Reimagine RDU 

RDU Airport is building something new. Expect elevated experiences — from new dining options by renowned chefs, to new technology that smoothens your travel day from parking to the gate. It’s time to Reimagine RDU.

RDU is a growing airport for a growing region. We’re expanding for today’s realities and tomorrow’s success, while remaining focused on keeping your travel experience smooth and convenient. We’re sharing information about what’s on tap, so you can know what to expect on your next journey through the airport.

We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to offer more options and more convenience for you. It’s a wait that’s worth it.

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Fresh Flavors

Gourmet dining, local breweries, more grab-and-go options – we’re cooking up 15 new restaurants, bars and eateries for you. With more local choices from name-brand culinary icons of the Triangle, and more quick bites if you’re on the go, there’s soon to be something for everyone at RDU.

Adios! By Oscar Diaz 
  • Terminal 2, Gate C17 
  • Coming late 2024  

Step inside Adios! By Oscar Diaz and experience a vibrant restaurant and lively bar spotlighting Mexican food with a southern twist. The menu highlights a unique and creative blend of southern cookery bred in Mexican roots, with dishes such as cornmeal hush puppies and the birria platter, which features banana leaf braised beef with traditional spices, along with classic favorites such as quesadillas, tacos and enchiladas. Choose from a selection of cocktails crafted with fresh citrus alongside an extensive beer and curated wine selection. You’ll love the flavors and variety Adios! offers including grab-and-go options when you’re in a hurry.

  • Terminal 1, Ticketing/Bag Claim; Terminal 2, Ticketing
  • Now open

Known for its soulful sophistication and mellow vibes, Beyu Caffé has been rooted in a love for coffee, community, and bringing people together in a place where they can simply be themselves. Beyu Caffé is a Durham favorite that offers its full flavor and rich aroma coffee at RDU. Their Heart & Soul Signature blend has been a staple from the beginning and their Dope Specialty coffee beverages are just that — DOPE. It is safe to say you will have a fresh, gourmet experience at Beyu Caffé.  Besides a full coffee service program with tea and smoothies, Beyu Caffe’ offers a variety of baked goods, snacks and grab and go sandwiches and salads.

Bongiorno & Son Italian Specialties
  • Terminal 2, Gate D5
  • Coming late 2024 

Bongiorno & Son Italian Specialties is a local, family-owned market and deli, known for their high-quality ingredients and authentic recipes. Menu offerings include the family’s famous meatball parmigiana sandwich, an antipasto sandwich layered with roasted vegetables and drizzled with a luscious balsamic glaze, and of course a classic Italian sandwich made with high quality meats and cheeses. Bongiorno & Son flavorful sandwiches, salads, and snacks are not only delicious, but also convenient for travelers looking to grab a quick bite to enjoy at their gate or on their flight.

Black & White Coffee Roasters
  • Terminal 2, Marketplace 
  • Coming summer 2024

Black & White Coffee Roasters was founded in the Raleigh-Durham area and has expanded their expertly-crafted coffee to cafes across the country and now RDU. You will find elevated takes on all your favorite classic beverages, including espressos, cappuccinos and americanos. All their coffee blends are a true embodiment of their mantra, “Exceptional coffee, kept simple.” Black & White not only features quality coffee, they also serve farm-to-table breakfast and all-day bites such as house-made biscuits and avocado toast to perk up the busiest travel day.

Bobby’s Burgers by Bobby Flay
  • Terminal 2, Gate C18 
  • Coming late 2024

Bobby Flay creates the ultimate burger experience at Bobby’s Burgers. Bobby combines his favorite tastes from across the U.S. and his love of the grill into one of the most unique mouthwatering burger experiences. Bobby’s signature burger, the Crunchburger, features a perfectly grilled burger, topped with American cheese, Bobby’s Sauce and crowned with potato chips. Pair your new favorite burger with a side of french fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, or even a spoon-bending milkshake.

 

Bond Brothers Kitchen & Bar
  • Terminal 2, Gate D3
  • Coming late 2024

Bond Brothers Kitchen & Bar brings the Cary brewery known for high-quality ales, lagers and sours to RDU. Bond Brothers’ award-winning lineup includes the No Turbulence IPA, brewed exclusively for the airport. The bar will also feature a variety of seasonal wines and spirits from North Carolina. While you are sipping on a cold beer, enjoy southern classics from the menu such as a pulled pork sandwich paired with creamy slaw.

Carolina Craft 
  • Terminal 2, Gate C12
  • Coming summer 2024

Carolina Craft’s airy and open bar features unique local breweries, distillers, and purveyors of North Carolina. Grab a seat and celebrate Carolina with small plates, beers, cocktails and spirits. Create your own charcuterie board or choose from a selection of curated boards such as the Carolina Class Act which includes prosciutto, olive tapenade, burrata, and local honey. Whether you are a craft beer enthusiast or a gourmet foodie, Carolina Craft is sure to deliver.

Conniption Cocktails & Cuisine
  • Terminal 2, Gate D8 
  • Coming late 2024

Find your new favorite cocktail at Conniption Cocktails & Cuisine. The evolving selection of hand-crafted cocktails features spirits from the Durham Distillery and will capture the imagination of cocktail aficionados, gin lovers, and even those exploring non-alcoholic spirits. Local wines, draft beer and fresh coffee round out the beverage menu offerings. Conniption also offers unique brunch, lunch and dinner dishes such as açai bowls, naan flatbreads and fried chicken with a sweet potato waffle.

Crawford’s Genuine
  • Terminal 2, Gate C1 
  • Coming summer 2024

Crawford’s Genuine embodies American cuisine with a North Carolina southern flare. Each dish is curated by five-time James Beard nominated chef Scott Crawford and embodies strong local flavors and fresh ingredients reflective of the region. Notable entrees include wood grilled beef ribeye and grilled Carolina trout. The menu also features hearty breakfast bowls, crispy sandwiches, fresh salads and decadent desserts served alongside delicious wines, cocktail favorites and local beer. Enjoy an exquisite meal in the patio or pick up a meal to go in the heart of Terminal 2 at Crawford’s Genuine.  

Dunkin’
  • Terminal 2, Gate C15 
  • Coming late 2024

Dunkin’ will keep you energized as you are on-the-go from one destination to the next. Whether you are looking for a great way to start the day or an afternoon pick-me-up, Dunkin’ has options to stay fueled. Choose from over a dozen coffee beverages and a rotating selection of 50 donut varieties as well as an array of bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. It is safe to say that RDU will run on Dunkin’.

Half Moon Empanadas
  • Terminal 2, Gate C3 
  • Coming late 2024

Each artisanal empanada produced by Half Moon Empanadas is made from scratch with the best ingredients and assembled by hand. Choose from a selection of award-winning artisanal sweet and savory empanadas as well as freshly brewed coffee. Quality and unique flavors overflow in their signature ham & cheese, chicken and three cheese empanadas. Buen provecho!  

Guy’s Pizza Joint
  • Terminal 2, Gate D9
  • Coming late 2024

Flavortown is taking a saucy turn to Guy’s Pizza Joint from Food Network star, Guy Fieri. Pulling from Guy’s Italian heritage, Guy’s Pizza Joint offers a variety of artisanal pizzas created by Guy himself, including The Guy-Talian and the OG Margarita pizza. Enjoy a variety of freshly made sandwiches, wraps, and salads to go. Round the family up, buckle in, and make your way to Guy’s Pizza Joint! 

  • Terminal 2, Gate C7 
  • Coming late 2024

Lonerider is where outlaws can hideout to sip a beer or cocktail while enjoying delicious food. This Triangle favorite brewery and distillery features their Boots Up Ale made exclusively for RDU, as well as hard seltzers and spirits. Make spending time at the bar a delicious diversion with brick oven pizzas or a hearty selection of pub plates from crispy fried North Carolina flounder to Korean-style short ribs.  Wrap up your meal with a cupcake baked fresh from our local bakery Favor Desserts.  

Raleigh Beer Garden 
  • Terminal 1, Gate A4 
  • Coming late 2024

Raleigh Beer Garden brings their three-time Guinness Award-winning experience to Terminal 1, including pub food, a full bar with more than 30 taps and their laid-back beer garden vide. Even non-beer lovers can choose from variety of cocktails, mules and wine. Grab a pint and variety of bar snacks, sandwiches and salads. 

Better Connections

We’re working to make your RDU experience smarter — from the moment you arrive on campus until your journey reaches the runway. Here are a few developments you can expect to enjoy.

Parking Guidance System

RDU is installing a new parking guidance system in the terminal parking deck for ParkRDU Premier and Central customers. The system has electronic signage that directs you to the next available space. It’s all part of our effort to smoothen your airport visit, so you can quickly find your spot and be on your way. Digital signage on each floor lets you know how many spaces are available and green, red and blue lights indicate where spaces are open, full or accessible.

Reimagine RDU

There’s even more to come. We’ll continue to update you here and inside RDU’s terminals with news about new features you’ll soon be able to enjoy. So get excited. It’s time to #ReimagineRDU.