Chicago Airport restaurants: Five best places to eat


By Andreea

Travel & Tech Writer

Our travel writers review their favorite Chicago Airport restaurants

Welcome to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – your gateway to the Windy City and a surprisingly awesome spot for food lovers!

Yep, we’ve got a bunch of cool Chicago Airport restaurants that’ll make your taste buds dance.

Let’s take a little foodie adventure through some of O’Hare’s best spots, right inside the airport!

1. Tortas Frontera

We love their guac and tortas

Found in Terminals 1, 3, and 5, Tortas Frontera by celebrity chef Rick Bayless offers a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine. Don’t miss their signature guacamole and array of Tortas – especially the Chipotle–Roasted Chicken, a flavor party in a freshly baked bolillo roll. Thirsty? Try their Hibiscus Lemonade, a perfect complement to your meal.

2. Berghoff Café

Their Reuben Sandwich is a must

Located in Terminal 1, by Gate C26, Berghoff Café is like a little piece of Chicago’s German history right inside O’Hare. Their Reuben Sandwich is stacked with layers of juicy corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut. It’s a crowd-pleaser for sure! Pair it with their famous root beer for a classic Chicago vibe. It’s like stepping back in time, but with really good sandwiches!

3. Wicker Park Sushi Bar

Fresh sushi that hits the spot

Got a sushi craving? Head to Terminal 2, where Wicker Park Sushi Bar has got you covered. They have an assortment of great sashimi and sushi rolls, like the Dragon Roll (our favorite). It’s fresh, tasty, and perfect for a pre-flight meal.

4. Publican Tavern

Go big with the bone-in pork chop

Find your way to Publican Tavern in Terminal 3, inspired by the Fulton Market gastropub. Their Bone-In Pork Chop is a must. It’s super juicy, packed with flavor, and totally hits the spot. Pair it with a craft beer for the ultimate pub experience.

5. Garrett Popcorn Shops

A Chicago tradition

Don’t leave Chicago without trying Garrett Popcorn, available in multiple terminals. Their Garrett Mix, a blend of sweet Caramel Crisp and savory Cheese Corn, is a legendary Chicago snack. Perfect for munching on your flight!

What’s your favorite Chicago Airport restaurant?

These Chicago Airport restaurants will make your stopover deliciously memorable. Next time you find yourself at O’Hare, don’t miss out on this culinary adventure – and we’d love to hear all about your favorite finds! 

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Cheers and bon voyage!