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14 Airport Restaurants That Are Totally Worth A Layover

Airport food has a reputation for being pricey and palate numbing, and once you’re in the air, the meal options often get even more dismal.

The dining establishments below, however, are breaking the norms for terminal fare. We consulted expert roundups, travel guides and passenger reviews to compile a list of top-ranked eats at some of the busiest airports in the U.S. Some spots look so good, they may constitute a trip all their own.

  • Cafe Versailles: Versailles is one of Miami’s most iconic Cuban restaurants, and its walk-up coffee window is a favorite among locals. At its airport cafe, you can pick up a customary cafe cubano and pastry before heading to your gate.

  • Brookwood Farms Carolina Pit BBQ: Pile your pre-flight plate high with hush puppies, mac and cheese and chicken at this buffet-style counter. The onsite meat smoker cooks pulled pork to perfection.

  • Matt’s Big Breakfast: Some Yelp users say this is the best breakfast in all of Phoenix, and Thrillist goes so far as to call it…

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