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Cool River Cafe

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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner at Cool River in-between flights. The service was good and prompt (with continuing follow-up from the wait person), however, the food was nothing special. I had a cheeseburger and fries and the fries were limp and were not hot and limp and the burger, while quite large and cooked to order, was flavorless. The highlight of the... More 

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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to eat before our flight to Seattle! Service was quite good and omg.... the food was delicious! Definitely my go to place to stop n eat and relax before our flights! Love this place! When you're in Dallas, check them out!

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Thank Will H
Fort Meade, Maryland
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139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at countless restaurants and I can easily say that I received the best service today at cool river cafe. I was traveling with my husband and 2 babies (who happened to be particularly messy!) Cesar was beyond amazing. He went above and beyond to be sure that we had a great lunch. He brought a special cup... More 

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Thank Liza215
Atlanta, Georgia
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187 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered a grilled chicken salad at ToGo counter, was told 5-10 minutes. At 20 minutes I walked up and asked about my salad. Was asked to show my receipt by the same person who had just rung up my salad--they weren't busy. She disappeared and came back to tell me they were making the chicken. I waited another 10 minutes... More 

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Thank KTMATL
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Defining mediocrity has always been a bit difficult for me. Thankfully, I now have a point of reference - Cool River Cafe at Dallas Love Field. Absolutely, makes mediocrity easy to understand. No aspect could be called "bad". Nothing could be called "good". From an apparently indifferent waitress to an oddly indifferent or maybe just out of his depth manager... More 

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Thank jwillner
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 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 

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Thank MsFickle
Sacramento, California
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571 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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.

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Thank george p
Midland, Texas
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322 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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 

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Thank BillM551
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Maureen M
Astoria oregon
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1,672 reviews
1,069 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
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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