Best Airport Local / Regional Dining (2017)


One of the best ways of experiencing a destination is through its food. These 10 airport restaurant, nominated by Airport Revenue News and voted the best in North America by 10Best readers, bring favorite local flavors right to hungry passengers.

  • Harry & Izzy's Steakhouse

    Harry & Izzy's Steakhouse
    Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

    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

  • Pink's Pizza

    Pink's Pizza
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

    Pink's Pizza, one of Houston's favorite pies, is available to IAH flyers by the slice, along with craft beers and a full bar. It's situated in Terminal C.
    Photo courtesy of Pink's Pizza

  • Cask & Larder

    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 Cask & Larder

  • Pappasito's Cantina

    Pappasito's Cantina
    George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

    Passengers at George Bush Intercontinental in Houston can fill up on Pappasito's famous Tex-Mex fajitas at this airport location of the popular restaurant. Other options include tacos, burritos, enchiladas and salads, with margaritas to wash it all down.
    Photo courtesy of kennejima / Flickr

  • Lemonade

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    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

  • Legal Sea Foods

    Legal Sea Foods
    Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

    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

  • Root Down

    Root Down
    Denver International Airport (DEN)

    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

  • One Flew South

    One Flew South
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)

    One Flew South at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is an upscale restaurant with a menu described as "southernational" that includes a pulled duck sandwich, pork belly sliders, lamb, swordfish and even sushi. Menu items were developed by Atlanta Chef Duane Nutter.
    Photo courtesy of One Flew South

  • Anthony's

    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

    Anthony's, a popular Pacific Northwest chain of seafood restaurants, has a home at Seattle-Tacoma International with a menu featuring fresh fish and shellfish.
    Photo courtesy of Anthony's

  • Matt's Big Breakfast

    Matt's Big Breakfast
    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

    High quality ingredients prepared simply – that's the name of the game at Matt's Big Breakfast inside PHX. Breakfast isn't the only meal served either. Travelers can munch on sandwiches and salads as well.
    Photo courtesy of Matt's Big Breakfast

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

  1. Harry & Izzy's Steakhouse - Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
  2. Pink's Pizza - George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  3. Cask & Larder - Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  4. Pappasito's Cantina - George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  5. Lemonade - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  6. Legal Sea Foods - Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  7. Root Down - Denver International Airport (DEN)
  8. One Flew South - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
  9. Anthony’s - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  10. Matt's Big Breakfast - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

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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