Airplane Eateries

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former Aero Dogs
Tulare, CA


Aero Dogs opened around 2006. The restaurant was built from a 1951 Air Force airplane. The plane has indoor seating. In 2012, the restaurant became Tom's Smokin' Barbeque. By 2013, it had been renamed Richard's Lunch Box. In 2016, the place was vacant again. In 2017, the place reopened as Pitty's BBQ. In 2020, the plane was housing Flying Taco. For more, see this website. [map]

Airplane Restaurant
Colorado Springs, CO
The Airplane Restaurant opened in 2002. A Boeing KC-97 tanker from 1953 is used as part of the restaurant's dining area. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Parachute Inn
Walnut Ridge, AR
The Parachute Inn is located at the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport. This retired Boeing 737 was last flown for Southwest Airlines. It opened in 1967 and closed in 2018. The overhead bins and most of the airline seats remain inside with large tables between them. In 2019, there were plans to reopen the plane as the Zulu Restaurant but that project fell through. This photo is from 2019. By 2021, the adjacent building had been demolished. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sam's Burger Deli
Rome, GA
Sam's Burger Deli has two Gulfstream jet dining rooms. The first was added in 2017, the second in 2019. The 1967 Volkswagen Microbus plane combination was there by 2017. [map]

More Airplanes:
DC-7 Steakhouse (Byron, GA) [gone]
Sky-Hi Restaurant: 1, 2 (Chicago, IL) [gone] [ad thanks Robby Delius]
Flight 97: 1, 2 (McMinnville, OR) [vintage; gone]
Jim Flannery's Constellation Lounge & Restaurant: 1 and 2 (Penndel, PA) [gone]

For more planes mounted on buildings, see this gas station page.

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