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best spot for lunch at IAH Airport ?

kevin25 Oct 28, 2011 06:40 AM

hi my wife and i have 2.5 hours to have lunch next sunday at the houston airport. any ideas...anything goes. didn't think we had time to leave airport.

  1. Lambowner Dec 19, 2012 08:13 AM

    I thought I'd link this in here while I am thinking of it. It's a very good comprehensive look at dining options at IAH Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport...


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      davhud Jan 2, 2012 06:48 AM

      Go to Le Comptoir!!! I go there often, especially on Friday afternoons when I'd rather unwind with wine rather than sit in traffic.

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        Lambowner Dec 19, 2012 08:16 AM

        I sure hope you work behind the security gate at IAH or that sounds like a whole lots o' trouble for wine.

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        jmk60 Jan 1, 2012 08:07 AM

        Cat Cora Houston Bush International Airport

        This is a new (2 week old) resto at Terminal E in IAH airport. The service was awkward but friendly. It looks like they are slowly getting the hang of things. The food was a delightful, innovative and healthy style of new cuisine. Great spicy tomato soup, excellent beet salad, and fresh baked-while-you-wait chocolate fondant cake. Oh yes and some interesting micro-brew. A really find in airport-land!

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          unionpig Oct 15, 2012 02:33 PM

          Hey jmk60, thanks for posting about Cat Cora. Because of your post we looked at the menu there and Pappadeaux and chose Cat Cora. It was great. They had lobster mac n' cheese on the menu and they were willing to serve some without lobster for my daughter. We liked everything we ate.

        2. Lambowner Oct 28, 2011 12:31 PM

          In my opinion, Pappadeaux is the best. The rest are mostly fast food. Also depends on your terminal. If you are in B, sorry. You have donuts and Chili's Too. Here's a list. Select Intercontinental:


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          1. re: Lambowner
            DaTulip Oct 28, 2011 06:52 PM

            I'll third Pappadeaux. We go for a fun dinner before any evening international flights. Always a good time with good food. Esp. for an airport!

            7110 Fm 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069

            1. re: DaTulip
              Lambowner Oct 29, 2011 07:47 AM

              We took our young 'uns there once a long time ago before a 9 hour flight, and they wanted the fried gator. I remember hoping it agreed with them looking at that long flight. Luckily it did!

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                kevin25 Oct 29, 2011 10:36 AM

                looks like Pappadeaux will work fine for us thanks to all

                7110 Fm 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069

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            kagemusha49 Oct 28, 2011 07:23 AM

            Depends what you like. There's a Pappadeaux in Terminal E near gate 3. If you just want a burger there's Ruby's Diner which is also close to Terminal E.

            7110 Fm 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77069

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