We all try to eat healthy and well at the airport, and most of the time it's a struggle. Here are the best airport restaurants according to Frommer's, with a story for each destination.
1. One Flew South: Atlanta (ATL)
This fine-dining restaurant in Terminal E specializes in classic Southern food with Pan-Asian twists.
2. Obrychki's Crab House and Seafood Restaurant: Baltimore (BWI)
The venerable 60-year-old Baltimore crab house wisely opened up this new venture next to Gate B11.
3. Legal Sea Foods: Boston (BOS)
Head to Terminal C of Logan Airport for a guilt-free seafood feast. There's also a Legal Sea Foods "express" with a smaller menu in Terminal A.
4. Tortas Frontera: Chicago (ORD)
Rick Bayless's Terminal 1 outlet serves delectable beef, pork, chorizo, and vegetarian torta sandwiches as well as a full breakfast menu.
5. Deep Blue Sushi: New York (JFK)
Deep Blue Sushi, in Terminal 5, was opened by the culinary muscle behind Buddakan behind it.The menu boasts meat, fish and tempura in addition to sushi.
6. Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda: New York (LGA)
Located in Delta's brand new food court, this understated burger joint serves up gourmet burgers for around $5.
7. Encounter at LAX: Los Angeles (LAX)
This space-themed restaurant is off in its own building, so definitely stop by before you check in. Encounter serves up American classics in space-age configurations.
8. Ike's Food and Cocktails: Minneapolis (MSP)
This fine-dining steakhouse is located before security in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The menu is classic supper club meets drive-in: steaks, pot roast, burgers and super-thick milkshakes.
9. 42nd Street Oyster Bar: Raleigh, NC (RDU):
This seafood haven in Terminal 2 serves up peel 'n eat shrimp, shrimp 'n' grits, and -- of course! -- oysters.
10. Ivar's: Seattle (SEA)
The venerable chowder palace serves up fish and chips, scallops and chips, clam and chips, and last but not least, chowder in the central terminal area after security.