If you love hearing the phrase: "Flight attendants, prepare for take-off," this spot is definitely for you. The Airplane Restaurant in Colorado serves up delicious eats inside an actual renovated aircraft. You can enjoy real tasty treats while imagining you’re soaring thousands of feet above the ground, and the food is way better than those single servings on actual flights!
Permanently docked in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this wild restaurant is a beacon for all wannabe pilots and Top Gun fans.
If you’ve ever wanted to fly an airplane, or just enjoy the rush you get from traveling in between your trips, you can get all of the above from this spot.
The Airplane Restaurant is housed inside a KC-97 piston aircraft. It is one of the largest models around, and it used to serve as a functioning plane before it was remodeled.
Now, you can swing inside the mammoth structure and stop for a tasty bite while you admire the impressive size.
If you fancy yourself as a pilot, you can head to the front and snap a photo or two in the cockpit, instantly adding major cool points to your social feed.
Because honestly, what feels cooler than being a pretend pilot for a day?
If there is one thing we love more than re-watching Top Gun, it’s scoping out a huge plane turned seriously cool dining spot.
Oh, and their drink options are aviation-themed for the ultimate mile-high boozy treats.
You can learn a little bit about the history of the airplane and flying courtesy of the restaurant menu, so you will leave not only feeding that travel itch you may have incurred, but also wiser on those topics.
Their American-style cuisine is the perfect thing to fill your appetite before you make a bee-line for the captain's chair.
You can grab a meal starting at $12.
The next best thing from actually hopping on a flight to your desired destination is sipping some yummy cocktails and eating some delicious food on a giant stationed airplane.
Forget lines and oversized baggage; this is our new favorite way to fly.
The Airplane Restaurant
Address: 1665 N. Newport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO
Why You Need To Go: You can dine inside this old airplane in true aviation-style, minus the tiny pretzels.