Thanksgiving Airport-Dining Survival Guide (Slideshow)

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

Hemisphere will be serving traditional Thanksgiving dishes and a "decadent dessert display" during brunch. Seating is available from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. For reservations, you can email or call the restaurant. The cost is $34.95 for adults and $16.95 for children (ages 4 to 12). 

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.