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Cool River Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3200 E Airfield Dr, Terminal D - Gate 25, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Dallas, TX 75261-4904
+1 972-973-8888
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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a six week holiday, we decided to have a nice sit down meal before boarding our flight to Sydney....but I wish we had decided on a different place! We used the information boards in DFW and the menu, but made the mistake of forgetting to check TripAdvisor!! Two bland, boring, tasteless salads and two bland, boring, tasteless cocktails for... More 

Thank MsFickle
Sacramento, California
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561 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location between Gates 10 and 12 at Dallas Lovefield, they offer a good selection of burgers and sandwiches. We had the grilled chicken breast sandwich with sweet potato fries and a Cesar salad to share. Portions were ample, and food was tasty.

Thank george p
Midland, Texas
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291 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have eaten at Cool River in Love Field on a number of occasions. Quality of food has detereorated. Crab cakes arrived as black, overcooked, greasy balls. My wife sent them back. The new serving was not much better - not cooked as hard, but greasy. My sliced beef sandwich was large, but mostly bun. The meat gave the impression... More 

Thank BillM551
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Completely oblivious waiters apparently don't understand they are working in an airport where people don't have time to wait endlessly for service/food. And when politey asked to take an order they cannot be more snotty and inconvenienced. Choose this place only if you have a 2+ hour lay over.

Thank Maureen M
Astoria oregon
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1,671 reviews
1,069 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 707 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is in Dallas airport, we have had long lay overs in Dallas/Fort Worth and this is an ok place to grab a meal on the go.

Thank Journeyman644
El Dorado, Arkansas
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My wife and I shared a roast beef sandwich au jus and cole slaw along with fries that I've never experienced before but they were the cat's meow.....Our server was very polite and friendly and very efficient.....If you've got some time to spare and are in terminal D at the DFW airport, you should give this place a visit.....

Thank drcody775
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you are stuck and need food, go to any of the fast food venders and not here. The only thing they offer is alcohol, a there than that the food was not eatable. Stay away from all of the starters.

Thank Brady123456
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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310 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Every road warrior knows that the best places for a layover meal in DFW are all in Terminal D - the expansive, modern, international terminal. Cool River Cafe contributes to this, with good (not great) steaks, huge specialty salads, well-made sandwiches and soups, and a few good beers on tap. If you're "in the know," you'll know you can sit... More 

Thank Holokauahi
Boca Raton, Florida
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I will say that the airport has a ton of restaurants to choose from. I had breakfast here, an omelette with home fries. For airport food, it wasn't bad. But otherwise, it was just so-so. Honestly it was a little dry. But the service was good and everyone was friendly so all in all, not bad!

Thank Beth M
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was dinner time, 4 hours before boarding the late night flight. Not far from gate D40, Cool River Cafe was like a beacon in a deep fried / hamburger sea of food offerings. The girls had Chicken Panini (one is enough for two) and I had the Chop House salad (see photos). The Panini was good honest food. The... More 

Thank AnthonyCordato

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3200 E Airfield Dr, Terminal D - Gate 25, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Dallas, TX 75261-4904
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 972-973-8888
  • This restaurant is at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?