MSP wins Best Airport for Dining


Travelers at Minneapolis airport have 100 restaurants and shops to choose from

Eating at the airport doesn't mean you're stuck with bland, overpriced food. At least not at these 10 airports, nominated by Airport Experience News as having the best food concessions programs in North America and voted to the top by 10Best readers.

  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

    With more than 100 restaurants and shops to choose from, there's something for just about every traveler at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Highlights include Blue Door Pub, Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza, French Meadow Bakery and LoLo American Kitchen.
    Photo courtesy of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)

    The airport has a robust food and beverage concessions program, with some 150 and beverage locations. Now the dining selection features full-service restaurants such as P.F. Chang’s, LongHorn Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Phillips Seafood, TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings and Café Intermezzo. Local favorites are also serving up delicious food. Among them: SweetWater Drafthouse & Bar, The Varsity, Atlanta Bread Company, Chick-fil-A, Paschal’s, Atlanta Stillhouse, Ecco, One Flew South and Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint.
    Photo courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

    From fast food to sophisticated sit-down dining, BWI has travelers covered. Highlights of the food program at this Capital airport include The Burger Joint, Gachi House of Sushi, Obrycki's and Silver Diner, all with street pricing.
    Photo courtesy of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    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  are fantastic, with everything from fast casual such as Banh Shop to local such as Cousin's BBQ.
    Photo courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • Denver International Airport (DEN)

    Root Down, Tapas Sky Bar, Elway's, Etai's Bakery and Modern Market are a few of the passenger favorites in 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

  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

    Hungry travelers at Detroit's airport have plenty of options to choose from, including national chains like P.F. Chang's, Chick-Fil-A, Chili's and Potbelly, as well as local favorites like Papa Joe's.
    Photo courtesy of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    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

  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

    Some 180 concessions spread throughout Philadelphia International's seven terminals mean no traveler will go hungry. Options are varied – coastal Mediterranean at Baba Bar, seafood at Chickie's and Pete's, pub food at Jack Duggan's and sweet treats at SGR.
    Photo courtesy of Philadelphia International Airport

  • Portland International Airport (PDX)

    At PDX, local flavors begin with the Flying Elephants Deli which sells freshly prepared sandwiches and salads followed by popular local chain Stanford's. Beaches is also a very cool restaurant that is adorned with beach décor and a casual American menu. Also notable are the sushi from Hissho Sushi and hamburgers from Burgerville. PDX has a rotating food truck program to give travelers a taste of the city's food scene.
    Photo courtesy of Portland International Airport

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

    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
    Photo courtesy of John F. Kennedy International Airport

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

  1. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)
  3. Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)
  4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  5. Denver International Airport (DEN)
  6. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  7. San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  8. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  9. Portland International Airport (PDX)
  10. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Congratulations to all these winning airports!

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