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The Airplane Restaurant (Solo's)

1665 N Newport Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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“Celebrating Good Food, Good Service and the 100th Year of Flight!”

The Airplane Restaurant centerpiece is a fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker. Built in 1953, this magnificent airplane refueled aircraft throughout the world. Then, in May 2002, it began its second mission~ to be the preeminent aviation restaurant in the United States. Forty-two passengers can actually eat in the plane of the 275-seat restaurant. Rich in aviation history, displaying 100's of pictures, memorabilia and rare artifacts, Solo's offers much more than great food, it offers a flight through aviation history. Treat yourself to first class and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Flight and fly onto Solo's!

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Reviewed by
JEason

  • 1 Review
  • 7 Helpful
February 6, 2014

You might expect that a restaurant with this kind of neat "gimmick" would be overpriced andserve merely average food. You'd be wrong. We have visited this restaurant 3 times in the past year or so on visits to Colorado Springs and have yet to be disappointed. The family that owns the place is friendly and helpful and the menu has something for everyone at reasonable prices and prepared to your satisfaction. If you're in the area, you should definitely stop in. Once you do, like me, you'll probably be back.

7 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sue.lubben

  • 10 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 7, 2014

We had fun at this restaurant and the staff was chatty plus informative if you like airplanes or have a pilot in the family. We thought the food and prices were okay. It's an average sit down service establishment. The restrooms have sound effects of takeoffs and landings which was good for one more smile! We sat in the cockpit and took photos, so it was definitely a tourist friendly place. I overheard someone say that the quality of the food was much better than the last time he had bee. The

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
anna.c.driscoll

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 25, 2015

My boys, 4&5, got a kick out of this place. We went on a weekday and it was not too busy, so they were able to spend plenty of time pretending to be "airplane drivers". I didn't love what I ordered, but that may have been my fault in poor ordering. Overall the food quality was acceptable for the enjoyment that the boys had and the novelty of dining in an airplane!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
thunderdomesticity

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
March 19, 2015

My family lives near The Airplane, and it's one of our favorite places to take visitors from out of town. The food is consistently good American fare, and the staff and management/owners are present and attentive. Everyone loves eating on the plane, too; it's a fun experience which even our adult guests thoroughly enjoy.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
princie_80

  • 18 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 7, 2015

Pretty neat place. Food wasn't too bad either. I'd go again!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AnnCochran

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
July 22, 2015

The food was terrible! Inside plane was nasty, windows were dirty, slow service. The waiter who seated is needed a clean ironed shirt @ so did the waitress. Food over priced ! Sorry it didn't impresse.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sandyandy89

  • 5 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
November 20, 2014

Great fun! went in november no waits Great time to go! Server was soo sweet!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sue.lubben

  • 10 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 7, 2014

.... Been there. Sorry I hit send accidentally while trying to correct my auto Spell feature! I recommend this as it's only a couple miles out if the way. We went after spending sunset at Garden of the Goda, another must see in the area!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Billmcabee

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 8, 2014

Oops,hit the wrong button with my previous review. As I was saying, while the experience of eating in a large airplane and sitting in the cockpit is neat, the reason for being there is food. The food is overpriced and not very good. I would not recommend this restaurant.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sam.garrison.10

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 17, 2014

Neat gimmick. You can actually eat in the plane and sit in the cockpit. Kids love it. We have been here numerous times and love the atmosphere. Unfortunately, many things that we have tried on the menu were not up to par. A trip from Chef Gordan Ramsey could make this place fantastic.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kathleen Oanes

  • 103 Reviews
  • 61 Helpful
August 13, 2014

Definitely a perky place to dine at. The idea of having a restaurant inside a legit plane is surely awesome! The plane was filled with hundreds of memorabilias hanging on its walls. Dining here can be also synonymous to going through the rich history of aviation. Moreover, food was really great and tasty. The staff were friendly and very approachable. They would even suggest what would suit your appetite. Dining here is surely worth the experience.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
laurat50

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 14, 2016

Probably more fun for smaller kids. The food isn't great so you definitely don't go for the food. The plane is fun but smaller kids definitely appreciate more.

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Reviewed by
YoYoRalston

  • 25 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 17, 2016

The food was very good here! We went between the lunch and dinner time and did not need reservations. However, we were told during the actual meal times in order to eat on the plane itself you would need reservations. Even if you eat in the main building (not the plane) you can still go up in the plane and look at it. The staff was friendly the day we went however, they were short staffed and we felt bad for them. We gave them a 4 star just for that reason since the service was a bit slow.

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Reviewed by
Hunter006

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 11, 2016

I was in the military at Fort Carson. That whole area around The Springs are pretty as all get out!! The only thing not there while I was in The Army, was the plane!! Wish it would have been, but hey, if I want, I can take a round trip flight from Fargo, North Dakota to Colorado Springs for $198!! :o) I'm due for a weekend get-a-way !!!

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Reviewed by
mrsbrick

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 17, 2016

Food was less than mediocre and definitely overpriced. The restaurant part smelled like the bathrooms and the service was not great. With all that being said, my kids thought it was so cool eating in an airplane. I wouldn't return nor would I recommend it to anyone, despite my kids reviews. If you do decide to go, make sure you call several hours in advance for reservations and request a table in the airplane. It's definitely not worth going if you're not sitting on the plane.

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Reviewed by
JillianHill

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 29, 2016

My husband and I went for lunch and it was so neat. We were able to sit in the airplane which was cool. You are able to climb around in the cockpit and take pictures too. The food was good and definitely not overpriced. If we are in the area again we will go back!

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Reviewed by
strokeofred

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 14, 2016

My 7 year old loved it so much he says it's the highlight of our entire vacation

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Reviewed by
Austin Coop

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  • 493 Reviews
  • 391 Helpful
July 22, 2014

The Airplane Restaurant ties in everything awesome about Colorado Springs's military history with a great dining experience. If there's one place you should make sure to eat at in town, this is the place. The additional seating make it comfortable in case you don't want to actually be on the airplane, but come on... Who wouldn't want to eat in the airplane?

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The Airplane Restaurant (Solo's)

1665 N Newport Rd
Colorado Springs, Colorado
80916 USA

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  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Private Parking

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