March 2, 2024

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Priority Pass Restaurants Guide (List Of Locations)

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While Priority Pass mostly consists of airport lounges, the company also has dozens of restaurants that are part of the network. Over the years we’ve seen many restaurants added and removed, so I wanted to provide a consolidated, updated look at which restaurants participate in Priority Pass, as well as how this whole concept works.

What is Priority Pass?

Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 lounges around the world. Priority Pass isn’t directly affiliated with any airline, and a majority of the company’s member lounges are independent, and not run by airlines (though there are exceptions).

In general, there are two ways to get a Priority Pass membership. You can either buy a membership directly, or you can often get a membership through a premium credit card. In the United States, a vast majority of people get a membership through the latter method. As I’ll explain below, how you attain your membership could impact the benefits associated with it.

Which credit cards offer a Priority Pass membership?

In the United States, the following are some of the most popular credit cards to come with Priority Pass memberships, along with their guesting privileges:

Note that while all of those cards offer Priority Pass memberships, Priority Pass cards issued through American Express and Capital One don’t offer credits for restaurants or other non-lounge Priority Pass experiences. If you want to visit a Priority Pass restaurant, make sure you have a Priority Pass membership through Chase, and not through American Express or Capital One.

Why would these card issuers be excluded? My guess is that they want to control costs associated with this benefit, and eliminating restaurant privileges is an easy way to do that.

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What are Priority Pass restaurants?

A vast majority of Priority Pass locations are actual airport lounges, which feature plenty of seating, complimentary snacks and drinks, and sometimes showers.

Quito Airport Lounge, which is “traditional” and accessible by Priority Pass members

However, in some cases Priority Pass has a hard time striking deals with airport lounges. This is especially true in terminals that are largely occupied by one of the “big three” US airlines.

American, Delta, and United all don’t allow any of their lounges to participate in Priority Pass (since they view Priority Pass as competition to their own lounge memberships).

In these cases, Priority Pass has gotten creative, and the company has partnered with some restaurants. The intention is that Priority Pass ordinarily pays lounges a certain amount for every guest who visits, so instead, Priority Pass pays restaurants a certain amount for every guest who visits, and then guests receive credit for some amount that they can spend at that restaurant.

As a general rule of thumb, restaurants are reimbursed about ~80-90% of the credit amount, so if you get a $28 credit you can expect the restaurant is getting about $23 of that (the restaurants are giving the discount due to the volume of business they’re getting from this).

Lunch at Bobby Van’s at New York JFK Airport

Which US airport restaurants participate in Priority Pass?

As of now, there are well over two dozen airport restaurants in the United States that participate in Priority Pass. Here’s a chart showing the current restaurants, sorted by airport code:

Restaurant

Airport

Terminal / Location

ATL – Atlanta, GA

Concourse B – food court area

BOS – Boston, MA

Terminal C – Airside – near Gate C25

BOS – Boston, MA

Terminal B – Airside – opposite Gate B24

BOS – Boston, MA

Terminal E – Airside – opposite Gate E7

BNA – Nashville, TN

Concourse C – between Gates C15 and C17

BWI – Baltimore, MD

Concourse C – between Gates C6 and C8

CLE – Cleveland, OH

Concourse C – Airside – between Gates C4 and C6

DCA – Washington, DC

Terminal C – Airside – near Gates 35-45

DCA – Washington, DC

Terminal B – Airside – opposite Gate 12

DEN – Denver, CO

Terminal A – Airside – near Gate 39

DEN – Denver, CO

Concourse B Airside – after Gate 79 on Level 2B, next to Starbucks

DFW – Dallas, TX

Terminal E Airside – near Gate 5

DTW – Detroit, MI

Evans Terminal Airside – near Gate D23

FLL – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Concourse G – Airside – near Gate G6

IAD – Dulles, VA

Concourse C – Airside – near Gate C14

IAH – Houston, TX

Terminal A – Airside – near Gate A17

IAH – Houston, TX

Terminal C – Airside – near Gate C42

IND – Indianapolis, IN

Concourse B – Airside – near Gate B17

JFK – New York, NY

Terminal 8 – Airside – opposite Gate 14

LIT – Little Rock, AR

Airside – near Gate 6

MIA – Miami, FL

Concourse D – Airside – between Gates D23 and D24

MSP – Minneapolis, MN

Terminal 1 – Airside – between Concourses D & E

PDX – Portland, OR

Airside – Concourse C immediately after Security on the left-hand side

PDX – Portland, OR

Airside – Concourse D immediately after Security

PDX – Portland, OR

Airside – Concourse C near Gate C6

PVD – Providence, RI

Airside

SEA – Seattle, WA

Airside – North Satellite

SEA – Seattle, WA

Airside – Central Terminal

SEA – Seattle, WA

Airside – Concourse C near gate C10

SFO – San Francisco, CA

Terminal 2 – Airside – after Security

SFO – San Francisco, CA

Terminal 3 – Airside – Concourse F, near Gate F13

SFO – San Francisco, CA

Terminal 3 – Airside – Concourse F, near Gate F4

SFO – San Francisco, CA

International Terminal near Gate G3

STL – St Louis, MO

Terminal 2 – Airside – Upper level, opposite Gate E6

SYR – Syracuse, NY

North Concourse B – Airside – Airside Connector

TPA – Tampa, FL

Concourse F Airside – by Gate F85

TUS – Tuscon, AZ

Landside – 2nd Floor, opposite the ‘Arroyo Trading Post’

Enjoy these Priority Pass Restaurants at US Airports

What international airport restaurants participate in Priority Pass?

You can use your Priority Pass membership outside the United States as well, though I usually prefer a premium international lounge to a restaurant on those itineraries. Here’s the current list of airport restaurants outside the US that accept Priority Pass:

Restaurant

Airport

Terminal / Location

AEP – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terminal B – Airside – Between Gates 16 and 17

BER – Berlin, Germany

Terminal 1 Airside – Level E1, near Gate 20. Schengen flights only

BNE – Brisbane, Australia

Domestic Terminal (Qantas Satellite) – Airside – Near Gates 16 and 21

BNE – Brisbane, Australia

Domestic Terminal – Airside – Opposite Gate 40 (domestic flights only)

BNE – Brisbane, Australia

International Terminal – Landside – Food court

CBR – Canberra, Australia

Main Terminal – Airside – After security check

CBR – Canberra, Australia

Main Terminal – Airside – After security check

CJB – Coimbatore, India

Main Terminal – Airside of domestic departures – After security check

EZE – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terminal B – Airside – Between Gates 7 and 8

GRU – São Paulo, Brazil

Terminal 3 – Airside – Near Gates 301 to 304 (international flights only)

GRU – São Paulo, Brazil

Terminal 3 – Airside – After passport control in the transit area (international flights departing from Terminal 2 and 3 or in-transit passengers only)

HKG – Hong Kong

Terminal 1 – Airside – International Departures. East Hall, Level 7 in the Food Court Area

KIX – Osaka, Japan

Terminal 1 – Airside – Restaurant area

KIX – Osaka, Japan

Terminal 1 – Airside – Restaurant area

LGW – London, United Kingdom

South Terminal – Airside – One level up from shopping concourse

LHR – London, United Kingdom

Terminal 2 – Airside – after Passport Control, near Gates A20 – A21.

LHR – London, United Kingdom

Terminal 3 Landside – next to Pret, floor above Virgin Check-in

LHR – London, United Kingdom

Terminal 5 Landside – next to the South Security Checks

LTN – London, United Kingdom

Airside – after Duty Free on the right hand side

LIM – Lima, Peru

Airside – after Passport Control, near Gate 24

LIM – Lima, Peru

Airside – after Passport Control, near Gate 24

MEL – Melbourne, Australia

Terminal 2 – Airside – Opposite Gate 4 (international flights only)

MEL – Melbourne, Australia

Terminal 2 – Airside – Near luxury retail area

MEL – Melbourne, Australia

Terminal 2 – Airside – Opposite Gates 10 and 15 (international flights only)

NGO – Nagoya, Japan

Near Terminal 2 – Landside – In “Flight of Dreams” building

NGO – Nagoya, Japan

Terminal 1 – Airside – Near Gate 19

OOL – Gold Coast, Australia

Main Terminal – Airside – Near Gate 38

PNH – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

International Terminal – Airside – Near Gate 7

PPT – Papeete, French Polynesia

International Terminal – Landside – Food court

SIN – Singapore

Terminal 2 – Landside – Level 3

SIN – Singapore

Terminal 4 – Airside – Level 2

SIN – Singapore

Terminal 1 – Airside – Past immigration

SIN – Singapore

Terminal 2 – Airside – Past immigration

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 1 – Airside – Near Gate 10 (international flights only)

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 1 – Landside – Food court

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 1 – Landside – Food court

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 1 – Airside – Near Gate 56 (international flights only)

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 2 – Airside – Food court (domestic flights only)

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 2 – Airside – Near Gate 32 (domestic flights only)

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 3 – Airside – Near Gate 3 (domestic flights only)

SYD – Sydney, Australia

Terminal 3 – Airside – Food court

TPE – Taipei, Taiwan

Terminal 1 – Airside – Near Gate A8

TPE – Taipei, Taiwan

Terminal 1 – Airside – Near Gate B5

Enjoy these Priority Pass Restaurants at International Airports

How much credit do you get at Priority Pass restaurants?

When you visit Priority Pass restaurants you get a certain dollar credit. A vast majority of Priority Pass restaurants offer you a $28 credit per person, while a couple of restaurants give you a $30 credit. You’ll want to check the restaurant you plan on visiting on the Priority Pass website to see the exact terms.

Note that the credit is per person, so if you have a Priority Pass membership that allows guesting privileges and offers credits at Priority Pass restaurants, you can multiply the credit by how many guests you have (just let the person swiping your card know how many guests you have).

If you’re traveling alone you’re limited to the credit for one person, so you can’t use multiple credits for yourself.

Breakfast at Cafe by Mise en Place at Tampa Airport

Below you will find a list of the menus for each restaurant that participates in Priority Pass.

How many guests can you bring into Priority Pass restaurants?

There are two factors that determine for how many guests receive credit at a Priority Pass restaurant:

  • Your specific membership only allows a certain number of complimentary guests (for most US issued credit cards, that number is two guests, not including the cardholder)
  • Some Priority Pass restaurants have specific restrictions about how many guests you can bring in; for many US Priority Pass restaurants you’re limited to one or two guests

US Priority Pass restaurants are pretty evenly split when it comes to their rules for guests, so check the Priority Pass website for the specific location to see how many guests you can bring.

Can you use your Priority Pass restaurant on arrival or only on departure?

All US Priority Pass restaurants require you to show a boarding pass for confirmed same-day travel. Some restaurants require that you have an outbound boarding pass (meaning that you’re there before your flight), while other restaurants don’t have such a requirement.

You can visit many Priority Pass restaurants even upon arrival of your flight. Just check the terms on Priority Pass’ website for each restaurant.

Can you visit multiple Priority Pass restaurants at the same airport?

Generally speaking, yes. There are some airports that have multiple Priority Pass restaurants, and in those cases, you can also visit multiple lounges.

When should you present your card at Priority Pass restaurants?

The etiquette for this varies by restaurant. Some restaurants swipe your card upfront, while others only charge it upon the conclusion of the meal.

My strategy is to just ask the host when I’m seated if they need my card then or only want it later. I find that most locations just swipe your card at the end of the meal, though some swipe it at the beginning.

For those that swipe it at the end, when it comes time for the check, just let your server know that you’ll be paying with Priority Pass.

They should then bring over a machine where they’ll swipe your card, you’ll sign, and then you’ll be given a receipt (if you want it).

If you charge more than the Priority Pass credit amount then you’ll be brought a bill for the balance.

Should you tip when eating at a Priority Pass restaurant?

Priority Pass acts as a form of payment when dining at a Priority Pass restaurant, so it’s no different than a gift card, for example. Personally, I’d recommend tipping on the full amount just as you would if usually dining at an airport restaurant.

I’d note that the one exception to this is Corona Beach House at Miami Airport. That restaurant automatically builds in an 18% gratuity, so there’s no need to tip beyond that.

I’d love to see more restaurants adopt this policy, but I wouldn’t count on it happening. In the meantime, I certainly don’t want servers to lose out because of what’s a very generous benefit.

I always make sure I can tip in cash, because if I stay under the credit amount they sometimes can’t run credit card transactions just for tips (though if you go over your credit amount then you can just add your tip to the card you use to pay for the overage).

Are there other Priority Pass restaurant restrictions?

You’ll want to check the exact terms on each Priority Pass restaurant’s site, but as a general rule of thumb the credit isn’t valid for delivery orders, or orders through the “grab & go” feature, if a restaurant has it.

Grab & go items are generally excluded for Priority Pass members

Some Priority Pass restaurants also prevent you from taking any leftovers with you.

Bottom line

Priority Pass restaurants are an awesome feature for terminals and airports that don’t otherwise have Priority Pass lounges (and heck, even those that do). And heck, they’re also an awesome feature for airports that do have traditional lounges, because you can “hop” between Priority Pass locations if you have time.

While the food served at Priority Pass restaurants isn’t typically gourmet, it does compare favorably to what you’ll usually otherwise be served on a plane.

So if you’re a Priority Pass member eligible for this perk, make sure you keep an eye out on for any restaurant locations the next time you’re passing through an airport.

If you’ve used Priority Pass restaurants, what was your experience like? Do you have any other questions?

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