It took more than thirty years after the very first LongHorn Steakhouse opened in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood in 1981, but Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) finally has an outpost of the chain for travelers desperate to get some charred beef in before a flight. Just opened on February 2nd, the airport version of LongHorn resides in Concourse C and offers a full sit-down experience with hand-seasoned steaks grilled on flattops and open-flame char grills, along with chicken, fish, ribs, and salads. If you’re traveling with AirTran or Southwest (and some Delta flights) through Atlanta, you can finally get that bone-in “Outlaw Ribeye” that you so desperately crave.
The big question is, which airport steakhouse is going to reign supreme? Will it be LongHorn? DFW’s (and soon-to-be LAX) III Forks? Any of JFK’s steak joints (The Palm, 5ive, Bobby Van’s, Todd English’s Bonfire). Only time will tell.