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Let's Dish: What's Your Favorite Airport Food Spot?

Eatocracy's recent article on layover eating left me thinking about the food we eat in airports during the high-traffic holiday season. Although most of the food courts I've seen fall under the categories of mediocre, bad, and worse, there are a few destinations I secretly look forward to when I'm traveling. My favorite airport through the years has always been Chicago's Midway, which boasted not only a Superdawg (which, sadly, is now closed) but also a Potbelly Sandwich Shop. What's your favorite airport food court in America?

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Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 5 years
Sonic in NOLA!
adrienneu adrienneu 6 years
Minneapolis has the best airport options! French Meadow Bakery serves up vegetarian, vegan, and just generally healthy grub made locally.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Orlando airport has a decent food court; it's the best one I can think of off-hand. Katie, which DC airport? DCA? I'm always looking for new places there! I usually take USAirways and that terminal is always ridiculously crowded, so I'm starting to venture to other terminals once I get through security.
Zulkey Zulkey 6 years
lately I rock the "perfect oatmeal" at Starbucks when I'm at the airport in the morning. but moreover I'm so excited to see my beloved Superdawg mentioned here. I only go to the drive-in but still...from the bottom of my pure-beef heart, I love it.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
San Francisco's airport has a couple of places that serve amazing clam chowder. And the Peet's Coffee place serves superior espresso..their triple shot is incredible! :)
jujuma jujuma 6 years
In the U.S., I like Austin, TX, I guess. I lived there for a while, and the city made sure the airport had stands from local chains rather than national ones, so it's reasonably atmospheric. There's a Ruby's Barbecue, for example, and local ice cream and pizza, all of which are really quite good. I found a NY State wine bar last time I was in JFK, though it's really carefully hidden behind the food court. Probably you need to have lived in NY for a time to appreciate it, but between that and the NY guys in the actual food court, I suddenly developed a soft spot for an airport I had always hated when I lived in the area. But my real favorite is Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi International. The Japanese restaurant is my favorite in the world, in an airport or out.
lekatvt lekatvt 6 years
I love the PB&J in Detroit.
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
fuzzles - I logged in to comment the same thing! Legal Seafood is amazing anywhere, and it's especially awesome in Logan...
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Oakland.....southwest terminal......mexican place has reasonable food and drink prices!!!!
AlexisSF AlexisSF 6 years
favorite airport spot is St. Elmos in Indy.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
Bring back the Superdawg at MDW! :pray:
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Boston's Logan. Crappy airport, but they do have a few Legal Sea Foods spots. Oystahs Rockafellah and clahm chowdah. :feedme:
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 6 years
I don't know what it's called but I always go to this amazing wine bar at the Washington DC airport. It's very cozy. Oh and in Madrid Barajas Terminal 4, I like to get tapas at this fun little place (again I don't know the name, but every time I'm there I go to the same place).
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