e38 wrote:Quoting FriscoHeavy (Topic Author), "are restaurants and coffee joints open at airports like DAL, HOU and DEN? *Will be transiting through all of these."
FriscoHeavy, since your trip has already started, you've probably already discovered which restaurants/coffee shops are open at the airports you have mentioned. But for others reading this thread, I have found the answer is "it depends, and there seems to be very little consistency among various chain restaurants/coffee shops." At most major airports, yes, there are restaurants, bars, and coffee shops open; but many of them in the terminals and along the concourses remain closed. For example:
Starbucks is open in PHX (well, in Terminal Three, one is open; one remains closed), but the Starbucks in PIT is closed. Also, at DCA, some of the Starbucks are open; others remain closed.
Dunkin Donuts is open at MSP, but closed at BWI (Concourse D). Also at DCA, Dunkin Donuts is open (entrance to Gates 10-22) but closed at the entrance to Gates 1-9.
McDonalds seems to be open at most major airports I've been through recently.
and some places seem to have very unusual hours: recently at DTW I thought I would just grab a sandwich at Subway to take aboard my flight--discovered the Subway store closed at 5:30 p.m. Wouldn't that be prime time for a food company to do a lot of business for dinner?
When it comes to something more substantive than coffee shops or fast foods, most major airports seem to have one or more "sit down" restaurants that are open again, i.e. Chili's at MSP.
I have found when it comes to finding places to eat, sometimes it can be "hit or miss" and occasionally you cannot be choosy.
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