Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stranded in Airport! Where is the Best Place to Eat and Relax When You are in an Airport (United States)?


The United States has some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, so it stands to reason that the country's airports are some of the globe's busiest. 

When you are in an airport, airline lounges are always full. Airline food is not good and sometimes sucks. So, what are the  top recommended place to eat before that long flight to your destination?

According to PAX International, a trade magazine that covers airport dining trends, airports are increasingly featuring local restaurants with high-quality, healthful and affordable food.

Top Restaurants at United States Airports

Food & Wine currently ranks the following as the best restaurants at American airports:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Austin, TX)
  • The Salt Lick (West Concourse)
Baltimore Washington International Airport (Baltimore, MD)
  • Obrycki’s (Concourse B)
Boston Logan International Airport (Boston, MA)
  • Bonfire (Terminal B)
  • Legal Test Kitchen (Terminal A)
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (Charlotte, NC)
  • Brookwood Farms BBQ (Main Terminal Atrium)
  • Yadkin Valley Wine Bar (Connector Between Terminals D and E)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Chicago, IL)
  • Berghoff Café (Terminal 1)
  • Tortas Frontera (Terminal 1)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas, TX)
  • Cousin’s Barbecue (Terminals B and D)
  • La Bodega Winery (Terminals A and D)
  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (Terminal A)
Denver International Airport (Denver, CO)
  • New Belgium Hub (Concourse B)
  • Tamales by La Casita (Concourse C)
General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Usinger’s (Concourse D)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, TX)
  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (Terminal E)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta, GA)
  • One Flew South (Terminal E)
  • Paschal’s Restaurant (Concourse A food court; Main Terminal Atrium)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York, NY)
  • Aeronuova (Terminal 5)
  • Brasserie La Vie (Terminal 5)
  • Deep Blue (Terminal 5)
  • Piquillo (Terminal 5)
LaGuardia International Airport (New York, NY)
  • Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda (Terminal D)
  • Figs (Central Terminal Building; between Concourses B & C)
  • Prime Tavern (Terminal D)
  • Tagliare (Terminal D)
Los Angeles International Airport (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Encounter Restaurant (Theme Building)
  • La Brea Bakery (Terminals 1, 2 and 7)
  • Pink’s Hot Dogs (Tom Bradley International Terminal)
Memphis International Airport (Memphis, TN)
  • Corky’s BBQ (Terminals A and C)
Miami International Airport (Miami, FL)
  • Beaudevin (Terminal D)
  • La Carreta (Terminal D)
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (St. Paul, MN)
  • French Meadow Bakery & Café (Concourse F)
  • Ike’s Food and Cocktails (The Mall; across from Checkpoint 1)
Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark, NJ)
  • Gallagher’s Steak House (Terminal C)
  • Vino Volo (Terminal C)
Philadelphia International Airport (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Chickie’s & Pete’s (Terminals A-West, C, and E)
  • Vino Volo (Concourse B; between Terminals B and C; between Terminals D and E)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix, AZ)
  • El Bravo (Terminal 4)
Portland International Airport (Portland, OR)
  • Rogue Ales (Concourse D)
San Antonio International Airport (San Antonio, TX)
  • Vino Volo (Terminal A)
San Francisco International Airport (San Francisco, CA)
  • Anchor Brewing Company (Terminal 3)
  • Burger Joint (International Terminal)
  • Cat Cora (Terminal 2)
  • Ebisu (International Terminal)
  • Klein’s Deli and Coffee Bar (Terminals 1 and 3)
  • Perry’s (Terminal 1)
  • Rotisserie (Terminal 2)
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Seattle, WA)
  • Anthony’s (Central Terminal)
  • Dish D’Lish (Central Terminal)
Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles, VA)
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fires (Terminals A and B)
  • Vino Volo (Concourses B and C)

How much does a single passenger spends on food in an airport?

According to ARN Fact Book, published by Airport Revenue News (, annual food and beverage service at the 90 largest U.S. airports is $3.3 billion. Food and beverage spending per enplaning passenger is $5.12.

The following airports have the highest food and beverage sales:

1) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: $235.4 million

2) Chicago O’Hare International Airport: $187.4 million

3) Los Angeles International Airport: $156.4 million

4) John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City): $151.0 million

5) Denver International Airport: $149.5 million

6) Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport: $141.5 million

7) San Francisco International Airport: $124.5 million

8) Charlotte/Douglas International Airport: $101.7 million

9) Miami International Airport: $ 99.0 million

10) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: $ 92.4 million

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