Elway's at Denver International Wins Best Airport Local / Regional Dining


Harry & Izzy's Steakhouse, La Gloria, Root Down and Bad Daddy's Burger Bar also winners

Burgers in Charlotte, tacos in San Antonio, BBQ in Texas ... these 10 airport restaurants serve up the best local flavors from their respective destinations.

  • Border Grill
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Border Grill in the international terminal of LAX treats travelers to a menu of Mexican items by chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.
    Photo courtesy of Border Grill

  • Lemonade
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Lemonade, a popular California restaurant, features fresh seasonal ingredients in its sandwiches, salads, vegetables and other items. The cafeteria style, grab-and-go menu is described as offering seasonal California comfort food.
    Photo courtesy of Lemonade

  • Ford's Filling Station
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Ford’s Filling Station at LAX serves a menu of hamburgers, sandwiches, tacos and small plate dishes created by Chef Ben Ford, who created the famous gastropub by the same name in Culver City.
    Photo courtesy of Ford's Filling Station

  • The Hearth by Lynn Crawford
    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    At The Hearth, famed Food Network and Canada Chopped star Lynn Crawford brings her signature dishes like cider glazed pork chop with roasted apple chutney and sausage gravy to Toronto Personal International Airport.
    Photo courtesy of The Hearth

  • Cousin's Bar-B-Q
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

    Cousin's Bar-B-Q at DFW offers travelers authentic slow-smoked barbecue with a menu of entrees such as beef brisket, chicken and sausage, just like the other Cousin's restaurants in the Fort Worth area.
    Photo courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport

    Styled after the popular Charlotte area restaurant, Big Daddy's Burger Bar inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport treats diners to a variety of burgers and shakes.
    Photo courtesy of Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

  • Root Down
    Denver International Airport

    Based upon the award-winning Denver favorite of the same name, Root Down serves a menu of locally-sourced, globally influenced seasonal cuisine. The restaurant offers a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits as well.
    Photo courtesy of Root Down

  • La Gloria
    San Antonio International Airport

    La Gloria was created in partnership with local Chef Johnny Hernandez to bring authentic Mexican street food to the San Antonio International Airport.
    Photo courtesy of La Gloria

  • Harry & Izzy's Steakhouse
    Indianapolis International Airport

    The Indianapolis International Airport location of the iconic Indianapolis restaurant serves signature items such as the Izzy Style New York Strip and the St. Elmo Prime Rib Sandwich.
    Photo courtesy of Harry & Izzy's Steakhouse

  • Elway's
    Denver International Airport

    The Denver International Airport edition of the popular Denver steakhouse, named after Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, has a menu featuring prime steaks, fresh fish, soups, appetizers and salads.
    Photo courtesy of Elway's

The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Local / Regional Dining are as follows:

  1. Elway's - Denver International Airport
  2. Harry & Izzy's Steakhouse - Indianapolis International Airport
  3. La Gloria - San Antonio International Airport
  4. Root Down - Denver International Airport
  5. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar - Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  6. Cousin's Bar-B-Q - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  7. The Hearth by Lynn Crawford - Toronto Pearson International Airport
  8. Ford’s Filling Station - Los Angeles International Airport
  9. Lemonade - Los Angeles International Airport
  10. Border Grill - Los Angeles 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 airport concessions.

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