Thanksgiving Airport-Dining Survival Guide (Slideshow)
October 25, 2013
Eating on the fly: where to find your Thanksgiving meal in an airport
Minneapolis: Ike’s Food & Cocktails at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
At Ike’s, you can get your turkey-fix not only on Thanksgiving, but all year around. The restaurant’s Hot Turkey Dinner ($17.60), served with meat carved in front of the diners eyes at the carving station, has been an airport favorite for over six years. Have skilled cooks carve the whole sage-roast turkeys for you, to be served the traditional way; with multi-grain toast, covered in rich homemade gravy, with a side of garlic mashed potatoes, sage and onion stuffing, and of course, a side of cranberry sauce.
Portland, Ore.: Beaches Restaurant and Bar at Portland International Airport
Beaches will be offering travelers a traditional turkey dinner for $16.95, which includes roasted vegetables, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. They will also feed airport employees who happen to be working on Thanksgiving Day.
Boston: Legal Seafood Boston Logan International Airport
For a different Thanksgiving dinner, opt for Legal Seafood's fish and shellfish specials. Or, go for their special turkey dinner: turkey with sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, and cranberry sauce. Adults are $21.95 and kids are $7.95. Reservations are recommended.
Seattle: Seattle Airport Marriott's Aqua Terra Restaurant
Travelers passing through Sea-Tac Airport will get a taste of the northwest. Aqua Terra’s feast includes house-smoked salmon, Pacific Northwest cheeses, Washington fall greens salad, free-range roasted turkey, house-made sage gravy, traditional bread stuffing, homemade cranberry-orange sauce, pepper-rubbed pork loin with a Washington merlot-shallot sauce, pepper salmon with a Wenatchee Valley fire-roasted red pepper sauce, red skin mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, a chocolate fountain, pumpkin and pecan pie, and warm house-baked Washington apple dumplings. Adults are $33.95, children 12 and under are $17.95, and seniors are $27.95.
Orlando: Hemisphere Steak & Seafood Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Chicago: Berghoff Cafe at O’Hare International Airport
Berghoff is Chicago’s iconic city dining experience. They also have a modified version of their classic dining venue in O’Hare. This location will be offering a quick "on the go" Thanksgiving to take onto the plane. Travelers can purchase a "Thanksgiving wrap," which is filled with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, for $8.80.
Houston: Pappas Bar-B-Q at Houston Hobby Airport
Thanksgiving Day dinner at Houston’s airport includes hickory-smoked turkey, pit-smoked ham, cornbread stuffing, yams, green beans, homemade gravy, and cranberry sauce for $9.95.
Washington, D.C.: Hilton Hotel’s Old Ox Grille at Dulles International Airport
Away from home and ordering Thanksgiving dinner for your family? The Old Ox Grille offers complete fully cooked Thanksgiving dinners to-go. Diners get a choice of Vermont-roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, or slow-roasted prime rib. Also included are sides and traditional pies (pumpkin, apple, or pecan). A family of six can feast on this meal for $144 for turkey or ham and $168 for prime rib.