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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good and the kids loved the aviation themed restaurant and park next door. They also had a very unique assortment of beverages to choose from.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Just had a horrible experience at Runway Cafe. Came to eat dinner and celebrate my 4 year Olds birthday. Figured we could watch planes and eat and the play on the playground. We had a party of 8 (7 Adults 1 child) ordered our food...no problem. Once we sat outside we took up 2 tables which we were told was ok. That is until Debbie came out and was extremely rude. She acted like we were an inconvenience to her. Once she brought us all our food she stopped to let us know of we wanted to have a birthday party we needed to call in advance because they get very busy. (4 tables while we werw there) We never Once needed her assistance for refills or even to clean up. We stayed a total of an hour and a half.The whole time she pretty much rudely glared at us. When I went in after our meal to ask for her name the three ladies I spoke to were very nice but Debbie came from the back and decided to put in her two cents and yell at me. For a place that advertises a family environment I would think she would be a little nicer. Unfortunately I will never come back. The food was good and the cook was very nice and I thank her for that. I hate one person had to ruin the place for me.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

The food was great, the atmosphere and scenery great! It is too bad that families with unruly children have to ruin a place like this

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

We loved it! The food was delicious hot and fresh. The portions were good for the price which was between $10 and $14. There is not. Huge selection but the food they have is good. Kids meals came with a fair amount of food as...well. The atmosphere was great we saw tons of planes take off and land and the kids played for 40 minutes at the park which is very nice. Defiantly worth the drive from TX.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

Went to see how this looked after Restaurant Impossible episode, the redecoration was great . However , when the show aired they showed the restaurant as sit down but when we went it was counter service only. I had a cheeseburger and it was not...that good at all. The whole visit was just disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

Fantastic and fun. Family had a great time and there is a playground. Plenty of planes taking off and landing the whole visit. Food was great.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Good food! One female workers was very rude! If she doesn’t like her job, she needs to go elsewhere.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

BEST RESTAURANT EVER! We absolutely LOVE the runway cafe! We have been going here at least once a week for the past 3 years. I take my kids to the park and then come inside to eat lunch here and it is awesome. The food...is AMAZING (my favorite place to eat) and we love the staff. The lady at the front who runs the register is awesome. She has always been so pleasant and helpful to our family and we have developed a friendly relationship with her and the other staff. The amount of rude people that they have to deal with and the unruly children that come in there is just absurd. Parents need to step up and take care of their children. Yes it is located next to a park but it is still a restaurant and parents need to have respect for them. We are sooo thankful for all that the staff does! It truly is a highlight of our week!!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 March 2023

I have been a regular patron at Runway Cafe for 13 years. Let me very clear. The staff and the food are great. However, it is totally unfair for the restaurant's reputation to be affected by the actions of a very few irresponsible parents. Runway...Cafe is an awesome experience for aviation enthusiast both young and old. But like all good things there is always a very few entitled parents with unruly children that will dampen the experience for others. Specifically, with regard to the two recent one-star reviews complaining about the staff not tolerating children. It is not the children that are not tolerated but the irresponsible parents. Fortunately, I have witnessed the behavior demonstrated by these "parents". They portray a sense of entitlement and have no control of their children. Can't blame the children as they just emulate the actions of their parents. They complained that it is a park and children should be allowed to play. They are terribly confused. The park is outside. The restaurant is inside where the children were allowed to wreak havoc amongst the other patrons. (Side note: the park OUTSIDE is awesome for the children as well as the parents with no parental skills). I'm hopeful the majority of folks reading these reviews see thru the few negative comments from the entitled parents. It is amazing over the last 13 years, how the vast majority of parents have strong parenting skills with well-behaved children. Please bring your children and respect your fellow patrons. Pretty simple. There are always pilots with airplanes and if the pilots are happy, you just might get invited to take a look at their airplane. Runway Cafe is one of kind and should be experienced by anyone interested in aviation.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

Absolutely the worst service I’ve ever received, the older woman at the front taking orders was extremely rude. They charged us 20% gratuity bc some of my friends and I sat together, we were NOT ordering together we ordered separate and all got charged 20%...bc we were “sitting” in a group. Than I ordered a salad which DID NOT specify croutons or peppers… I have celiacs so I cannot have gluten, anyway comes out with croutons, when I tell her she got super rude stating “she didn’t know” it came like that either and she’ll have them make a new one, like it was a huge inconvenience for her, pretty sure they took it back and took the croutons off and gave it back. THAN she came over and said “not to be rude but can you guys keep it down it’s so loud in here I can’t even hear people to take orders” than proceeded to also tell other tables with children, none of our children were even being loud but you are WORKING at a cafe attached to a PARK where tons of children go. Just over all terrible service, the food was gross, no body there working was pleasant to deal with, definitely will not give them my service again.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 March 2022

I spoke with the staff today and "Offended's" feral kids were running all over the restaurant screaming and shouting, making it impossible for the counter person to take orders.. It's a good thing for the rest of the civilized patrons that you and your out-of...control spawn never come back. I ate lunch at this restaurant today and the the patrons with children all had the courtesy to keep them under control. What a concept!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

We went for the first time with our four children today to the Runaway Cafe and were incredibly disappointed and upset with the way we and our children were treated. While we were in line reviewing the menu our kids (preschoolers) were excited about seeing...the planes and were by no means "out of control" . However the person taking orders went over to our children and told them they needed to be quiet. I went over and gathered our children to wait in line with us. When it was our turn to order we asked politely that we would appreciate her directing any correction to us as parents so that we may correct our children appropriately. Not being mad, just asking nicely. We ordered our food and sat down and then was approached by the Kitchen Manager who asked if we had an issue with an employee. We said we had a discussion with someone about correcting our children. The Kitchen Manager said that it's respectful and courteous to maintain control of your kids in an establishment and then walked away. I have never been more offended in my life. My kids were NOT out of control....They were preschoolers excited about the airplanes. How can you have a cafe at the airport next to a playground and not be kid friendly???? We went up to ask for a refund and to talk to the manager. The manager did not NOTHING but say "I understand". There was NOTHING done or said to rectify about how we and our children were treated! Even the family in line behind us was surprised and not understanding of why that person felt the need to correct our children. Needless to say we will not EVER go back not even to visit the park.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

First timer and I'm a big guy around 380 so when everyone was ordering the single cheese burger I thought I'll have a double, right well lol I didn't see that single, it's as big as a double with a 3/4 in. Patty and 2...of them on mine, I loved the food and you will to!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 December 2020

Stopped at the Runway Café for a very nice lunch in early December 2020. For COVID, they have 6-7 outdoor tables facing the runway, which is excellent. They have a limited menu but everything is tasty; the portions are huge, the service friendly, the bathrooms...clean, and the prices are very reasonable. Maybe the best airport meal I've had in a long time.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

My husband and explored this wonderful cafe on a chilly, sunny afternoon. Even with the temps being a little chilly, it was filled with families and children playing in the park. We enjoyed watching the planes take off and land and dreamed a little of...where the pilots would land. We shared a burger and fries that was awesome! The tomato soup was better than any I have had in a very long time. The service was fast and super friendly. Parking was easy. Definitely a Greenville gem for food and fun! We will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Runway Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5