Fly-in Destinations

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ADDISON AIRPORT (KADS) Cavanaugh Flight Museum

AEROESTATES AIRPORT (T25) “Come on down or up, land and taxi to the end of one of two taxiways on the northeast corner of the airport. You can park there and walk over to Cottons Corner. They have really good BBQ, Ribs, Burgers etc. Outdoor seating area as well. We also have a seaplane base. Float plane dock and ramp if you want to taxi up out of the water.”

ARDMORE, OK (KADM)  Jake’s Joint 


BEAUMONT HOTEL AIRPORT (07S), Beaumont KS “the Beaumont hotel in eastern Kansas is pretty fun.” ~B. McQuitty

BRENHAM MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (11R) Dreamliner Diner “I ended up going to the Dreamliner for lunch today. Walked in and sat down at 1215. Ordered about three minutes later. By 1230 I was on my second bite of a great cheeseburger. Fries were flavorful and hot. There appears to be at least four waitresses and three working in the kitchen. Adele was expediting. By 1300, I’m done and just chillin. The inside is about 80% full and the patio is about half. Things are running great. Milkshakes are being served.” ~K. Thompson

BRYAN COULTER FIELD (KCFD)  Messina Hoff Winery & Resort


CAMERON MUNICIPAL AIRPARK (T35) Big Bob’s Steak HouseCasa Carasco Bar & Grill within a 6-minute walk” from airport. ~W. Garner
Rio Grand Valley Wing Commemorative Air Force Museum

CEDAR MILLS AIRPORT (3T0) Pelican’s Landing Restaurant at Cedar Mills Marina & Resort “¼ mi south”  ~S. Wilson “Grass strip, walk to marina and have a great breakfast or lunch, while looking at boats.” ~D. Dufrache

CIBOLO CREEK RANCH (TS15) Marfa Cibolo Creek Ranch

CONROE-NORTH REGIONAL AIRPORT (KCXO) Black Walnut Cafe “I love the food AND the view!  Serving breakfast & lunch daily.”  ~J. Freund (editor)

DALHART  (DHT) The Red Baron Restaurant 

DALLAS (KRBD) Delta Charlie’s 

DALLAS LOVE FIELD AIRPORT (KDAL) Frontiers of Flight Museum

DUBLIN (9FO) Dublin Bottling Works home of the old Dublin Dr Pepper. Courtesy car.

EASTERWOOD FIELD AIRPORT (KCLL) College Station Gate 12 Bar & Grill located in the original terminal building. “Perhaps I’m biased because College Station is my home-town and my pilot-husband learned to fly at Easterwood…but I think Gate 12 is the best GA fly-in restaurant in Texas.(Jaqui Freund, Editor). George H.W. Bush Presidential Library just 2-3 miles from airport. If you fuel up at Astin Aviation, they have several crew cars available.

ELLINGTON AIRPORT (KEFD) Lone Star Flight Museum

ELDORADO AIRPORT (27R) “Self-Serve fuel – generally the least expensive in the Hill Country area due to the County Judge basing his Bonanza there.  Two courtesy cars, self check-out in the unattended FBO building. Only one restaurant in town [last time I was there], good Mexican food.” ~B. McCollom

GILLESPIE COUNTY AIRPORT (T82) Fredericksburg Hangar Hotel & Diner “the Airport Diner at Fredericksburg Gillespie T82 is good too. You can also get a courtesy car if you want to go in town for the day.”  ~C. Caselli

SCHOLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AT GALVESTON (KGLS)  Galveston Island Jungle Cafe  “Jungle Restaurant is walking distance, crew car if you get there early.”  ~ G. Whitfield

Dairy Queen “across street at north end. 940-549-4977 – Sun-Thr 7AM-10PM; Fri – Sat 7AM-11PM” ~S. Wilson

GRANBURY REGIONAL AIRPORT (KGDJ)   “Four courtesy cars and the Best Little Town in Texas” ~T. Woodward

GRAND PRAIRIE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KGPM)  Radial Cafe & Mixed Up Burgers   “Mixed Up Burgers at Grand Prarie Municipal is really really good! I also second the Cafe at Lancaster.”  ~J. Jones

HALLETTSVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (34R) Texas Barnstorming Museum Humvee Courtesy Car available

HICKS AIRFIELD (T67) Wing It Cafe, The Hangar Lodge – Unique Aircraft Hangar B&B

HILLTOP LAKES (0TE4) Bella Sara Restaurant

HOOKS AIRPORT in Spring (KDWH) Aviator’s Grill 

GASTONS AIRPORT 3MO, Lakeview AR Gaston’s “Grass strip, great restaurant, numerous cabins.” J. Harlan

JACKSONVILLE/CHEROKEE COUNTY (KJSO) “very friendly FBO staff, cheap fuel. Get a courtesy car and enjoy Cousina Mexicana for some authentic south of the border flavor or JW’s BBQ. Either will leave you with a smile on your face.” ~M. Dunn

LAJITAS (89TE) Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa 

LANCASTER (KLNC) Jack’s Airport Cafe (formerly Taxiway Cafe)

Cooper’s BBQ
  “Several courtesy cars and a suburban for going to famous Cooper’s BBQ.”  ~K Schmidt
China Wok “You are missing one of the best places. China Wok in Llano (it’s not the chain) amazing Chinese food.”  ~D. Cothran

Jim Bobs BBQ & More  

LUBBOCK (KLBB) Silent Wings Museum

LUFKIN (KLFK) Angelina County Airport Cafe “the BEST hamburger place in Texas.”  ~S. Plentl  They have a crew car by appointment and you can visit three of the best BBQ places in Texas.”  ~L. Goudeau


MIDLAND (KMDD) Michael’s Charcoal Grill 

MOUNT PLEASEANT REGIONAL AIRPORT (KOSAMid American Flight Museum “There is an warbird and air museum at OSA. They also have courtesy cars.“ ~R. Schwab

OLD KINGSBURY AERODROME (85TE) Pioneer Flight Museum

PEARLAND (KLVJ) La Casita Mexican Restaurant

PORT ARANSAS (KRAS) Amelia’s Landing Hotel 

RANGER AIRFIELD (F23) Shooter’s Cafe “a short walk from the airfield on Cooper St”


Texas Air and Space Museum

English Field House 

ROCKDALE (4XA4)   Apache Pass and Becky’s Sandwiches “just a short walk from parking. GREAT sandwiches M-F.” ~T. Blodgett

Charlotte Plummer 
can get a courtesy car or taxi” ~G. Young
Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill “15 min drive in one of their two courtesy cars. VERY friendly FBO attendants!”  ~G. Hughes

SAN ANGELO (KSJT)  Mathis Field Cafe 

SAN MARCOS REGIONAL AIRPORT (KHYI) Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing

SLATON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (9F49) The Texas Air Museum Caprock Chapter

SMITHVILLE CRAWFORD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (84R) “They have a courtesy car for free (might want to call ahead to make sure its available) & it’s about a mile away from some good places like Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ & Pockets Grill.  ~R. NicholsEl Mexicano is really good in Smithville” ~D. Doyle

SONORA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KSOA) “Self-Serve fuel – unattended – easy walk to Sutton County Steakhouse, great food.~B. McCollom

Hard Eight BBQ 
“254-968-5552 – Mon-Thr 10:30AM-9PM; Fri-Sat 10:30AM-10PM; Sun 10:30AM-8PM”  ~S. Wilson
Pulido’s Restaurant  
“254-965-4702 – Mon-Thr 11AM-9:30PM; Fri-Sat 11:30AM-10PM; Closed Sunday”  ~S. Wilson
Castillo’s Restaurant  
“254-968-5556 – Open 24 hrs a day! Every day!” ~ S. Wilson.

STINSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KSSF) San Antonio Trailblazer Cafe,
Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field

SULPHUR SPRINGS (SLR) Red Barn Cafe “across street from airport, bring cash! 903-885-3332 – Sun-Thr 7AM-2PM; Fri-Sat 7AM-9PM” ~S. Wilson

TEXAS GULF COAST REGIONAL AIRPORT in Angleton/Lake Jackson (KLBX) Runway Cafe 

THURMOND AIRPORT (NM12) Rio Air Ranch airbnb

TRADEWIND AIRPORT (KTDW) Amarillo Shelby’s Diner There is a restaurant on the field called Shelby’s Diner that is delicious! Indoor and outdoor dining. ~L. Shelton

Historic Aviation Museum

UVALDE (UVA)  Hangar 6 Air Cafe We flew in and were impressed with the atmosphere and food. They even have a play area for kids.”  ~M. Perkins

VICTORIA (KVCT) Sky Restaurant   The Sky restaurant at Victoria Regional Airport has reopened after hurricane Harvey.”  ~Lenny

WOODVILLE (09R)  Picket House & Heritage Village Museum “1 mi from airport and they will pick you up (409) 283-2272.” ~G. Kalman


  • The Runway Cafe at Gulf Coast Regional, Brazoria, TX (KLBX)

  • Updates for fly-in restaurants:
    1. Prop Stop Burger Shop in TPL will close early the summer of 2016. 🙁
    2. Cameron TX (T35) has THREE restaurants within a 6-minute walk. I’ve eaten at the first 2 in the spring of 2016:
    a. 50’s Cafe (
    b. Casa Carrasco
    c. Big Bob’s

  • You should list Lockhart, TX (50R) (The BBQ capital of the world). They have a crew car by appointment and you can visit three of the best BBQ places in Texas. Black’s BBQ, Smittys’, and Chisolm Trail.

  • Graham, TX (KRPH)
    Clayton BBQ across street at north end. 940-549-5090 – Wed-Fri 11AM -8PM; Sat-Sun 11AM-2PM (Closed Monday-Tuesday)
    Dairy Queen across street at north end. 940-549-4977 – Sun-Thr 7AM-10PM; Fri – Sat 7AM-11PM

    Cedar Mills Airfield (3T0)
    Pelican’s Landing Restaurant ¼ mi south – 903-523-4500 – 10/1-4/30 – Mon-Tue closed; Wed-Thr 11AM-8PM; Fri 11AM-10PM; Sat 8AM-10PM; Sun 8AM-8PM. 5/1-9/30 – Mon-Tue Closed; Wed-Thr 11AM-9PM; Fri 11AM-10PM; Sat 8AM-10PM; Sun 8AM-9PM

    Stephenville, TX (KSEP)
    Hard 8 BBQ. 254-968-5552 – Mon-Thr 10:30AM-9PM; Fri-Sat 10:30AM-10PM; Sun 10:30AM-8PM
    Pulido’s Restaurant, 254-965-4702 – Mon-Thr 11AM-9:30PM; Fri-Sat 11:30AM-10PM; Closed Sunday
    Castillo’s Restaurant, 254-968-5556 – (Open 24 hrs a day! Every day!)

    Tyler, TX (KTYR)
    Skyline Cafe, 903-593-7455 – Mon-Fri 7:30AM-2PM; Sat 8AM-2PM; Sun 11AM-2PM

    Sulphur Springs, TX (KSLR)
    Red Barn Restaurant (across street from airport, bring cash!), 903-885-3332 – Sun-Thr 7AM-2PM; Fri-Sat 7AM-9PM

  • Rockport, TX (KRKP) – Charlotte Plumber’s – can get a courtesy car or taxi

  • Rockport — Paradise Key restaurant! 15 min drive in one of their two courtesy cars. VERY friendly FBO attendants!

  • Please correct Smithville to Stephenville KSEP.
    Additional restaurant is Woodville (09R) Pickett House (1mi from airport) and they will pick you up (409) 283-2272.

  • The Sky restaurant at Victoria Regional Airport has reopened after hurricane Harvey.


  • Rockdale KRCK has Becky’s Sandwiches just a short walk from parking. GREAT sandwiches M-F. How can I get them added?

  • I would add Waco and then go to downtown to the Magnolia Market, Silos Baking Company, Dr. Pepper Museum. There is also the Mammoth park but I have never been there. They have courtesy cars but Uber is also available.

  • KJSO Jacksonville / Cherokee County – very friendly FBO staff, cheap fuel. Get a courtesy car and enjoy Cousina Mexicana for some authentic south of the border flavor or JW’s BBQ. Either will leave you with a smile on your face.

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