Top 10 Restaurants Near Hobby Airport
3. Burger Park
Photo by Groovehouse Cheeseburger and fries at Burger Park.
Burger Park -- a humble, low-slung burger joint on Martin Luther King, just off the South Loop -- turns out anywhere from 400 to 500 burgers a day. Dinner is the 45-year-old restaurant's busiest time, as neighborhood residents crowd the tiny parking lot and line up outside to get their burger fix before it closes at 7:30 p.m. But if you're swinging past on the Loop on your way to the airport, it's a breeze to grab a quick cheeseburger and fries from friendly owners Gil and Oak Kim on your way out of town. (Ask for your fries extra crispy, and don't forget a peach slush.)
2. City Cafe
Photo by Troy Fields Get your Texas breakfast fix at City Cafe before heading out of town.
Depending on which side of the house you sit in, City Cafe is either a throwback to the late '80s or the mid '50s. It's the latter that I prefer, and not just because you can smoke (!) on that side of the building (although the anachronistic sight of cigarettes and coffee at City Cafe's long diner counter is pretty mesmerizing). It's because this side is closer to the bustling kitchen, steam table and counter, which ensures you'll get plenty of sassy service and people-watching in while you wait for your golden malted waffles at breakfast. Breakfast is the best time to go, too, and offers the same excellent Texas-style grits and biscuits as Tel-Wink Grill without the interminable wait.
1. Pho Binh Trailer
Photo by Michael Shum No better excuse to visit Pho Binh than a trip to the airport.
The other two locations of Pho Binh (on Beechnut and Mangum) are larger and more convenient and offer more complete menus. But pho fanatics all agree that it's worth the drive to the original Pho Binh in the trailer near I-45 and Beltway 8. Even if the pho tasted exactly the same, the colorful experience of eating an early-morning bowl of breakfast soup at Houston's favorite pho trailer is worth the extra effort. If you've been out of town for too long, this should be one of your first stops after arriving back in Houston -- and it's one of the places we absolutely love to take out-of-towners.
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