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Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:31 am

When traveling is there any restaurant/Bar in particular you eat at frequently?

My top 5.

1.) Bella Boston in BOS
2.) Goodie Goodies in ROC
3.) Cinnabon (just about everywhere)
4.) Asian Chow in LGA
5.) The Budweiser Bar and Grill in JAX

Let me know, I plan on doing some traveling this summer.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:51 am

Yeah, the Budweiser Bar/Grill at JAX is pretty good.... I eat there for lunch when I'm volunteering at the airport (we get a $10 meal voucher every four hour shift).

I frequent the bagel place in between AA concourse H and G at Chicago as a halfway point between the AA to Eagle connections.

The only good thing about AA's dropping my usual route (STL-JAX) from MD-80 to ERJ's is that the gates at St. Louis (D40 or so) are closer to Pasta House at D26, so that makes for good carry-on dinner since I can no longer look forward to upgrading on the route and being fed on the airplane.

There is a restaurant in the Lincoln, NE airport on the upper level in between the two security checkpoints with great breakfasts and a view of the ramp and runways. I forget its name, but I used to go there sometimes when I lived in Omaha.

As it is frequented by me during travel, I will mention a great Italian restaurant called Roma's. It's a family owned place (attached to their house) off of Orange Blossom Trail toward Apopka (northwest of Orlando). A visit to Orlando isn't complete without dinner there. It's not convenient for the theme park tourist brigade, but during my monthly Orlando trip I never go south of the Beeline anyway (stay up in Altamonte Springs usually, or by Florida Mall).
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:54 am

Encounters @ LAX in the theme building-very expensive but pretty good food and GREAT viewing.

 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:43 am

Sounds good, I may be in MCO in Aug. I forgot to put down one other place....... STARBUCKS!

Sorry, I like trendy coffee.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:51 am

I second Kwbl -- Encounters at LAX is top notch. Worth every penny (for the view, the food, and the atmosphere -- very groovy '60s lounge).


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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:52 am

Steak Escape in DEN....mmmmmmm, that place is good!
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:07 am

The Billy Goat bar and grill at ORD. Its in the UAL "C" concourse in the eating pavilion next to C20. Very good food.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:11 am

Borg's (microbrewery & restaurant) SEA
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:20 am

I usually grab pasta from Cibo (Terminal B) at PHL as often as possible.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:31 am

Pizza Papalis in concourse A of the Northwest World Gateway at DTW.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:33 am

13 Coins, directly across the street from Sea-Tac. It's about a 5 minute walk from the terminal, if you have the time.
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:43 am

The Conch Flyer in Key West is not too bad. You can try some of the local specialties while waiting on your flight.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:26 am

There is this place in DTW that makes wraps. It's excellent!

There's Figs in LGA which is pretty good too.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:28 am

Yeah, Figs is pretty good. I've been there twice in between flights. It's got a great view. The price was reasonable for a restaurant of its type at an airport as well.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:28 am

Leeeegal Seafood in Terminal B in Boston..
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:58 am

Perhaps this doesn't count as a 'bar" - but the Qantas Club (for F or J class) in SYD is about the swankiest and most glamourous I've ever been in.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:19 pm


McDonalds, any airport, any where.

'nough said...
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:25 pm

The JetRock Bar & Grill ther is one in B and C and a new one in D. Gotta have thier Buffalo Chicken Strips at least once a week.

FYI in a strange airport try to see where the employees go. They know the best places.
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:38 pm

I like Asian Chao in the Term B/C food court at PHL...yea its fast food but its far and away the best fast food Ive ever had in my entire life...almost every trip I take from PHL I grab bourbon chicken and white rice from there beforehand...

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:02 pm

Chili´s at GDL (Guadajara, Mexico) Great food and a magnificent view of the ramp.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:07 pm

Figs at LGA....LOVE that place!

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:09 pm

A good old Chicago style hot dog from the new food court at MDW
Theres a fantastic sports bar and grill at MIA thats really good too. Sorry that i can't think of the name
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:47 pm

Milltowne Grill at Manchester NH (MHT) is good, but not in the "Sterile Zone"
JFK Terminal 3 doesn't have any attractive eateries...they all seemed fairly primitive (FYI)
It seems like people here like Pizza, Pasta (Italian Food) or American Chow.
any observation deck is good......bring your own food, drink, and good times.
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:45 pm

at sba, there is a restaurant on top of the terminal that has a great patio overlooking the a/c apron, on the other side of the terminal is the elephant bar which in any airport out west is known for food and atmosphere. i agree with asian chao out in phl, whenever i fly to phl 3/4 times a year i always hit that up.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:47 pm

**There is this place in DTW that makes wraps. It's excellent!**

Rio Wraps- its right next door to Pizza Papalis that I mentioned.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:26 pm

The steak escape in Term. A at EWR does a great made to order breakfast sandwich or wrap. Several of the cooks there remember frequent flyers and airline employees and just say "The usual?" when we show up.
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:57 pm

Chi-town, I noticed that there on Saturday. I think the best I've been to is Luigis Pizzeria at MDW, or the Paris Cafe at the TWA terminal in JFK when it was still open.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 4:12 am

Cheers at CVG is pretty good. When they are landing from the north, you can see the landings going in on both runways, and you can easily see a lot of the Delta action, in addition to all the action of the other airlines at CVG from the non-smoking area. Whenever I have a long layover at CVG during dinner, I always try and go there, the food is pretty good, average priced, and worth it.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:32 am

Flying Tigers at KBUF...you are next to the active most of the time...Plus, they have phones at the booths which are tuned to ATC. Good food, too...military theme throughout the place...there are some old army vehicles out in the front of the restaurant. Not attached to the terminal.
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:37 am

My favourite airport bar no longer exists, unfortunately!!!  Sad Atop the Regal Airport Hotel at Hong Kong's KaiTak Airport. There was no other place in the world with such amazing views! Landings at KaiTak were legendary. I miss that bar!
 
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:49 am

The pizza place at ORD, I think its called Wolfgang Peters, or something like that. Located in B concourse. Very good pizza, they have a woodburning oven right there in which they bake the pizza.
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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:53 am

The Place IS Wolfgang Puck's. He owns Sago's in LA. In Chicago you gotta go to the Asian Chao in the C food court get the Orange Chicken. Top Notch. There is another Asian Chao in PHL that's been mentioned already and still another in the D side of the concourse at IAD.

Another great place is Philly Steak and Gyro Co. There is one in the B/C food court and one down the concourse in C.

Legal Seafood in BOS is awesome.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:56 am

94th Aero Squadron at VNY. Best views of the action, especially on a weekend... folks rolling right by you.... admittedly, all GA, but occassionally the P-51, Hawker Hunter, or MiG goes out.  Smile

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 12:16 pm

New Orleans Legends in MSY (in the West terminal) is a great place. The restaurant features dishes from a different N.O celebrity chef each month.

Also noteworthy, Legal SeaFoods in Boston Logan...some of the best "Chowdah" I've ever had.


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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 1:05 pm

Sparro in FLL (Delta)... the airport had had a lot of problem with its food service, so it was Sparro and a bar open when I had to be at the airport every Friday for 3 months! Great food! (i think they used to have a burger King, if anyone has been ricently, what has happened to the food court?)

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 9:58 pm

Brand New Pappadeaux's at Terminal E at IAH.

Fantastic...

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:07 pm

These's this one bar on the second level of the main terminal in LGA that is nice. Nice view of the runway intersection, good beer and waitresses with big ----s make it a wonderful place.

I gotta get one of their numbers or get their picture on this site to show you.

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RE: Favorite Airport Restaurant/Bar

Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:36 pm

I agree UAPHLCS on watching where the employees go in the airport to eat. But it is tough when visiting a hub. Because you see the TSA at every restaurant. Large crowds of them.

Mick

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