Jack’s Eateries

Let’s fly somewhere for breakfast or lunch!

Check these out!

We have a new addition for our restaurant list:

Airport Diner – Located next door to the Hangar Hotel, in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Fly in to Fredericksburg, Texas, Gillespie County Airport, T82.

The Hangar Hotel is a replica of a WWII aircraft hangar. The restaurant resembles a classic 1940’s railroad car.

While there, visit historic downtown Fredericksburg and enjoy the German atmosphere, many cool shops and antique stores, a terrific bakery, and miLni brewery restaurants. The Nimitz Museum is a must see attraction.

See http://www.hangarhotel.com/

Here are our regular offerings!

A. North Texas Regional Airport, Denison, Texas -KGYI

Area 51 Grill – Outstanding burgers and fry’s and now with an expanded menu – located at the south end of the airport. Our friendly ATC friends will gladly provide taxi instructions.

Hours – 11 am – 8 pm Mon. – Sat.

See http://www.area51texas.com/

B. Ardmore – KADM- Just South of Tower-


Open Monday through Friday – see website for details

CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (Open by reservations only)

620 General Drive

Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

Phone (580)389-5040


C. Dallas Executive Airport. KRBD, Good place for Sunday breakfast. They open at 8:00. Tower is friendly.

D. The Beacon Cafe Corner Store at Hicks Field (T67) – the new summer hours for the Hicks Airport TX. (T67) “Beacon Cafe” are 8 AM to 2 PM every day…These are the “Summer Hours Only.”

E. Pelicans Landing Waterfront Restaurant – Land on the beautiful Cedar Mills Airfield’s grass strip (3T0) and walk a short distance to the restaurant and marina. It’s located on Lake Texoma near Gordonville, Texas. See http://www.cedarmills.com/pelicansLanding.htm

F. KLNC (Lancaster Airport, Lancaster) – Runway Cafe – Open M – Sat., Sundays 10 to 3 pm. Also have both a CAF museum and a Cold War Air Museum on the field.  I don’t think either charge admission, you just kind of wander around the hangers (I think donations are welcome)

G. KSEP (Clark Field, Stephenville) – Hard 8 BBQ. 1091 Glen Rose Rd. Stephenville, TX 76401, 254-968-5552, M-Th 10:30 – 9pm, Fri-Sat 10:30 – 10pm, Sun: 10:30 – 8pm, Hard Eight BBQ is on the right at the intersection of HWY 281S and Hwy 67.

H. KTYR (Tyler-Pounds Regional, Tyler) – Skyline Cafe www.skylinecafe.org/

If one tells the tower they want to go to the restaurant you can taxi to the locked gate and the restaurant people will escort you in. Or Tyler jet will take you in their golf cart to the restaurant if you taxi to their facility.

I. KSLR (Sulpher Springs Airport, Sulpher Springs) – Red Barn (bring cash). Across the highway from the terminal.  Hours – Mon – Thurs. 7 am – 2 pm, Fri. – Sat. 7 am – 9 am, Sunday – 8 am – 2 pm.

J. KOUN (OU Airport, Norman, OK) – Ozzie’s Diner.

K. Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (KLBX) The restaurant is very good and new, the name is Windsock and hours are M-F 11:00am to 2:00 pm ,Sat .open all day, Sun 11:00am to 3:00pm.

L. The Blue Hangar Cafe at the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, TX  (52F).

M. Cameron, TX (T35) – Casa Carrasco Mexican Restaurant, north across street from airport 1/4 mi…  254-697-2621

N. Graham, TX (KRPH) – Clayton Bar B Q across street at north end…  940-549-5090 Dairy Queen, 940-549-4977

O. Burnet, TX (KBMQ) – Burnet Feed Store, south along road by airport 1/4 mi.  512-715-922

P. Brenham, TX (11R) – Southern Flyer Restaurant in terminal …  979-836-5462

Q. Lake Murray State Park, OK (1F1) – Restaurant (Lodge) …  580-223-6600 (long walk, or call for van)

R. The Picket House, which is in Woodville Tyler County (09R).  Its about a mile walk from the airport or if you call them, they will send someone over to pick you up.  Its family style all you can eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collared greens, peach cobbler.

S. Lockhart (50R) is the BBQ capital of Texas.  There are 4 BBQ places within a few miles of the airport, and the airport manager keeps 2 Suburban’s to transport people.  Call ahead to make sure one is available, its very popular on nice weekends

T. Fly into Gainesville, Texas, Gainesville Municipal Airport, KGLE, get a courtesy car and dine in downtown Gainesville, (The Fried Pie Co undefined on the square, their fried pies, a huge variety, are AMAZING!).

Drive a half mile west to Lindsay, Texas, to Dieter Brothers Restaurant, 401 East Highway 82,  and the Smokehouse BBQ or a little further to Muenster, both German communities, and enjoy good things to eat and specialty food stuffs at Fischer’s Market, there are  some fantastic food found in both towns.

U. LLano, Texas —  Coopers Bar B Q, 604 W. Young Street, Llano, Texas. I discovered Cooper›s back in my Harley days, great place to eat! Just fly in to LLano Municipal Airport, (KAQO), they have two courtesy cars available and Cooper›s Bar B Q has one there too. You may want to call Larry Cook, airport manager, at 325-247-5635 just to make sure one is available.  See http://www.coopersbbqllano.com

V.  Grand Prairie terminal. KGPM  – Patty Shack Burgers and is open all day until 9:00 PM.

W.   Grand Lake Regional airport ( 3O9 )   (3 oscar 9) in Northeast OK. It›s a little north east of Tulsa.  They have a beautiful airport right on the water on Monkey Island, with a little restaurant in the terminal building.  There is a covered patio to use to eat your lunch.

X. Barnstormers Restaurant, Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, KWDG,

See http://www.flyenid.com/barnstormers.php

Y.  Oklahoma, Stillwater Regional Airport (KSWO) have a couple of courtesy cars.  Eskimo Joe›s is in downtown Stillwater.  It has been a popular «FlyAway» destination for OPA.

See http://www.eskimojoes.com/

Z. Jones Field (FOO), in Bonham, Texas, has a crew car available for use to enjoy the restaurants in town. If no one is in the FBO, you can use their intercom frequency to get in, then you call the police department and they will give you the combination to the lock box that contains the key. Not as much trouble as it sounds

A1. The Clouds Deli at San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field –  KSJT. The food and desserts are just awesome I›m told!.

That›s it for this week!


Jack Stanton

Pottsboro, Texas

On Lake Texoma