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Here's a List of the Top Ten Airport Restaurants

Encounter at LAX, Los Angeles.
Encounter at LAX, Los Angeles.
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As a general rule, airports are terrible places no one wants to be, but at least the food is getting better. With celebrity chefs (and butchers like Pat LaFrieda) opening restaurants at every gate, the days of bland airport food seem to be behind us. Frommer's Travel Guides has picked the top ten airport restaurants, and the options may surprise you: Sushi at Deep Blue at JFK in New York! Rick Bayless' Tortas Frontera in Chicago! 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh, North Carolina! There's even the "wacky outer-space-themed" Encounter at LAX in Los Angeles. Here's the whole list:

The Top Ten Airport Restaurants

One Flew South, Atlanta
Obrycki's, Baltimore
Legal Sea Foods, Boston
Tortas Frontera, Chicago O'Hare
Deep Blue Sushi, New York-JFK
Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda, New York-LaGuardia
Encounter at LAX, Los Angeles
Ike's Food and Cocktails, Minneapolis
42nd Street Oyster Bar, Raleigh, N.C.
Ivar's, Seattle

· Frommer's Picks Top 10 Airport Restaurants [USA Today]
· All Airports Coverage on Eater [-E-]