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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 holiday 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; the restaurant has received major accolades in recent months from such publications as The Daily Meal and CNN Travel. (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).


3skyazure.jpg3) Sky Azure: Sky Azur is a new addition to BWI, serving up craft cocktails, unique beers and small plates. The restaurant got a solid review in the Baltimore Sunsimple, fresh dishes like watermelon salad and guacamole. for its (Main Terminal, Concourse B/C)

bwisilverdiner.jpg4) Silver Diner: The Rockville-born diner has recently revamped its food offerings so they emphasize local produce and healthier fare. The BWI operation recently expanded and remodeled as well, and is one of the largest airport restaurants in the U.S. (Concourse A/B)


bgrlogo.jpg5) BGR: The Burger Joint: This homegrown burger joint has expanded not only within the D.C. area, but across the country. Mark Bucher's concept has the basics—burgers, fries, etc.—but serves up burgers with interesting flavor combinations, as well as a mean veggie burger. (Concourse B).


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Main Terminal

A Quick Meal

· Dunkin' Donuts: coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches (pre-security, Concourse C).
· Euro Cafe: coffee, breakfast items (pre- and post-security, near B)
· Starbucks: coffee, pastries, sandwiches (pre-security, Concourse C).
· Subway: sub sandwiches (pre-security, Concourse C).

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).
· Samuel Adams Brewhouse: Beer from the Boston giant, plus wings, salads and sandwiches (pre-security, Concourse D)
· Sky Azure: Tapas, craft cocktails, beers (pre-security, Concourse B-C)

Concourse A/B


A Quick Meal

· 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).
· BGR: The Burger Joint: Local burgers and side dishes (B3)
· Boar's Head to Go: deli sandwiches (Gate A17)
· Chipotle: fast-casual Mexican, and one of the only of the chain to offer breakfast (A5)
· Dunkin' Donuts: coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches (Gate B10).
· Jamba Juice: blended beverages, juices, light snacks (food court).
· Leeann Chin: Fast-casual Asian food (Gate A6)
· 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).
· Starbucks: coffee, pastries, sandwiches (Gate B5).
· Subway: sub sandwiches (Gate B6).
· Gachi Suchi: a new addition, with fresh high-end sushi (Gate A15)
· Pinkberry: frozen yogurt with a cult following (Gate A16)
· Tasti D'Light: low-calorie frozen yogurt (Gate B11)

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 - it just received a remodel and expansion (Concourse A/B).
· Zona Mexicana: Mexican food featuring homemade salsas, fajitas and, of course, margaritas (Gate B4).


Concourse C


A Quick Meal

· Potbelly Sandwich Works: sandwiches, salads, ice cream (food court).

A Leisurely Meal

· Ram's Head Tavern: bar food and beer with a regional bent (Gate C1).

Concourse D


A Quick Meal

· Auntie Anne's: those famous pretzels (Concourse D).
· Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company: regional coffee roaster (Concourse D).
· Dunkin Donuts: donuts and coffee (Gate D11)
· 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).

· All Airport Dining Guides Coverage on Eater DC [-E-]

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