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With access to more than 1,200 lounges worldwide, Priority Pass has quite the network. Recently, the program has branched out and started to add offers and restaurants to its roster, letting members enjoy a true sit-down dining experience as part of their membership.
While Priority Pass is adding restaurant lounges around the world, most TPG readers aren’t going to be able to take advantage of the free food and drink in Sydney’s airport (SYD) very often. But, the good news is there are now 29 Priority Pass restaurant lounges in 20 US airports.
The newest addition was added just this week in Fort Lauderdale (FLL): Kafe Kalik. The mini-chain of Caribbean-focused restaurants originally opened in the Bahamas airport before spreading stateside. While the FLL airport location has a miserable 2-star rating on Yelp, it looks like the restaurant has gotten a lot better over the years. Recent reviews herald the conch chowder and excellent sweet potato fries.
The restaurant is located airside in Terminal 4 near gate G6. Priority Pass members can get $28 per person of free food and drink. Interestingly — unlike many other Priority Pass restaurants — the terms and conditions don’t say that members are limited to only one guest:
1. Cardholders can use their lounge visit entitlement to receive US$28 off the bill. Each US$28 deduction represents a single lounge visit within the Cardholder’s existing lounge visit allocation for which the Cardholder will, where applicable, be charged. E.g. if a Cardholder registers 1 Guest they will receive US$56 off their bill which will be charged as 1 Cardholder visit + 1 Guest visit on their account. Only 1 Card per visit per Cardholder will be accepted and at point of registration.
2. The US$28 is valid for the purchase of any meal and/or drinks excluding ‘To-Go Orders’ and ‘Grab and Go’.
3. US$28 is non-transferable & cannot be exchanged for cash substitute or refund if the final bill is lower than US$28 per person.
4. Cardholder is responsible for the balance if total final bill exceeds US$28 per person. Any remaining balance cannot be used towards gratuity.
With this restaurant addition, there are now 29 Priority Pass restaurants in the US. Each of these offer members $28-30 per guest in food and drink. Here’s a list of all of them:
- Boston (BOS): Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill
- Boston (BOS): Stephanie’s
- Cleveland (CLE): Bar Symon
- Denver (DEN): Timberline Steaks & Grill
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL): Kafe Kalik
- Greenville–Spartanburg (GSP): RJ Rockers Flight Room
- Houston Intercontinental (IAH): Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
- Houston Intercontinental (IAH): Landry’s Seafood
- Indianapolis (IND): The Fan Zone
- Lexington (LEX): Kentucky Ale Taproom
- Los Angeles (LAX): P.F. Chang’s ($30 per guest)
- Los Angeles (LAX): Rock & Brews
- Miami (MIA): Air Margaritaville
- Miami (MIA): Corona Beach ($30 per guest)
- Miami (MIA): Viena
- Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP): PGA MSP Lounge ($15 per guest)
- New York Kennedy (JFK): Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
- Portland (PDX): Capers Cafe Le Bar
- Portland (PDX): Capers Market
- St. Louis (STL): The Pasta House (Terminal 1)
- St. Louis (STL): The Pasta House & Schlafly Beer (Terminal 2)
- San Francisco (SFO): San Francisco Giants Clubhouse
- San Francisco (SFO): Yankee Pier
- Syracuse (SYR): Johnny Rockets
- Tampa (TPA): The Café by Mise en Place
- Tucson (TUS): Noble Hops
- Washington DC Dulles (IAD): Chef Geoff’s
- Washington DC National (DCA): American Tap Room
- Washington DC National (DCA): Bracket Room
In addition to restaurants, you can get $28 per guest in booze at House Spirits Distillery in Portland (PDX).
And here’s a list of Priority Pass restaurants at international airports:
- Brisbane (BNE): Bar Roma
- Brisbane (BNE): Corretto Cafe & Bar
- Brisbane (BNE): Graze Grill & Bar
- Helsinki (HEL): Fly Inn Restaurant
- Lima (LIM): Bleriot Bar & Lounge
- Lima (LIM): La Bonbonniere
- London-Gatwick (LGW): Grain Store Cafe & Bar
- São Paulo (GRU): Bleriot Bar & Lounge
- Sydney (SYD): Bar Roma
- Sydney (SYD): Better Burger
- Sydney (SYD): Bistro 2020 & Bar
- Sydney (SYD): Chicken Confidential
- Sydney (SYD): MoVida
- Sydney (SYD): Peroni Bar
- Sydney (SYD): Wok on Air
- Tel Aviv (TLV): Schmoozy Bar
To get free food or drinks at these Priority Pass lounges, you’re going to need a Priority Pass membership. The best way to do so is by having a membership through a credit card, such as Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Platinum Card® from American Express, Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express or Citi Prestige Card.
And here’s a reminder that shouldn’t need to be said: Tip your restaurant waitstaff. Despite the food being free through the Priority Pass benefit, they worked just as hard as they would have if you were paying for the meal. I’ve been appalled to witness Priority Pass members stiff the waitstaff on multiple occasions at US Priority Pass restaurants. It’s actions like this that threaten the sustainability of this program. So, if you want to continue to get free food at these Priority Pass restaurants, make sure to bring cash along to tip your waiter/waitress. Or, many restaurants will ring up a $0.01 charge so that you can pay — and tip — via a credit card:
40000% of $0.01 is $4 pic.twitter.com/HZcQEm1Hic
— JT Genter (@JTGenter) August 10, 2018
Additional reporting by Mark Spivak.
Featured photo of the author’s recent meal at Timberline Steaks & Grill in Denver
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