Courtesy Cars & Food
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Home > Courtesy Cars and Food     Latest Update:  4/5/2017.

A no-frills list for the mission.  Fly somewhere, grab a car...eat.  You'll want to contact the airport before flying in for all the current info.  Cars break.  Maybe call the restaurant before you fly in, too.  Things change... 

NEW in 2017:  (starting w/Texas)  I'm now including the restaurants that folks use the courtesy cars to go eat at (I started with Texas because that's what I'm familiar with - I'll add more as they get sent in.  REQUEST: If you send in a restaurant on/near an airport w/a courtesy car, try to make sure it's *the* food joint in that location.  Divey and with patina/character is what I'm hoping for (not McDonald's, which a "Hey Siri where can I eat around here?" will get you).  Longtime friend is visiting you for two days...."I gotta take you to <insert name>."  That place.  Worthy of a flight...and pricey avgas.  Like Cupp's Drive Inn in Waco, TX (image at right). 

Not looking to build a "Now listing over XXX,XXX places" page - hoping for quality not quantity.
v/r,
 
*Listings in dark green are within walking distance from where you tie down your plane.

Add/edit listings:
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('Courtesy Car' in the subject line, Country/State/City/Identifier in the message please).
Restaurant you visit when you fly there and maybe the address (in the message)
 


Cupp's Drive Inn (Waco, TX) photo by Travis Taylor | Lariat.  Cooking in this location since 1929.

www.CuppsBurgers.com | Video of how the burgers are prepared. | History of the place.

My grandmother brought me here as a 5yr old, in her un-air-conditioned Mercury.  I still remember where we parked.  My mother's father brought her here as a kid, also.  I ate here in college - living a few blocks away.  Don't go on game day...it's packed.

Country State City / Airport Name Apt ID / Misc Food some fly there for (why they need the car) 
Canada Quebec Neuville CNV9  
USA Alabama Alexander City KALX  
USA Alabama Demopolis    
USA Alabama Prattville    
USA Alabama Tuscaloosa (Dixie Air)    
USA Arizona Benson E95  
USA Arizona Page Airport KPGA (2 cars @ Lake Powell Jet Center)  
USA Arizona St. Johns KSJN  
USA Arizona Taylor KTYL  
USA Arkansas Bentonville KVBT  
USA Arkansas El Dorado    
USA Arkansas Fayetteville Drake field.  
USA Arkansas Lakeview 3MO Gaston's White River Resort.  870-431-5202, 1777 River Road, AR 72642
USA Arkansas Morrilton    
USA Arkansas Pine Bluff KPBF.  Crew car. Great country food in GA terminal 11 AM to 2 PM M-F
USA California Bishop KBIH (several bicycles at terminal to borrow) Schat's Bakkery (not misspelled).   Immense selection, top quality, sandwiches, drinks. Limited seating. Bishop business since early 1900’s, an institution on US 395, always busy. Not affiliated with Schat/Schatt copycats anywhere. Dial-a-ride from/to KBIH if you overeat
USA California Placerville KPVF  
USA California Ramona KRNM (Pacific Exec. Aviation)  
USA California Santa Barbara KSBA.  (2) crew cars avail. for up to 4 hours.  Ramp fee waived w/gas purchase.  
USA California Santa Rosa    
USA California Sonoma KSTS: Sonoma Jet Center (2 courtesy cars)  
USA California Stockton KSCK (209.609.6730)  
USA California Tehachapi KTSP  
USA Colorado Buena Vista KAEJ  
USA Colorado Burlington Kit Carson Co. KITR  
USA Colorado Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport    
USA Colorado La Junta KLHX  
USA Colorado Lamar KLAA  
USA Colorado Leadville KLXV  
USA Colorado Pagosa Springs KPSO  
USA Colorado Paoli KHEQ  
USA Colorado Salida KANK  
USA Colorado Sterling KSTK  
USA Colorado Walsenburg 4V1  
USA Connecticut Hartford-Brainard Airport KHFD.  Mini van at FBO (requires fuel purchase)  
USA Florida Apalachicola Regional airport AAF  
USA Florida Coastal Airport 83J  
USA Florida Cross City CTY  
USA Florida Crystal River CGC  
USA Florida Destin Airport DTS  
USA Florida Fernandina Beach FHB  
USA Florida Florida Keys Marathon airport MTH  
USA Florida Foley 40J  
USA Florida Gainesville Regional Airport GNV  
USA Florida Jacsonville Executive CRG  
USA Florida Keystone Airport 42J  
USA Florida Lakeland Linder Regional LAL  
USA Florida Marianna Airport MAI  
USA Florida Northwest Florida Beaches International ECP  
USA Florida Page Airport FMY  
USA Florida Palatka Larkin Airport 28J  
USA Florida Pensacola PNS  
USA Florida Prince Airport 2R4  
USA Florida Seven Feathers X35  
USA Florida Sikes Airport CEW  
USA Florida St. Augustine SGJ (Northeast Florida Regional Airport)  
USA Florida Tampa International airport TPA  
USA Florida Venice KVNC.  Suncoast Cafe http://www.suncoastcafe.com/ - in the same building as FBO.  Wonderful Caribbean/American food.  Fees waived if you get gas or eat at the restaurant.
USA Florida Williston X60  
USA Florida Winter Haven's Gilbert airport GIF  
USA Florida Zephyrhills ZPH   
USA Georgia Athens KAHN (County FBO, great city to explore with lots of great food options)  
USA Georgia Baxley KBHC (crew van / sleeping accommodations)  
USA Georgia Calhoun KCZL (contact Amir at iflymyrv7 'at' gmail)  
USA Georgia Dekalb-Peachtree Airport KPDK  
USA Georgia Donalsonville 17J.  Jerry Isler (jlisler 'at' windstream 'dot' net)  
USA Georgia Jasper KJZP.  Crew car. Bub-Ba-Q just north of field also Bojangles,Pueblo Cantina
USA Georgia Pine Mountain KPIM (2 Cars Harris Co)  
USA Georgia St. Simons KSSI  
USA Idaho American Falls U01  
USA Idaho Buhl http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Cavanaugh Bay http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Garden Valley http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Gooding http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Grangeville http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Jerome http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Johnson Creek http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Kamiah http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Malad http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Mountain Home http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Preston http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Rexburg http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho Smiley Creek http://itd.idaho.gov/aero/  
USA Idaho St Maries S72  
USA Illinois Fairfield KFWC (older minivan)  
USA Illinois Jacksonville KIJX  
USA Illinois Joliett KJOT (older Crown Vic)  
USA Illinois Lacon C75 (3 vans)  
USA Illinois Matoon KMTO. Crew car Airport Steakhouse on field, Best Tenderloin Sandwich in Illinois
USA Illinois Pontiac KPNT (two cars)  
USA Illinois Rantoul National    
USA Illinois Rochelle KRPJ FlightDeck Restaurant on filed " Up scale food & bev"
USA Indiana Bloomington KBMG (at Cook's FBO "Go IU"  
USA Indiana Columbus KBAK.  Crew Car Hangar 5 Restaurant in GA terminal Great Food and prices.
USA Indiana French Lick KFRH.  Crew car as well as pick up service: French Lick Hotel & Casino and West Baden Inn
USA Indiana Huntingburg KHNB  
USA Indiana Muncie KMIE On field…'Merks Family Dining' SE corner of apt.  White tablechoths.  Many locals.
USA Indiana Paoli I42  
USA Indiana Rochester KRCR.  Crew car. Many food options w/in walking distance across from apt
USA Indiana Washington-Daviess Co. KDCY  
USA Iowa Centerville Muni    
USA Iowa Pella Muni    
USA Kansas Abilene K78  
USA Kansas Burlington Coffey Co.    
USA Kansas ElDorado KEQA  
USA Kansas Emporia Muni    
USA Kansas Great Bend KGBD  
USA Kansas Oakley KOEL  
USA Kansas Ottawa KOWI  
USA Kansas Paola K81 We B Smokin' BQ   32580 Airport Rd, Paola, KS. (913) 256-6802 Diner located on the airport Tarmac
USA Kansas Parsons/Tri City KPPF  
USA Kansas Pittsburg KPTS  
USA Kansas Wellington KEGT (216.990.2393)  
USA Kentucky Cynthiana 0I8  
USA Kentucky Mayfield M25 (Minivan.  270.247.6878)  
USA Kentucky Somerset KSME (Lake Cumberland).  Minivan at FBO.  
USA Louisiana Nachitoches    
USA Maryland Elkton (58M) Cecil County Airport (10 passenger Ford Van)  
USA Maryland Salisbury. KSBY.   Single Engine ramp fee waived with ANY fuel purchase, two vehicles available for up to two hours to the city of Salisbury.  RiseUpCoffee.com     529 Riverside Drive   Artisan college town coffee shop with great basic fresh food items at a reasonable price.  Good brunch stop.  EVO  EvolutionCraftBrewing.com  201 East Vine Street  Regional craft brewer, this is their Public House restaurant attached to their brewery with a wide variety of well presented food.  Growlers available for sale for the designated flyer to take home.
USA Massachusetts Katama Airpark Airport $1 gets you bus ride anywhere on the island.  
USA Massachusetts Marshfield KGHG  
USA Michigan Charlevoix KCVX  
USA Michigan Clare 48D (1 minivan)  
USA Michigan Gladwin KGDW (2 old cop cars)  
USA Michigan Holland    
USA Michigan Midland    
USA Michigan Muskegon    
USA Michigan Oceana County    
USA Michigan Park Township    
USA Michigan Plainwell 61D Fly Inn' rest.on field.  'Four Roses Café' across street.
USA Michigan South Haven    
USA Michigan St. Ignace 83D  
USA Michigan Three Rivers    
USA Michigan Traverse City    
USA Minnesota Alexandria KAXN  
USA Minnesota Litchfield Muni KLJF  
USA Minnesota Minneapolis KLVN  
USA Minnesota Moorhead KJKJ  
USA Minnesota South Saint Paul KSGS (former squad car - Crown Vic)  
USA Mississippi Tylertown T36  
USA Missouri Chillicothe    
USA Missouri Cuba    
USA Missouri Dexter    
USA Missouri Jefferson City KJEF.  Nick's on the field that has quality comfort food. Their specialty items include fried chicken, country ham and catfish. Other items available but these are the favorites. They have limited hours so check before planning a landing there (ask me how I know). Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Friday we reopen at 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
USA Missouri Kennette KTKX.  Crew car. Catfish Warf and others just across the street north of the airport
USA Missouri Kirksville    
USA Missouri Lebanon    
USA Missouri Lee's Summit KLXT  
USA Missouri Miller MO9 Hangar Kafe.  3101 Lawrence 1070, MO 65707 
USA Missouri Mosby    
USA Missouri Neosho KEOS  
USA Missouri Osage Beach    
USA Missouri Perryville Muni    
USA Missouri West Branson KFWB  
USA Montana Baker    
USA Montana Colstrip    
USA Montana Columbus    
USA Montana Cut Bank    
USA Montana Deer Lodge    
USA Montana Ennis    
USA Montana Forsyth    
USA Montana Fort Peck    
USA Montana Helena KHLN (2 vans @ FBO)  
USA Montana Hot Springs    
USA Montana Kalispell S27 (redeagleaviation.com)  
USA Montana Lewistown    
USA Montana Malta    
USA Montana Plains    
USA Montana Polson Lake County Airport (8S1)  
USA Montana Roundup    
USA Montana Scobey 9S2  406-487-2725  
USA Montana St. Ignatius    
USA Montana Thompson Falls    
USA Montana Thompson Falls    
USA Montana Townsend    
USA Nebraska Blair KBTA  
USA Nebraska Crete    
USA Nebraska Hastings KHSI  Napoli's Italian (400' south of apt)
USA Nebraska Lincoln    
USA Nebraska Neligh 4V9 (Antelope County Airport)  
USA Nebraska O'Neil KONL (3 or 4 vehicles)  
USA Nebraska Plattsmouth KPMV  
USA Nebraska Sidney KSNY  
USA Nevada Hawthorne KHTH (will bring car to your plane and tie you down….for free)  
USA New Mexico Clayton KCAO  
USA New Mexico Tucumcari KTCC  
USA New York Lake Placid Nissan truck.  Philip Blinn 518-524-0072  
USA New York Rochester KROC (JetSmart)  
USA North Carolina Albemarie KVUJ  
USA North Carolina Albemarle KVUJ  
USA North Carolina Asheville KAVL (Landmark)  
USA North Carolina Burlington   KBUY  
USA North Carolina Mount Airy KMWK  
USA North Dakota Mandan Y19  
USA North Dakota Rutherford County KFQD 57 Alpha Café.  Behind apt mgt building.  57alpha.com
USA North Dakota Valley City KABC  
USA Ohio Jackson County Airport I43  
USA Ohio Ohio University Airport KUNI  
USA Ohio Sidney I12  
USA Ohio Urbana-Grimes I74. The Airport Café.  B-17 restoration open to public next door open to public all days but Sun and Mon.
USA Oklahoma Ardmore 1F0  
USA Oklahoma Bartlesville KBVO  
USA Oklahoma Grove KGMJ  
USA Oklahoma Idabel 4O4 (old city cars) Jake's rest. Downtown, good homemade country food.
USA Oklahoma Ponca City KPNC   Lunch M-F 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., Dinner M-Th 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fri 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., closed Sunday
USA Oklahoma Woodward KWWR  
USA Oregon Albany S12  
USA Oregon Astoria    
USA Oregon Bend KBDN (Professional Air of Bend has two courtesy cars, both late model Mercedes)  
USA Oregon Burns    
USA Oregon Corvallis KCVO (pickup truck, two hour max local use)  
USA Oregon Creswell 77S  
USA Oregon Florence 6S2  
USA Oregon Lebanon S30 (Lebonair has 3 cars - gas jar in office)  
USA Oregon McMinnville    
USA Oregon Medford    
USA Oregon Newport KONP (two cars (old patrol cars), two hour max local use in peak season)  
USA Oregon Portland-Hillsboro    
USA Oregon Redmond    
USA Oregon Roseburg    
USA Oregon Scappoose    
USA Oregon The Dalles KDLS  
USA Oregon Troutdale    
USA Pennsylvania Honesdale N30.  Toyota Camry Resaurant on field (We got a husband and wife team who are regionally famous for the last airport restaurant they ran and their food and service are outstanding!)
USA Pennsylvania Myerstown 9D4.  Station wagon in garage next to house.  Gas gauge inop...fill up when finished.  
USA Pennsylvania Smoketown S37  
USA Pennsylvania St. Mary's KOYM This is one of my top dinner/breakfast destinations via air.  The restaurant has a bar (for passengers), a large dining room, and a deck outside.  The dining room overlooks the ramp and runway.  The food is some of the best I have had at an airport restaurant. If I recall correctly, they have Elk on the menu (St. Mary's is located in Elk County PA, where the historic wild elk herd is now being replenished along with commercial elk ranches).  It seems to be very popular with the local clientele as well.   Dave Brunberg
USA South Carolina Pickens County KLQK (Ford Crown Vic)  
USA South Carolina Oconee KCEU  
USA South Dakota Hot Springs KHSR (2 cars)  
USA South Dakota Laurens KLUX  (864) 923-9507  
USA South Dakota Vermillion KVMR  
USA Tennessee Covington M04  
USA Tennessee Lawrenceburg 2M2 (2 cars)  tennessee2m2.com  
USA Tennessee McMinnville KRNC.  Van.  
USA Tennessee Tullahoma KTHA  
USA Texas Alice KALI  
USA Texas Borger KBGD, Hutchinson County Airport. Two ex-cop Crown Vics  
USA Texas Bridgeport KXBP  
USA Texas Cleburne KCPT  
USA Texas College Station KCLL  
USA Texas Commerce 2F7  
USA Texas Decatur KLUD.  (old cop car) Whistle Stop Cafe  https://www.yelp.com/biz/whistle-stop-cafe-decatur
USA Texas Fort Worth T67 The Beacon Café (Christy and Gene good friends. dr)  171 Aviator Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76179 
USA Texas Fredericksburg T82 Diner at Hangar Hotel.
USA Texas Gainesville Municipal Airport (2) old cop cars. The Neu Ranch House (catfish buffet)  1825 US-82, Gainesville, TX 76240 
Smokehouse BBQ: http://www.smokehousebbqlindsay.com/menu.html
Dieter Bros.: http://www.dieterbrosbbq.com/menu.htm
USA Texas Gordonville 3T0 (Cedar Mills marina - grass runway) Pelicans Landing.  500 Harbour View Rd, Gordonville, TX 76245.  Deck overlooking sailboats.
USA Texas Granbury KGDJ  
USA Texas Georgetown Municiple Airport    
USA Texas Houston Executive Airport    
USA Texas Ingelside KTFP  
USA Texas Kickapoo Downtown    
USA Texas Llano KAQO (2 cars) Cooper's BBQ.  505 W Dallas St, Llano, TX 78643 
USA Texas Lockhart 50R Black's BBQ.  215 N Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644.  Randy Richmond approves.
USA Texas Lubbock F82  
USA Texas Mineral Wells KMWL The Switch (Cool, TX)   http://www.theswitchcafe.com/menu
USA Texas Mount Pleasant KOSA (3 old police cars) Outlaws BBQ.
USA Texas Palacious    
USA Texas Pearland Regional Airport KLVJ  
USA Texas Plainview KPVW (Rocket Aviation)  
USA Texas San Angelo    
USA Texas San Antonio KSSF  
USA Texas Smithville 84R  
USA Texas Stephenville KSEP Hard 8 BBQ (the original).  10min walk west of airport.  Golf carts might be avail.
USA Texas Taylor T74 #1. Masfajitas (just outside fence)
#2. Apache Pass serves burgers, etc.  Grass/gravel private runway but all welcome. (4XA4)  San Antonio sectional.
USA Texas Victoria KVCT  
USA Texas Waco  KACT Waco  (Texas Aero 254.752.9731)  Two cars...  http://texasaero.com/ Cupp's Drive In. 17min drive.  Same spot since 1929.  www.cuppsburgers.com  1424 Speight Ave, Waco, Texas 76706.  (254) 753-9364
Griff's Restaurant.  5min drive. ('Griff' is a family friend of 45+ yrs. dr) 10400 Wortham Bend Rd, Waco, TX 76708 
Kitoks (Double liplocker w/oriental fries!) 1815 N 18th St, Waco, TX 76707.  Closed Mondays.
USA Utah Richfield KRIF (Several to choose from, free (no gas replacement). Many restaurants.)  
USA Virginia Danville KDAN  
USA Virginia Norfolk KORF (Landmark)  
USA Washington Brewster    
USA Washington Cashmere    
USA Washington Chehalis-Centralia Airport KCLS  
USA Washington Colville 63S ($10/day)  
USA Washington Deer Park    
USA Washington Electric City    
USA Washington Ephrata    
USA Washington Everett - Paine Field    
USA Washington Okanogan Legion    
USA Washington Olympia    
USA Washington Omak    
USA Washington Pasco    
USA Washington Port Angeles    
USA Washington Pullman    
USA Washington Richland    
USA Washington Spokane International    
USA Washington Tonasket    
USA Washington Twisp    
USA Washington Vista    
USA Washington Wenatchee    
USA Washington Yakima    
USA West Virginia Morgantown KMGW  
USA Wisconsin Fish Creek    
USA Wisconsin Friendship 63C  
USA Wisconsin Lone Rock KLNR.  Piccadilly Lilly Airport Diner. Park your airplane 20 yards from the outside tables and restaurant. It's an old greasy spoon diner nestled in the Wisconsin Dells. Fantastic breakfast and lunch. Warning: It can be packed on a nice weekend.
USA Wisconsin Mauston 82C (Ford Taurus…608.347.7027)  
USA Wyoming Laramie KLAR  
USA Wyoming Worland KWRL (2 cars)  

 

 

Ya'll drive safe now, ya hear!