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Where to Eat at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

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eater-airport-dining-guides.pngIt can be hard to find something good to eat at the airport, especially if you don't have a lot of time to search around. But, there are a few gems out there if you know where to go. In honor of the beginning of summer travel season, we've updated our guide to eating and drinking at Baltimore Washington International Airport with info about all of the restaurants in each terminal, and recommendations for where to go if you have some time to kill, or if you just need a quick bite on the way to the gate.

BWI's Five Standouts

obryckisAB-150.jpg1) Obrycki's Restaurant & Bar: This restaurant has its origins in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood and has long been regarded as one of the top places in the city for steamed crabs. The Fells Point restaurant closed in November 2011, sadly, so its airport locations are all Obrycki's has left. Go for all things crab — from crab cakes to soft crab and crab soup, plus other bar-friendly dishes (Concourse B).


vino-volo-150.jpg2) Vino Volo Wine Bar: Not bad at all for an airport wine bar, Vino Volo has a small menu of small bites, sandwiches, and charcuterie. Think things like smoked salmon rolls, braised pork tacos, a tuscan chicken sandwich and more. (Concourse A).


california-tortilla-150.jpg3) California Tortilla: Originally based out of Bethesda, Maryland, this chain is a local favorite for its burritos, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and salads. Cal Tort, as many Washingtonians call it, likes to describe itself as "spunky" and it boasts a Wall of Flame lined with more than 75 kinds of hot sauces from the mild to the super spicy(Concourse A/B).


duclaw-brewing-logo-airports-150.jpg4) DuClaw Brewing Company: The spot for your pre-flight beers, this Maryland microbrewery has a menu of burgers, seafood, soups and salads plus a range of beers on tap from their brewery in Bel Air (pre-security, Concourse A/B).


greenturtleD-150.jpg5) The Greene Turtle: The Greene Turtle has got a wide reach in the DC area with locations dotting Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and one in DC proper. This sports bar offers pub food like burgers, soups, sandwiches, steak and crab cakes (Concourse D).
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Main Terminal

A Quick Meal

· Dunkin' Donuts: coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches (pre-security, Concourse C).
· Starbucks: coffee, pastries, sandwiches (pre-security, Concourse C).
· Subway: sub sandwiches (pre-security, Concourse C).
· Euro Cafe: coffee, breakfast, light snacks (pre-security, lower level).

A Leisurely Meal

· DuClaw Brewing Company: this Maryland microbrewery has a menu of burgers, seafood, soups and salads plus a range of beers on tap from their brewery in Bel Air* (pre-security, Concourse A/B).
· Home Team Sports Bar: wings, quesadillas and other bar food, plus plenty of beer on tap (pre-security, Concourse E).

Concourse A/B


A Quick Meal

· A-Bar: just like it says, a bar with some light food options (Concourse A).
· Arby's: a fast food staple with roast beef sandwiches, deli sandwiches, salads, shakes (food court).
· Auntie Anne's: those famous pretzels (Gate A7 and Concourse B).
· California Tortilla: Originally based out of Bethesda, Maryland, this chain is a local favorite for its burritos, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and salads* (food court).
· Charlie Chiang's Kwai: Restaurateur Charlie Chiang has been a name in DC-area Chinese dining since the 1980s and Kwai serves up fast-casual Asian cuisine (food court).
· Dunkin' Donuts: coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches (Gate B10).
· Jamba Juice: blended beverages, juices, light snacks (food court).
· Java City: hand-roasted coffee and tea (food court).
· Market Fresh International Fine Foods: a take-away food market featuring international cuisine (Concourse A).
· Mayorga Coffee: a local coffee roaster (Gate A7).
· McDonald's: the burger and fries you know so well (food court).
· Nature's Kitchen Fresh Cafe: juices, salads, sandwiches, soups, wraps (Concourse A/B).
· Quizno's: toasted sub sandwiches, salads (food court).
· Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen: pasta, pizza, stromboli, salads (Gate A13 and B7).
· Panda Express: standard counter service Chinese (Gate B3).
· Starbucks: coffee, pastries, sandwiches (Gate B5).
· Subway: sub sandwiches (Gate B6).

A Leisurely Meal

· Obrycki's A-Bar: light finger foods, but mainly just a solid place to grab a drink and watch TV before your flight (Gate A11)
· Phillip's Seafood: A Maryland staple for the last 50 years, Phillip's Seafood is well known for its crab cakes as well as all manner of other seafood specialties (Concourse A/B).
· Vino Volo Wine Bar: Not bad at all for an airport wine bar, Vino Volo has a small menu of small bites, sandwiches, charcuterie and more* (Gate A6).
· Obrycki's Restaurant & Bar: all things crab — from crab cakes to soft crab and crab soup, plus other bar-friendly dishes* (Gate B9).
· Silver Diner: a 1950s-styled diner with classic American food (Concourse A/B).
· Zona Mexicana: Mexican food featuring homemade salsas, fajitas and, of course, margaritas (Gate B4).

Concourse C


A Quick Meal

· Euro Cafe: coffee, breakfast, light snacks (Gate C3).
· Potbelly Sandwich Works: sandwiches, salads, ice cream (food court).

A Leisurely Meal

· Bayside Landing: regional cuisine from crab cakes to shrimp and fried seafood (Gate C4).

Concourse D


A Quick Meal

· Auntie Anne's: those famous pretzels (Concourse D).
· Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company: regional coffee roaster (Concourse D).
· Nature's Kitchen Fresh Cafe: juices, salads, sandwiches, soups, wraps (Gate D4).
· Manchu Wok: fast-casual Chinese (food court).
· McDonald's: the burger and fries you know so well (food court).
· Quizno's: toasted sub sandwiches, salads (food court).

A Leisurely Meal

· Airspace Lounge: Access the Airspace Lounge for $17.50 a day (free with an Amex card) and get free food and non-alcoholic beverages like sandwiches, coffee, tea and breakfast items. There's also a cash bar (Concourse D).
· The Greene Turtle: this sports bar offers pub food like burgers, soups, sandwiches, steak and crab cakes* (Gate D3).
· Peppers Mexican Grill: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, taco salads, plus mojitos and chips and salsa with every order (Gate D10).
· Pax Bar & Eatery: Burgers with a bar and express to-go options (Gate D12).

Concourse E


A Quick Meal

· Bin #222 Wine Bar: a bar that also serves light foods, salads, sandwiches and dessert (Gate E1).

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