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5 Best Restaurants at Denver International Airport

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Hungry in Denver International Airport? Then you’re in luck: RewardExpert ranked DIA the top U.S. airport for food in 2017 based on quality, price, and variety. We suggest you show up early to snag a seat at one of these five hotspots.

Root Down

Location: C Gates

If you have time for just one meal, you can’t go wrong at Root Down. This local favorite specializes in field-to-fork ingredients on a menu full of globally inspired dishes like the Traveler’s Bento Box, the Mongolian BBQ Pork Bun, and the Colombian Griddled Cheese. Plan some time to eat here even if you aren’t flying out of Concourse C. It’s worth the trip.

See the Root Down menu.

Crú Food and Wine Bar

Location: B Gates

Stop in Crú Food and Wine Bar for a tasting from their rotating selection of wine and share one of their appetizers, like the fig and gorgonzola bruschetta or the pan seared crab cake. Need a little bit more? Get your own personal stone-fired pizza and finish with one of their artisan cheese plates. When you’re flying out of Denver in the morning, their breakfast tacos will tide you over until touchdown. Need to charge up your devices? Crú has outlets aplenty.

See the Crú menu.

Elway’s

Location: B Gates

If you want a quality all-American meal in a lively setting, Elway’s is the place to go. Elway’s specializes in hand-cut steak, lamb, and fresh fish dishes. You’ll also find eggs Benedict and signature burgers on the menu. Want something lighter before your flight? Try one of their many specialty soups and salads.

See the Elway’s menu.

Lounge 5280 Wine Bar

Location: B Gates

Lounge 5280 Wine Bar offers much more than wine, beer, and cocktails. Think: seared ahi tuna, roasted beet salad, or a prosciutto and manchego sandwich. Whether you want a quick bite or you have time to savor a glass of white wine and an appetizer, Lounge 5280 will fit the bill. Most seating areas have outlets, too.

See the Lounge 5280 menu.

Mesa Verde Bar & Grill

Location: A Gates

Mesa Verde Bar & Grill serves up everything from smothered fries with pork green chili to veggie burritos to chicken wings. Have an early flight? Mesa Verde’s breakfast options are filling and the portions are big enough to share. Take your pick from traditional breakfast items like skillets and buttermilk pancakes or explore the Tex-Mex huevos rancheros.

Pro Tip: Finding Mesa Verde can be a bit complicated, but just head up the escalator to Concourse A’s Mezzanine.

See the Mesa Verde Bar & Grill menu.

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