on Washington Ave. The garlic knots are also a big hit. The award-winning pizza place is family-owned and opens every day until 4 a.m. Order by the slice or grab a whole pie.
Downtown: 14 W. Washington Ave Orlando, FL 32801
Located in the Milk District, Pom Pom's offers a large variety of teas and sandwiches and boasts an unusually creative and delicious menu. The hot spot is a popular gathering place after midnight and is usually packed. There's nothing boring on the menu at Pom Pom's, and there are many choices for meat-eaters and vegetarians. Open until 10 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday and until 5 a.m. on Thursday. Open 24 hours on the weekends.
Milk District: 67 N Bumby Ave Orlando, FL 32803
Whitewood's food is affordable and made with quality ingredients. The downtown restaurant offers falafel, fusion wraps, flatbreads, pastries, gyros, salads, sides of hummus, fattoush, fries, potatoes and other delicious options. Choose from chicken, lamb or steak. Some vegetarian options are available. Whitewood is open Monday through Thursday until 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m. Closed on Sunday.
Downtown: 1 South Orange Ave. Orlando, FL. 32801