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“High Flying Fun”

The Airplane Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 1,412 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: One block east of Powers on Fountain Blvd.Adjacent to the Radisson Hotel Colorado Springs
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“High Flying Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

We saw this place on a Google search of Colorado Springs and thought it would be fun. The restaurant, or at least part of it, is part of an old military airplane. The cockpit is open for kids to go sit in it and play. Our grand kids loved that part.

The food was good. We went during the lunch hour. They have several lunch specials. Reasonably priced.

I had the lunch special with salad and 1/2 sandwich. The Caesar salad was very good. My sandwich was a cashew chicken salad. I'd like to tell you it was good, but the amount of chicken salad was so small that it honestly was hard to taste it.

Others in my party had French onion soup and club sandwich and both were given a "good".

The waitress was very friendly and attentive.

A note for people who have a hard time with stairs: it is a pretty long stair climb up to sit in the plane.

  • Visited May 2013
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

This was truly a fun experience and great for kids and adults! The atmosphere is wonderful! The food was reasonably priced and was very good! Great staff as well!

Visited May 2013
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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171 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Fun spot, especially for my mom. Food good but all we had were quesadillas. Staff excellent and friendly. I would recommend for the airport area

Visited May 2013
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Thank ddd1017
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Nashville, Tennessee
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96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Unique experience...good food...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

It's not often that you get to sit in a 'stratocruiser' plane to eat, but that's part of the setting here. If you'd rather stay on the ground floor, there is plenty of seating there. The prices were moderate, service good, food better than average, atmosphere unlike almost any other, and great hospitality.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Tom B
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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“fun place to bring out of town friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

The food was good, our server was very great. The owners both stopped to say hi! Our freinds from out of town were impressed

Visited April 2013
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Thank kit52349
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