This page will list the airports I have visited to enjoy a “$300 burger”.

In most cases you will notice I didn’t even get a burger, as I prefer grilled chicken, but you get the idea.

August 10, 2021 – X39 Tampa North Aeropark – “Happy Hangar Cafe”
August 17, 2021 – KFIN – Flagler International – “High Jackers”
August 31, 2021 – Vero Beach, had to RTB
September 7, 2021 – Vero Beach, but not CJ Cannons
October 5, 2021 – X60 – Williston, The Pyper Kub
October 19, 2021 – Ocala (KOCF) – Elevation 89
Nov 2, 2021 – KDAB – Daytona Beach, various
Nov 16, 2021 – X06 – Arcadia, Taco Tuesday
Mar 22, 2022 – KVRB – Vero Beach – CJ Cannon’s
Jun 27, 2022 Updated Sep 10, 2022 – KGIF – Winter Haven, The Flight Line Cafe
Aug 13, 2022 – KLAL – Lakeland/Linder, The Waco Kitchen
Sep 7, 2022 – 7FL6 – Spruce Creek – The Downwind Cafe
Sep 17, 2022 – KSPG – Albert Whitted: The Hangar Restaurant and Lounge
Oct 27, 2022 – KOBE – Okechobee: The Landing Strip Cafe

Back when I was flight instructing for a living, I would often fly somewhere in a small plane with a student, colleague, friend, business associate or even a date to enjoy what we called the “Hundred Dollar Hamburger.”

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Times have changed. Rental prices have risen as well as fuel prices. A gallon of 100LL used to go for about $2, now it’s between $5 and $9.

Hence my new search, “The Three Hundred Dollar Hamburger”.

I recently started flying again after a seven year break. I was greatly disappointed to find out that my favorite airport restaurants had either closed or changed so much that they were no longer attractive. KTIX used to have the “Outer Marker Cafe” which was a nice, cheap place to sit, have a sandwich and watch a shuttle launch (yes it was that long ago.) KLAL had a great Italian restaurant which is no longer there.