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NYkid392 Nov 29, 2012 12:32 PM

Am flying through Philly the day after Christmas to Europe. Have a 5 hour layover and wanted to know if the food is any good right in the airport (Us Airways terminal). If not, any suggestions for
places near the airport.

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    sal_acid Nov 30, 2012 09:30 AM

    Legal Seafood is decent as is Cibo which is a wine bar in A-west and more restaurant-ish in B terminal.

    1. 94Bravo Nov 30, 2012 09:11 AM

      There is a decent sports bar (for an airport) called Jet Rock with burgers and a nice selection of craft beers including my favorite, Magic Hat #9. We killed some time there a month ago while waiting to fly to Dublin. Looks like they have two locations there at Terminal B and D.

      1. Bacchus101 Nov 30, 2012 06:10 AM

        My personal window on a layover for considering a cab ride to a good restaurant is 4-5 hours depending of course on how tired or adventurous I am feeling and the specific city distance from the airport to the city. In Philly with 5 hours; I would go for it. See other post for great restaurant destinations in the city. Time of day/night is of course also a factor in taxi time. One man's opinion.

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          cwdonald Nov 29, 2012 12:35 PM

          You will be in the A terminal Vina Volla there is ok. If you go outside the security area the restaurant at the airport marriott is passable as well.

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          1. re: cwdonald
            Philly Ray Nov 29, 2012 01:03 PM

            There is also a Legal Seafood in that terminal.

            1. re: Philly Ray
              travelinggirl Nov 29, 2012 01:09 PM

              I was at PHL yesterday, and you MUST get a Philly Pretzel (along the side of the terminal C) for your trip to Europe. Each pretzel is only $1.10. As for a restaurant, I would recommend downloading the app Gate Guru (this free app provides all necessary airport information). Restaurants including user reviews, Airport Maps, Up-to-the-minute gate information via text, Shopping you name it. The app will recognize your location. It is one of my favorite travel apps.

              1. re: Philly Ray
                cwdonald Nov 29, 2012 08:58 PM

                Legal Seafood is good. It is in the B/C terminal which will be a bit of a hike from A where international US Airways flights depart. But with a 5 hour layover you might not mind the walk.

              2. re: cwdonald
                caga tio Nov 30, 2012 07:07 AM

                Though most international US Airways flights leave from terminal A, I have flown US Airways to Europe from Terminal C in addition to A.

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