To many, airports are seen as a large structure where travelers can catch a flight to anywhere in the world. However, some might be surprised to learn that airports also serve as a popular shopping and dining destination. In fact, many airports today feature unique eateries that range in their cuisines providing travelers with a nice place to enjoy a meal at without ever having to leave the airport. Below are some of the best airport restaurants in the United States you can dine at while on the go.


We recommend that you call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm current opening times.

1.Good Stuff Eatery

Good Stuff Eatery
© Good Stuff Eatery

Located in Reagan National Airport, Good Stuff Eatery can be easily found in the airport thanks to its bright red neon sign beckoning you to stop by. The eatery is open for breakfast until 10 a.m. as well as for lunch and dinner. Some items you’ll find on the menu include chopped salad, hamburgers, and yogurt parfaits. There are also a handful of sides, such as herbed fries, you can order to go along with your meal. To top it off, customers can order one of Good Stuff Eatery’s handspun milkshakes which include flavors like mini moo, toasted marshmallow, and lemon meringue.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Terminal B, Arlington, Virginia 22202, Phone: 202-543-8222


Fun day trip ideas: Ohio, From San Francisco, From NYC, Texas, Florida -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top

2.Harry & Izzy’s

Harry & Izzy’s
© Harry & Izzy’s

Harry & Izzy’s is a hidden gem inside the Indianapolis International Airport. The restaurant was founded in the late 1950s and is named after longtime friends and restaurateurs Harry Roth and Izzy Rosen. It has a large menu for diners to order off of which includes many appetizers, salads, and entrees. Some specialty dishes to try while here are the St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, Izzy Style New York Strip, and the St. Elmo Prime Rib Sandwich. Customers will also find numerous pizzas, sandwiches, and sliders available.

7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241, Phone: 317-241-0533


Things to do near me today: Sarasota, From Boston, OR, NC, From Houston, NJ, GA -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top

3.La Carreta

La Carreta
© La Carreta

La Carreta, which means “The Oxcart” in Spanish, has many locations throughout Florida including one in Concourse D-37 at Miami International Airport. La Carreta serves Cuban dishes and offers a large selection of items for customers to choose from. Some meals you’ll find on the menu include yuca fries, plantain chips, Cuban sandwiches, various flavors of flan, fish soup, and chickpea stew. It also serves genuine Cuban espresso, a sweet coffee drink known for its strong caffeine.

Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida 33126, Phone: 305-869-3003



What are some popular things to do: Poconos, NY, TN, MI, OC, All Inclusive, Family weekend getaways, NJ, NC, VA, TX, OH -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top

4.The Peached Tortilla

The Peached Tortilla
© The Peached Tortilla


The Peached Tortilla can be found at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and is the eatery’s second location in the city. This restaurant creates various Asian comfort food meals for lunch and dinner. However, for lunch, customers will find that the menu focuses on simple street food, such as pad Thai. There are also some sides available for lunch, such as seasoned brussel sprouts and chips with salsa. For dinner, selections include Bahn Mi and Korean steak which are served with fluffy jasmine rice. The airport location also serves breakfast tacos and fancy toast creations for hungry travelers.

3600 Presidential Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78719, Phone: 512-330-4439


Expert opinion: Where should I go this weekend for fun? Iowa, WI, From New Orleans, ME, FL, Carlsbad, CA, Montauk, FL, Beaches near DC -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States this Weekend" Back to Top

5.Berghoff Cafe

Berghoff Cafe
© Berghoff Cafe

This family-owned restaurant was first opened in the late 1800s by Herman Berghoff, a German immigrant. The restaurant later opened the Berghoff Cafe. The cafe is situated in Chicago and offers a vast selection of German favorites, such as wiener schnitzel, German potato salad, and sauerbraten. You can also try its homemade apple strudel which features a delicious mixture of Granny Smith apples, spices, and caramel sauce. The Berghoff Cafe has a bar where visitors can purchase draft beer. This German eatery is located in Terminal 1 of the Chicago O’Hare Airport and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

ORD Terminal 1 Concourse C 10000 West, Chicago, Illinois 60666, Phone: 773-601-9180



Affordable things to see near me, must-visit beaches: East Coast Beaches, SC, Beaches near Orlando, Last Minute, NH, Houston, Palm Springs, Monterey, From Atlanta, GA, Sedona AZ -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top

6.Bud and Marilyn's

Bud and Marilyn's
© Bud and Marilyn’s

Bud and Marilyn’s recently opened in the Philadelphia International Airport. This cozy restaurant is located in the airport’s Concourse C and operates as a full-service restaurant and bar. The menu is designed to feature many favorite homemade dishes, like chicken noodle soup, biscuits, and grilled cheese, but with more flair and unique flavorings. This restaurant also has many gluten-free and vegetarian options. The bar offers a large selection of wines and beers to choose from, as well as a few interesting cocktails, such as Cannery Row and NY Style O-F.

8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153, Phone: 215-546-2220


Insider travel recommendations, In-depth reviews of our favorite places: UT, Indianapolis, From Kansas City, Mackinac Island, Chattanooga, RI, From Chicago, Sacramento, Nantucket, Girls Getaways, Santa Barbara, PA, Michigan beaches -- "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States for Locals & Tourists - Restaurants, Hotels" Back to Top

7.Christopher's

Christopher's
© vasanty/stock.adobe.com

Created by Christopher Gross, Christopher’s is located in the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport near its South Concourse. Relatively new, the restaurant serves a large brunch menu that features scrumptious selections like smoked salmon bagels, brioche benedict, roast chicken sandwiches, and goat cheese salad. Christopher’s also has a few alcoholic beverages available for purchase and is best known for its mimosas. The restaurant features a trendy interior design with ambient lighting and has plenty of seating. Thanks to its somewhat secluded location, it’s also pretty quiet, making it ideal for those who want a tranquil place to grab a bite to eat at.

3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85034, Phone: 602-273-3300


What to do near my location: Carmel, WA, UT, MN, Chicago, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, Kirkland, Taos, SoCal Camping, West Palm Beach, LA Beaches, Things to Do in Moab

8.Ink Sack

Ink Sack
© vectorfusionart/stock.adobe.com

Ink Sack is designed to celebrate the diverse culinary world that Los Angeles offers. The restaurant is located in Los Angeles International Airport’s newly-built Tom Bradley Terminal. Some items you’ll find on Ink Sack’s menu include handcrafted gourmet sandwiches and salads with freshly-made dressing, such as ranch and caesar. Some items can be substituted with tofu or other vegan alternatives. You can also request hand-cut fries, quinoa salad, cookies, beer, wine, and tea to accompany your meal. Customers can order at the counter and then grab their meal and sit at one of the handful of seating arrangements located nearby.

380 World Way, Los Angeles, California 90045, Phone: 310-307-7532


Free things to do, beaches near me: Leavenworth WA, Day trips from Las Vegas, Norfolk, Treehouse vacations, San Jose, Mexico, Jacksonville Beaches, WV, Woodstock, IL, Tampa Beaches, IN, Calistoga, Glowing Beaches

9.Legal Test Kitchen

Legal Test Kitchen
© Legal Test Kitchen

Legal Test Kitchen resides in Boston’s Logan International Airport near Terminal B. Serving contemporary cuisine, this restaurant offers plenty of meals for you to choose from, like New England clam chowder, roasted salmon, hamburgers, and lobster rolls. There are also many appetizers and sides you can add to your order. In addition to this, Legal Test Kitchen has a few dessert options which include ice cream and key lime pie. This eatery also serves breakfast and has a special kids menu available. The restaurant is open each day of the week although opening and closing times will vary depending on the day you visit.

1 Harborside Drive, Boston, Massachusetts 02128, Phone: 617-568-2811


Top sights: Florida resorts, Georgia resorts, North Carolina resorts, New Hampshire resorts, VT, Minnesota resorts, Sandusky, Sarasota Beaches Wytheville, DE, MA

10.LoLo

LoLo
© Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com

LoLo (which stands for Locally Owned Locally Operated) features a small eatery in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport. It offers breakfast from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch/dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Known for its American cuisine, LoLo features many creative dishes and sides for customers to try, such as lemon-ricotta pancakes, gorgonzola salad, salted rosemary fries, and bread pudding. LoLo also serves coffee from BiPlane Brew and a selection of craft beers and cocktails. The restaurant is located in the airport’s Terminal 1 and offers both take-out and a dining area.

Terminal 1 Concourse E, St. Paul, Minnesota 55111, Phone: 612-877-6426


Free points of interest close to me: Best Places to Visit in USA, Frankfort, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Cadillac, CA Hot Springs

11.Mad Town Gastropub

Mad Town Gastropub
© cherryandbees/stock.adobe.com


Mad Town Gastropub is located in Madison, Wisconsin at the Dane County Regional Airport. The eatery features freshly-made seasonal food that is prepared by chef Tory Miller. The menu is made up of many different sections to help you find exactly what you’re looking for quickly. Some dishes you’ll find on the menu include roasted beet salad, a cheese curd burger, and apple cider pork chops. There are also a few sweet treats to choose from as well, such as chocolate cake and cherry hand pie. Guests can dine inside the restaurant at one of its many booths and tables.

Dane County Regional Airport, 4000 International Lane, Madison, Wisconsin 53704, Phone: 608-243-9614


Near me on a budget: Newport RI, Dubuque,Places to Visit in Oregon, Places to Visit in Missouri -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top or Amazing things to do around me

12.Manufactory Food Hall

Manufactory Food Hall
© YesPhotographers/stock.adobe.com


This massive food hall is packed with a variety of different meals for patrons to try. The Manufactory Food Hall features handmade goods, such as pastries and bread, and a large selection of different cuisines, like Mexican, American, and Thai. This food hall also sells numerous coffee beverages that are made with locally-roasted beans. While here, visitors can buy a full meal and dine inside or grab a quick snack to go. The Manufactory Food Hall is located near Boarding Area A in the SFO International Airport.

San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 1 Boarding Area A, San Francisco, California 94128, Phone: 650-821-8211


Places to visit near me: Arlington, <Bedford, Things to Do in Omaha, Lakeland, Bennington, Cambridge

13.Metro Pizza

Metro Pizza
© Metro Pizza


Metro Pizza was created to help celebrate America’s traditional pizzerias. This pizzeria serves many traditional (and unique) pizza combinations that are made with homemade tomato sauce, cheese, vegetables, meat, and herbs. A few options you’ll find on the menu include fried mozzarella, Tuscan salad, Honolulu pizza, Margherita pizza, and stromboli. While waiting, customers can watch their pizza being made in the restaurant’s wood-burning oven. Metro Pizza additionally serves many classic Italian desserts, like tiramisu and cannolis. Patrons can also order a handspun milkshake that is topped with fresh whipped cream. This eatery can be found in the McCarran International Airport.

Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119, Phone: 702-261-4380


Where to go near me: Things to Do in Louisville, Best Places to visit in the Bay Area, Best Aquariums, TX Glamping, NY, FL, CO -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top

14.Nonna Bartolotta's

Nonna Bartolotta's
© tonktiti/stock.adobe.com


Nonna Bartolotta’s is situated inside Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. This eatery serves classic Italian dishes, including a few that are special to the Bartolotta family. Diners will find plenty of options on the menu, such as fresh pasta, homemade pizza, thick sandwiches, salads, and numerous types of soups. To end your meal, you could also try some of Nonna Bartolotta’s gelato which is made in a variety of different flavors daily, like vanilla and chocolate. Patrons can sit inside the eatery at one of the many tables or visit the nearby Nonna Bartolotta’s To-Go counter to order a simple take-out meal.

5300 S Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207, Phone: 414-258-7885


Romantic weekend getaways near me: Anacortes, Benton City, Cabin Getaways in PA, Cabin Getaways in Ohio, Blaine, Spring Green, Small vacation ideas, Tunquen, SoHo

15.Obrycki’s

Obrycki’s
© grinchh/stock.adobe.com


Located in Concourse B in the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Obrycki’s operates as both a restaurant and bar. This restaurant was founded in 1944 and serves many of Maryland’s favorites dishes, including crab cakes. Besides this, there are also salads, soups, and sandwiches. In addition to dinner, Obrycki’s serves breakfast until 11 a.m. each day and includes a few creative items, such as crab omelets and crab cake benedict. Obrycki’s bar features a vast amount of wine and beer, as well as plenty of cocktail combinations, including its famous Crabby Mary which features vodka, seafood seasoning, and a fresh crab claw.

Concourse B, 7050 Friendship Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21240, Phone: 410-859-5723


Quick Weekend Trips: New Mexico resorts, Ohio resorts, Alaska resorts, Green Lake, Emmitsburg, New Castle, Madeira Beach, <Missouri with Kids, FL with Kids, MD with Kids, Murray -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top

16.Osteria Fusco

Osteria Fusco
© BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com


Osteria Fusco, a restaurant founded by renowned celebrity chef Scott Conant, can be found in LaGuardia Airport and serves Italian cuisine. The menu offers a few selections diners can choose from which include antipasti, pasta, sandwiches, and entrees. For dessert, there are some gelato and biscotti options to choose from. This restaurant also serves breakfast until 11:30 a.m. A few of its early morning offerings are smoked salmon bagels, fresh fruit, and granola. Osteria Fusco allows diners to order their meal via the app AtYourGate which will deliver your order to you wherever you are in the airport.

Terminal B, Gates 40 - 59, Gates B, LaGuardia Road, East Elmhurst, New York 11371, Phone: 718-533-3400


Day trips: best Montana resorts, Cool places, Best Mississippi resorts, Romantic All-Inclusive Hotels, Poulsbo, Prairie Du Chien, Englewood, College Station, Chesapeake

17.Publican Tavern

Publican Tavern
© Eugeniusz Dudzinski/stock.adobe.com


Situated inside O’Hare International Airport, Publican Tavern is designed to cater to visitors who want a leisurely yet hearty meal. The tavern features old-world decor, but its menu is filled with modern dishes, many of which feature seasonal items. A few options customers can order include hot smoked salmon, avocado salad, fish sandwiches, and chicken with fries. Diners will find information about the dishes on the menu, such as where the ingredients are bought from. Publican Tavern also serves craft beer and wine.

Terminal 3 O'Hare International Airport 10000 W O'Hare Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60666, Phone: 773-377-7838


Romantic resorts & ideas: Things to Do in Austin, Best Things to Do in Columbus, Italian restaurants NYC, Things to Do in Las Vegas, Best Things to Do in Baltimore -- You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States" Back to Top

18.Skillet SeaTac

Skillet SeaTac
© Skillet SeaTac

Skillet SeaTac is best known for serving creative Seattle street food that is made with local and fresh ingredients. Some items you’ll find on its menu include hamburgers, fried chicken, cobb salad, and meatloaf. There are also a few vegetarian options as well. In addition to this, diners can order different types of cocktails here, like a bloody mary. This eatery also provides breakfast and visitors can choose from a handful of tasty things to start their day with, such as breakfast burritos and doughnut holes.

17801 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington 98158, Phone: 206-512-2005


Things to do near me today: AZ RV, AL, CA, USA Beach RV, FL, ID, Best Beaches, Beaches in Greece, Queens NY, Day trips from NYC, Hyannis, Mystic, Lake Erie Beaches, Gulfport Beaches

19.The Prado

The Prado
© fotofabrika/stock.adobe.com

The Prado is a favorite dining location for many in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Thanks to its popularity, it has grown to have yet another eatery, this time in the city’s busy San Diego International Airport. The Prado at the Airport serves breakfast (until 10:30 a.m.), lunch, and dinner for busy travelers. A few selections on its menu include brioche French toast, shrimp skewers, black bean soup, chicken sandwiches, and grilled fish tacos. There are also a few vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. The Prado offers an extensive selection of wines, beers, and cocktails for you to consume.

Terminal 2 East, 3225 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101, Phone: 619-557-9441


Book your trip, what's near me: Chelsea, Bookstores, Texas Camping, NH Day Trips, Spearfish, St. Helena Island, Gallatin

20.Whitetail Bistro

Whitetail Bistro
© Whitetail Bistro

This modern bistro serves many of Texas’ favorite dishes, but with a slight French twist. Whitetail Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers diners plenty of snacks and meals to choose from, like breakfast tacos, blue cheese potato chips, Texas catfish, and smoked tomato soup. Diners will also find that the meals are made with all-natural and humane ingredients, such as cage-free eggs and hormone-free beef. In addition to this, Whitetail Bistro has a vast selection of drinks, including a few of their famous mixtures, like Seasonal Smash, Gin Gin Mule, and Ginger-Basil Gimlet. The bistro can be found in Terminal D at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

2337 S International Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75261, Phone: 972-973-3112


Weekend getaways near me: Lebanon, Montpelier, Chesapeake Bay, Hialeah


20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States



You are reading "20 Best Airport Restaurants in the United States " Back to Top