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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Messina's Runway Cafe is located in the old, very cool Art Deco terminal at Lakefront Airport. We flew in for the afternoon to have lunch and the food was outstanding, especially the gumbo and etouffee. Everything is made to order. The manager said all food...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 17, 2019

The food and service here is good, and the portions are more than enough. The location is a bit out of the way and remote for my tastes.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019

Great art deco building houses a great restaurant -- w i d e selection menu - local-style food - super salads - my Cobb was enough for 2 meals - server Cynthia from Cali was outstanding -- comin' back again -- soon.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Here is what you are in for: a view of private planes on the runway, planes landing, and planes taking off. The food is good. If you go in on the right day, you are in for bottomless mimosas. However, this not close to regular...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

We ate a very delicious lunch with family recently at Messina and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the view was wonderful. We enjoyed watching a couple of planes land and several taking off. Can’t wait...More

Date of visit: May 2019
StaceyM2420, Owner at Messina's Runway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Thanks so much for dining with us!! Great to hear that you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you and your family again soon!!

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I went with some friends to Messina’s recently. The food was good and the service was friendly. I had a shrimp and pasta dish, which was good. I plan on eating there again in the very near future.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 27, 2019

We had a large 35+ person family reunion at this restaurant. The staff was magnificent, the buffet food very good, and the Walnut room perfect for the occasion. Throughout the planning, we worked with their event planner and felt confident that the restaurant was out...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Why can't servers even pretend to like their job?? I believe it's because they get 20% no matter wha they do. Went to Messina's for a B-day. Made a reservation. All of us showed up about 15 minutes early for our reservation. One hour later,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Six of us met for lunch Saturday and, having called ahead, expected to have seating in the big "Walnut Room" where I was told lunch was served every Saturday and Sunday. Upon arrival we found tables set up in the lobby; a wedding reception would...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Old friends met for lunch in historic Restored ART DECO BUILDING. TERMINAL OF Lakefront Airport is location of Messina's Runway restaurant. Welcoming and Friendly. Speedy drinks and dining service. Refills yes. Quality vis a vis price is compelling. My redfish main was beautifully prepared. It's...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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October 31, 2015|
Response from Ray M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you want in asking about serving times, but the wait to be served and the wait for our dinner to arrive was not long. I would say it's not fast food speed, it's not high class restaurant slow. For someone who... More
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