OT: Best airport food?

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I stopped and grabbed a sammich here the last time I passed through the Memphis airport - OMG it was fantastic. Almost worth just flying to Memphis to eat, LOL.

 

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San Francisco Airport has some of the best places to Eat.

Burger Joint
Niman Ranch burgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs
Main Hall South Food Court (near Boarding Area A)
hours: daily, 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
phone: 650.821.0582

Ebisu
Japanese specialties including sushi and sashimi, teriyaki and udon

Main Hall North Food Court (near Boarding Area G)
hours: daily, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
phone: 650.588.2549

Emporio Rulli
full espresso bar, fresh baked Italian pastries and panini sandwiches
Main Hall Arrivals Lobby
hours: daily, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
phone: 650.821.0539
Main Hall North Food Court (near Boarding Area G)
hours: daily, 5:30 a.m. to 11:00.p.m.
phone: 650.821.6940
Main Hall South Food Court (near Boarding Area A)
hours: daily, 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
phone: 650.821.6941

Euro Café
desserts, specialty coffees, smoothies, meat pies and sandwiches
Main Hall
hours: daily, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
phone: 650.821.6013

Firewood Grill
grilled panini sandwiches, skewers, salads and a full bar
Main Hall
hours: daily, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
phone: 650.821.1111

Fung Lum
Chinese cuisine including noodles, rice dishes, dim sum and won ton soup
Main Hall North Food Court (near Boarding Area G)
hours: daily, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
phone: 650.821.8282

Harbor Village Kitchen
Chinese noodle and rice dishes, dim sum, and barbequed meats
Main Hall South Food Court (near Boarding Area A)
hours: Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
phone: 650.821.8983

Lori’s Diner
burgers, sandwiches, entrees and shakes; breakfast served all day
Main Hall North Food Court (near Boarding Area G)
hours: daily, 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
phone: 650.821.7400

Osho Japanese Cuisine
sushi and sashimi, teriyaki, udon, tempura and daily specials
Main Hall South Food Court (near Boarding Area A)
hours: daily, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
phone: 650.821.8218

Willow Street Woodfired Pizza
pizzas, sandwiches, rotisserie chicken and salads
Main Hall North Food Court (near Boarding Area G)
hours: daily, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
phone: 650.589.3978

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Post-security—Boarding Area A/Gates A1-A12, Ticketed Passengers Only
Amoura Café
Mediterranean style deli with sandwiches, salads, breakfast, beer and wine
near Gate A3
hours: daily, 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
phone: 650.821.0320

Firewood Café
thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, gourmet salads and a full bar
near Gate A12
hours: daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
phone: 650.588.8464

Firewood Grill
grilled panini sandwiches, skewers, salads and a full bar
near Gate A1
hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
coffee service hours: daily, 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
phone: 650.821.0530

Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo
sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee, beer and wine
near Gate A11
hours: daily, 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
phone: 650.821.6440

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Post-security—Boarding Area G/Gates G91-G102, Ticketed Passengers Only
Andalé Mexican Restaurant
fresh made-to-order entrees and a full bar
near Gate G91
hours: daily, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (restaurant) and 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. (bar)
phone: 650.821.8201

Deli-Up Café
sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee, beer and wine
near Gate G93
hours: daily, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
phone: 650.821.6000

Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo
sandwiches, salads, baked goods, coffee, beer and wine
near Gate G99
hours: daily, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
phone: 650.821.9443

Tomokazu
Japanese specialties including sushi, sashimi, noodles, teriyaki and robata
near Gate G93
hours: daily, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
phone: 650.821.8899
 

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Amsterdam has some wicked good eats.
 

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I couldn't imagine the Burritos being all that great in DC...

but then again, we're spoiled out here in AZ.
 

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^You forget, it's DC. Melting pot! There's at least one good place for anything there. And Cal Tort gets rated #1 over and over for best burrito, best vegetarian food, etc.
 

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he said SAMMICH!! my wife has turned me on this great word as well! :occasion5:

ive had some very exotic food at some of the strangest airport locales. always fun to find some great food where you dont expect it. was always a little pricey however...

mike
 
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I ate a great lunch after the Chicago Vintage and Drum show at Midway Airport at Harry Carey's restaurant.The food was great and being a huge baseball fan the memorabilia and pictures
all over the restaurant were very cool.
 

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I used to live in Houston and fly out of Intercontinental. I'd always be glad to stop in Papadeaux's! Sometimes I'd have a plane change in my own hometown and couldn't head home for dinner and I'd make a point to go there.
 

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We used to live in Atlanta for about 4 years and every time we flew in/out of there my daughters would have to stop at Popeye's Chicken to get their mashpies and gravy. It was pretty good for airport food, and always busy--no racist! Here's a restaurant they're trying to open here at Houston Intercontinental, but I don't think it's gonna work...
 

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86 flights in 2010, nothing in the airport I'd ever choose willingly given actual choice. Two most passable options are Max's in SFO near gate 25 in the Southwest/Continental terminal; Au Bon Pain every five feet in DFW.
Internationally... The vending machines in NRT? Dunno - that was the "strange Kit-Kat flavors" trip. (Plus, Singapore airlines had better food and free beer...)
 

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It's funny you guys say SFO.. every time I'm there - everything's closed 9must be the bad timing of those cross-country flights.

Detroit has a hotel attached to the airport.. I think it's a Westin - that has an amazing restaurant in it - a full-on high end hotel restaurant, not so much an 'airport' restaurant.

There's a Legal Seafood in Logan.. can't go wrong there.

Scott - do you live in Atlanta?
 

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Pretty sure I paid $14.00 for a hamburger in a Gordon Beirsch

at the San Francisco Airport. ....stoopid. Options ... just bring

a wheelbarrow full of cash with ya', eat befo' ya' travel, or fast.


Most airports got ya' by the short-hairs ...talk about gouging.


FWIW... I have never had "great food" at an airport...sorry, no good

recs to add to the conversation.


Peace, Chas
 

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There's a Legal Seafood in Logan.. can't go wrong there.
BINGO!


For the most part... ergh. Airport food sucks/is overpriced/yadayadayada. I do my best to eat a heavy lunch before and pack snacks so I don't have to worry about eating over trips.

I have a trip coming up here in a couple weeks and almost two hours to kill beforehand, so I'm going to go to the local fave pizza joint that has the all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet down the street before I have my roommate drop me off at the airport. I'll get on the plane and it'll be naptime, oh yeah!
 

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I connect through O'Hare frequently. I like the Chicago hot dog stand - steamed poppy seed bun, and loaded with tomoato, pickle, peppers etc. Good stuff.
 

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Last airport food I had was Panda Express in Denver. It was good! And there's a little cafe in the "D" terminal at Las Vegas that has great breakfasts. I can't remember the name...
 

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It's been some years, but there is a rinky-dink little cafeteria at the Albany airport in Upstate New York that makes one of the best burgers I ever had. I don't like anything I've ever had at Kennedy or Laguardia. You'd think huge International airports would at least have decent food. No such luck. As expensive as it is, it all tastes like cardboard to me.

John
 

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It's funny you guys say SFO.. every time I'm there - everything's closed 9must be the bad timing of those cross-country flights.

Detroit has a hotel attached to the airport.. I think it's a Westin - that has an amazing restaurant in it - a full-on high end hotel restaurant, not so much an 'airport' restaurant.

There's a Legal Seafood in Logan.. can't go wrong there.

Scott - do you live in Atlanta?
No. I was just there a couple days ago - returning from NAMM on a flight from hell, but that's a whole different story. In Atlanta Thursday, we had lunch at Moe's Southwest Grille. It was just OK. In Charlotte there's a Mexican joint "Tequileria" that boasts a dozen different tequilas at the bar. The food isn't bad either.
 

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