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The Airplane Restaurant (Solo's)

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1665 N Newport Rd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916 USA (719) 570-7656

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Rated 5.0 February 6, 2014 Top Review!

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.

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JEason in reply to on November 24, 2015

* * * Just a quick update. Since posting this review in Feb 2014 we have since returned twice more. Have had a good experience those times too. This place is on our list of "must do" when we're in the Colorado Springs area. * * * *

The Airplane Restaurant (Solo's)

1665 N Newport Rd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916 USA

(719) 570-7656

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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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Rated 4.0 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!

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Rated 5.0 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.

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Rated 5.0 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

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Rated 4.0 October 7, 2015

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

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Rated 1.0 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.

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Rated 5.0 November 20, 2014

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

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Rated 5.0 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!

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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.

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Rated 3.0 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.

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Rated 4.0 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.

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Rated 5.0 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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