Where to eat + drink at Sacramento International Airport — SMF

The Esquire Grill lives on at SMF following its 2019 closure. | Photo by @delta_elec_

Navigating the airport — especially around a holidayis stressful enough, but trying to navigate the food scene + find coffee while not straying too far from your gate can be downright overwhelming.

We’ve put together a list of airport eats and their locations to help make your next trip easier. Heads up: The hours provided by the airport below might vary, as some readers have reported that restaurants are closing earlier or staying open later than advertised. 

Terminal A ✈️

  • Iron Horse Tavern | Terminal A | Sun.-Fri. 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 5 a.m.-5 p.m. | Casual American eats with a wide range of drink options.
  • Squeeze Burger | Terminal A | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Indulge in a cheese-skirted burger before taking off for your destination.
  • Starbucks | Terminal A | 4:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Coffee, snacks + breakfast options are available.
  • Peet’s Coffee | Terminal A | Wed.-Fri. 4:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Tues. + Sat. 5 a.m.-11 a.m. | Grab your morning coffee from the Berkeley-brewed cafe.
  • Freshii’s | Terminal A | Sun.-Fri. 4 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 4 a.m.-5 p.m. | Enjoy a variety of offerings, including salads, wraps + smoothies.
  • Vino Volo | Terminal A | 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. | Ease the pain of that delayed flight with wine tasting at this boutique retail shop.
  • Taylor’s Market | Terminal A | 4:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. | Grab locally-sourced snacks, coffee + sandwiches ahead of boarding.
  • Escape Lounges | Terminal A | 5 a.m.-2 p.m. | American Express passengers can enjoy chef-curated dishes, drinks + high-speed WiFi.
  • Illy Coffee Kiosk | Terminal A | 12 a.m.-12 a.m. | Multiple coffee kiosks dot each terminal with 24-hour service.

Terminal B ✈️

  • Burgers & Brew | Terminal B | Sun.-Fri. 4 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 4 a.m.-7 p.m. | The name itself should tell you everything to know — beer + beef are king here.
  • Cafeteria 15L | Terminal B | 6 a.m.-9 p.m. | Classic comfort food + desserts take center stage at this restaurant.
  • Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters | Terminal B | 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | One of Zagat’s top 11 restaurants in Sacramento, the coffee shop brings its award-winning roasts to SMF.
  • Starbucks | Terminal B | Sun.-Fri. 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 4:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Coffee, snacks + breakfast options are available.
  • Peet’s Coffee | Terminal B | 4:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Grab your morning coffee from the Berkeley-brewed cafe.
  • Urban Crave Express | Terminal B | 5 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sandwiches, salads + more are available from this San Diego-based eatery.
  • Famous Famiglia Pizzeria | Terminal B | 4:15 a.m.-5p.m. | Pizza and breakfast strombolis? That’s amore.
  • Vino Volo | Terminal B | 9 a.m.-11 p.m. | Ease the pain of that delayed flight with wine tasting at this boutique retail shop.
  • Escape Lounges | Terminal B | 5 a.m.-8 p.m. | American Express passengers can enjoy chef-curated dishes, drinks + high-speed WiFi.
  • Esquire Grill | Terminal B | Sun.-Fri. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. | The K St. location may have closed, but the Esquire Grill still serves traditional American cuisine at Terminal B.
  • Farm-to-Fork-to-Sky Kiosk | Terminal B | 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. | Snag the last minute items you need, from snacks to magazines.
  • Illy Coffee Kiosk | Terminal B | 12 a.m.-12 a.m. | Multiple coffee kiosks dot each terminal with 24-hour service.