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2800 N Terminal Rd, IAH Airport, Houston, TX 77032-5569
2812303100
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Graham, Washington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I understand food in airports is going to be overpriced and usually not the best, but I highly recommend to find somewhere else to overpay for airport food. We wanted "real food" and thought this place would be appropriate (hence the name); my fiancé and I both were served scrambled eggs, 1 bratwurst style sausage, and 1 scoop of breakfast... More 

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Thank theadventuresofchey
Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Go away. Worst sushis ever: not even good, soy sauce outrageously salty and expensive prices. Never again!

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Thank Maxime A
College Station, Texas
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463 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a large food court/cafeteria type restaurant where they have several different lines with different types of food and then you pay as you go into the dining area. We didn’t have too much time, and we didn’t see much else around, so we decided to give it a shot. The BBQ line looked decent, and the huge pile... More 

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Thank JPC451
Las Vegas
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172 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Saw this restaurant while walking between terminals in IAH. Decided to take a closer look, and so glad we did. Ended up ordering two breakfast plates (eggs, grits, sausage, and biscuit). There must be some truth for everything being bigger in Texas, because the portions we received was beyond normal. All of this for $20. Now that's a bargain for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We had a stopover at Houston and stumbled into this fast food restaurant. We were surprised how well the BBQ pork was prepared: juicy, tasty, and tender. The price was reasonable as the portion was big. We were happy to get a nice meal before heading for another 6 hours of flight.

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Cambridge, MA
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Normally, I don't pay attention to airport food, but I went here last year and enjoyed it, and made a point to eat here again when changing planes here last week, with my son. Good choices - I especially liked the sausage.

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1 Thank obp483
Puerto Rico
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Employes at the real food in the houston airport are the worst. I though this was self service because they were all standing around joking. Not even a "good morning". On top of that they gave me the greasiest tray ever and the skinny old lady gave me an attitude and started talking about me with a fellow employe when... More 

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1 Thank omarelsafty
Washington, DC
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

This doesn't quite justify a single star, but it's pretty close and I wouldn't eat here again. The service was lackluster at best, and surly at worst. While the ribs were fine (generous portion, meaty, and acceptably tender), the rest of the meal was sub-par. Tired chicken, bland and gloppy mac-n-cheese, uneven coleslaw, etc etc. Don't be suckered in by... More 

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2 Thank Tuhughes
Alaska
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126 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Decent food with a good walk-about selection. Ample seating and some electric outlets available along the outside walls.

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1 Thank akjim
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

This used to by my favorite place in northeast houston, let alone the airport. And despite the ridiculous pricing, the BBQ is about as good as some of the best in houston. However, this place has fallen into decay. Inconsistent portion sizes coupled with workers drifting in and out of line while eating in te serving area and topped by... More 

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1 Thank Charles N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 N Terminal Rd, IAH Airport, Houston, TX 77032-5569
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 2812303100
  • This restaurant is at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?