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.
- First and most importantly it MUST be located on an airport, close doesn’t count; even across the street is too far away.
- Next, it MUST have a five star rating in the just released $100 Hamburger – A Pilots’ Guide. Which is now available at Amazon.com.
- Then, a large number of www.100dollarhamburger.com subscribers MUST have recommended it for inclusion on this year’s list.
- 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 email@example.com .
The Mesa Grill
SEDONA, AZ (SEDONA - SEZ)
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
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
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
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