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Places to Eat in the Charlotte Airport

With so many places to eat in the Charlotte airport, where are the best choices? The Charlotte Douglas International Airport has created a relaxing and inviting atmosphere with a motto of “Charlotte Douglas International Airport: Shop. Dine. Work. Relax!”  Here is a list of the places to eat in the Charlotte airport listed by airport concourse.

The “Atrium”
This open area is the first spot most travelers will come to after going through one of the four security areas. The “Atrium” has large windows that let in a lot of natural light, and the area is filled with trees and wooden rocking chairs — it also has the most dining options. There is a food court with fast food options like Manchu Wok, Salsaritas Fresh Cantina, Burger King and Quiznos Subs along with the local BBQ restaurant Brookwood Farms. There is also a Chili’s Too, Hissho Sushi, and the Mexican restaurant Tequileria.

Concourse A
If not flying on U.S. Airways — the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the largest hub for U.S. Airways in the country — then the departure gate is most likely in Concourse A. This concourse has the fewest food choices — a Wendy’s, Cinnabon, and World Traveler café — so if there is a delay, make sure to check out one of the other concourses.

Concourse B
Only U.S. Airways flights leave from this concourse, so there are plenty of options like the local establishment A Taste of Carolina – which has a bar that serves North Carolina brewed beer — and the popular Stock Car Café. Concourse B also has a Bojangles, The Great American Bagel Bakery, and the Italian ice cream place Pino Gelato. This concourse also has a California Pizza Kitchen ASAP, which serves a couple of breakfast pizzas before 10 a.m. that are simply incredible.

Concourse C
Another U.S. Airways-only concourse has a number of fast food places, but also has a Phillips Famous Seafood, and will soon open a location for the popular Charlotte restaurant Big Daddy’s Burger Bar

Concourse D
Newly renovated, Concourse D has U.S. Airways flights as well as flights for JetBlue and International flights through Lufthansa. This concourse has some amazing food options including Hissho Sushi, the original Bacardi rum bar, a Pinkberry frozen yogurt, and the Carolina Beer Company — which has four local craft beers on tap.

Concourse E
The largest concourse in the airport, the 38 gates have mostly departing flights on U.S. Airways Express. This concourse has a Burger King and a Salsaritas Fresh Cantina, but also has a central area with a FOX Sports bar, the Speedway Grill & Café and a Wolfgang Puck Express.

HelloCharlotte Tip: For those who require a caffeine fix, there is no need to worry. There are seven Starbucks spread out through the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Posted on March 5, 2012 by Mike D'Avria
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