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Mar 17, 2010 02:32 PM

Best Eating at DFW Airport?

I have a layover in the afternoon next week, but not enough time to leave the airport to eat. I know I will be hungry! What are best options? Any type of food, any suggestions, will be greatly appreciated!

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  1. Take the skylink to Terminal D, the best places to eat will be there. I'll vouch for Cousins BBQ.

    Here's a link to the full list of restaurants in the airport, sorted by cuisine with terminal/gate locations:

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    1. re: air

      What air said basically...

      Make sure you have enough time... DFW is pretty big.

        1. re: amokscience

          re: DFW is pretty big

          Fun fact: In terms of land area, DFW is larger than the borough of Manhattan. (28 sq mi compared to 23 sq mi, respectively).

          1. re: amokscience

            Thanks for this.

            Been wanting to try Fuddruckers for a long time now.


          2. re: air

            Had the sliced brisket yesterday. Good, for what it is in a "mall food" environment. The immediate area had a pleasant smoky aroma. The brisket was slightly moist with a good smoke ring. Several sides offered (mashed, mac/cheese, beans). Service was as fast as any of the typical fast food places, and very friendly.

            1. I agree - Terminal D is where all the good stuff is at. Reata and Cool River Cafe are good local options to check out.

              1. Are any hounds gonna be on a layover on Oct 20th??

                Maybe hook up for a coffee or lunch or something??


                1. I had lunch in the restaurant of the Grand Hyatt about three weeks ago since I was there for the day for a meeting. It was pretty good. My clients had hamburgers and I had something more adventurous, although I can't recall exactly what. Seems like it may have been a salmon sandwich of some sort and a bowl of soup. But I recall thinking that it would be a good place to grab a bite if a traveler had the time.

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                  1. re: Mike C. Miller

                    Yeah, problem is having to leave the TSA area and waiting in line again for your next flight. But I imagine if you had a long enough layover, that wouldn't be too big an issue.