Airport Grill

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Located just off Giant Tire Parkway, home of Bridgestone and other awesome industry north of I-20, Airport Grill is named for a single-strip airfield known as Twin Lakes Air Park. It’s the only restaurant around and is popular among both blue collar workers and desk jockeys who are employed in the area, many of whom come for large take-out orders to bring back to colleagues.

If you are looking for kale salad or coulis of watermelon or single-origin anything, don’t come here. On the other hand, if you crave a juicy, two-fisted double-bacon cheeseburger piled with condiments and garnishes galore and accompanied by quality French fries, this is the place.

You can get chili on a burger, but for me, the fine-grind beef brew is redundant with beef patties. It is likeable chili — tomato-sweet, mild-mannered, nice on a hot dog and especially right when paired with melting orange cheese, like on chili cheese fries.

The crinkle-cuts used for chili-cheese fries are nothing special, but ruggedly flavorful French fries are available with burgers. Another good side dish spud is potato chips — thick and highly seasoned. Other crisp-fried options include sweet potato waffle fries and big, fat onion rings.

A recent visit yielded a surprisingly upscale daily special of tenderloin tips: tender chunks of beef, each medium rare as ordered (!) amongst a tangle of sauteed onions and red and green peppers, served with intensely flavorful brown gravy and a plate of buttered Texas toast. It cost about twice as much as the most deluxe burger, but was an indulgent meal to remember.

What to Eat
Airport Grill, Double Bacon Cheeseburger
Double Bacon Cheeseburger
Must-Try
Jaw-defying double bacon cheeseburger
Airport Grill, Tenderloin Tips
Tenderloin Tips
Must-Try
A day's special: tenderloin tips, onions, peppers, and flavor-forward gravy
Airport Grill, Chicago Dog
Chicago Dog
The 'Chicago dog' includes three deep-fried dill pickle logs.
Airport Grill, Chili Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries
Standard-issue crinkle-cuts topped with tomato-sweet chili & cheese
Airport Grill, Potato Chips
Potato Chips
Thick, well-seasoned potato chips
Airport Grill, Burger Melt
Burger Melt
Burger Melt includes cheese & grilled onions on Texas toast.
Airport Grill, Onion Rings
Onion Rings
Each onion ring is a substantial piece of food.
Airport Grill, Battered Green Beans
Battered Green Beans
Battered green beans come with ranch dressing dip.
Directions and Hours
open now
SundayCLOSED
Monday6am - 8pm
Tuesday6am - 8pm
Wednesday6am - 8pm
Thursday6am - 8pm
Friday6am - 8pm
Saturday6am - 4pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No

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