Subject: day at JFK

My wife and I arrive at JFK on Dec. 22nd and our flight to Prague

doesn't leave until 5:30 PM the following day. Any suggestions where to have dinner near JFK and what to do the next day until our plane leaves? (If New York had an airport-to-downtown subway like Chicago does I'd go into the city. But I don't trust traffic, if that's the only way into Manhattan.)

Bill Winter Park, FL