If you think the only meal the Lone Star State has to offer is sweet iced tea and brisket, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) will make you think again! As the second largest airport in the U.S., DFW’s restaurant directory is impressive. Whether you’re craving authentic Texas BBQ, modern Chinese fusion, or gourmet cereal (yep—they have that), DFW has you covered. You will fly out of DFW feeling full, satisfied and feeling like you’ve been to a local gem. Here are 8 picks that make our mouths just water:
- La Bodega Winery (Terminal A, Gate A15)
Sit back and relax outside the buzz at this lovely winery. Enjoy a glass of Texas-made wine plus cheese tray pairings while you contemplate your next flight. The wine tastes so good that you might get carried away, so don’t forget to hydrate before boarding your plane!
- Raeta Grill (Terminal D, D33)
Grab a tasty margarita and experience “airport Texas” at Raeta Grill. This legendary cuisine based restaurant uses the highest quality ingredients to combine Mexican and Southwestern spice dishes. Be sure to try the chicken-fried steak, tenderloin tamales, and the tortilla soup for a hearty meal that will leave you posting pictures on your Instagram account!
- Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Terminals B, Gate B27 & Terminal D, Gate D28)
Get down and dirty at this family-owned Fort-Worth barbecue chain. Cousin’s has been serving customers with its heavily grilled meat for nearly 30 years. Jump off your flight or arrive early to experience one of Texas’ best barbecue joints.
- Cereality (Terminal C, Gate C6)
Did you miss your favorite breakfast in your rush to the airport? No problem! Take it to the next level, leaving your taste buds crying, “More custom crunchiness!” after each spoonful of custom-made cereal. Featured on Food Network’s hit show, “Unwrapped,” this eatery serves your cereal hot or cold.
- M Lounge (Terminal D, D23 *outside security)
Ease your mind after a business meeting or long flight at this upscale venue. M Lounge will serve your favorite cocktail, wine, or microbrew along with mouth-watering sushi. Just because you are stuck in the terminal doesn’t mean you can ‘t have a sophisticated meal at this airport a-list venue.
- Cool River Café (Terminal D, Gate 25)
Locals know this place well. The elegant and warm atmosphere accompanies an extensive bar and wide selection of world-renowned wines. Fill up on Cool River’s grilled salmon, fantastic steaks, or primerib quesadillas. Fusion at its finest.
- Tigin Irish Pub (Terminal D, Gate D20)
Unwind from your flight at this traditional Irish pub. Catch a Premier league game while sipping on a pint of Guinness or savoring one of Tigin’s delicious dishes. They taste as good as they look.
- Grand Met (Terminal D, D23 * outside security)
This fab restaurant is connected to M Lounge, offering Mediterranean and Pacific Rim inspired multi-course meals. Sitting at this bar may make you forget that flight and think you are in a hot bar so mind your watch. Grand Met is located at the Hyatt, a top choice for lodging at the DFW airport, so if you happen to be spending the night-relax and enjoy!
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