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Three eateries at Cape and Islands airports offer one-of-a-kind views—and some top-flight food!

Three eateries Cape Islands airports

Photo courtesy of Centerville Pie Company

Cape Cod is renowned for its abundance of dining options, many paired with exquisite views of the coastline. Another Cape and Islands trend that is taking off, so to speak, is the coupling of an enjoyable dining experience with an airport environment. “Airport food” typically conjures up an array of fast-food joints, but on Cape Cod and the Islands that image is far from accurate; the airports in Chatham, Hyannis, and Nantucket have begun to revolutionize the meaning of airport food for travelers and locals alike.

Even when air travel is not part of their plans, Cape Codders and Islanders are frequenting the airport eateries highlighted in the following pages for both their distinctive atmospheres and delicious meals. For a one-of-a-kind dining adventure, book a seat—at the Hangar B Eatery in Chatham, Centerville Pie Company’s new cafe at the Barnstable Airport, and Crosswinds Restaurant on Nantucket—and watch each dish touch down (on your table) with flair.

Ever had pie . . . on a plane?

Centerville Pie Company @ Barnstable Municipal Airport

The local women whom Oprah Winfrey has dubbed “the pie ladies” have opened a new location at Barnstable Municipal Airport. Earlier this spring, Laurie Bowen and Kristen Broadley, owners of Centerville Pie Company at 1669 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Centerville, opened a new café at the airport. Serving breakfast and lunch, the café features a full-service grill and a menu loaded with a large selection of savory and sweet pies. The company also offers validated parking for café customers.

With a focus on local ingredients, including Cape Cod cranberries, Centerville Pie places the highest standards on food quality—and has developed a devoted following. “We are proud to offer travelers on Cape Cod the highest quality and most exciting food options available,” says Broadley. “There’s a lot of love in our food,” adds Bowen.

In addition to pies, the new airport café serves soups, salads, sandwiches, and more, including the company’s newly launched frozen shepherd’s pie. Currently, the airport café is open Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hours are likely to expand in summer.

Centerville Pie’s story is well known in local circles. Shortly after opening the business in March of 2009, Bowen and Broadley, who are married, learned that Ms. Winfrey was visiting the Cape to attend Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s funeral. Broadley dropped off a chicken pie for the celebrity at her hotel; Oprah reportedly loved it, and, with her compliments, the company was soon on the map and flourishing.

Centerville Pie has a relationship with Cape Abilities, a local organization that provides training and work opportunities for local adults who are developmentally disabled. The pie company employs a number of these Cape Cod individuals, and with the new airport cafe the owners hope to create even more work opportunities. Centerville Pie will also continue to donate a portion of its profits to Cape Abilities.

Barnstable Municipal Airport
480 Barnstable Road, Hyannis

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