Long Beach Airport Named Best Airport for Dining

Denver International, Toronto Pearson International, Dallas/Fort Worth International and San Francisco International Airports also winners

Gone are the days when eating at the airport means choking down overpriced, sub par grub. Today, airport food options rival their street-side counterparts, and at these 10 winning airports, voted the best by USA TODAY 10Best readers, a good meal is always close at hand.

  • Miami International Airport
    Miami

    In addition to a variety of chain restaurants, MIA offers local Cuban flavor from La Caretta and Café Versailles, both of which are iconic destination in South Florida. The Ice Box Café is also great with grab-and-go options.
    Photo courtesy of Miami International Airport

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
    New York

    John F. Kennedy International Airport offers excellent dining options all-around, giving travelers a taste of New York. Terminals 4, 5 and 8 feature iconic options such as Shake Shack and city-feel steakhouses like Bobby Van's and 5ive Steak
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  • LaGuardia Airport
    New York

    LaGuardia Airport boasts tremendous food options in Terminal D, such as Crust and Bisoux. Prime Tavern represents New York steakhouses in this airport while Minnow allows those who want seafood and sushi a very good option. In Terminal C the food hall has something for any traveler – from sandwiches to hamburgers.
    Photo courtesy of LaGuardia Airport

  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
    Minneapolis

    Upscale, local, chef-driven restaurants maximize the use of area ingredients and suppliers, instill state pride in residents, and provide a true taste of Minnesota for visitors. Nationally known brands like McDonald’s, Pei Wei and TGI Fridays help please every palate.
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  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
    Houston

    George Bush Intercontinental Airport has plenty of Texas-based chain restaurants such as Whataburger, Shipley's Donuts, and Bullritos among the tenant roster. Beyond that are Houston chef Bryan Caswell's 3rd Bar Oyster & Eating House, French bistro wine bar Le Grand Comptoir and a tiny street food-focused restaurant called Urban Crave. Like all good hub airports, the airport features a mix of fast casual and high-end dining choices.
    Photo courtesy of George Bush Intercontinental Airport

  • San Francisco International Airport
    San Francisco

    Food offerings at SFO are as diverse and reflective of the culinary landscape of San Francisco and the Bay Area as a whole. Travelers will find sushi, healthy fare, Mexican, local delicacies, nationally recognized brands and more. Truly something for everyone.
    Photo courtesy of San Francisco International Airport

  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
    Dallas

    DFW Airport offers plentiful choices for food, all of which are post-security. The Skylink train connects all terminals and allows you to travel from one to the next if you have a favorite spot. The options in Terminal D are fantastic, with everything from high-end places like III Forks to fast casual such as Banh Shop to local such as Cousin's BBQ.
    Photo courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
    Toronto

    Toronto Pearson International Airport operates a relatively new food program that features a wide variety of cuisines. The restaurant environments are very eye-catching and match the quality of the food.
    Photo courtesy of Toronto Pearson International Airport

  • Denver International Airport
    Denver

    Root Down, Tapas Sky Bar, Elway's, Etai's Bakery, Modmarket are a few of the latest additions to an already diverse food program at Denver International Airport. Denver Chophouse, Timberline Steaks & Grille and Wolfgang Puck are a few of the other sitdown options.
    Photo courtesy of Denver International Airport

  • Long Beach Airport
    Long Beach, Calif.

    Long Beach Airport hearkens back to the golden age of flying, and the food options are a great representation of local flavors. LGB features street-side favorites, like 4th Street Vine Wine & Beer Bar, McKenna's, Polly's Coffee, George's Greek Café and others.
    Photo courtesy of Long Beach Airport

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport for Dining are as follows:

  1. Long Beach Airport
  2. Denver International Airport
  3. Toronto Pearson International Airport
  4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  5. San Francisco International Airport
  6. George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  7. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  8. LaGuardia Airport
  9. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  10. Miami International Airport

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had three weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airports.

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