April 29, 2014
By Benét J. Wilson
The newly released book, “The $100 Hamburger—2014/15 Edition,” names 26 of the best airport restaurants in the United States. The winners were culled from recommendations from the website’s 54,000 pilot subscribers.
The list includes restaurants that are located on an airport and have earned the website’s five-star rating. The website and book are named for the term pilots use when flying to another airport to grab a meal.
The 26 restaurants range from high-dollar, white-table-cloth, uptown-style cafes to down-home family spots. Some of my favorite eateries that made the list include the Mesa Grill at Sedona Airport in Arizona, Pilot Pete’s at Schaumburg Regional Airport outside of Chicago, Enrique's Mexican Restaurant at Ponca City Regional Airport in Oklahoma, and DeNunzio's Italian Chophouse and Sinatra Bar at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Pennsylvania. A complete list of the winners is available online.
What is your favorite airport restaurant? Share what sets your frequent $100 hamburger stop apart from others in the comment area below.
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
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