The Best of the Best 2015

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Please join me in congratulating this year’s $100 Hamburger FlyIn Restaurant Award recipients. They are truly the Best of the Best.

 

All tastes are served and every imagination fulfilled; some are very, very impressive high dollar white tablecloth uptown style bistros, others are downhome spots. Each is special. Every region of the country is represented so each of us can look forward to having a meal at an award-winning flyin restaurant this year. A fortunate few will dine at all of them. They are just a flying adventure away.

 

It takes four things for an airport restaurant to make our Best of the Best list.

 

  1. First and most importantly it MUST be located on an airport, close doesn’t count; even across the street is too far away.

 

  1. Next, it MUST have a five star rating in the just released $100 Hamburger – A Pilots’ Guide. Which is now available at Amazon.com.

 

  1. Then, a large number of www.100dollarhamburger.com subscribers MUST have recommended it for inclusion on this year’s list.

 

  1. Finally our Awards Committee meets (over a flyaway lunch at an undisclosed location) and decides.

 

This year that job became a good deal tougher as eight special recognition categories were added:

 

Best of the Best – Breakfast – Nancy’s Air Field Café

Best of the Best – Burger – Pilot Pete’s

Best of the Best – Eastern BBQ (pig)Pik-N-Pig BBQ

Best of the Best – Western BBQ (cow)The Hard Eight

Best of the Best – Chickenfried Steak – Southern Flyer Diner

Best of the Best – Pizza – The Downwind Café

Best of the Best – Steak – Harris Ranch Restaurant

Best of the Best – Pie – Spruce Goose Cafe

 

The complete list of this year’s eighteen winners is presented below in alphabetical order by state and city within state. Pay no attention to their position on the list. Send me your thoughts via email to jpurner@100dollarhamburger.com .

 

 

 

 

 

The Mesa Grill

SEDONA, AZ (SEDONA – SEZ)

 

Gaston’s Restaurant

LAKEVIEW, AR (GASTONS – 3M0)

 

Harris Ranch Restaurant

COALINGA, CA (HARRIS RANCH – 3O8)

Best of the Best – Steak

 

The Perfect Landing

DENVER, CO (CENTENNIAL – APA)

 

Jet Runway Cafe

FT LAUDERDALE, FL (FT LAUDERDALE EXEC – FXE)

 

The Downwind Café

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (SPRUCE CREEK – 7FL6)

Best of the Best – Pizza

 

Pilot Pete’s

CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL (SCHAUMBURG RGNL – 06C)

Best of the Best – Hamburger

 

Bistro Le Relais

LOUISVILLE, KY (BOWMAN FIELD – LOU)

 

Nancy’s Air Field Cafe

STOW, MA (MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD – 6B6)

Best of the Best – Breakfast

 

Pik-N-Pig BBQ

CARTHAGE, NC (GILLIAM – MC CONNELL AIRFIELD – 5NC3)

Best of the Best – Eastern Style BBQ

 

Sky Galley Inn

CINCINNATI, OH (LUNKEN FIELD – LUK)

 

Tin Goose Diner

PORT CLINTON, OH

 

Jake’s Joint

ARDMORE, OK (ARDMORE MUNI – ADM)

 

DeNunzio’s Italian Chophouse and Sinatra Bar

LATROBE, PA (ARNOLD PALMER RGNL – LBE)

 

Southern Flyer Diner

BRENHAM, TX (BRENHAM MUNI – 11R)

Best of the Best – Chicken Fried Steak

 

The Hard Eight

STEPHENVILLE, TX (CLARK FIELD MUNI – SEP)

Best of the Best – Western BBQ

 

The Basin Harbor Resort

VERGENNES, VT (BASIN HARBOR – B06)

 

Spruce Goose Cafe

PORT TOWNSEND, WA (JEFFERSON COUNTY INTL – 0S9)

Best of the Best – Pie

 

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