Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall’s Obrycki's Crab House and the Legal C Bar at Boston Logan have been named among the 10 best US airport restaurants by Frommer's Travel Guides.
The list, commissioned in conjunction with USA Today, focused on local concepts at domestic airports across the nation.
Both restraurant concepts form part of the AIRMALL offering at the US gateways. Obrycki's Crab House garnered second place on the list, and the Legal C Bar a creditable third spot.
"We believe firmly in infusing our concessions programmes with high-quality local concepts that capture the essence of our host cities,” says Mark Knight, president of AIRMALL USA.
“Who can resist crab cakes or crab soup from Obrycki's at BWI, or the Boston clam chowder served at Legal C Bar at Boston Logan?
“We are proud to recognise these two highly successful restaurants. They're both an important part of our concessions programme, because they offer passengers quality and value.”
A well-known local seafood proprietor in Baltimore with a reputation for quality, Obrycki's Crab House opened its 80-seat AIRMALL restaurant in 2006.
Travelers can select from a full menu of freshly prepared seafood dishes, including crab cakes, crab soup, soft crabs, crab salad wraps, shrimp salads and broiled shrimp and crab meat.
In its first year of operation, Obrycki's increased sales over the previous tenant in its location by half a million dollars.
Situated pre-security in Terminal B at Boston Logan, Legal C Bar provides travellers with an authentic taste of the sea.
The concept dates back to 1950 when the founder opened a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and later added a seafood restaurant next door.
Six decades later, travelers at BOS can sample clams, cod, crab and chowder from Legal C's menu as well as custom cocktails, all in a contemporary yet comfortable restaurant.