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Where To Eat At Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)

Wine, pizza, and tacos before (or after) your flight

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

When traveling, avoiding the hustle and bustle of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport feels a little bit like hitting the lottery. Especially when you pull up to the no-stress, low-key wonder that is Dallas Love Field Airport. A hub for Southwest Airlines, this tiny municipal airport doesn’t have the massive array of amenities on offer at DFW, but there’s still a few solid places to grab a bite before and after your flight.

As such, check out this guide to every single dining (and drinking) option at Love Field Airport. Fortunately, there’s only one terminal at Love Field, and many of the restaurants inside are centrally located at Concession Village, smack-dab in the middle of the airport.

Best Bets

Cool River Cafe — Also a popular dining destination at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Cool River Cafe offers upscale (for an airport) steaks, sandwiches, seafood and sides for those times when fast food just won’t do.

Sky Canyon — Part of legendary Dallas chef Stephan Pyles’ dining empire, Sky Canyon serves up Southwestern fare and a decent selection of wines in a cozy setting.

Campisi’s — Iconic Dallas pizza joint with thin crust pies, Italian sandwiches, and perhaps most importantly, a full bar.

Whataburger — Legendary Texas fast-food chain with burgers, breakfast, and the best ketchup in the world. [post-security, Concession Village]

Pre-Security Eats

The Fly Bar — Cocktails and cold beer. [pre-security, Love Landing]

Dunkin’ Donuts [pre-security, Love Landing]

Bruegger’s Bagels [pre-security, main lobby]

The Stem

Cru Wine Bar — Solid spot for a glass of wine, cheese plates, and pizza. [post-security]

Sky Canyon — Best Bet, see above. [post-security]

Texpress Gourmet — Grab and go grub like sandwiches from Jason’s Deli, salads, drinks, and more. [post-security, near gate 9]

Concession Village

Moe’s Southwestern Grill [post-security, Concession Village]

Manchu Wok [post-security, Concession Village]

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit [post-security, Concession Village]

Whataburger — Best bet, see above.

Campisi’s — Best Bet, see above. [post-security, Concession Village]

Cool River Cafe — Best Bet, see above. [post-security, Concession Village]

Paciugo Gelato — Scoops of gelato and sorbet, plus shakes and coffee drinks. [post-security, Concession Village]

Gate-Adjacent Meals & Snacks

Baskin Robbins [post-security, Gate 10]

Cantina Laredo — Tex-Mex spot with fajitas, quesadillas, margaritas, and more. [post-security, Gate 6]

La Madeleine [post-security, Gate 6]

Auntie Anne’s [post-security, Gate 110

Jason’s Deli [post-security, Gate 13]

Starbucks [two post-security locations at Gate 7 and Gate 13]

Chili’s [post-security, gate 18]

Headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport instead? Check out Eater’s guide to the dining options at DFW.

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