NY Times Praises Airport Eats at DFW

Well, lookie here: The New York Times thinks dining at DFW is “exemplary.” In an article comparing food at airports in DFW, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago, the food at our airport got the highest marks (well, he did like Kennedy’s new Terminal 5 a lot, too). The writer praised BBQ restaurants (Dickey’s, and Cousin’s, his fave), as well as Reata Grill, where he had a frosty Shiner Bock and a bursting-at-the-seams tamale. He also praised the airport’s organization:

Locating these dining spots was also a cinch, because the Dallas airport is so beautifully organized. All the terminals — and all the restaurants — lie within the security zone, so you never have to take off your shoes, and they’re all connected by the efficient Skylink rail system. Directories were posted outside each Skylink stop, and friendly, green-vested locals occupied information booths, letting me know exactly where to find the next platter of ribs.

Go, us.


  • DGirl

    I happen to be hanging out at DFW Terminal D Friday night and had me some tamales and cerveza at Reatta and they were pretty dang good for airport food.

  • Kelly

    I agree, but I have recently spent a ton of time at Denver’s airport and I must give it high marks for organization, ease of “getting around” and the quality of venues. Fat Tire has a bar there, Rock Bottom brewery is good, and there are multiple Caribou Coffee’s adn Ben & Jerry’s there too!

  • Rawlins Nichol-Odean

    It was the Spam fritters and Vienna sausage condogs that tipped my scales.

  • Frequent Flyer

    Dickey’s is my favorite. Reminds me of home wherever I go.

  • Frequent Flyer

    Whoa, it censored the resaturant name!! *lol* D-i-c-k-e-y-s.

  • part times job

    Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.