Ruby's Diner Wins Best Airport Sitdown Dining

Legal Sea Foods, Obrycki's Restaurant & Bar, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen and Wicker Park Seafood and Sushi also winners

Whether on layover, delayed or bumped from a flight, getting stuck at the airport isn't always a bad thing, especially when you have these 10 winning sitdown restaurants as an eating option.

  • Wolfgang Puck Express
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Wolfgang Puck Express, a concept at Los Angeles International Airport from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, serves a menu of fast casual items such as sandwiches, soups and salads. The chef's famous pizzas and other classics are also offered.
    Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Puck Express

  • PGA TOUR Grill
    San Diego International Airport

    Golf fans enjoy healthy meals in the golf-centric PGA TOUR Grill in the San Diego International Airport.
    Photo courtesy of PGA TOUR Grill

  • Tortas Frontera
    Chicago O'Hare International Airport

    Renowned chef Rick Bayless offers a flavorful menu of Mexican dishes, such as freshly made guacamole and hand-shaken margaritas, at Tortas Frontera within Chicago O'Hare International.
    Photo courtesy of Tortas Frontera

  • Local Tavern
    Philadelphia International Airport

    The atmosphere at Local Tavern inside Philadelphia International Airport makes you forget that you are at an airport. The finishes are high-end and very modern. The food, ordered through an iPad, is well-executed and delicious.
    Photo courtesy of Local Tavern

  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    Inside Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, travelers will find a well-executed airport version of the popular American-Asian chain restaurant P.F. Chang's China Bistro.
    Photo courtesy of P.F. Chang's China Bistro

  • Wicker Park Seafood and Sushi
    Chicago O'Hare International

    Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi offers flyers at Chicago O'Hare fresh seafood and sushi in a beautiful location overlooking the tarmac.
    Photo courtesy of Wicker Park Seafood and Sushi

  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

    Formerly a station for the old DFW Airport Train, the space was repurposed and turned into the home of Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. Located in Terminal A, the restaurant offers a menu of seafood specialties the Pappadeaux family of restaurants is known for.
    Photo courtesy of Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

  • Obrycki's Restaurant & Bar
    Baltimore-Washington International Airport

    Travelers passing through Baltimore-Washington International Airport are treated to Maryland-style seafood courtesy of Obrycki's, a famous Baltimore restaurant known for its crabs and crab cakes.
    Photo courtesy of Obrycki's Restaurant & Bar

  • Legal Sea Foods
    Boston Logan International Airport

    The original airport location of Boston's popular Legal Sea Foods has recently been given a modern redesign. The menu is comprised of New England favorites, such as clam chowder and Legal Sea Food's famous crab cakes.
    Photo courtesy of Legal Sea Foods

  • Ruby's Diner
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport

    Ruby’s is a '40s-style diner serving breakfast, delicious burgers, salads, famous fries and Rubyrings. The location inside Houston's George Bush Intercontinental also offers made-to-order shakes and malts, as well as a full bar.
    Photo courtesy of Ruby's Diner

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

  1. Ruby's Diner - George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  2. Legal Sea Foods - Boston Logan International Airport
  3. Obrycki's Restaurant & Bar - Baltimore-Washington International Airport
  4. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  5. Wicker Park Seafood and Sushi - Chicago O'Hare International
  6. P.F. Chang's China Bistro - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  7. Local Tavern - Philadelphia International Airport
  8. Tortas Frontera - Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  9. PGA TOUR Grill - San Diego International Airport
  10. Wolfgang Puck Express - 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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