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The Airplane Restaurant

1665 N Newport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916-2747
+1 719-570-7656
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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1665 N Newport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916-2747
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great friendly service, fun atmosphere. So good we returned within 4 days to eat again during our stay in town. Variety of food, great appetizers. All food fresh and wonderful flavor. Impressed with breadings on fried appetizer plate that every item had its...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neat atmosphere with excellent service & good food! We ate in the plane itself (a retired KC-97 refueling plane) & enjoyed the experience. My 4 rating instead of 5 is for 2 reasons (1) the potato skins we ordered were not actually skins, but...More

Thank David10159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is ok and you can find some good meal choices. The environment is a neat place to view and visit.

Thank Davin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son picked this restaurant for his birthday dinner. He would give it face reviews! He lived eating in the plane, playing in the cockpit and meeting a WWII veteran!! As for the adults, I was quite pleased with the service, but the atmosphere is...More

Thank shamrockm
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It was a cold, windy night when my fiance and I decided to go to this restaurant after work on evening. We entered the restaurant and saw the fire warming from the fireplace. She had entered first and got a seat within the plane fuselage...More

Thank tripfour2
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It was really cool to eat in the fuselage of the Boeing KC-97, and to see how the wing was incorporated into the main dining hall, but our meals were mediocre. Even so, I would recommend this restaurant for its uniqueness.

1  Thank FFtravels
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Read an article in the Colorado Living Mag aboot this place and had to try it out. Really glad we did.

Thank maninthewoods
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting atmosphere & unique idea but definitely outdated & could use some sprucing up. Even a leak where water was dripping through the ceiling. Great place for kiddos. Food was less than mediocre bar food, rather dry. Although I think it has a wonderful...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Prices were reasonable but the cafe itself is awesome. Part of the restaurant is an old military transport aircraft. Kids can play in the cockpit. Service was great and the food was very good.

Thank Lou5881
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place with a lot of history. Had lunch and it was a real treat. Food and service was great and we had lunch in the airplane fuselage. Walked into the cockpit and all of the historical memorabilia. Just a great experience!

Thank David M
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What kind of food is served
27 July 2015|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Tonya_Oldham | Reviewed this property |
Wide variety of food, but do try the sweet potatoe fries, they are amazing!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1665 N Newport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916-2747
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-570-7656
  • E-mail
One block east of Powers on Fountain Blvd.Adjacent to the Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs