Reader: How healthy is DIA food on a traveler's wallet?

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Elway's at DIA: Is this where you'd fuel up for your next plane?
It's been a big week for Denver International Airport. First, it was proclaimed the airport with the healthiest food in the country. And yesterday, USA Today readers voted it the best U.S. airport for art. Whether you love or loathe it, you can't deny that "Mustang," aka Blucifer, has made its mark. But what restaurants and food vendors -- healthy or not -- at DIA can you name? And which would you be willing to eat at again?

See also: DIA now has the healthiest airport food in the country

Says Amy:

DIA has a Taco Bell. That's not healthy...if that is what is considered healthy in this country well, then that is embarrassing.

And then there's this from Fred:
Nice promotion for the food shops at DIA. While the food supposedly is the healthiest, how healthy is it on a traveler's wallet?
Good question. What are the best deals you've found at DIA? Price and healthy options aside, what do you consider the best place to eat at the airport? Where would you recommend a to a friend stuck at DIA for three hours between connections?

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Denver International Airport

8500 Peña Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: General

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If I have a friend stuck at DIA, I always tell them to go to Lounge 5280! It is so comfy and quiet, if you can get a table you can charge electronics and plug in. Is it friendly on the wallet, nope, but it is a great place to spend a few hours. The tapa selection is better than many of the places and the drinks and wine list are awesome! I haven't had the privilege of checking out the new Root Down or Udi's, but heard they have free water for those wanting to fill up water bottles, now that is wallet friendly! 

Mantonat topcommenter

Is the Cowboy Bar still there? It was always the first bar open so you could get an enormous bloody Mary at like 6am. And they put enough garnishes on the skewer that it was like a meal with every drink.


@Mantonat Concourse A, right? I'm pretty sure it's gone and the Chop House is there. I used to love the Cowboy Bar!

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