Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Amongst the aviation community, the term “$100 hamburger” refers to the cost of flying your plane to the airport to eat. But how about “$100 shrimp and catfish?” Before the traditionalists scoff, they would best be advised to visit the Runway Cafe located at the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (KLBX) in Angleton, TX.
I ate lunch there in February with airport manager Jeff Bilyeu while on an airport visit.
“What a treat it is having this restaurant at the airport,” said Bilyeu. “Flying clubs visit, families from around the area, business lunches from local community leaders…it’s just a great asset.”
Despite being busy, we were waited on and received our food quickly. I ordered the fried shrimp off the lunch menu along with fries and cole slaw. When prepared properly, there’s nothing like great fried shrimp and this place nailed it. Jeff had the catfish which looked equally as good, as did everything else I saw being efficiently hustled around to the other tables.
The restaurant features an outside patio that faces the airport’s runway, which makes a fun time for the kids to see the different types of planes that visit the airport.
According to their website (www.runwaycafeangleton.com), the restaurant’s mission is simple: serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week. Mission accomplished!
Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Runway-Cafe-617848335017453/.
7915 Airport Rd
Angleton, TX 77515
Monday – Sunday
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.