Atlanta International Airport, CenterpointOverview: Can’t decide between sushi and a sandwich? Come here and have both, paired with creative cocktails to wash it all down! The sushi rolls are fantastic; the pork belly entree receives high praise from those less fish inclined. With a fancy atmosphere and great ambiance, you’ll forget you are in an airport.
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!
Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, The MallOverview: Breakfast, lunch or dinner, the great American menu here is sure to please. A classy joint in a convenient location away from the airport turmoil with décor that will make you forget you are in the airport. The burgers receive the most praise.
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.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Gate B8Overview: You don’t have to stand in long lines in downtown Chicago to get the classis taste of Garrett’s -- yes, the “famous one that even Oprah talks about.” However, one traveler said, “I don’t buy it because of Oprah, I buy it because it’s good.” Local and global favorite: the Chicago mix.
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.”
Washington Dulles Airport, Gate C3Overview: Great selection of wine at reasonable prices and knowledgeable staff in an airport? Better believe it. This little slice of paradise is a great place to relax, munch on some food and have a glass of good wine before your flight. Like the wine you were sipping on? Everything is available for take away.
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!
Austin-Bergstrom Airport, Food CourtOverview: For a true taste of local homemade ice cream, this is your place. With the “wackiest/funniest workers” around, expect to have things your way. With innovative flavors like Mexican Vanilla, Sweet Cream, and Sweet Leaf Original and lots of mix-ins like Oreo’s crush, Reese’s crush and strawberries, the possibilities are endless.
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.”
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