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The 10 Best Airport Restaurants And Bars In The U.S.

When you travel, it can be hard to find good food when you need it, especially in an airport. When it comes to flying, delays can occur for various reasons. Don’t be alarmed, we have the top 10 best airport bars in the USA to help you get through those lengthy waits. Or hey, even if you’re not delayed these epic spots are worth getting to your gate early for. Plus, don’t count on airplane food. It’s scarce nowadays, unless you’re in first class.  With great food comes great drinks, so make sure you fly through one of these tasty airports!

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1. Whiskey River – Charlotte Douglas International Airport

This bar will definitely make the time pass with their famous signature drinks like the Midnight Moon Original Moonshine. Their menu is unique and offers something for everyone. Known for their beer and wings, you can check out their menu and see what the offerings are. The atmosphere is very welcoming, and you’ll enjoy every second here!

2. Chickie’s & Pete’s – Philadelphia International Airport

Chickie’s and Pete’s has it all. Catch the game on one of their huge flat screen TVs, or have a drink while you watch the planes land. The menu is great, and they have amazing seafood. This restaurant has a special menu for the kids, so this is a great place to come when you’re traveling with your family.

3. Four Peaks Brewery – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Four Peaks is such a unique bar, because all their beers are locally crafted in the Phoenix area. A great way to cool down after the desert heat, and great bar food to pair with the beer. Check out their menu to prepare for a great meal! Four Peaks is very popular all around the greater Phoenix area so it’s great they finally brought it to the airport! Don’t miss this spot!

4. Vino Volo – Los Angeles International Airport

A very relaxing environment located in the international terminal. This restaurant has light bits, like salads and sandwiches, but features some of the world’s greatest wines. It’s a calm place to chill while waiting to catch your flight. It’s full of flavor and great vibes. Also, this specific winery is located in several airports across the country! Check out their menu and locations — they are in other airports, too. Just make sure you don’t drink too much before you board!

5. Tootsies – Nashville International Airport

If you’re looking to “get down” and put your dancing boots back on, this is the place. Home of country music, your wait could not get any more exciting. Great food, beer, and banter, this is the place to be. Free entertainment around the clock. Check them out for more information — they truly bring downtown Nashville right to the airport!

6. Root Down – Denver International Airport

For all those “green” passengers, this place is just for you. Root Down is an eco-friendly restaurant with high end, fresh, and organic food. With its mid-century glam, and global finishes, you’re sure to have an adventure here. Check out their menu for the latest and greatest.

7. Tortas Frontera – Chicago O’Hare

This farm to terminal style restaurant is rich with fresh veggies and a world renowned guac bar. Check out their unique menu, because you can’t miss this one. Especially in Chicago where the winters are cold, and the tarmac is jammed, you’ll want definite dinner plans.

8. Shake Shack – John F. Kennedy, New York

Who doesn’t love a good American burger? Just from my experience, this is the best burger I have ever had inside any airport across the world. The meat is always fresh, and everything is made to order. They have locations across the country, so take a look and see if you’ll be nearby other Shake Shack locations on your trip. This majestic setting is just what you need during any airport visit.

9. Matsutake Sushi – Washington D.C (IAD and DCA)

For all you fish lovers, you can’t pass up this opportunity. With celebrity chefs, and fresh east coast fish, you’ll won’t taste anything fresher. The restaurant offers several types of sushi, which will provide a refreshing lift to your time in the airport.

10. Stone Brewing Company – San Diego Airport

The unique and famous stone taps, this bar has 12 beers that are uniquely made. It’s the best place in all of San Diego to exercise your love for craft beers, especially because of the way it’s made. It’s definitely worth checking out during your travels. Here is their website so you can plan accordingly.