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RDU Airport Food & Shopping Guide

At Raleigh-Durham International Airport, travelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining and shopping. With a variety of restaurants like Salsarita's, Starbucks, La Tapenade Mediterranean Café, and Char-Grill, there's a meal to satisfy any craving. For those looking to pass the time with a bit of retail therapy, you can explore stores like Marshall Rousso, Na'Sah's Nail Salon, Flight Stop, and Ruby Blue. This is just a small sample of what's available, click here to explore Raleigh-Durham International Airport in more detail.

Below you will find more detailed information about some of the most popular restaurants, shops, and stores at the airport, including proximity to gates and links to amenity maps.

Tips, Help & Resources

With our airport maps at your fingers, iFly.com can help you find food or where to shop, but also get through, and between the RDU terminals with ease. Here are some tips to assist you during your journey through the airport:

  • If you have some time before your flight departs RDU airport, get a coffee, have a sit-down meal, or walk the shops within the terminals. You never know what treat or souvenir you might discover!
  • Need to kill some time before your flight's departure, check out these ideas for a layover.
  • Are you a frequent flyer or traveling in business or first class? Then check out where the Raleigh-Durham airline lounges are located.
  • Should the need arise, the airport is equipped to handle special-needs persons, and also small medical emergencies that may arise.

Maps of Shops & Restaurants

Effortlessly find dining choices, shopping venues, and more amenities at the airport through our user-friendly interactive maps. Just choose either your departure or arrival terminal from our assortment of terminal maps to see everything that's accessible. The maps also make it simple to move towards your preferred spot or switch terminals in case you're on a connecting flight.


Whether you're craving a gourmet burger, a refreshing beer, or a quick coffee, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has a multitude of dining options to suit every palate. Here we highlight some of the most popular restaurants, conveniently grouped by terminal location and type.

Terminal 1:

  • Salsarita's: Located at Gate A5, this fast food joint offers a taste of Mexican cuisine, perfect for a quick meal before your flight.
  • Starbucks: For those in need of a caffeine fix, Starbucks at Gate A7 is the ideal stop. They also offer a variety of pastries and sandwiches.
  • La Tapenade Mediterranean Café: Situated at Gate A6, this café offers a taste of the Mediterranean with its variety of sandwiches, salads, and pastries.
  • Char-Grill: If you're craving a classic American burger, head to Char-Grill at Gate A5.

Terminal 2:

  • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant: Located at Gate C7, this restaurant offers a variety of craft beers and hearty meals.
  • 42nd St. Oyster Bar: Situated at Gate C1, this restaurant offers a selection of fresh seafood, including their signature oysters.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries: At Gate D3, this popular chain offers delicious burgers and fries for a satisfying meal.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Located at Gate C9, this restaurant serves a variety of innovative pizzas, pastas, and salads.

Other dining options in the airport include A&W, Carolina Vintages, Flavours, Camden Food Co., Starbucks (at various locations), Jason's Deli, Carolina Ale House, Panopolis, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Brookwood Farms BBQ, ACC American Café, Bruegger's Bagels, and Whiskey River. Whether you're in the mood for a full meal or a quick snack, RDU has you covered.

Shops & Stores

Whether you are waiting for a flight or just landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the diverse range of shops and stores available at the airport ensures that you can find exactly what you need. From fashion boutiques and bookstores to duty-free shops and specialty stores, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here, we focus on some of the most popular stores at the airport, grouped by their terminal location for your convenience.

Terminal 1

  • Marshall Rousso: Located at Gate A7, this shop offers a wide array of women's fashion and accessories.
  • Na'Sah's Nail Salon: Also at Gate A7, this salon provides a variety of nail care services for travelers.
  • Flight Stop: Located at Gate A4 and A7, this store offers travel essentials, snacks, and beverages.
  • Ruby Blue: Situated at Gate A7, this store offers a selection of jewelry and accessories.

Terminal 2

  • Brooks Brothers: Located at Gate D1, this shop offers high-quality men's fashion and accessories.
  • PGA Tour Shop: Situated at Gate D9, this shop specializes in golf-related merchandise and apparel.
  • Duty Free: Located at Gate C15, this shop offers a variety of duty-free goods including cosmetics, perfumes, alcohol, and tobacco products.
  • CNBC News: Situated at Gate D3, this shop offers books, magazines, and travel essentials.

In addition to these highlighted stores, there are also other noteworthy shops such as Kids Works near Gate D1 for children's toys and games, and Hudson News which has multiple locations across Terminal 2 for books, magazines, and travel accessories. University Kids near Gate C18 offers children's books and educational toys, while Best Buy Express at Gate C3 provides a selection of electronics for travelers.

Please be sure to check at the airport for the most up-to-date store locations and hours, as this information can change at any time.

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Raleigh-Durham Airport food shopping Q&A

The airport offers a variety of dining options including Salsarita's, Starbucks, La Tapenade Mediterranean Café, Char-Grill, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 42nd St. Oyster Bar, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, and California Pizza Kitchen among others.
Starbucks, located at Gate A7 in Terminal 1, is an ideal stop for a quick coffee fix. There are also other Starbucks locations throughout the airport.
The airport offers a diverse range of shops and stores including Marshall Rousso, Na'Sah's Nail Salon, Flight Stop, Ruby Blue, Brooks Brothers, PGA Tour Shop, Duty Free, and CNBC News among others.
Yes, Marshall Rousso located at Gate A7 in Terminal 1 offers a wide array of women's fashion and accessories.
Yes, Na'Sah's Nail Salon located at Gate A7 in Terminal 1 provides a variety of nail care services for travelers.
Yes, there is a Duty Free shop located at Gate C15 in Terminal 2.
You can find interactive maps of the shops and restaurants at the airport at the following links: RDU Terminal 1 Food & Stores Map and RDU Terminal 2 Food & Stores Map.
Yes, CNBC News located at Gate D3 in Terminal 2 offers a selection of books and magazines.
Flight Stop, located at Gates A4 and A7 in Terminal 1, and CNBC News at Gate D3 in Terminal 2 offer travel essentials.
Yes, Kids Works near Gate D1 in Terminal 2 offers a selection of children's toys and games. University Kids near Gate C18 also offers children's books and educational toys.