Best airport sitdown dining? Readers say Osteria by Fabio Viviani!

LAX restaurant takes top honors

Longer layovers at the airport don't have to be a drag, especially when you can use that extra time to dine at one of these 10 sitdown restaurants, nominated by Airport Revenue News and voted as the best in North America by 10Best Readers.

  • Hugo's Cocina
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

    Hugo's Cocina at George Bush Intercontinental serves up fresh and flavorful dishes from several regions of Mexico, all made from scratch, Menu items include migas, Baja fish tacos, pozole and slow-cooked carnitas.
    Photo courtesy of George Bush Intercontinental Airport

  • Mezza Mediterranean Grille
    Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

    Mezza Mediterranean Grille at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport serves a Mediterranean menu with American touches, served in a comfortable environment. Popular items include chicken shawarma and beef kabob pizza.
    Photo courtesy of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

  • The Country Cat
    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    The Country Cat, a popular Portland farm-to-table concept, brings their made-from-scratch fare to the North Lobby of PDX.
    Photo courtesy of Portland International Airport

  • CLASSIFIED
    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

    This invitation only restaurant in Newark Liberty's Terminal C allows select United MileagePlus members to dine at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu features everything from wood-fired steaks and a raw bar to salads and sandwiches.
    Photo courtesy of United Airlines

  • The Mustard Seed BBQ
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)

    Hearty BBQ dominates the menu at The Mustard Seed, located in Terminal D of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The ribs are a standout.
    Photo courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Cask & Larder
    Orlando International Airport (MCO)

    At Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport, travelers dine on Southern-sourced dishes made from seasonal ingredients, served alongside craft beers and fresh-shucked oysters.
    Photo courtesy of Orlando International Airport

  • Whitetail Bistro
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    Rustic French bistro fare gets a makeover at Whitetail Bistro by Kent Rathbun at DFW. Fresh local ingredients come together in dishes like cornmeal crusted catfish, pan-fried quail, grass-fed steak and sweet pepper crispy duck.
    Photo courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • R&R Seafood Bar
    Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

    At R&R Seafood Bar in BWI's D/E connector, travelers can dine on shucked-to-order oysters, Obrycki's crab cakes, seafood tacos, salads and sandwiches. The house cocktail, the Crabby Mary, is rimmed with Obrycki’s spicy seafood seasoning and garnished with a crab claw.
    Photo courtesy of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

  • Gott's Roadside
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Gott's Roadside, located in the international terminal of San Francisco International Airport, specializes in California cuisine – seafood and salads in particular – served alongside local micro brews.
    Photo courtesy of San Francisco International Airport

  • Osteria by Fabio Viviani
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Terminal 6 travelers at Los Angeles International Airport will find a menu full of salads, pizzas, sandwiches and burgers at Osteria by Fabio Viviani. 
    Photo courtesy of Los Angeles International Airport

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

  1. Osteria by Fabio Viviani - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  2. Gott’s RoadsideSan Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  3. R&R Seafood Bar - Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
  4. Whitetail Bistro - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  5. Cask & Larder - Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  6. The Mustard Seed BBQ - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)
  7. CLASSIFIED - Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  8. The Country CatPortland International Airport (PDX)
  9. Mezza Mediterranean Grille - Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
  10. Hugo's Cocina - George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

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

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

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