Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas
This swanky seafood restaurant is part of the Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen chain, which is mostly based in Texas. Customers reckon the location in Houston airport’s Terminal E is as good as the others and will actually make you look forward to a pre-flight meal. The full-service restaurant is known for decadent dishes such as lobster, baked oysters and Southern fried fish.
Choice options include the oysters Pappadeaux, pictured: baked oysters with crab meat, spinach and hollandaise. Another unusual treat is the crispy alligator, which comes as a shareable portion of deep-fried yet super tender alligator bites served with shoestring fries and Creole-style dipping sauce. Customers praise the portion sizes, personable service and cocktails. There’s also an outpost at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.