San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has discovered that the way to reduce travel anxiety and the route to pretty much everyone’s hearts are one and the same: through the stomach. In that vein, SFO has invested time and money to provide quality dining in its terminals, and travelers couldn’t be happier. So without further ado, here’s where to eat at SFO.
Cat Cora’s Kitchen: Recently ranked as the third best airport dining experience in the world by airfarewatchdog, Iron Chef Cat Cora’s restaurant is the real deal. This open kitchen tapas and cocktail lounge offers a full menu ranging from savory jalapeno poppers for quick meals on the run, to seasonal oysters and flank steak tacos for the patrons with a little extra time to get to their flights.
Ebisu Japanese Cuisine
Ebisu: As one of the most respected names in Japanese cuisine in the San Francisco area for over 30 years, Ebisu’s SFO location offers some of the best kushiyaki and teriyaki in the area, and by far the best in the airport. Oh, and let’s not forget about the sake. Cheers.
SF Uncork’d: Not hungry but looking for something to take the edge off before the flight? Then make your way to SF Uncork’d. Living by the motto: “Thirsty? We can fix that. We have beer. We have wine,” this high-end establishment is a thirsty traveler’s dream come true. With a bevy of reasonably priced local beers and an inventory of fab cabs, robust reds and insane champagnes that could rival the Catalina Wine Mixer, SF Uncork’d will happily provide all the liquid courage you need before takeoff.
Lark Creek Grill: Open from 5am -11pm, Lark Creek Grill is renowned for its garden-fresh salads, savory seafood and sizzling steaks. This restaurant’s meal specials and beverage selection make it the ideal place for weary travelers to rest their legs and fill their stomachs in a stylish dining establishment.
Perry’s: The ideal in and out spot for travelers on the run. Perry’s is known for its killer cobbs and the Perry’s Hamburger topped with crunchy Applewood bacon.
Yankee Pier: SFO’s seasonal seafood sensation has their ingredients flown in twice a day to ensure they provide the freshest food in the Bay area. Yankee Pier is open for all three courses, but the dinner menu stands an ocean apart from the rest, with choices like the Captain’s Seafood Platter (Ipswich clams, popcorn shrimp and Pollock) and the ½ pound boiled lobster dinner.