June 16, 2009

Quest for the Best $100 Hamburger

yelp.jpgAs a regular participant of user review site Yelp, I decided to create a list of my $100 Hamburger experiences. I have added a Yelp $100 Hamburger badge to the right-hand column of my Blog where you will be able to see the seven reviews I have made thus far. For my non-pilot readers, $100 Hamburger is the term used by pilots when they fly to a airport to enjoy a fly-in or on airport restaurant.

John F. Purner publishes a book, The $100 Hamburger, which has cataloged and rated favorite fly-in restaurants nationwide. Earlier this year Purner released his list of Top Ten $100 Hamburgers of 2009. I have had the chance to personally check-out three of the top ten representative. I felt Cincinnati's Sky Galley and Rick's Boatyard in Indianapolis were worthy members of the Top Ten list.

Purner also included Pilot Pete's, Schaumburg, IL in his Top Ten list. I have visited Pilot Pete's on several occasions and have not been equally impressed and gave it a 3-star out of 5-star rating. I would have included Kealy's Kafe in Janesville, WI in Pilot Pete's spot on the list. Kealy's serves a great breakfast and lunch that is reasonably priced. Kealy's also have a great view of the tarmac at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.

One of the next restaurants I would like to checkout is Final Approach Steak House in Sheboygan, WI. If you have any Midwest $100 Hamburger suggestions, please leave a comment below.

Posted by at June 16, 2009 5:20 PM

What a neat idea! Always on the cutting edge keep up the good work! I'll be adding a few around my neck of the woods!


Posted by: Jason Schappert at June 16, 2009 8:33 PM | Reply

My favorite is The Airport Cafe on Grimes Field (I74), Urbana, OH. Home cooking, homemade pie, reasonably priced, and a great place to ramp watch.

Posted by: Tim at June 17, 2009 5:34 PM | Reply

I've always enjoyed coming back to your blog. Though I truly enjoy flying, my flying has become more of the dirty word called "work." But your flying truly embraces why people set out to fly in the first place. Adventure and new experiences.

Keep them coming.



Posted by: Jeffrey Synk at June 17, 2009 11:55 PM | Reply

When our children (Now in their 20s) were preschoolers, we would load them up to go to Wendy's in Wasilla, Alaska. You could walk to Wendy's from the airstrip. Now they have moved the airport, but these are some of the memories my sons have. (It didn't matter that there was a Wendy's directly across from the airport that we kept the plane at.)

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Jet room at Madison, Wi (KMSN) is a good place within main terminal with fbo. Staff is friendly and some weekends aircraft lineup on the ramp is impressive. Food is slightly above average for airport food but locals including families show up on weekends. View is spectacular. I definitely recommend it.

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