Your Definitive Guide to the Kennedy Space Center Restaurants & Dining Options

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Located on Merritt Island in Florida, the John F. Kennedy Space Center is one of the most popular places among astrophiles. You must experiment with the restaurants at the Kennedy Space Center that have a range of food options.

The restaurants at the Visitor Complex will ensure that you have an out-of-this-world dining experience. All the restaurants at the Kennedy Space Center offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and healthy options. Crew members are all around to assist you with more menu information. The restaurants at the Kennedy Space Center also use fully biodegradable and recycled cutlery for their service.

Kennedy Space Center Restaurants

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Orbit Café

The Orbit Café's motto is "faster and fresher," and the lettuce and herbs in the salads are grown hydroponically in towers right in front of your eyes. The Orbit Café, conveniently located across the Space Shop, serves freshly prepared salads, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, dessert, and more. You can have breakfast and lunch at this Kennedy Space Center restaurant. You can now place your orders online through their mobile ordering facility. The café is now serving breakfast as well.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 4 PM

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Moon Rock Café

This themed café is among the most popular of the Kennedy Space Center dining options. After your Kennedy Space Center tour, you can step into the Moon Rock Café with its indoor and outdoor seating. The Moon Rock Café lets you have lunch alongside the Apollo spacecraft and artifacts in the Apollo/Saturn V Center. This café offers meal options as well as delicacies like the Chicken, Bacon, & Swiss Melt, and Pepperoni Pizza.

Timings: 11 AM to 5 PM

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IMAX® Snax

The Kennedy Space Center IMAX® is known to screen fascinating documentaries and films that are sure to take your breath away. The best part of this experience is that you can enjoy these films with snacks from IMAX® Snax. All the classic movie theater offerings like soda, candies, and popcorn can be found at this Kennedy Space Center restaurant.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

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Planet Play Lounge

Planet Play is a fantastic addition to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex since it not only provides much-needed space for young explorers, but is also a wonderful place for parents to sit, relax, and recharge. On the second floor, a bar with coffee, wine, and beer provides parents with the finest view of the entire play area, allowing them to take a much-needed break without worrying about their children getting lost.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

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Milky Way

After exploring the galaxies and constellations, if you find yourself craving something sweet, Milky Way is just the place for you. With signature offerings like Blue Sky with a Few Clouds and One, Two, or Three Ice Cream Spheres, Milky Way is quite understandably a favorite among the kids. Do not forget to get the souvenir soda cup at this Kennedy Space Center dining outlet.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

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Space Dots

Dining at the Kennedy Space Center must include its signature offering, the Space Dots. Located close to Space Shuttle Atlantis, this outlet offers innovative ice cream and gelato in your favorite galactic flavors. The Space Dots are known far and wide for their thematic presentation and delectable flavor.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

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Space Bowl Bistro

Enjoy a delightful and healthy feast at the Space Bowl Bistro, located close to 'Journey to Mars.' You can try their signature acai bowls or even build your own lunch bowl. Add delicious toppings like edamame, quinoa, black beans, and more to satisfy your palate.

Timings: 11 AM to 4 PM

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Red Rock Grill

Red Rock Grill is an outdoor food stall, known for its delicious American street food. Get yourself a fresh batch of hot dogs and french fries in between your tour at the Kennedy Space Center. This lunch stand is located right next to 'Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted.'

Timings: 12 PM to 5 PM

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Kennedy Space Center Restaurants

Q. Is there food available at the Kennedy Space Center?

A. Yes, food is available at multiple restaurants inside the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with many options to choose from.

Q. Is there a place to eat at the Kennedy Space Center?

A. Yes, you can eat at the Kennedy Space Center. There are several restaurants available for you to eat at.

Q. Does the Kennedy Space Center any restaurants?

A. Yes, Orbit Café, Moon Rock Café, and Milky Way are some of the restaurants at the Kennedy Space Center.

Q. Is outside food allowed inside the Kennedy Space Center?

A. Food and beverages packed in small, soft-sided coolers are permitted.

Q. Is there alcohol at the Kennedy Space Center?

A. Yes, alcoholic beverages are available at the Planet Play Lounge.

Q. How long does it take to visit the Kennedy Space Center?

A. It takes about 3-6 hours to see all the attractions at the Kennedy Space Center. We suggest visiting one or more of their restaurants during your visit.

Q. Where are the Kennedy Space Center restaurants located?

A. The Kennedy Space Center restaurants are spread across the 5 Mission Zones.

Q. What is the average cost at the Kennedy Space Center restaurants?

A. It depends on which Kennedy Space Center restaurant you choose. You can get a meal for anywhere between $5 to $10.

Q. Which is the best Kennedy Space Center restaurant?

A. If you enjoy burgers, fries, hot dogs, and pizzas, head to the Orbit Café. For something a little more healthy, you can try Space Bowl Bistro. If you'd like some exciting ice cream flavors, head to Space Dots.

Q. Is the food at the Kennedy Space Center restaurants free?

A. No, you will have to pay to eat or drink at any of the Kennedy Space Center restaurants.

Q. Is it worth eating at the Kennedy Space Center restaurants?

A. Considering you'll be spending most of your day at the Kennedy Space Center, we suggest visiting one of their restaurants. You will find a range of delicious options.

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