10 Great Airport Restaurants

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smartertravel/great-airport-restaurants_b_2482158.html

    Whether it's due to a delayed flight, a speedier-than-expected security line or a long layover, we all have to brave the airport eatery gauntlet at some point in our traveling lives. This frequently means stomaching wilted paninis or salads imprisoned in plastic and sometimes, if we're honest, means eating Starburst in bulk.

    Instead of settling for the mediocre fare offered everywhere, try one of these 10 restaurants the next time you're stuck. Some of these restaurants are so good you might head to the airport just to graze. Others are behind the security checkpoint.

    Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/smartertravel/great-airport-restaurants_b_2482158.html
     
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    I get the impression the writer doesn't actually travel much.
    Encounter is run by the LAX concessions contractor and isn't that great. Though I must admit I sometimes go there before a flight for the views and insanely overpriced and underwhelming food.
     
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    Both of the bbq places listed are pretty subpar for real bbq and just ehh for airport food.
    The only recommendation I'd wholeheartedly agree with is One Flew South. For the rest,
    I'd rather eat at Legal Seafood (and I'm not a fan).
     
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    Maybe just my taste buds, but I like Anthony's Seafood restaurant airside at SeaTac, and also the Daily Grill which is landside at TBIT at LAX. Have been to Anthony's on the water at Edmonds WA many times over more than 15 years, & the SeaTac location delivers the same great food consistently.
     
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    I would accuse the article author of doing internet research
    instead of hoofing it to all these nice-sounding places. There are
    dozens of places I'd pick over Brookwood Farms and Salt Lick
    airport concessions - the former's sides are okay, meat lousy;
    the latter okay but a far cry from the real thing.

    Tortas de la Frontera tasted decent, but the amount of
    substance was woeful. Encounter I always enjoy but not
    for the food - sometimes the experience of bad food is as
    amusing, for example the time I asked for a veal chop
    medium rare, and it was cooked to the consistency of a
    book cover, so I sent it back and got seared veal sashimi,
    which I ate part of and left enough for a cutlet for them
    to recook for the next victim.

    Legal (tho mediocre) are better, as I said. Sam & Harry's in DCA.
    The restaurant at IPT. Fung Lim at SFO. All the Pappadeaux.
    Denver Chophouse and a couple other places there. Vino Volo.
    The Vienna Beef stands in Chicago. Jody Maroni's Sausage
    Kitchen and Ruby's and Five Guys. Bojangles in CLT. Dickey's
    and Cousins bbq in DFW, both better than the ones cited in
    the article. Anthony's is good for a quick oyster fix, and I
    understand the fish is nicely done, but I've not had a
    substantial meal there as I always meet foodie friends
    when in Sea-Tac.
     
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    Great List violist! Anyone trying the Vienna Beef stands in Chicago, please keep the ketchup off the hotdogs! ;)
     
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    To all visitors to AUS: do not eat at the Salt Lick in the airport. It is a sad version of the real thing. Instead, drive a few minutes south to Lockhart and experience the gloriousness. Give me a heads up and I'll join you!
     
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    The title is an oxymoron.
     
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    Very true at ORD, unless you are a big fan of a $9.00 wilted salad. :(
     
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  10. Dix

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    I'd just like to add MASH at Copenhagen Airport (there's also one dowtown). A steak house may not sound so "gourmetish", but trust me, these steaks are D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.

    They can also be found in London.
     
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    I would add the Boudin restaurants at SFO which I love. Well that and See's candy at various airports :)
     
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