One of the best meals after a marathon is a diner meal. Adam (IE: The Boring Runner) knew of my diner reviews and when in Rome…go to a diner…right? This was a very unique diner that it was located at the Chandler Airport right outside of Phoenix. The Chandler Airport is a small regional airport. This made for a fun meal as we watched airplanes take off and land. Adam, T, Matt and I found ourselves at the Hanger Cafe the day after the marathon.
The Hanger Cafe has been rated as the best airport food before!
The atmosphere was one of the most unique restaurants I have been too. We were able to watch planes land and enjoy our food. The Hanger diner is a true dive. Inside the diner is a full bar and open grill. It’s very festive decorated with various planes and memorabilia from the Chandler airport. It’s exactly what you picture when you think “greasy spoon diner.”
We sat at a table towards the back. The waitress forgot about us for a while, and we waited a long time before being helped (the reason the atmosphere went from an A to a B).
The coffee was good but nothing to write home about. I was happy she refilled the coffee quickly. I don’t have anything to complain about the coffee, but there was nothing spectacular either.
The menu is rather small, and they had about 5 different omelets, 5 types of pancakes and a few odds and ends such as oatmeal or French toast. It was certainly a smaller menu than I was used too.
I ordered the Spinach and Feta omelet with buttered rye toast. It was good, and I can’t cook omelets, so it tasted great to me. The portion was a little smaller than I would have liked, but then again I had run a marathon the day before. Rye toast is my favorite, and it was great. I really enjoyed the omelet a lot, and it seemed like everyone else enjoyed their food as well!
For Tim and I are two omelets and coffee, it was 17 dollars. That is the cost of one meal in New Jersey. So it’s one of the cheapest diner meals we have had.
Would I come back/Overall Thoughts:
If I’m in Phoenix again, I would probably come back. The diner is very unique, and the food was good. I would recommend going early when we left there was quite the wait time.
Atmosphere: Outdoor: A, Service: B
Questions for you:
What’s your favorite type of omelet?
What is the best “airport” food you have had?