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A Traveler’s Guide to Restaurants at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Where to find familiar square-shaped pizza and seafood

A new location of R&R Seafood Bar in BWI
A new location of R&R Seafood Bar in BWI
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With vaccinations on the rise and travel ramping back up, Eater has updated its guide to eating and drinking at Baltimore-Washington International Airport to reflect which restaurants remain open in each terminal. For a regularly updated list, go here. As of late may, federal guidelines required people to wear masks inside the airport, on airplanes, and aboard public transportation.

BWI recently completed a 55,000-square-foot, $48 million extension to Concourse A, serving Southwest Airlines. New restaurants in the mix include the first airport location of local favorite Miss Shirley’s Café and a second R&R Seafood Bar, for a taste of Maryland blue crab. And a new outpost of District Market sells Maryland’s iconic Otterbein’s cookies.

Last year the airport got a pair of outposts from homegrown chain Ledo Pizza, bringing BWI travelers reliable square pies, calzones, soups, and subs (Main Terminal pre-security and B Concourse). The pizzeria debuted in February last year, just weeks before COVID-19 ravaged the travel industry.

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BWI's Five Standouts

1) Miss Shirley’s Café: This family-owned Maryland staple with locations in Baltimore and Annapolis specializes in Southern food. (Gate A13).

2) Flying Dog Tap House: This bar sells drafts from its parent brewery in Frederick, Maryland, along with creative comfort food. Choose from a rotating selection of beers from the state’s largest craft brewery along with bites like Roseda beef sliders, mac and cheese, or Snake Dog IPA beer-battered shrimp with Old Bay-spiked remoulade. (Concourse A).

Beers on tap at Flying Dog.
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3) R&R Seafood Bar: This restaurant comes from the owners of Obrycki's, who invested over $1 million into the project. Besides the raw bar, R&R serves everything from crab cakes to kettle bowls and the house drink, a crabby bloody mary. (Concourse A, D/E)

4) Nalley Fresh: The homegrown chain offers build-your-own bowls, salads, and wraps, with lots of vegan and and vegetarian personalized options. (A/B Food Court)

5) Harbor Grille: Steaks, seafood, sandwiches, salads, and regional favorites, with craft beers, wine, and cocktails (Gate C8).

Main Terminal

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· Dunkin’ Donuts: coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches, 24/7 (behind American Airlines ticketing counter near Observation Gallery). Ledo Pizza: Along with pies, this location also serves ice cream sandwiches and gelato pops from Cream Cruiser. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (behind American Airlines ticketing counter near Observation Gallery). · Starbucks (near Baggage Claim Belt #1).

Concourse A

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  • · Auntie Anne’s/Cinnabon: those famous pretzels and tasty treats (Gate A7. · Gachi Sushi: fresh high-end sushi (Gate A8). · Green Beans Coffee: coffee and baked goods (Gate A7).· Tony & Benny’s New York Style Pizza: pasta, pizza, stromboli, salads (Gate A8). · Wellfound Foods: DC-based company bringing healthy food to machines in high foot-traffic destinations.

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· Miss Shirley’s Café: a family-owned Maryland staple with specialties rooted in Southern-inspired fare. (Gate A13). · R&R Seafood Bar: A fan favorite specializing in fresh Chesapeake Bay regional seafood. (Gate A12) · Vino Volo Wine Bar: Vino Volo has a small menu of gourmet bites, sandwiches, charcuterie and more (Gate A7).

A/B Food Court

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  • · Arby’s: a fast food staple with roast beef sandwiches, deli sandwiches, salads, shakes. · Chick-Fil-A: Those famous chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. · Chipotle: fast-casual Mexican, and one of the only chains to offer breakfast, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. · Jamba Juice: blended beverages, juices, light snacks. · LeeAnn Chin: Fast-casual Asian food, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. · Mayorga Coffee: a local coffee roaster · McDonald’s: 24/7 burger, fries, and chicken nuggets. · Pinkberry: frozen yogurt with a cult following, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. · Nalley Fresh: Maryland-based chain offering salads, wraps and bowls, including many vegetarian and vegan options. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A Leisurely Meal

  • · Flying Dog Tap House: Beer from the Frederick brewery and pub fare, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. · Martini Bar: cozy place for passengers to relax and enjoy a drink, food and TV. · Silver Diner: a Maryland-based diner chain that’s big on locally sourced ingredients.

Concourse B

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  • · Auntie Anne’s: those famous pretzels (Gate B1). · BGR - The Burger Joint: Local burgers and side dishes, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Gate B3). · Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins: coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches, ice cream (Gate B10).· Gachi Sushi: fresh high-end sushi (Gate B3). · Ledo Pizza, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Gate B5) · Starbucks: coffee, pastries, sandwiches, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Gate B6). · Subway: custom sandwiches, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Gate B3).

A Leisurely Meal

· Obrycki’s Restaurant & Bar: all things crab — from crab cakes to soft-shells and crab soup, plus other bar-friendly dishes (Gate B9). · Zona Cocina: Offers Mexican food including house-made salsas, fajitas and, of course, margaritas, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Gate B4).

Concourse C

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· Einstein Bros. Bagels: sandwiches, bagels, breakfast items, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Gate C5) · Potbelly Sandwich Works: sandwiches, salads, ice cream, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Gate C9).

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· Harbor Grille: Steaks, seafood, sandwiches, salads, and regional favorites, with craft beers, wine, and cocktails (Gate C8).

Concourse D

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· Auntie Anne’s: those famous pretzels (Gate D21). · Dunkin’ Donuts: donuts and coffee, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Gate D10).· McDonald’s: the burger and fries you know so well (Gate D21).· Quizno’s: toasted sub sandwiches, salads, weekdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Gate D21).· Starbucks (D/E Connector, near Gate D1).

A Leisurely Meal

· The Club BWI: a fancy passenger lounge serving drinks and snacks, a daily membership is required for access (Gate D10). · The Greene Turtle: This sports bar offers pub food like burgers, soups, sandwiches, steak and crab cakes, and was recently renovated, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., sit-down dining at 50% capacity (Gate D8).· R&R Seafood Bar: Find raw oysters, crab cakes, Crabby marys, and more Maryland treats from the owners of Obrycki’s, (D/E Connector, near Gate D1).

Concourse E

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· Wellfound Foods: DC-based company bringing healthy food to machines in high foot-traffic destinations.

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