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“Wonderful discovery.”
Review of Runway Cafe

Runway Cafe
Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Blairstown
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Wonderful discovery.”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Situated literally alongside the runway this small cafe is perfectly situated for those using the Paulinskill Valley Trail in addition to others fortunate enough to be able to fly or glide in or out of tiny Blairstown airport. It is like something from a bygone era, a fifties/sixties diner perhaps, or one of those black and white films where the handsome hero, having satisfied his appetite, pulls on his leather flying helmet before striding off the short distance across the tarmac and taking off into the sunset.
Either way, both food and service are superb. There are a typically wide range of 'diner style' breakfasts on offer from 7.00 in the morning and the lunchtime menu of sandwiches, grills and platters is extensive and appears to be available until 4.30 p.m. Best of all though are the homemade fruit pies which are quite simply the finest I have ever tasted. The waitress/owner was particularly efficient, friendly and attentive throughout our visit to a cafe which is all about providing simple and unpretentious food at a great price in a particularly welcoming atmosphere. The fact that it manages this so perfectly makes it well worth the five 'star' score.

  • Visited August 2012
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Troy, Montana
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213 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Adorable diner at the airport...”
Reviewed September 23, 2011

This is an adorable diner at the Blairstown airport. I have eaten here many times over the years and both the food and the service are great. I especially enjoy that the desserts are all homemade and the food is always fresh and hot. There is a rumor that a certain actor is known to visit, but I never did manage to run into him.

Visited May 2011
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Tiny diner at a tiny gliderport. GREAT pies!”
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Boy is this place a gem. Just set your MapQuest or GPS for the Blairstown Airport (also a gliderport). You'll get there. It's the only building that is not a hanger (well, not entirely). The food is inexpensive, good, and classic diner fare. The portions are reasonable but not huge. The place is also very small--doesn't seat 20. The pies are really very good and worth a trip for themselves. If you are in the area and want to sit next to a runway and watch the planes and gliders come and go, this can't be beat. And I mean ON THE RUNWAY. People literally taxi their planes up to the place!

  • Visited April 2011
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