Considering the enormity of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) offers a decidedly more low-key way to fly. The city’s oldest commercial airport, you’ve likely caught a Southwest Airlines flight out of Hobby en route to another Texas city, or perhaps a beachy vacation destination.
It doesn’t have the incredible array of big-name that IAH has to offer, but Hobby Airport has a decent amount of dining options to keep you fed. Check out this gate-by-gate guide to HOU’s dining options, along with a few spots to grab a cocktail before you fly.
Note: Find Eater Houston’s best bets in bold below.
Pappas Bar-B-Q — Located at the security checkpoint near the main lobby, Pappas Bar-B-Q offers perfectly serviceable Texas-style ‘cue, plus sandwiches, Gulf seafood, and breakfast tacos. [pre-security, security checkpoint]
Chick-fil-A [post-security, near gate 1]
Gameway — Though technically not for dining, this newly-opened video game haven offers a fun way to unwind in the airport in between flights. Find high-speed internet access, individual gaming stations equipped with PlayStation or Xbox, charging ports to fuel up your devices, space to store your luggage, and snacks and beverages to keep your hunger at bay while you focus on the game. [near gate 1]
Pappasito’s Cantina — This spot serves quick-service Tex-Mex dishes like quesadillas and tacos, plus margaritas. [post-security, food court, near gate 1]
Pappasito’s Cantina Bar — Belly up to this standalone bar for any pre-flight cocktail needs. [post-security, near gate 4]
Peet’s Coffee & Tea [post-security, food court, near gate 1]
Pappasito’s Cantina [post-security, near gate 21] — Tex-Mex fare and a full bar.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen — Local seafood chain with Gulf-inspired dishes and a full bar. [post-security, gate 41]
Pappas Burger — Burgers, sandwiches, fried seafood, milkshakes, and boozy cocktails. [post-security, near gate 46]
Buffalo Wild Wings — [post-security, near gate 23]
Baskin-Robbins — [post-security, near gate 27]
Dunkin’ Donuts — [post-security, near gate 27]
Peet’s Coffee & Tea — [post-security, near gate 40]
Hunan’s — Find American Chinese dishes ranging from kung pao chicken and spring rolls, to spare ribs. [post-security, near gate 41]
Wendy’s — [post-security, gate 41]
Starbucks Coffee — Tucked into the Texas Monthly News store, order up your favorite beverages from the ‘bucks before you go. [post-security, near gate 45]
Subway — [post-security, near gate 46]
Flying out of IAH instead? Check out this guide to every food & drink option at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.