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Apr 26, 2007 09:47 AM

Great food near Philly Airport?

Hello... I'm looking for a great place to eat near the Philadelphia Airport. I'll have about an hour and a half to kill in the area, and would love any suggestions... I know it's probably an impossible task, but do you know of any good eats either in, or near the airport? We aren't picky, just discriminating. ;-)
Many thanks!!

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  1. That area is not exactly a culinary hotbed.

    You can find a list of choices in the airport at this site.

    I had a very nice Bento Box at Sky Asian Cuisine in Concourse C a few weeks ago. I wouldn't go there otherwise, but there was not much of a premium, and they had an on-prem Sushi Chef.

    1. An hour and a half isn't enough time to leave the airport in search of decent food, so I'd recommend you find somewhere right at the airport. The Marriott hotel right in the airport has a fairly good restaurant called (I think) Riverbend, and that's probably the best of what the airport has to offer. There are also several restaurants at the food court located between concourses B and C, including a brew pub, but I've never eaten there so I can't really recommend it..

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      1. re: CindyJ

        Humm... I feared as much. Thank you both for your suggestions. How about, as an alternative, really late-night take-out? I'm talking like 10:30-11 PM? The problem is that we are flying into Philly, then have to double back two hours later to pick up another traveler. Not enough time to leave the airport, and though it's tempting just to leave our buddy stranded for the sake of good food, if there are any other alternatives, I'd love to hear them. :-) Thanks again, guys.

        1. re: melissalf04

          Ah, that's a different story. Two hours is long enough to head north on 95, get off at Broad Street, and dine at some place in South Philly. Your only problem would be finding a place that will seat you at 10:30. Chickie and Pete's comes to mind, they're a sports bar so they would probably be open late, their menu is limited so the food arrives quickly, and it's convenient to 95. I ate there for the first time a couple weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I drive past the airport and up Broad every night, it's no more than a 15-minute drive from the Airport to Chickie and Pete's parking lot.

          Actually, I just thought of a much better idea: Tony Luke's. Head north on 95, get off at exit 19, take Packer Ave. west, take a right on 7th and another right on Oregon, Tony Luke's is at 39 East Oregon, they're open till midnight but are closed on Sundays. Get the Roast Pork Italian. Once you're done, it's easy to get on 95 South from there.

            1. re: Buckethead

              Yeah, if you don't have to go back through airport security during your 2h window, South Philly is very close by, and it's just a question of who's open. Tony Luke's is a fantastic choice. You could also make it to New Wave Cafe (3d and Catherine) and back in time.

              1. re: Hardart

                Excellent -- these all sound like fantastic options. Thanks for your input!