Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Wait Staff (2017)


These 10 airport bars and restaurants, nominated as the best in North America by Airport Revenue News and voted to the top by USA TODAY 10Best readers, strive to make the travel experience better by offering fast, friendly and attentive service to guests waiting at the airport. 

  • Vino Volo

    Vino Volo
    Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

    Vino Volo brings an elevated level of customer service to airports. Vino Volo’s knowledgeable Associates are passionate about helping guests discover unique, often hard-to-find wines from great global and local wine regions, including the nearby Texas Hill Country.
    Photo courtesy of Vino Volo

  • Chickie's & Pete's

    Chickie's & Pete's
    Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

    Chickie's & Pete's, a famous Philadelphia sports bar chain, is well-represented in the airport. Flyers enjoy a great selection of beers on tap and a menu of food to pair with.
    Photo courtesy of Chickie's & Pete's

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    Grindhouse Killer Burgers
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)

    Serving some of Atlanta's favorite burgers, Grindhouse at Hartsfield-Jackson is a full-service restaurant with friendly staff who have been known to remember repeat visitors' names.
    Photo courtesy of Grindhouse Killer Burgers

  • Bar Symon

    Bar Symon
    Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

    Bar Symon at Pittsburgh International Airport features excellent drink offerings and a food menu designed by celebrity chef and James Beard award winner Michael Symon.
    Photo courtesy of Bar Symon

  • Prado at the Airport

    Prado at the Airport
    San Diego International Airport (SAN)

    Inspired by the Balboa Park restaurant, Prado at the Airport serves the same American grill fare with quick and friendly service.
    Photo courtesy of Prado at the Airport

  • Bardenay

    Boise Airport (BOI)

    Located in the food court of Boise Airport, Bardenay serves Northwest cuisine and handcrafted cocktails with service frequently rated as outstanding by diners.
    Photo courtesy of Bardenay

  • Thomas Creek Grill

    Thomas Creek Grill
    Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)

    Situated in Concourse A, Thomas Creek Grill serves good eats in a casual and friendly environment with courteous and attentive service.
    Photo courtesy of GSP International Airport

  • High West Distillery

    High West Distillery
    Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

    Great food, great bourbon and a great atmosphere make High West Distillery at SLC well worth a pre-flight stop. The bartenders are known for being friendly and personable.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

  • Phillips Seafood

    Phillips Seafood
    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

    This finely designed and decorated airport location of Phillips Seafood has a menu filled with the signature Phillips crab dishes, including their famous crab cakes. Service is known for being friendly and attentive.
    Photo courtesy of Phillips Seafood

  • Lucky Streak Lounge

    Lucky Streak Lounge
    McCarran International Airport (LAS)

    Lucky Streak Lounge at McCarran International Airport has the feel and vibe of a Las Vegas lounge in a rather relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.
    Photo courtesy of Lucky Streak Lounge


The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Wait Staff are as follows:

  1. Vino Volo - Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  2. Chickie’s & Pete’s - Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  3. Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
  4. Bar Symon - Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  5. Prado at the Airport - San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  6. Bardenay - Boise Airport (BOI)
  7. Thomas Creek Grill - Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  8. High West Distillery - Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  9. Phillips Seafood - Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  10. Lucky Streak Lounge - McCarran International Airport (LAS)

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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