I usually try to avoid eating at airports because the usual options are not that great for you. Between the McDonald’s and the random Chinese food place, there are few healthy options outside of a Subway when it comes to airport fare. In some airports there are some healthier options, but in general waiting to eat at the airport is not a great idea.
Which makes this Frommer’s list of top 10 airport restaurants all the more interesting. The top airport restaurants are all sit down restaurants, rather than “quick service” fast food places like I listed before. I suppose those options make sense if you have a long layover (1 hr+) and can’t get out, but I don’t think I’d get there early just to eat at one of the restaurants.
Here was their list (and while I’ve passed by Obrycki’s numerous times, I’ve never eaten there):
- Atlanta: One Flew South (Terminal E)
- Baltimore: Obrycki’s (Gate B-11)
- Boston: Legal Sea Foods (Terminal A, after security, has Legal Test Kitchen; Terminal B, before security, has Legal C Bar; and Terminal C, before security, has the traditional restaurant)
- Chicago O’Hare: Tortas Frontera (Terminal 1)
- New York-JFK: Deep Blue Sushi (Terminal 5)
- New York-LaGuardia: Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda (Delta Terminal)
- Los Angeles: Encounter at LAX (center of airport before security)
- Minneapolis: Ike’s Food and Cocktails (Concourse E)
- Raleigh, N.C.: 42nd Street Oyster Bar (Terminal 2)
- Seattle: Ivar’s (central terminal)
Have you been to any of these restaurants, if so, what did you think?