Monday, April 14, 2008

$100 Hamburger - Fredericksburg Airport, TX (T82)

Now that I have my wings back, I had to find an airport with a diner! My blogging buddy David from Kerrville TX recommended that I visit the Gillespie County Airport (T82) in Fredericksburg, Texas. He said the food was good and it was a fun place to visit. I figured I'd give it a try.

The Airport
First impression is impressive. The moment you walk up the ramp at T82 you know you are in for something different.

Yes, that's right. Not only do they have a restaurant, they also have a hotel on, not close to, the field! You can literally taxi up and park directly in front of the hotel.

They have done a great job of making you feel like you are stepping back in the times of WWII. The nostalgia is everywhere.

They also host period events. Here's a couple of photo's of a wedding reception being setup in the banquet hall.

The Restaurant
The restaurant has a feel of the 40's with modern accommodations. They have period music playing in the background and the wait staff is dressed in fun clothing. The gal's shirts say Diner Doll on the back. The guy's day Diner Guy.

The Food
Not only was the place fun, the food was good too. The hamburgers looked great, but the waitress told me that they are known for two things. The Hamburger and Club Sandwich. She suggested that I try something different, so I went with the club. And she was right -- it was awesome!

If you ever find yourself in the Hill Country of Texas, you can't go wrong with Gillespie County Airport. This is by far the best airport diner I have visited to date.

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