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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, restaurants close and things change.

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 host a "Now listing over XXX,XXX places" page - going quality not quantity.
v/r,
 

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('Courtesy Car' in the subject line and use the entries below as a template.  Thanks!  dr)
 


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.

Canada BC    Grand Forks CZGF
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 Holyoke KHEQ Submitted by Warren Starkebaum
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 Maine - Auburn Lewiston Airport - KLEW - Backwoods BBQ. Located right in the terminal building and open 207-753-1746 backwoodsbbqandgrill.com
USA Maine - Augusta - KAUG - Sweet Chili Thai. Great Thai food located right in the terminal building. 207-621-8575 sweetchilime.com
USA Maine - Belfast - KBST - Off the hook Shuckin Shack. Great fresh seafood. About 1/4 mile walk down the access road to the airport on the left. Picnic tables outside. Open 7 days a week. 207-338-3852 offthehooktakeout.com
USA Maine - Limington - 63B - Runway Restaurant. Located right across the street off the 29 end of the airport. 207-637-2210 runwayrestaurant.com
USA Maine - Oxford - 81B - Oxford Grill & Bar. Located at Oxford Casino a few miles from the airport but they will pick you up at the airport if you call ahead. 207539-6700 oxfordcasino.com/dining
USA Maine - Sanford - KSFM - Cockpit Cafe. Classic fly-in restaurant located right in the FBO building. Great breakfast and lunch. 207324-7332
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 Massachusetts - Stow (Minuteman Field) - Nancy's Airfield Cafe. Serve some of the best food you'll ever get at a small airport. Right in the FBO building. 978-897-3934 nancysairfieldcafe.com
USA Massachusetts - Lawrence - KLWM - China Blossom Restaurant. Terrific Chinese food with great buffet located right at the end of the access road to the airport. 978-682-2242 chinablossom.com
USA Massachusetts - Lawrence - KLWM - Dominic's Diner. Serve breakfast breakfast and lunch right in the main terminal building. 978-682-8822
USA Massachusetts - Martha's Vineyard - KMVY - Plane View Restaurant. Located right at the airport. 508-693-1886
USA Massachusetts - Chatham - KCQX - Hanger B. Located right at the airport serving breakfast and lunch. 508-593-3655 hangerbcapecod.com
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 Norfolk KOFK Barnstormers Restaurant on field
USA Nebraska O'Neil KONL (3 or 4 vehicles)
USA Nebraska Plattsmouth KPMV
USA Nebraska Sidney KSNY
USA Nebraska York KJYR (car)
USA Nevada Hawthorne KHTH (will bring car to your plane and tie you down….for free)
USA New Hampshire - Hampton - 7B3 - Airfield Cafe. Classic little airport and restaurant located right at the airport. Great breakfast and lunch. 603-964-1654 theairfieldcafe.com
USA New Hampshire - Franconia - 1B5 - Franconia Inn. Grass strip in northern New Hampshire right across the street from the Franconia Inn. Serves breakfast till 9:30 and dinner in the evening. 603-823-5542 franconiainn.com/dining
USA New Hampshire - Laconia - KLCI - Kitchen Cravings. Beautiful restaurant located in a former bank building across the runway from the FBO. You can walk or they FBO usually has a courtesy car and if not they'll give you a ride over and pick you up. Serve breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. 603-528-0001 kitchencravingsnh.com
USA New Hampshire - Nashua - KASH - Midfield Cafe. Located right at the airport. Serve breakfast and lunch. 603-594-0930
USA New Hampshire - Jaffery - KAFN - Kimball Farm Restaurant. Located a few hundred yards from the 34 end of the runway. Seasonal serving fantastic seafood and homemade ice cream. 603-532-5765 kimballfarm.com/jaffrey
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 Carolina Rutherford County KFQD 57 Alpha Café. Behind apt mgt building. 57alpha.com
USA North Dakota Mandan Y19
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 Rhode Island - Block Island - KBID - Bethany's Diner. Right in the FBO building. Wonderful place to eat with indoor and outdoor seating. 401-466-3100
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 (2 cars) KMWL. Natty Flat Smokehouse (401 SW 1st St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067 - open 10am-9pm).  The Switch (Cool, TX) 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)

 

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