GateGuru's Top 25 Airport Restaurants
Stuck with a long layover and can’t stomach another terrible airport meal? GateGuru has provided us their comprehensive list of airport restaurant rankings, based on approximately 35,000 reviews from travelers. From the casual food court spot to sit-down dining in the terminal, here are GateGuru’s top 25 airport restaurants.
25. Amy’s Ice Creams
What the flyers are saying: “They take a craftsman’s approach to making each customized order.”
Best tip: “Get a bottle of Sweet Leaf Original sweet tea to go.”
24. Vino Volo
What the flyers are saying: “An oasis of calm and good taste. What a refreshing experience!”
Best tip: Trust the staff when they make a recommendation. And don’t forget to use the GateGuru coupon for free olives!
What the flyers are saying: “Simply the best stuff on earth.”
Best tip: If you are still on the fence, “ask for a sample, they will give you a small cup of the cheese and caramel to help make your decision.”
What the flyers are saying: “Have to try the vanilla milkshake … just like Grandpa used to make!!”
Best tip: Not the cheapest of joints but you won’t be disappointed.
21. One Flew South
What the flyers are saying: “Proper respect for cocktails.” “Not many eateries are worth buying a plane ticket to get to, but this is one of them.”
Best tip: Despite the Atlanta airport being paid Wi-Fi, the bonus of One Flew South is that it has its own free Wi-Fi!
What the flyers are saying: “Quite simply … the best food and value you will find at any airport.”
Best tip: If you call when you land, they will prepare your order ahead of time so you don’t have to wait in line. Now that’s service!
19. Five Guys
What the flyers are saying: “You simply cannot find a better burger or fries ... Look for high quality beef augmented by fresh vegetables (jalapenos)!”
Best tip: “Be sure to get a few extra napkins, especially if you plan on eating it on the plane.” Sounds like our kind of burger joint!
What the flyers are saying: “Never had anything here that I don’t love! Have to try the smoked salmon chowder.”
Best tip: Go for the grilled options to be healthier.
17. Lenny’s Sub Shop
What the flyers are saying: “A really good sub on great bread. The friendly staff keeps the order flowing, so don’t let the line out the door keep you from enjoying a treat.”
Best tip: Try the spicy relish!
16. Nature’s Table
What the flyers are saying: “Best fresh squeezed OJ I have ever tasted.”
Best Tip: Crew gets a discount.
15. Harry & Izzy’s
What the flyers are saying: “Outstanding prime rib sandwich.”
Best tip: Order the shrimp cocktail, but be careful, when they say it’s spicy they mean it!
14. Brioche Doree
What the flyers are saying: “A hidden gem.”
Best tip: Have to try the turkey/brie/ apple sandwich.
What the flyers are saying: “I eat here several times monthly. Never had any menu item that wasn’t good.”
Best tip: Only place open that serves alcohol in the entire airport past 9:30 p.m. -- a key for those taking the red-eye.
12. Sushi Maki
What the flyers are saying: “This place made me a believer that it is possible to have fresh sushi at the airport.”
Best tip: Ask for a cup to pour your soy sauce and wasabi into -- the to-go trays are not very good for mixing the sauce.
What the flyers are saying: “Anthony’s wins for best local/regional tap selection I’ve ever seen in an airport.”
Best tip: Go to the bar and they’ll plug your laptop in on their side!
10. Nonna Bartolotta
What the flyers are saying: “Salmon pizza for breakfast!”
Best tip: Save room for the gelato!
What the flyers are saying: “Hands down the best airport dining deal anywhere.”
Best tip: “Awesome alligator.” ’Nuf said!
What the flyers are saying: “So relaxing I almost missed my flight!” Enjoy, but don’t let this happen to you!
Best tip: Try the black bean burger.
What the flyers are saying: “The restaurant is world-famous for its BBQ and the little shack at the airport lives up to its name.”
Best tip: Get a plate order instead of a sandwich -- much easier to eat.
What the flyers are saying: “Any layover in ATL must include a pilgrimage to the almighty delicious Chick-fil-A.”
Best tip: “Always ask for extra pickles.”
5. Urban Taco
What the flyers are saying: “A little pricey but well worth it.”
Best tip: Don’t try to eat this on your lap while at your gate, but you can bring it on the plane with you!
4. Silver Diner
What the flyers are saying: “Best milkshakes!”
Best tip: Don’t have time to sit? Try the to-go kiosk.
What the flyers are saying: “The best Jewish deli in the Midwest.”
Best tip: Must get it on rye, “seeing them hand-slice fresh rye bread just made me smile.”
2. UFood Grill
What the flyers are saying: “Safe, tasty and healthy food options for everyone.”
Best tip: Calories are listed so you can be sure you are making the best selection for yourself.
What the flyers are saying: BBQ spaghetti. Sounds a little strange, but it’s a specialty of this place and you have to try it.
Best tip: Don’t neglect the sides! Potato salad and cole slaw are a must.