When you're looking for a spot to enjoy a nice meal out, chances are airports aren't at the top of the list. Purchasing terminal food is typically a last resort so you don't starve on the plane, and the ambiance of a sit-down meal is kind of ruined by loud speaker announcements and finding space for your luggage.
But, some airports have created authentic dining experiences with top-notch meals. Where are these culinary hot spots? RewardExpert, a free service that helps travelers fly for cheap by maximizing miles and points, just released their 2017 Airport Dining Scorecard, revealing which transportation hubs have the best food.
RewardExpert compiled nearly 75,000 restaurant reviews from the top 20 busiest airports in the country using data from sources including Yelp, Zagat, J.D. Power and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Each airport was then given a score for three categories: satisfaction, price and quality. The combination of these categories determined the best airport overall, as well as the top airports for different dining categories like vegetarian and gluten-free cuisine.