This blog was first published in 2015 and has since been updated to reflect more current information.
Travel is exhausting, and being able to eat a great meal between flights, is a privilege. Chicago has two airports that see high traffic and tons of harried travelers; it’s no wonder that both O’Hare and Midway Airports offer great options for hungry travelers on any concourse.
For the purposes of this article, Midway Airport will take the spotlight. If you’re anticipating a trip through Midway this year, knowing where to head for food could save you time and money and prevent you from getting an unsatisfactory meal.
Check out the 5 best restaurants in Midway, listed below.
1. Manny’s Deli
Located on Concourse A
For more than 50 years, this great deli has served Chicago well, with fresh selections like the strawberry and almond salad and signature items like the corned beef reuben.
Manny’s also serves a full selection of hot daily entrees, daily specials, and sides. If you have a hankering for something sweet, they serve a full range of desserts and specialty cakes.
Located at Midway Triangle Food Court
Harry Caray’s is Midway’s only full-service restaurant, perfect for weary travelers who could use a drink and some table service.
Although they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, the lunch/dinner menu at the Seventh-Inning Stretch is a touch more accessible, with features like short-rib Italian beef sandwich, the rigatoni alla vodka, and the Santa Fe chicken sandwich.
They also offer a fully stocked bar for beer, wine, or the cocktail of your choice.
3. Miller’s Pub
Located on Concourse B
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Miller’s Pub is the spot for premium Italian coffee, refreshing specialty beverages and a range of classic diner fare, like the Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger or Corned Beef Sandwich. Should you be on an earlier flight, they also have your breakfast covered.
They also serve fresh appetizers for those looking for lighter fare; choose from hummus and Tzatziki sauce, onion rings or fried calamari.
If you’re in the mood for sweets during you layover or flight delay, Let Them Eat Cake is the place for you.
LTEC offers a full range of cookies, brownies, pastries, cakes and other sweets. You can also get certain savory snacks, as well, including ham and focaccia and turkey and croissant sandwiches. You can also indulge in Lavazza coffee, and grab a spot at the sidewalk patio area for a rest.
Located in Main Terminal, Boulevard
This accessible Greek-café features a menu full of ethnic comfort foods, including signature items like the turkey melinzana, the delicious traditional gyro (with a variety of toppings), and a number of savory pies.
You can also get a lunchbox combo with options like the chicken kebob or the veggie pita and pair it with your choice of coffee, juice, tea or soda.
All of these menu items are available for reasonable prices, making the Pegasus a great option for budget-friendly travelers.
We hope your next trip to Chicago doesn’t suffer from a delayed flight or long layover, but if it does, you’ll know where to eat. Midway Airport offers tons of great fare, drinks and cocktails to make sure each traveler is comfortable and happy.
Another way to enjoy your trip to the Windy City is to book a Chicago car service for the duration of your trip; beginning with your pickup from Midway Airport. With a reliable car service on hand, every commute is effortless, and your stress levels are greatly diminished.
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