Restaurants of the Road
Among pilots, airport cafes are known as the "home of the $200 hamburger." That alludes to the cost of cranking up your airplane, flying to a nearby airport for lunch, then flying back to your home airport. One of the best of these is Flo's Airport Café at Chino Airport. Flo's has gained a reputation as a great place to eat even outside the aviation community. Many "regulars" drive long distances to eat at Flo's, and the popular café has even won a rave review from Los Angeles food critic Elmer Dills. Flo's is also a favorite with visitors to the Planes of Fame Museum, which is just a short walk away.
If you like generous servings, reasonable prices, and a friendly, down-home welcome, you'll love Flo's. It's open seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Specials are posted daily by hand on chalkboards, and the regular menu runs the gamut from traditional American food to- traditional American food. If you are looking for an adventure in dining, you're in the wrong place! If you want old-fashioned, rib-sticking, satisfying meals, pull up a chair and sit down. A server will be right with you.
Breakfast includes a wide array of eggs, pancakes, and similar dishes, and Flo's is widely famous for biscuits and gravy on a bed of hash browns. Lunch is primarily burgers and sandwiches, but a selection of salads is also available. The dinner menu is fairly limited but the chicken-fried steak platter is to die for. Befitting its airport location, no alcohol is served. No one wants to see pilots staggering to their airplanes! Try the coffee instead-Flo's brews a good robust cup.
the boundary of Chino Airport, the café is not well marked. In
fact, there are only two reliable ways to find it on your first visit:
(1) ask someone; or (2) turn in where all the cars are parked and come
on in. You won't be sorry you did, and next time, you'll be a regular.
June 8, 2003